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How to Mix Apple Cider Vinegar to Reduce Bloating

author image Andrea Cespedes
Andrea Cespedes is a professionally trained chef who has focused studies in nutrition. With more than 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, she coaches cycling and running and teaches Pilates and yoga. She is an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer, RYT-200 and has degrees from Princeton and Columbia University.
How to Mix Apple Cider Vinegar to Reduce Bloating
Relieve the discomfort of gas and bloating with a simple mixture. Photo Credit: Wavebreakmedia/iStock/Getty Images

Although not scientifically demonstrated to reduce gas, bloating and heartburn, anecdotal evidence has caused many holistic health practitioners to recommend apple cider vinegar as treatment for digestive distress. For gas and bloating, drink a glass of vinegar in water before each meal. For heartburn, drink it as soon as you feel symptoms. The vinegar helps bloating because it kick starts digestion so your stomach can better manage your meal.

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Step 1

Measure 1 tablespoon of plain apple cider vinegar.

Step 2

Pour the vinegar into the bottom of your glass.

Step 3

Top with 8 to 16 ounces of cool water. Stir to blend so you don't get a strong vinegar taste at the bottom. How much water you choose to use is based on your taste -- a strong vinegar flavor can be off-putting to some people.

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