Apple cider vinegar is a popular home remedy for weight loss. It’s purported to help with digestion, reduce sugar cravings, and improve overall health. Think of it as your daily multi-gummy.
Apple cider vinegar is one of those things that has been a long time in the limelight as a cure-all for many ailments. It’s easy to find it at many grocery stores, and most people have seen the numerous claims about its benefits to weight loss and overall health. However, more studies are needed to understand the effects of this acid on our bodies fully.
But are the apple cider vinegar gummies that you can buy in stores effective? Are they worth your money? We’ll explore this question further below.
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) Gummies: A Fun Snack with Benefits?
You’ve probably already heard about apple cider vinegar wellness products, but do you know what ACV gummies are? For those who avoid sugars and artificial ingredients, we may wonder if these treats are safe enough for daily use. We also want to make sure they’ll help support our weight loss goals.
The great news is that ACV gummies are not only cute, but they also have the potential to support our health in many ways with little calories and no added sugars or sweeteners. Since there is so much positive research on apple cider vinegar for aiding with digestion, reducing sugar cravings, appetite suppression, increasing metabolism, and even MORE weight loss ( 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and 5 ), it seems like a no brainer that daily use of ACV gummies can help support healthy living.
Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies vs Kombucha
Apple Cider Vinegar gummies are most similar to kombucha in that both contain vinegar and ‘good bacteria.’ However, kombucha has a few more added sugars, which ACV gummies don’t have. ACV gummies are also easier to make since you don’t need a SCOBY (the culture used for making kombucha).
What’s In Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies?
In general, the ingredients of ACV gummies are:
- Filtered water (or another liquid like whole milk or coconut milk).
- Unflavored gelatin (typically from grass-fed beef collagen – see below ).
- Apple cider vinegar.
- Natural sweeteners such as honey or pure maple syrup.
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Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies Recipe
The following ACV gummy recipe is simple to make and requires minimal cooking time or special equipment. You don’t need any fancy tools like a candy mold or anything like that, but if you want to get creative with cute shapes, go ahead! Just be sure to follow the recipe steps carefully (and maybe consider adding fewer drops of food coloring).
1/2 cup unflavored gelatin (4 tsp or 16 g) (See above to learn about Great Lakes Gelatin )
3 Tbsp filtered water, boiled, then cooled slightly (or whole milk or another liquid like coconut milk)
1 Tbsp pure maple syrup (or other sweeteners of choice) 1-3 drops food coloring **optional**
Apple Cider Vinegar Flavoring Directions
Pour apple cider vinegar into a small bowl. Add the desired amount of drops of food coloring and mix well. We only used 3 drops, but if you want a darker color, go ahead and add more! Slowly pour the hot water (cooled slightly from the earlier step) over the mixture while stirring continuously. Make sure all the food coloring is mixed in and that the mixture has cooled.
Pour mixture into a saucepan and turn on medium heat. Keep stirring until the vinegar mixture thickens/gel up (about 2-3 mins). Then remove from heat, pour into a small container with lid, and place in refrigerator for about 1 hour or until it cools down and thickens more (you may need to stir periodically). *Optional: You can add more sweetener at this point and any additional flavors like vanilla extract.