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Pair Apple Cider Vinegar with Carbs

It can amplify the benefits for your gut health.

Fitness experts recommend athletes drink apple cider vinegar since it's said to feed healthy gut bacteria, help balance digestion, and improve satiety so you feel more satisfied in between meals.

But sipping the drink with the right foods can further your benefits. Research shows apple cider vinegar can help prevent blood sugar spikes when paired with a meal that contains starches, such as a loaded sweet potato or quinoa bowl. Aim for three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar per day either in shot form or stirred into sparkling water.

Another way to use apple cider vinegar is as an energy drink. Known as switchel, this beverage contains a spicy-sweet-tangy mix of apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and ginger.