I usually start each morning with the healthiest shot ever, which is made with apple cider vinegar and other incredibly healthy ingredients. A lot of people have a hard time ingesting ACV because let’s face it – that’s some sour sh*t. But when mixed with ingredients like lemon, raw honey, and wrinkle + cellulite reducing collagen, it’s actually pretty dang good.


It’s incredibly easy to make a batch of this every Sunday and take a shot of it once a day throughout the week. And I highly recommend giving it a try, because apple cider vinegar is incredibly healthy. Before delving into the benefits of apple cider vinegar, I’d like to emphasize that I only use Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar. Bragg’s ACV is “with the mother” which is the dark, cloudy substance you may see floating around in the bottle. Its presence indicates that the best part of that apple has not been destroyed via heat or filtration. A majority of the kinds of vinegar on the market do not contain this and are devoid of the enzymes and minerals that come with the mother. It’s the most nutritious part of ACV and is incredibly beneficial for digestion. Bragg’s may not be the only ACV company that provides this, but they’re the only one I know of. Now, here’s why I drink apple cider vinegar every day!


Some of the worst health advice I’ve heard is to drink a large glass of water either before or with meals to make you feel fuller. This is incredibly stupid for two reasons. Hunger is the brain’s way of signaling that the body needs nutrients. Water does not contain nutrients, so drinking a bunch of water before a meal is useless for eating less. Second, water dilutes stomach acid, which makes it more difficult to digest food and absorb the nutrients from it.

However, regular intake of apple cider vinegar ensures that is stomach acid strong. Many people have weakened stomach acid due to modern day diets rich in sugar, vegetable oils, refined carbohydrates and junk food. You’re not just what you eat – you are what you absorb from what you eat. That salad isn’t going to be very healthy if your body can’t absorb the nutrients from it. Because ACV improves stomach acid, it also improves digestion (source). It’s a good idea to drink (around) a tbsp of ACV in a shot glass full of water about 20-30 minutes prior to a meal. This will improve digestion greatly.


And because it improves digestion, it also improves the metabolism. When I’m referring to metabolism, I’m actually referring to the rate at which the body breaks down, digests and absorbs food to turn into energy. If digestion is sluggish, this will slow down the metabolism and lead to a whole list of issues. But because ACV improves digestion, it also improves the metabolism. It’s also rich in malic acid, which improves fat metabolism.


Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid and malic acid, both of which are antibacterial and anti-fungal. However, it does not kill off beneficial bacteria but instead the harmful bacteria found in the gut.


You’ve probably heard that majority of the immune system is located in the gut. This is true. A healthy gut is a healthy immune system. Because ACV is great for digestion as well as killing off harmful bacteria, it makes it a Why I Drink Apple Cider Vinegar Everyday it's great for digestion, boosts the immune system, helps heal the gut, boosts metabolism, lowers blood sugar and promotes healthy weight loss!potent immune booster. Not to mention that it contains a variety of acids, specifically malic acid, which is antibacterial and anti-viral.


We are constantly bombarded with toxins, chemicals, and free radicals. This can lead to premature aging, cancer, and degenerative disorders. Apple cider vinegar contains beneficial antioxidants which reduce the effects of free radicals.


If you have issues with blood sugar regulation, or even if you’re diabetic, it may be time to look into apple cider vinegar. Even the American Diabetes Association has studied the beneficial effects of ACV,

“These data indicate that vinegar can significantly improve postprandial insulin sensitivity in insulin-resistant subjects. Acetic acid has been shown to suppress disaccharidase activity (3) and to raise glucose-6-phosphate concentrations in skeletal muscle (4); thus, vinegar may possess physiological effects similar to acarbose or metformin.”


Studies have shown that the acetic acid in ACV suppresses the accumulation of body fat and liver lipids (which is particularly great for anyone who suffers from fatty liver disease).


  1. I can’t see my comment, so I apologize if this is a duplicate??? I use Braggs ACV every day too. I’ve been drinking it at night. Whew, that would be a wake up drink in the morning! Hey, I really loved your unbiased protein drink/meal replacement reviews of some companies. Would you review Young Living’s Pure Protein, Balance Complete, and the Power Meal? Thanks????

    • dani Reply

      I will try to get around to adding them to my reviews.

  2. Denise Larson Reply

    Great article. I have been drinking ACV with honey for many years now, but did not realize its health benefits. I did because I have a tendency for acid reflux and these are one of the many so called “medicines” used in my African culture. Thank you for shedding some light and now I get it …

  3. I tried to drink it but it burns my stomach. It’s too acidic I assume?

    • dani Reply

      You likely have some gut issues that need to be taken care of. Try adding less ACV and lemon juice.

  4. I put about a tablespoon on Bragg ACV in my plain seltzer water. I drink at least two 16 oz. glasses everyday. It has a strangely delicious flavor.

  5. I have been taking ACV, for a few months now every single day. I have to say I can’t honestly say. I ”ve noticed my pant size changing. But, I have noticed more energy. I am a big fat weenie when it comes to the smell of this stuff. So I fill 6 capsules. And swallow. I loved this article on all of the health benefits. It’s like adding a little extra health insurance for pennies.

  6. I don’t need to add anything to it. I just drink a few tablespoons of it straight. I like the taste of vinegar. My parents and I all use it for indigestion and heart burn and my takes it also for acid reflux. My mom has reaped so many benefits from taking this.

  7. Do you drunk it straight or does it need diluting. I have stomach problems and would love to try this.
    I think I’ve inflammation of gallbladder does it help this.

    • dani Reply

      Follow the link in the post to the “healthiest shot” recipe and you can see about adding lemon juice and other ingredients to it.

  8. I strongly agree ACV has done wonders for me. I have used this for many years.Braggs Acv is one of the best all around in some health issues for me. It’s just a great natural way to care for the digestive system.

    • dani Reply

      I’m not sure I understand the question? It’s 1.5 cups.

  9. Hello! I’m excited to try this recipe! I was wondering- Does it matter if you take this on an empty stomach? You mentioned you take it in the AM, do you usually have it after you eat breakfast? Also, do you recommend taking in the morning? Thanks!

  10. I totally agree with the information provided every individual should start his day with a small dose of Apple Cider Vinegar. It is very much beneficial to our body and promotes good health.
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  11. Is it OK to take if u do not have a gull bladder? I’m trying that Garcinia Cambogia and ACV- Diet/ but now that I started it I was just wondering if its OK to take since I had my g.bladder removed.( wasn’t thinking about it when I started it)

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