Lots of condiments have extra sugar in them. They can be pricey too! So I just make mine at home. I make most of my food from scratch now. It took me a while to get here. I control all the ingredients and sugar content. Toss all the ingredients in a 25oz jar with a good lid and shake well.
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 cups olive oil
- 1 tsp of dried stevia leaves
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp rosemary
- 1/4 tsp celery salt
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
If you like a bit of heat... add 1 finely chopped jalapeno.
This is a great way to get apple cider vinegar into your diet. I prefer an organic raw unfiltered unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with the mother. I like Bragg's brand. Acetic acid is the main ingredient in apple cider vinegar and is believed to be responsible for its health benefits. Some apple cider vinegar contains a murky substance called mother, made of: protein strands, enzymes, and friendly bacteria. Quality brands have some amino acids and antioxidants.
Please make sure you are using apple cider vinegar correctly. It is a mild acid that must be diluted. Some people start with 1 to 2 tsp per 8 oz. glass of water and will increase over time up to 1 to 2 tbsp. I prefer the salad dressing. Just be on the look out for a burning throat, upset stomach, tooth enamel erosion, and/or drug interactions. So please make sure to keep your doctor informed of your dietary changes and do look at the pharmacy's drug fact sheets with your prescriptions.
There are several possible benefits of incorporating this low calorie, 3 per tbsp, to your diet, it may:
- improve insulin sensitivity by 19-34%.
- aid in weight loss due to increasing feeling of fullness
leading to consumption of fewer calories.
- lower cholesterol. **
- lower triglycerides. **
- reduce blood pressure. **
** The last three benefits for heart health were discovered in animal trials.
Source: "6 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, Backed by Science"
Apple cider vinegar is an antimicrobial and kills pathogens, including bacteria. Some people use it in organic homemade cleaners. It really is a multipurpose product. Even the recipe above doubles as a roasted vegetable topping. I hope you enjoy. Please like, share and subscribe to stay up to date with the latest ideas and tips. Let me know what you think.
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