7 Big Mistakes With Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

The incorrect way OR things to avoid while taking Apple Cider Vinegar ACV

Although Apple Cider vinegar or Apple juice vinegar or ACV is very good and beneficial for weight loss, a lot of our clients complain that it is very hard to drink or even gulp it. As we all know ACV is pressed with medical advantages, however there is a good and bad approach to utilise it—and for this situation, the “incorrect way” can possibly be hazardous and undesirable. So prevent the big mistakes with Apple Cider Vinegar by..

 

7 Big mistakes with Apple Cider Vinegar, which should be avoided

  • Don’t take ACV after food or meal
  • Don’t breath in or smell ACV
  • Don’t drink ACV directly
  • Don’t start by drinking heap amounts of ACV
  • Don’t sip or swig ACV
  • Don’t drink ACV before you go to bed
  • Don’t put ACV directly onto your skin
 
 

1. DON’T TAKE ACV AFTER FOOD OR MEAL

If you’re in the habit of drinking apple cider vinegar after a meal, you might want to amend your routine. Taking apple cider vinegar on an empty stomach may yield health benefits. Researcher quotes  – “Many people, especially as they age, tend to experience a decrease in their gastric juices which can help break down the food they eat. Consuming a little bit of ACV right before eating can help substitute for these lost gastric juices, allowing food to digest more easily.” The end result is that you may experience less bloating or indigestion after eating. It is also suggested trying it as part of a salad dressing, which is another way to reap its benefits.

 

2. DON’T BREATH IN OR SMELL ACV

“ACV can cause an unfriendly effect in the nose or eyes, so it’s best not to take a deep whiff,” Remember, it’s vinegar, and vinegar gives off a compelling smell that can act as in irritant. Be careful not to inhale, or at least not intensely, as you consume it. Instead, diluting ACV with some water to your preferred taste to help diminish the strong vinegar smell. Researchers suggest that this dilution is also important for “the protection of your teeth and oesophagus.” “Even 50-100 ml of water mixed with 1 – 3 teaspoons of ACV is a good ratio for many people.”

 

3. DON’T DRINK ACV DIRECTLY

If you have an idea about downing some apple cider vinegar and then quickly eating or drinking something else to mask the bitter taste, you may want to think twice. While there are many ACV health benefits, drinking it this way may be more harmful than helpful. As ACV is acidic in nature, ACV can be severely irritating and can cause damage to the oesophagus and stomach. Always dilute your ACV in a liquid, preferably in water. Water is probably the best way to dilute the apple cider vinegar, which can help protect your throat and stomach from the acid and make it more palatable.

 

4. DON’T START BY DRINKING HEAP AMOUNTS OF ACV

Apple cider vinegar is good for you; So, the more the better, right? Wrong.

Too much of a good thing is usually a problem—and apple cider vinegar is no exception. Especially if you’re new to ACV, you should make sure you’re not taking too much of it. “It’s a good idea to ease into it,” says Researchers. This will help you measure how your body responds to it. “If it gives you an upset stomach or a burning feeling, lessen the amount until there’s no sensation,” Researchers suggests. Plus, starting little and working your way up to a bigger amount will allow you to tweak to the taste. Even if all goes effortlessly and you experience no problems, you should never go more than two tablespoons at a time. “Even when you dilute it in water, limit your intake to two tablespoons to safeguard yourself against damaging or uncomfortable side effects,”

 

5. DON’T SIP OR SWIG ACV

Even when it’s diluted, apple cider vinegar is still exceedingly acidic in nature. Researchers, says that ACV is highly acidic and as such, can damage tooth enamel. So, if you’re wondering how to take apple cider vinegar, don’t just sip it or swig it from a glass (even diluted). Instead, try drinking it through a straw so that it comes into as little contact as possible with your choppers. It is also recommended to avoid brushing your teeth for at least 30 minutes after taking apple cider vinegar.

 

6. DON’T DRINK ACV BEFORE YOU GO TO BED

While taking apple juice vinegar before you eat is a smart thought, taking it before you rest or hit your bed isn’t. “Taking ACV immediately before bed is not advised because of the potential for it to creep back up the oesophagus,” Says Researcher. Even if the ACV is diluted, it can still harm your oesophagus, if the acid comes into contact with it while you’re lying down. Despite the hour of day, individuals must stay upstanding (and not lie down) for 30 minutes after taking it to ensure there is no reflux and irritation to the oesophagus. It is best to drink ACV at least half an hour before you hit the hay.

 

7. DON’T PUT ACV DIRECTLY ONTO YOUR SKIN

Taking apple cider vinegar for your skin is a good option. You can use ACV for its beauty benefits. It may help banish acne and dandruff or even ease a sunburn. But there’s a right and a wrong way to use ACV on your skin. “Whether you’re using ACV as a toner, to remove blemishes, or to treat infections, it’s crucial that you dilute it and minimize the contact with your skin,” researchers says. Prolonged exposure to the highly acidic vinegar can actually kill skin cells, erode your skin, and even leave you with semi-permanent chemical burns. Again, sticking to one part vinegar to eight or ten parts water is the recommended amount

 

Sources

Matt Weik, a kinesiologist and owner of Weik Fitness, LLC.

Caitlin Hoff, a health and safety investigator for ConsumerSafety.org.

Elizabeth Abel, a licensed functional nutritionist with First State Integrative Health Center in Wilmington, DE.

Laura C. Stix, ND, naturopathic doctor and clinical hypnotherapist, Canada. Caleb Backe, (NYC resident), certified personal trainer and a health and wellness expert for Maple Holistics

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