Pucker up! This one’s going to be sour!
Apple cider vinegar has long been revered as a healing elixir, mainly because of its natural qualities that involve fermentation and a host of gut healing probiotics. ACV contain’s what many call “The Mother”. The mother is the cloudy substance that settles at the bottom of the bottle as a result of the fermentation process. This process forms bacteria, that when drunk, sends those healthy strains into your gut to populate it with healing probiotics.
With more research emerging on how gut health is linked to things like anxiety, depression and auto-immune disease, you can see why this little gut-friendly cocktail is taking the world by storm and providing a natural, healthy way to aid in healing the digestive stress that our environments impose on us.
Here’s the recipe I use to brew up a warm cup of it:
6oz of hot water (I brew mine through a Keurig machine)
2 Tablespoons of ACV (I use Bragg’s, but any bottle that contains “The Mother” works)
1 Tablespoon of local raw honey
1/4 of a fresh squeezed lemon
Stir and enjoy!