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CaseyWVU10's avatar

How do you take your Apple CIder Vinegar?

Asked by CaseyWVU10 (550points) October 16th, 2009

I read that apple cider vinegar is absolutely amzaing for you to drink. That it’s good for your skin, can treat illnesses, and the list goes on and on about how great ACV is for you. I wanted to start drinking it to improve my skin and hopefully just keep me healthy in general. I was wondering, for the avid ACV drinkers out there, how do you drink you ACV? Do you dilute it in something or do you just drink it straight? Is it harmful to the enamel on your teeth? And, is it really as good for you as they say it is?

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gailcalled's avatar

I use a splash of organic ACV (a T., maybe) with some black cherry juice, lots of water and ice. You can also drink it with only water and a little honey.

I have some wonderful concentrated organic black cherry juice that lasts a long time.

fireinthepriory's avatar

Definitely don’t drink it straight – it could burn your esophagus.

CaseyWVU10's avatar

@fireinthepriory: WOW…good to know…thank you

PrancingUrchin's avatar

I simply mix a bit with apple juice. If mixed in well, you won’t know it’s there.

casheroo's avatar

Water and honey.

rooeytoo's avatar

On my salad with olive oil and garlic!!! I like it but I couldn’t stand drinking it.

Facade's avatar

Put a T. or two in whatever you’re drinking at the time. You can also make a tea and use the ACV as you would lemon juice.

filmfann's avatar

Hot water and honey. A morning drink like Coffee, with the same gas causing properties.

breedmitch's avatar

Warmed with a shot of Grand Marnier.

Skippy's avatar

First on iceberg with caned tomatos and lots of salt and pepper (aka Icky Salad)
Second, ½ cup with squirt of dawn, mixed, set on counter – bye bye fruit flies!
Third – 1teaspoon in dog’s water – helps with fleas

gailcalled's avatar

@Skippy: WE don’t believe in beating either sentient or plant life here. (Canned).

Allie's avatar

With sliced cucumbers.

Pour apple vinegar cider in a bowl, slice up cucumbers, put cucumbers in bowl filled with apple cider vinegar, let soak for a bit (optional), enjoy (mandatory)!

rooeytoo's avatar

@Allie – but for the best case of heartburn ever, add the onions too!

Allie's avatar

@rooeytoo I hate onions, but you enjoy that.

rooeytoo's avatar

@Allie – I can’t eat onions or cucumbers, but for those who can, it is a treat!

dpworkin's avatar

There is no empirical evidence that apple cider vinegar has any special healing qualities at all, but the health fringe will hate this post, and will come up with a lot of anecdotal evidence that it does marvelous things. So did monkey glands, and laetrile, until all of a sudden they didn’t and we moved on to different fairy tales.

Psychedelic_Zebra's avatar

@pdworkin finally, the voice of reason!

faye's avatar

in capsules!

Blondy's avatar

On collards !!!!

Pandora's avatar

@dpworkin My husband has gout and when he has an episode the pills take at least a week to work. When he has apple cider vinegar, it only take two to one day for the pain and swelling to go away. Trust me when I say he hates the stuff with a passion but he tried it the 3rd time he got it and it works great. As soon as he start to hurt he starts taking the apple cider vinegar and its gone sometimes by evening. The pills work but he rather have 1 day a pain than 7 days, where he has to take off work because it hurts too much to walk.
Oh, and we did try other remedies but non of them worked as well or as quick.

dpworkin's avatar

No number of anecdotes is equal to data.

Pandora's avatar

@dpworkin I actually got the idea from several sites on the internet of other people experiences. Like any thing you take, not every remedy works for everybody. If it did than medications should work 100% of the time for everyone using it and work in the same percise manner. I can only go with the physical proof we have observed. Funny how many times doctors will say, this or that has not been proven to work but they have no problem prescribing medications that only have been proven to work on 50% or less of the people taking it. I don’t know how many times, I’ve heard them say, if this doesn’t work, than call me and we’ll try something else. For me the proof is in the result. True it may not work for many but if your lucky and it works for you than why give it up?

dpworkin's avatar

Has he tried prayer for the gout?

Pandora's avatar

Yeah, he tried praying to you but that only made it worse, his head spin and start to vomit.

dpworkin's avatar

I did that on purpose because I think his wife is rude.

Pandora's avatar

Nah, I’m pretty sure you cornered the market on rude. I just don’t put up with crap coming out of either end of a person. I was being totally respectful in my responses till your prayer comment. Which coming from you and knowing your feelings about prayer, I knew you meant with disrespect.

Pandora's avatar

@CaseyWVU10 As @casheroo already mentioned honey and water works best. However my daughter did try it for her eczema and it did not work for her. I suppose it depends on what you are using it for. Just to make your skin nicer I would either take vitamin E pills or eat more fish. Of course proper sun screen and avoiding things that have alcohol will help as well and drinking plenty of water and getting plenty or rest. Most people are usually just poorly hydrated.

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