How to have ACV


How much of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar would you recommend per day? At what dosage? And when (Time, after/before meal etc)? Does the same apply for both male and female? And please add anything else that’s important about consuming apple cider vinegar the RIGHT WAY.



ACV is a true superfood which was discovered about 5000 years ago. The active component of ACV is acetic acid. Good quality ACV are the ones that are murky and not clear, meaning that the “mother of vinegar” has not been filtered out. “Mother of vinegar” is a web like amino acid that forms on top of the ACV when it is aged. If your ACV is murky and has “things” settled in the bottom then you now you have the best kind. 


Vinegar is anti-glycemic and benefits blood sugar levels. The acetic acid in vinegar lowers blood sugar by preventing the complete digestion of carbohydrates. This is done by accelerating gastric emptying or increasing the uptake of glucose by bodily tissues.

Acid Reflux

“Acid reflux results from having too little acid in your stomach. You can easily improve the acid content of your stomach by taking one tablespoon of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a large glass of water daily. The pectin in apple cider vinegar may also help to soothe intestinal spasms.

In addition, ACV not only effectively stimulates digestive juices that help the body break down food, but it also contains healthy acids like isobutryic, acetic, propionic and lactic acid that can control the growth of unwanted yeast and bacteria in your stomach and throughout your body.”


Candida overgrowth happens when the body is too acidic from excessive intake of processed foods or sugar combined with insufficient good bacteria in your gut.  Remember, you have more gut bacteria DNA in your body than your own DNA. Gut bacteria regulate every bit of function in your brain and body. Good gut bacteria means you are thriving well, healthy and disease free. ACV is fermented with a beneficial yeast, and serves as a prebiotic for healthy bacteria. Drinking ACV on the regular is essential in to helping good bacteria grow.


  1. How much of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar would you recommend per day?

In all the studies with ACV, great results were shown after having 1 to 2 teaspoons. These studies include benefits in acid reflux, obesity, heart health, diabetes, sinus congestion and so much more. 

2. Does the same apply for both male and female?

Yes, the studies were done on male and female participants. 

3. The right way to consume ACV

a. You can add 1 to 2 teaspoons in water and have it in the morning. 

b. You can add 1 to 2 teaspoons in water and have it before meals. 

c. You can also drink ACV water at night before bed, this helps with blood sugar levels. 

A study at Arizona State University tested 11 volunteers with type 2 diabetes (diagnosed by a doctor) who weren’t taking insulin but continued taking their prescription medications.

Each participant took 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with a snack — an ounce of cheese — before bedtime. The researchers demonstrated that in the morning, the study subjects had lower blood sugar readings than when they had the same snack with 2 tablespoons of water.

Recipe 1 :

For everyday gut health, a mixture of 2 teaspoons of ACV with a teaspoon of raw honey in a cup of warm water will help. ACV with honey and ginger for a sore throat is a popular and effective remedy. Another mixture for sore throat, recommended by Bonnie K. McMillen, a nurse from the University of Pittsburgh, includes:

  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • Optional: ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

With this recipe, tiny sips every few hours or so and swallowing slowly for your throat to get the maximum contact of the mixture is recommended. It works! Rather than drinking ACV straight, for other applications, dilute it in a few teaspoons (or a cup) of water to help mask the flavor, which admittedly is a bit stringent.

Recipe 2 :

A simple and yummy recipe to serve over broccoli, asparagus or salad greens includes: 1 tablespoon each of apple cider vinegar and lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic, a dash of ground black pepper and a few fresh basil leaves, chopped.

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2 thoughts on “How to have ACV

  1. ​Very beneficial post. 👍 Jazaakallahu khairan … May Allah reward you with goodness ❤️
    Is there a limit to how much ACV one should have in a day? I mean, should we just pick one time out of the prescribed times to have the 2tsp of ACV or can one choose to have it once in the morning right after waking up and have once again just before sleeping, and have 2tsp before every meal as well. In the latter case, he/she may have up to 10tsp a day. Is that too much? Or is there no side effect of having too much ACV?


    1. Hi sis, 10 tsp of ACV would actually be too much. let’s not forget that ACV is highly acidic and that will def have an effect on your teeth to begin with. 2 tsp before very meal is just not required. you can make a mix of 3 to 5 tspn of ACV and sip it through out the day. there is no major difference in having it all at once or sipping it through out the day. it is also important to remember that ACV will only show it’s best benefits you are already making lifestyle adjustments of clean eating, regular exercise etc 🙂


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