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The gut is considered the body’s entire digestive system (stomach, large and small intestines, etc.). The digestive system is responsible for absorbing nutrients, eliminating toxins, and moving things correctly. It is commonly known that 80% of the immune system can be found in the digestive tract and what it absorbs can have a huge effect on your health. Certain stresses from dietary imbalances can create negative health issues and problems like bloating, constipation, and other symptoms related to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Although most digestive issues are temporary, they can also be very painful.

Here Are Some Ways To Heal The Digestive System Naturally:

A simple body detox can easily reset your digestive tract, while healing the rest of the body within. Consuming natural herbs like milk thistle or fermented foods detoxifies the system and soothes inflammation of the digestive lining. Also, the detoxifying process removes toxins from processed foods, heavy metals, and environmental toxins.

  • Focus On Healthier Eating

When it comes to eating healthier, including natural foods that can be easily be broken down by the digestive system. Unhealthy foods that are usually processed, can be extremely toxic to your digestive system.

Usually considered one of nature’s best kept secrets, fermented foods are high in “good bacteria” that the digestive system needs. Fermented foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, vinegar, and kombucha, contains probiotics not only heal your gut but also boost immunity and overall health.

Dairy products are one of the hardest food groups to digest, because of the sugar lactose found in it. Individuals who are considered lactose intolerant will experience digestive problems like fatigue, bloating/gas, and poor immunity whenever dairy is consumed. Try dairy substitutes like almond milk and other alternatives.

  • Include Fiber Into Diet

Although known for easing symptoms associated with constipation, fiber also helps with removing toxins from the body and protecting the digestive tract from inflammation and curbs your appetite.

  • Stay Hydrated

Water us the life force that up 70% of our bodies, so it is very important to always stay hydrated. When the system is properly hydrated it assist with moving things along the digestive tract and flushing toxins from the body.  

All Young Scent‘s lines of fruit-based vinegar products are fermented according to a traditional Taiwanese recipe made to help those suffering from digestive ailments, allergies, or when you simply need a good ‘ol spring cleaning of the body. Consider adding Young Scent to your daily regimen today!

 

 

 

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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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woman holding apple; apples have many health benefits.

Arguably one of the most popular fruits in the world, apples are full of minerals, vitamins, and organic compounds. The many health benefits of apples includes preventions of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, heart, stomach, and liver disorders, constipation, and more. Rich in fiber, apples help the digestive process. Regularly consuming apples ensures both smooth bowel movements and prevents constipation. Dietary fiber is an essential part of any healthy diet.

Health Benefits Of Apples:

Improves Intestinal Health
One of the most overlooked aspecys of overall health is the beneficial bacteria living in the human body. Apples are known for stimulating the body’s metabolism within the digestive tract while balancing the good bacteria. This leads to better health by getting rid of harmful toxins while boosting nutrient intake.

Treats Anemia
Apples have been used treat iron deficiency disorders like anemia for years, since they are a rich source of iron. The intake of iron increases the number of red blood cells in the body. This also provides oxygen to major organ systems to keep them functioning properly.

Controls Blood Sugar Levels
Maintaining blood sugar levels is very important for individuals who suffer from diabetes. Carbohydrates play a major role when it comes to glucose boosting and blood sugar levels. Also, the fiber found in apples not only suppresses appetite but also slows down digestion and the absorption of carbs.

Apples are the flavorful base for one of newest products, our Grab-N-Go Drinks. Portable and perfect for the busy individual, our Grab-N-Go drinks are 100% organic, free of added sugars, and never skimp on the flavor. Visit our website to learn more about these and other products.

 

13 Amazing Benefits of Apple

 

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Apple Cider Vinegar Drink

The body is a wonderful machine, with the capability to detox itself to eliminate wastes and harmful substances. However,  there are times it could use a little help. When harmful toxins are left in the body over a period of time, it allows disease and sickness to develop. Certain negative symptoms like fatigue, acne, joint pain, weight gain, and more begin to develop inside of the body.

There are tons of fermented foods that you can eat to help give your body the detoxifying push it may need, and at the top of that list is vinegar. Vinegar balances the gut and blood sugar, and boosts the metabolism.

The first step to detoxifying the system with vinegar is to simply remove processed foods and sugar from your diet plan, while including fresher and healthier choices. Daily consuming of vinegar after a meal can make dieters feel less hungry and avoid snacking throughout the day.

Benefits Of Using a Vinegar Cleanse:

Increases potassium intake
Supports a healthier immune system
Helping with weight control
Promotes PH-balanced levels in the body
Aids in healthy digestion
Removes harmful toxins and bacteria from the body

Recipe for Vinegar Detox:
1 to 2 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered vinegar
8 oz of water
1 to 2 tablespoons of honey
Drink 3 times a day

Young Scent’s drinking vinegar and concentrates are a wonderful option for all your health and detox-related needs. Visit our shop page today!

 

 

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Joining us in our latest Young Scent movement is LA-native Amanda Kim of The Minty Muse! We surprised her with a Young Scent gift set of our Mulberry Premium Fruit Vinegar Concentrate and Passion Fruit Ready-to-Drink Fruit Vinegar and here are her thoughts on the taste and suggestions on how to incorporate it into your daily routine for everyday health!

 

 

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Join us as we partner with Artisanal LA at The Americana at Brand on Sunday, October 1st from 12pm-6pm. This Fall Pop Up will include food, music, DIYs and so much more than 20 indie brands to ship, sample and enjoy at the beautiful Americana at Brand! Admission is free and family friendly!

 

 

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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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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.

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Fruit vinegar is a nutritional powerhouse of microbes (live “good” bacteria), antioxidants and enzymes to the gut, increasing nutrient absorption. Rich in B-vitamins, amino acids and acetic acid, fruit vinegar has been shown to benefit the body in several ways (i.e. reduced blood sugar levels, increased metabolism). Its unique set of nutrients also benefit the body in weight loss and anti-diabetic effects. Here are 4 reasons why you should drink fruit vinegar with every meal.

Lowers Blood Glucose and Insulin Response

Drinking fruit vinegar before each meal can greatly help in cases of diabetes and pre-diabetes as it normalizes the blood sugar levels and the insulin function. Fruit vinegar has anti-glycemic properties to help reduce blood sugar levels. Its acetic acid lowers blood sugar by preventing the complete digestion of complex carbohydrates. One theory is that vinegar helps inactivate some of the digestive enzymes that break down carbohydrates into sugar — slowing down the conversion of complex carbohydrates into sugar from a meal into your bloodstream. As a result, this gives your body more time to digest and absorb the sugar out of your blood, preventing sugar levels from spiking.

Increases Calcium Absorption

Fruit vinegar is high in acetic acid, which can increase the body’s absorption of important minerals from the foods we eat. Drinking fruit vinegar in meals or even drinking a mild tonic of vinegar and water (up to a tablespoon in a glass of water) just before or with meals can improve your body’s ability to absorb the essential minerals locked in foods.

Fruit vinegar may be especially useful to women, who generally have a hard time absorbing all the calcium their bodies need to keep bones strong. Many women (and men) suffer from a condition called lactose intolerance that makes it difficult to digest the sugar in milk. As a result, they may suffer uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms, such as cramping, when they consume diary products. These women often look elsewhere to supplement their dietary calcium needs.

Leafy greens are good sources of calcium, but some contain compounds that inhibit calcium absorption. Drinking fruit vinegar or adding a few splashes of vinegar in raw or vinaigrette for, on their greens may very well allow them to absorb more valuable calcium.

Adds Flavor, Not Calories

Fruit vinegar contains very few calories — 25 in a half a cup! If you’re looking to lose weight, using vinegar in place of mayonnaise whenever you can will help you make a serious impact in calorie (and fat) intake.

Fruit vinegar can also help you add flavor to your dessert without compromising flavor, and cut calories, too. Use a splash of fruit vinegar to bring out the sweetness and flavor of fruit-inspired desserts without any added sugar. Try it on other fruits that you might sprinkle fruit on — you’ll be surprised at the difference a bit of fruit vinegar can make (in depth of flavor, too). Can’t imagine the combination? Try it for yourself!

Promotes Weight Loss

Fruit vinegar stimulates digestion. The acetic acid helps with digestion of protein, the building blocks for hormones. One such hormone is growth hormone, which is instrumental in breaking down fat cells. By drinking fruit vinegar, the increased acid in your stomach before a meal can help digestion and increase the availability of protein for hormone synthesis.

The increased protein helps the formation of growth hormone, which keeps the body’s metabolism going while we’re at rest. The properties of fruit vinegar also reduce the amount of time that fats remain in the digestive tract — increasing metabolism and managing a healthy weight.

How to Drink Fruit Vinegar for Weight Loss

Mix 2 teaspoons of any of our beverages with 8 ounces (oz) of water before or after meals, 2 to 3 times a day. Drink it with a straw to protect your tooth enamel. If you experience any burning or nausea, either reduce the amount of fruit vinegar concentration or try drinking it after meals.

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