Jennifer Aniston Swears By This Health Hack

Jennifer Aniston is something of a study in self-care. From her relentless (and evolving) fitness routine to her iconic California blond, the actor emanates the sort of health and attentiveness that makes us want to demand the details of her daily routine. Fortunately, Aniston is not a gatekeeper and is happy to share her health hacks. Step one: Start your day with a shot of apple cider vinegar.

“Apple cider vinegar every morning before anything,” Aniston told Vogue last month. Next comes a scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, stirred into her morning coffee, but only after ACV has had a moment to do its thing(s), namely balancing blood sugar, boosting immunity, and aiding in digestion. “When taken in the morning or before a carb-heavy meal, it helps to prevent a large blood sugar spike,” says Manhattan-based nutritionist Maria Marlowe of the ferment of apples, yeast, and sugar, adding that balanced blood sugar is essential for healthy weight maintenance and clear skin.

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Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

 If a full, pre-coffee shot of apple cider vinegar sounds a bit too daunting (or tart) for your taste, incorporating it into meals via salad dressings and marinades can still help with digestion, activating enzymes that make it easier to break down food and leading to a reduced risk of bloat and better nutrient absorption. For administration on its own, Marlowe recommends diluting one tablespoon of the acidic liquid in a full glass of water, ensuring any medications are compatible with a daily dose, and avoiding it altogether if you have low potassium levels.

 Looking for a path toward Aniston’s covetable glow? A spoonful of ACV helps some of the tougher elements of said route (i.e., fully committing to a sustainable fitness plan) go down.