You can take apple cider vinegar up to three times a day. However, how much you drink all depends on your personal preference.
Before consuming apple cider vinegar, shake it well and dilute 15ml with water.
Bragg’s apple cider vinegar is diluted to 5% acidity, so do not take more than the recommended daily dose.
The ‘Mother’ is the cloudy substance that floats in some bottles of apple cider vinegar.
It also sometimes forms as sediment on the bottom of the bottle.
It occurs naturally as a by-product of the fermenting process and produces a brownish, murky vinegar. If the vinegar is clear, the Mother has been removed.
Apple cider vinegar has been used for thousands of years. It can help support your microbiome, especially when it is taken before eating a protein-rich meal, as it contains healthy, gut-friendly bacteria.
When diluted with water, apple cider vinegar has a pleasant, slightly tart apple taste.
The intensity of the apples and vinegar flavours increases when less water is added.
While it is fine to drink apple cider vinegar as it comes, some people add a splash of lemon or mix it with their favourite salad dressing, depending on their tastebuds.
Apple cider vinegar comes from the juice of organic apples. The liquid is mixed with yeast and exposed to the air for a few weeks, where the natural sugars ferment to become alcohol.
The alcohol is then fermented into the vinegar because of the acetobacter bacteria, which creates acetic acid.
Apple cider vinegar is popular because it contains no fat and very few calories and carbs but is considered to have numerous benefits.