Katy Perry recently opened up about the reason she says she’s been able to work so tirelessly: She drinks unpasteurized apple cider vinegar.The singer tells SELF that she started drinking Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar for her health on the advice of her mom while growing up.Instead of having soda,,she’d drink the vinegar,which contains the “mother,” i.e., stringy strands in the vinegar where prebiotics and other nutrients are found.
“I was drinking strange green juices and apple cider vinegar my whole childhood.” Perry said. “My mom made sure that whatever was put into my body was good for my body.I really am glad for that – that is why I am so healthy!” Perry says her apple cider vinegar habit has helped keep her immune system in great shape so she never has to cancel shows.
If sounds pretty gross,but experts say there are some health benefits to ,drinking unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. “Apple cider vinegar has been studied for its potential role in blood sugar management appetite control,and digestion,as well as immune function,” says New York City registered dietitian Jessica Cording.”The unpasteurized version contains some probiotics.whereas pasteurized verieties don’t.” Registered dietitian nutritionist Beth Warren.founder of Beth Warren Nutrition and author of Living a Real Life With Real Food. says: The antibacterial properties found in apple cider vinegar can also “help lessen the risk of infections and may help soothe sore throats.”
Impressive! It doesn’t stop there: Apple Cider Vinegar also has prebiotics from the fermented apples.Those probiotics contain pectin, an essential for good digestion,which helps foster the growth of probiotics in the gut,Warren says: “Probiotics help promote a healthy gut which is the home to 70 percent of your immune system.” she explains. “Probiotics,such as apple cider vinegar,are considered the ‘Food’ for probiotics – without them,the good bacteria can’t grow.”
While apple cider vinegar has its perks,Cording doesn’t recommend using it as your main or only source of probiotics. Instead.She suggests having a variety of probiotic food like soy yogurt,kefir,kimchi, sauerkraut, miso and tempeh.”All the different bacteria are helpful for different things.” she explains.
Interested in trying it out? Cording recommends diluting the vinegar in water rather than drinking it straight from the bottle so it doesn’t upset your stomach.Mmm.