There are so many supplements trending right now, but one that always stands the test of time is apple cider vinegar (ACV).
This staple supplement has remained a constant because of the sheer amount of health benefits it possesses which encompass digestive, beauty and cleaning uses!
Before I get into ACV, lets talk about hydration and why it's VITAL for your digestive and overall health, especially in the morning!
So, you've been sleeping for 8 hours (hopefully) and during that time, there has been no consumption of food or water. Needless to say when you wake up, your body is ready to be hydrated.
There are tons of benefits that come from hydrating, specifically in the morning and some of the top include...
- better digestion, throughout the day
- increased energy
- less cravings
- blood sugar balance
- improved physical performance (better workouts!)
- clearer skin (say good bye to blemishes, redness and acne!)
Now, if you want to amplify these benefits, enter ACV! By adding ACV into your morning hydration routine, you get the additional benefits of...
- boosting the immune system
- lowering blood sugar
- lowering LDL "bad" cholesterol and increasing HDL "good" cholesterol
- increasing antioxidants
- increased satiety (feeling of fullness), which can aid in weight loss efforts
ACV also has a function of encouraging hydration of your cells, so that extra water you're drinking in the morning will go to great use!
Now that you have all the facts, here is my recommendation...
- Drink 16 oz of room temp. water
- Add 2-3 Tbsp. ACV
Why room temperature?
Because your body has a much easier time absorbing water at room temp, vs cold. When you drink cold water, your body has to increase the waters temperature to be able to absorb it. Try paying attention when you drink a glass of cold water, and listening for a "swishing" sound in your gut. Thats the water sitting in your stomach until it reaches a temperature where the body can absorb it.