Why Hilary’s Eat Well is Sweet on Apple Cider Vinegar

Check our label and you are sure to find organic unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. Just like all our ingredients we are striving for two things: great taste and great nutrition.

Love Your Mother
Vinegar is a fermented food in which natural sugars in the apples are broken down by beneficial bacteria often called the “mother”, and yeast- first into alcohol and later into vinegar. We use raw, unpasteurized vinegar that maintains the life of the mother.

Tangy Notes
Eating is a sensual thing, you know. See it, touch it, smell it, taste it, and hopefully you’ll hear a bit of crunch or smoosh. Smell is enhanced by the sharp tang of a bit vinegar and taste is highly affected by smell.This creates a nice subtle kick to balance with the mild millet grain.

Healing Tonic
Apple cider vinegar has a long history as a healing tonic. You’ll find many claims and a few studies about its health properties. Although vinegar is acidic it has an alkalizing effect in our bodies. It is thought that a more alkaline state, which is measured by pH, is health promoting. A simple practice it to mix 1-2 teaspoons of raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar into 8 oz of water. Drink first thing in the morning to promote a healthy pH and improve digestion.

Each day you can add simple foods to your diet that enhance your health and make eating a happy, sensual pleasure. So start your day with an apple cider vinegar tonic, and then enjoy a Hilary’s Eat Well burger with a side salad. Top it with a quick and zesty dressing that one of our fantastic staff, Karla, made at a recent staff meeting. And then steam up some leafy greens and finish with a splash of apple cider vinegar. Or add a tablespoon to a vegetable soup.  Sweet!

Karla’s Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing
2 Tbl coconut oil, melted
2 Tbl unpasteurized apple cider vinegar
1 tsp++ Sriracha- as little or as much- it’s hot!
Mix together in a small bowl with a fork. In-joy!