This weekend I got to visit my grandparents for a couple days of rest and relaxation by the lake. While I spent most of my time lazing around, there was someone who did not take a break from all her delicious cooking and running around taking care of us…
Just watching my beautiful grandmother, Mama, keep up with everything exhausted me. What makes her gorgeous looks and incredible energy all the more amazing is that she turned 82 years young today!
While there are surely many secrets to her success and graceful aging, one gem that she was kind enough to share is the magic of apple cider vinegar. After brushing off grandparent advice for years, I’ve recently become wise enough to realize that most of what they tell you is truth. And in the case of apple cider vinegar, there seems to be an endless list of benefits to this old remedy.
From weight loss and detoxification to clear skin and repelling insects, Mama’s little cure seems to be quite the powerhouse. Yet, there’s still the issue of taste when consuming apple cider vinegar. Choosing to take a note from Dr. Oz, I mix my apple cider vinegar with grapefruit juice.
Sip of Youth
- 1 cup 100% Grapefruit Juice
- 2 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tsp Honey (optional – if the taste is still too sour)
Drink before a meal once a day, and be sure to rinse with / drink pure water after to prevent any acid damage to teeth.
I find this simple combo quite refreshing between gym and dinner. Besides, who am I to argue with the health advice of such an ageless beauty as my Mama?!
Ever the picture of beauty and grace…
Happy Happy Birthday Mama!
Thanks for always inspiring.
2 responses to “The Fountain of Youth”
I start each day with a tablespoon of ACV in a glass of water. Tastes gross, but wakes me up better than coffee!
ACV is definitely a good wakeup call for your tastebuds! Although I do still need my morning coffee…