My girlfriend Tricia and I eat pretty darn clean. We aren’t health nuts, per se (every Saturday is “pizza Saturday” with cocktails a-flowin’), but we do practice good health, and we pay significant attention to what we put into our bodies at least five days out of the week. Crash diets and fads are for the birds; we recognize that positive habits take effort and time and need to be incorporated slowly if they are to stick.
Over the last few years we’ve done just that. We’ve taken slow and sure steps in the right direction and many have stuck. For example:
- We removed pop from our diets
- We drink a lot more water
- We eat little to no processed carbohydrates
- We lean toward products with natural ingredients
- We plan our shopping and cook at home regularly*
*note: she does the cooking!
When we feel like what we’re currently working on has become habit, we level-up. Recently we leveled-up to Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Tricia read up on it and brought a bottle home and man, it is something! It is a bit hard to muscle down at first (Google “malort face“) but if you keep your eyes on its benefits and dilute it with 80z of cold water, its bitterness becomes bearable. Since drinking this vinegar which boasts the “amazing Mother of Vinegar,” I’ve felt satiated at times I previously hadn’t – like 3pm on a workday – and my skin looks and feels less dry. Some other benefits are:
- Less muscle inflammation after exercise
- Fewer dry throats
- Better ph balance
- Improved digestion
(some people even use it as a hair rinse or skin tonic!)
A few friends swear by Bragg’s, too. One mixes avocado with cinnamon and apple cider vinegar, and another drinks it in the morning with hot water, turmeric and cayenne pepper. The Bragg website has plenty of ideas and suggestions, too, and there’s even a brochure.
If you’re interested in making a positive lifestyle choice and are ready to liven things up a bit, give Bragg’s apple cider vinegar a shot (pun intended). Commit to two weeks of it and you’ll be on your way to a healthy habit of a lifetime.
Thanks for reading!