Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a popular superfood with amazing health benefits. Those of you who drink this everyday know firsthand how helpful it is in improving your overall health. Not only is it versatile in cooking, but it can also be used in your beauty routine and for cleaning. If that’s not convincing enough for you to keep some ACV at home, here’s an amazing benefit that you get from taking this unique liquid.
Apple Cider Vinegar Vs. Acid Reflux And Candida
One benefit of apple cider vinegar is its power against acid reflux and candida. Contrary to popular belief, heartburn and GERD are caused by a lack (not an excess) of stomach acid.
This may seem odd to hear since most doctors would prescribe antacids to patients diagnosed with GERD.
But as you’ve probably noticed yourself, these drugs don’t help cure the source of the problem but rather help manage the symptoms.
Not only is long-term use of antacids associated with lower levels of vitamin B12 but they’re also known to have negative side effects. (1)
In his book titled, “Why Stomach Acid is Good for You,” Dr. Wright discovered that as many as half of Americans over 50 lacked the necessary amount of stomach acid to digest their food fully. (2)
While there are many ways to deal with acid reflux, nothing is more convenient than taking a spoonful of apple cider vinegar.
Not only is ACV naturally acidic but it also contains acetic acid, which has been proven to boost stomach acid production. In addition, ACV is considered a prebiotic food that serves as food for the probiotics (good bacteria) in your gut, which then help manage candida overgrowth, a known cause of low stomach acid.
How To Use:
Simply drink 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar diluted in 8 ounces of water before each meal.
Pro tip: Drink from a stainless steel straw to avoid damaging the enamel on your teeth.