Research has shown that apple cider vinegar may lower blood sugar, promote weight loss, lower cholesterol, and more. Despite the health benefits that come from having one to three teaspoons daily, the acidic taste of apple cider vinegar is strong and difficult to ignore. While you should always dilute this vinegar before consuming due to its high acidity, sometimes that's not enough. Instead of simply adding water and hoping for the best, mask the unpleasant taste with these simple tricks.
Stir in an All-Natural Sweetener
Upgrade your water-diluted apple cider vinegar drink by adding a natural sweetener like raw honey or pure maple syrup to your glass for a sweeter taste.
A single tablespoon of raw honey contains a variety of antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin B6, making it a nourishing natural sweetener that’s only 64 calories per serving.
One tablespoon of pure maple syrup contains calcium, potassium, and zinc. Select darker, Grade B, maple syrups when shopping for this natural sweetener because they contain more beneficial antioxidants than the lighter versions of the syrup.
Blend into a Nutritious Smoothie
Slip a teaspoon or two of apple cider vinegar into your morning smoothie to avoid the harsh taste. The addition of vinegar will turn your already nutritious drink into a refreshing smoothie with even more health benefits.
Try making something like nutritionist J.J. Smith’s berry smoothie recipe – you won’t even notice the acidic taste beneath the strong berry flavors.
Mix into a Flavorful Salad Dressing
It won’t be difficult to get your daily dose of apple cider vinegar when it’s hidden in a delicious dressing you’ve drizzled on top of your salad. Replace the unhealthy and calorie-packed salad dressings with a delicious, homemade alternative.
Satisfy your taste buds and fill your body with the nutritional benefits of apple cider vinegar with Dr. Oz’s heart-healthy salad dressing recipe. For a sweeter option, try J.J. Smith’s apple walnut salad which uses an apple cider vinegar dressing as a way to eliminate unhealthy cravings and aid in weight loss.