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What Is Fermentation?
Fermentation is a process that converts sugars found in food into alcohol or carbon dioxide. This process has been used for thousands of years before refrigeration was even an option to extend the “shelf live” of otherwise, perishable foods.  The main health benefit of fermented foods is that they are full of the good bacteria that not only assists the body in functioning at its optimal performance, but also provides nutrients that are not found in most conventional foods (especially in the modern-day diet), ultimately providing the digestive system with a balance of both good and bad bacteria.

A diet high in fat and sugar can eventually cause damage to your gut over time. A healthy gut is the foundation of your body’s overall health. Over 70% of the body’s immune system is found in the gut;  you may not associate certain health issues like allergies, colds, and fatigue with the digestive system, but these ailments and gut health are greatly intertwined.

Foods and Behaviors That Contribute To An Imbalanced Gut:

Poor Diet
Toxic Overload (i.e smoking, excess drinking, exposure to heavy metals, etc.)
Stress
Bacterial Overgrowth

Behaviors and Foods That Contribute To A Healthier Gut:

Stress-relieving activities such as exercise, meditation, and yoga

Using products that are free of allergens or toxic chemicals and heavy metals.

Probiotic Foods Or Drinks For Immune Health:

Vinegar
Vinegar contains a potent amount of malic acid, which is known to boost the body’s immune system. Malic acid is antiviral, anti-inflammatory that can relieve sinus and congestion.

Kefir
A healthy probiotic food that contains stronger bacteria compared to yogurt. This milk-based drink cleanses your digestive system, while restoring the healthy bacteria in the system.

Kombucha
Made from yeast and wild bacteria, this fizzy tasting drink can also boost energy, improve joint mobility, lower cholesterol levels, and improve immune system, so you can fight off common colds and infections.

Sourdough Bread
Instead of using plain white or wheat bread on your sandwich, try switching to sourdough bread. It contains probiotics, a large amount of yeast cultures, and healthy bacteria that is always needed during the fermentation process.

All Young Scent Products use organic fruit vinegars as a base and are an excellent addition to your daily, gut-healthy routine!

 

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What Are Probiotics?
Probiotics are healthy bacteria that lines digestive tract, while supporting your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infections. Over 80%  of the human body’s immune system is found in the digestive system, for overall health try consuming probiotic-rich foods daily. Naturally, the body is full of good and bad bacteria but sometimes needs assistance with fighting off the bad bacteria and restoring balance back into the body.

Probiotics Are Found In These Foods:
Sauerkraut
Kimchi
Yogurt
Pickled Vegetables
Cheese

Benefits Of Probiotics:

Healthy Immune System:
Having a healthier immune systems starts in the digestive tract. Consuming unhealthy substances like sugar and tap water can cause bad bacteria to feed and cause imbalance between the good and bad bacteria found in the body. Common symptoms of a weak immune system are colds, flu, and viruses.

Digestion:
Probiotics are often used to treat digestive issues like cramps and IBS(Irritable Bowel System). Antibiotics medicines kills both good and bad bacteria found in the body. Which can cause an imbalance in the digestive system.

Mental Health:
The healthy bacteria found in probiotics has been proven to help reduce or get rid of mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Individuals who eat or drink probiotics daily have shown lower levels of cortisol, which is a stress hormone that has been linked to depression and anxiety.

Consider incorporating Young Scent‘s Fruit Vinegar-based prodducts into yout daily regiment. Your body will thank you!

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Apple cider vinegar has long been used as a natural remedy for many things in the home and our health. It has naturally occuring anti-bacterial, anti-viral and antioxidant properties. It also contains many minerals that help regulate blood sugar and lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

This morning elixir is a natural remedy that’s easily introduced into your morning routine. Simply place the juice of half a lemon and 1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a mug. Fill the mug with warm filtered water. Have it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

Give it a try this week and let us know how it helps you. 😉

5 Ways Lemon & Apple Cider Vinegar Promotes Health and Wellness

It Promotes Digestion. Add 1-2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drink it before breakfast to improve digestion. Unpasteurized, raw vinegar with the mother is the best to receive maximum health benefits.

Only raw apple cider vinegar has the enzymes and nutritional properties to stimulate the production of your digestive system. It also contains pectin that lowers LDL cholesterol and acetic acid that helps your body burn fat more efficiently. Drink it regularly before each meal to soothe the entire gastrointestinal tract, which prevents bloating, stomach cramps and gas.

It Regulates Blood Sugar Levels. Drinking apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning also helps regulate blood sugar levels by slowing down the digestion of carbohydrates. In fact, consuming this type of vinegar is known to help patients with type 2 diabetes. In one particular study, consuming apple cider vinegar lowered blood sugar glucose by 19 to 34 percent when eating high-carbohydrate meals.

Before changing your diet, supplements or any lifestyle factors, discuss your plans with your healthcare physician.

It Cleanses Your Body. Drinking apple cider vinegar in the morning is a great way to detoxify the body. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and have it before each meal. Do this regularly to help cleanse your liver and detoxify your body.

For more dimension in flavor, drink this lemon elixir with 1-2 teaspoon of honey to cleanse toxins out of the liver and also stimulate its functions to help process nutrients more efficiently.

It Aids Weight Loss. Apple cider vinegar is rich in acetic acid that helps with digestion of protein. Pectin in apple cider vinegar also helps reduce your body’s ability to absorb fat, reducing the amount of time that fats remain in the digestive tract and increasing metabolism.

Drinking it in the morning increases feelings of satiety or fullness. Drinking apple cider vinegar regularly, in turn, can lead to weight loss. In one study, individuals that consumed apple cider vinegar ate 200 to 275 less calories over a 24-hour period.

It Benefits Your Skin. Drinking apple cider vinegar in the morning also helps improve your skin from the inside, especially for treating conditions like acne. It’s antimicrobial, antifungal and antiseptic properties prevent and eradicate strands of bacteria that can cause acne. Drinking apple cider vinegar helps nourish your gut and flush out toxins, helping fight breakouts.

As mentioned earlier, apple cider vinegar is also a potent anti-bacterial. This property is beneficial to improve the skin’s complexion. Specific acids found in apple cider vinegar, such as malic and lactic acids, aid in exfoliation and softening of the skin, which in turn reduces redness in the skin.

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Apple cider vinegar is a pretty amazing substance that can do a lot in and around your home and is great for your health. It has been touted as a cure-all for decades but how do you use this healthy elixir to boost your daily health?

If you’re contemplating adding apple cider vinegar to your daily routine, you may not be sure how to go about doing it. One of the questions you may be asking yourself is how much should I drink. That’s a good question because you don’t want to overconsume the amount of apple cider vinegar in your system. Too much may lead to low levels of blood sugar and potassium levels, so as with anything, moderation is key!

How to Drink Apple Cider Vinegar 

If you decide to open a bottle of apple cider vinegar and take a gulp to get the recommended amount, you are in for a rude awakening. It’s always best to dilute your apple cider vinegar to make it more palatable. You’ll want to add about one teaspoon to a tablespoon to a cup of water.

You may find that the taste is still raw, so you may want to add some raw honey as a sweetener. You may find that honey just isn’t enough to make this digestible, and that’s fine. Alternatively, there are other recipes out there that can help make apple cider vinegar into a tonic or mocktail. Other options include homemade or grab-and-go drinking vinegars.

What Are the Benefits and Side Effects to Consider?

Consuming apple cider vinegar in moderation as part of your daily diet can be extremely beneficial. Not only can it help your body maintain a healthy alkaline pH level, it can also:

  • Regulate blood sugar
  • Promote healthy detoxification of the liver
  • Eases digestive ailments
  • Improves blood circulation

But if taken undiluted or in excess, it can lead to short and long term side effects such as nausea, upset stomach, decreased potassium, and weakened tooth enamel.

  • Nausea. Drinking apple cider vinegar on an empty stomach increases the likelihood of nausea.
  • Upset Stomach. Drinking apple cider vinegar may result in a stomach ache that lasts for over an hour. Mixing the vinegar with a little baking soda will balance out the acidity. Mixing eight ounces of water with two teaspoons apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon baking soda is also recommended.
  • Decreased Potassium. Consuming apple cider vinegar will lower your body’s potassium levels. If you are already taking medications that treat lower potassium levels, speak to your doctor before adding apple cider vinegar to your diet.
  • Weakened Tooth Enamel. The high acidity in apple cider vinegar can cause your enamel to weaken. After consuming apple cider vinegar, you should rinse your mouth or sip it with a straw to protect your teeth.

Who Should Take Special Precautions?

  • Pregnant and Nursing Mothers. Those that are pregnant should take caution as there has not been adequate studies reflecting whether it is dangerous for them to consume this substance. Nursing mothers should take caution as apple cider vinegar can be passed through the breast milk and it may be too strong for your child.
  • Diabetics. Apple cider vinegar may lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. If consumed, blood sugar levels need to be monitored closely and doses may need to be adjusted as needed.
  • Other Precautions. Drinking apple cider vinegar can negatively interact with medications that contain furosemide, bumetanide, chlorthakindone, chlorothiazide, etharcrynic acid or metolazine. Speak to your doctor before adding apple cider vinegar to your diet.

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Created to delight your taste buds, Young Scent drinking vinegars are bursting with real fruit and flavor varieties. Rejuvenate your body and refine your palate with a taste of Young Scent’s fruit vinegar selection.

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Yes, it is. While we all love komchuba, it’s important to mix it up, both for your taste buds and your gut health. This is where drinking vinegar comes in.

There’s a new kid on the block, drinking vinegar, and it packs a punch with a refreshing tang and infusion of fruity notes.

Why Are We Puckering Up About ‘Sour’?

Forget the sugar-loaded drinks of the past and say hello to the future of the tart and sour.

Ongoing consumer concern about sugar consumption and its health effects has driven 84% of consumers away from sweet tastes altogether, according to market research organization Mintel.

“The global trend toward more sour ingredients was driven by more than just an aversion to sugar; globalization has exposed consumers to more sour flavours, from Greek yogurt, to fermented Korean kimchi, to Chinese sour plum, or German sour apple.” – Stephanie Mattucci, Mintel Global Food Science Analyst

Although fermented food and beverages have been popular for many years in Southeast Asia, Western consumers are quickly adopting for more ‘real foods’, spurring development of sour beverages like kefir, kombucha and drinking vinegars – known as shrubs.

The rising ‘sour’ trend takes the gut-healing properties of apple cider vinegar to the next level by fermenting it with herbs, spices and fruits for a modern twist to an old-world elixir.

What are Drinking Vinegars?

We all know that drinking a shot of raw apple cider vinegar is great for our health – if not, read this article to catch up. But, vinegar diluted in water tastes like, well, vinegar. While some find, it refreshing, many people do not like drinking apple cider vinegar – no matter how good it is for them.

That’s where drinking vinegars come in. Drinking vinegars offer a smoother, more palatable way to reap the benefits of vinegar in your diet. Blended with nourishing fruits, herbs and spices, drinking vinegars have an undeniable grab-and-go convenience factor plus a super healthy and delightfully refreshing taste. They come in a range of exotic flavors, such as passion fruit, peach ginger, lemon cayenne, ginseng mandarin, and mulberry.

What are the Benefits?

Although a few vinegar-based drink companies are exploring other kinds of vinegars beyond apple cider, it’s by far the most well-known and consumed vinegar. Considered the most nutrient-packed type, apple cider vinegar benefits include improved digestion and blood circulation, reduced high levels of LDL (bad cholesterol), and increased metabolism.

The health benefits of drinking vinegars do not stop there. When consumed with meals, drinking vinegars help lower blood glucose and insulin response, increase calcium absorption and promote weight loss. Still curious, hop on over to this article to learn more.

How Do I Get Started? 

Curious about their drinkability?

If you like kombucha, odds are you will enjoy the tartness of drinking vinegars. The sour notes supply a refreshing tang; the fruit essence infuses a balanced sweetness.

To get started, experts recommend consuming vinegar drinks first thing in the morning to eliminate toxins. Just be sure to read the label to discern if the sugar content is excessive. A good rule of thumb is to keep your total daily sugar consumption under 25 grams.

Get Started & Drink Up 

Created to delight your taste buds, Young Scent drinking vinegars are bursting with real fruit and flavor varieties. Rejuvenate your body and refine your palate with a taste of Young Scent’s fruit vinegar selection.

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