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Feeling sluggish or out of sync? Struggling with skin problems, digestive problems, or aches and pains? Then it might be time for a body detox.

Detoxification restores, cleans and nourishes the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins, tand replinishing with healthy nutrients, detoxifying can help renew your ability to maintain optimum health.

If you are experiencing fatigue, irritated skin, allergies, low-grade infections or bloating, here’s are 4 tips that’ll help restore your body.

Drink H20. If you take anything away today, remember this about detoxification. The number one lesson is: drink your water. The benefits of hydration can never be overestimated. It flushes toxins, helps digestion and aids your body in regulating its temperature.

Sweat it Out. Take the stairs, walk the dog or dance all night. What or how you do it isn’t important as that you do it. Movement helps your body maintain its peak condition. Breaking a sweat is a natural way for the body to cleanse itself.

Eat Whole Foods. Push towards the produce section and away from the snack and candy aisles. Make a stop to collect wholesome proteins; nuts and nut butters, organic whole grains. Keep your diet simple and fresh, and sprinkle in spices to pack in flavor. Fresh is the best; it will fill your diet with vitamins, micronutrients and fiber to ward off disease and keep you moving and grooving inside and out.

If you’re short on time, blend a smoothie. Smoothies consist of the entire fruit or vegetable – skin and all. In its whole form, it contains all of the fiber. In the blending process,  fiber breaks down for easy digestion while creating a slow, even release of nutrients into the blood stream, avoiding sugar spikes. Adding Young Scent drinking vinegars increases this slow-release process even further.

Meditate. Detoxifying your body begins and ends with your mind. Think on it, act on it. What your mind believes, you achieve.You can create the space and intent for your day from a present, mindful and grateful state. Be mindful, be thoughtful. Meditate, focus on the good things in your life; this will lower your stress level.

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the minty muse

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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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.

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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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gut-healthy vinegar beverage

The buzz about fermented drinks and their probiotic properties is getting louder. The spotlight beams brighter as more and more consumers learn about their inherent probiotic health benefits. The new trend — fermented everything — is now making noise all over the web and social media. It is creating awareness about what we are actually putting in our bodies and how it impacts our overall health. If you’re curious to know what this fermented everything trend can do for your body, look no further. Here are 3 fermented drinks to get you started and why you should try them.

 

 

What Are Fermented Drinks?

There is a world of fermentation that has nothing to do with alcohol. This natural process transforms the taste and consistency of foods and beverages — turning water into creamy kefir and tea into carbonated Kombucha.

The healthy world of fermented drinks adds microbes (live “good” bacteria) to the gut, increases micronutrients (B-vitamins), makes food more digestible, and eliminates anti-nutrients — increasing nutrient absorption.

 

 


 

Types of Fermented Drinks

Kombucha 

Kombucha is a highly consumed fermented drink. Available in a multitude of flavor options, this magical elixir is a fizzy, lightly vinegar-y beverage made from fermented tea. Its persistent effervescence makes it taste like a liquid version of Pop Rocks.

The fermentation process creates a carbonated functional beverage with a high concentration of B- vitamins, enzymes, probiotics, and acid (acetic, gluconic and lactic), which are tied with following effects:

Improved Digestion, Weight Loss, Increased Energy , Cleansing and Detoxification , Immune Support , Reduced Joint Pain 

 

Kefir

Kefir is a drinkable yogurt with a base made by fermenting milk. Unlike yogurt, kefir carries a different type of bacteria. Its flavor is tangier, slighter more tart and creamier. You can eat it like yogurt, but many people like to drink it straight up.

High in vitamin B12, calcium, magnesium, vitamin K2, biotin, folate, enzymes and probiotics, kefir has superior nutrition. Its unique set of nutrients has been shown to benefit the body in the following ways:

Boost Immunity , Heal Inflammatory Bowl Disease , Build Bone Density , Fight Allergies , Improve Lactose Digestion , Support Detoxification 

 

Fruit Vinegar 

Fruit vinegar is a nutritional powerhouse of health benefits. Its flavor taste like the essence of the fruit with perfect notes of sweet and tart. You can use it in a variety of methods from vinaigrettes, marinating protein or as a mocktail. And if you’re not down with drinking fruit vinegar straight up, there are a range of tonics that’s simply begging to be drunk from a Mason jar or wine glass for a more refined palate.

Rich in calcium, potassium, amino acids, enzymes, and acetic acid, fruit vinegar is high in antioxidants. Its unique set of nutrients has been shown to benefit the body in several ways:

Lowers Cholesterol, Balances Acidity Levels, Increases Metabolism and Speeds Up Weight Loss, Lowers Blood Pressure, Reduces Blood Sugar Levels.  

 


 

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

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