Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular home remedies for heartburn. But let’s face it, the prospect of swallowing a spoon full of vinegar isn’t exactly appetizing. So, we put together a list of 11 ways you can add apple cider to your daily diet.
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- Drizzle a teaspoon on top of your salad or mix it with your favorite salad dressing.
- Dip your french fries in vinegar like they do in France! We were skeptical, but tried this and it was delicious – especially on sweet potato fries!
- Add apple cider vinegar to mayonnaise-based or other vinaigrette-based salads like coleslaw.
- Use as a marinade for meat, chicken, and vegetables. A vinegar marinade works well mixed with equal parts of olive oil.
- Try a delicious mixture of 1 tablespoon of apple cider and 1/4 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar poured over grilled or roasted vegetables. This also works well poured over sautéed vegetables.
- Glaze salmon in the broiler with a combination of apple cider vinegar mixed with honey. After baking is almost done, remove salmon, brush with the glaze. Return to the oven and broil fish until top looks bubbly.
- If you love popcorn and want a low calorie substitute for butter, fill a spray bottle with apple cider vinegar and finely spray the popcorn and top with a little salt or pepper.
- You can easily add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to any smoothie, but this one works well! Start by putting 1/2 tablespoon of vinegar into the blender, add a whole banana, 5 chopped strawberries, one tablespoon of honey, I cup of apple or orange juice, and blend until smooth.
- Start your morning with a 6 or 8 ounce glass of water mixed with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and little honey. You can also add the vinegar to any juice.
- Add some zest to a large can of baked beans by adding a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
- Rinse your fruits and vegetables with vinegar. This adds some vinegar to your diet and also removes harmful bacteria and pesticides.
The health benefits of apple cider vinegar
In addition to helping potentially relieve heartburn symptoms, studies into the health benefits of apple cider vinegar show promising results. Some studies indicate that apple cider vinegar helps lower blood sugar and may even help lower blood pressure. While may of these studies are ongoing and more research needs to continue to fully assess the digestive benefits of adding vinegar to your daily diet, nutritionists seem to be reaching the conclusion that a small amount of vinegar taken with your meal can have some healthy benefits for those who suffer from heartburn.