Peaches are by far my favorite fruit. I have very fond childhood memories of driving through Texas in the bed of my grandpa’s truck and buying them from local stands on the side of the road. Juicy, sweet and hot from the summer sun, I would gorge myself on them – I made a huge mess, which was why I was in the bed of the truck. Ferran Adrià once had a peach dish on the menu of his famous restaurant in Spain that mimicked Foie Gras; I never got to try it, but I wonder if it would remind me of my childhood too.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is made from apple cider that has undergone fermentation. During the fermentation process health promoting bacteria and enzymes are formed and the sugar content of the apple cider is drastically reduced. In order to obtain these benefits, the ACV must be in raw form, and include the “mother.” Braggs is a trustworthy brand in this regard.
In order to benefit from consuming ACV it is helpful that the rest of the diet is made up from mostly plant based, whole foods. Studies show that 2 tbsp. is required to achieve the therapeutic value. In addition to cooking and dressing salads and veggie dishes with ACV as Jesse introduced in this menu. An ACV tonic is another wonderful way to make sure you reap the benefits of ACV on a daily basis. This tonic is best sipped before meals to support digestion.
- 2 Tbsp. Raw ACV with the “mother”
- Juice of one lemon
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- 32 ounces water
Weight loss – ACV is shown to activate certain pathways that promote the breakdown on fat in the body.
Blood Sugar regulation – ACV may help with reducing blood glucose levels by activating certain pathways that increase insulin sensitivity.
GERD – ACV may help with acid reflux as it can help neutralize stomach acid.
Acidic Ph – Even though ACV is acidic it has an alkalizing effect on the body, just like lemon and other citrus fruits, thus it is also beneficial in raising an acidic ph.
Improved gut health – Being that ACV is fermented, it supplies the gut with beneficial microorganisms and acts as a great adjunct treatment to your daily probiotic.