A shot of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, might just be the thing for you! I’ve been in this habit for the passed 2 years and I have definitely seen a dramatic change in my digestive system … for the better!
Apple cider vinegar is made out of fresh and ripe quality apples. They are fermented & passed through a rigorous process to develop in the final vinegar product. It is stated that around 400 BC, Hippocrates, The Father of Medicine, used only two curative products for his remedial treatments, and one of them was the humble apple cider vinegar. It really is the cure the just about anything.
When choosing Apple Cider Vinegar, you need to ensure that it is the cloudy type. That means that it is raw, unpasteurised & has the “mother”. Unpasteurized or organic ACV contains mother of vinegar, which has a cobweb-like appearance and can make the vinegar look slightly congealed. It’s the only way apple cider vinegar should be consumed. Clear apple cider vinegars have been pasteurised and that means that all the beneficial enzymes have been removed. The cloudy type is loaded with vitamins, minerals, enzymes & naturally occurring beneficial bacteria. The amino acid in apple cider vinegar is an effective antiseptic and also works as an antibiotic. The acetic acid content in the vinegar can aid in treatment of various
Some health benefits of apple cider vinegar are as follows:
Arthritis: The arthritic condition of inflamed joints is a chronic illness in Western countries, the main cause being the accumulation of toxic waste in the body. Apple cider vinegar is said to relieve the pain in the joints and also checking the dangerous progress of the arthritic condition.
Weight loss: Apple cider vinegar is an excellent therapy for losing excess weight. It works by making the body burn all the unwanted calories and getting the body metabolism working at its best.
High cholesterol levels: The pectin content and amino acids found in alcoholic apple cider is effective in neutralizing the bad cholesterol level in the human body.
Body metabolism: It plays an important role in dealing with speeding up the metabolism of the body. It supports appetite control and fat burning of the body.
Detoxification: Apple cider vinegar is one of the most detoxifying agents that help to cleanse the entire digestive system. Thus, one of the most significant health benefits of apple cider vinegar is that it cleans the blood in the oxidation process. Mix 2 tablespoons of ACV with
750 ml of filtered water and drink throughout the day to cleanse your body & kidneys.
Diabetes control: This disease needs constant medical care and complete dietary restrictions. The dietary fibre present in apple cider vinegar is extremely beneficial for maintaining proper blood glucose levels.
Skin Care: It aids in restoring the glow of the skin, restricts the dilation of skin pores and improves the circulation of nutrients.
Hair Care: Apple cider vinegar is very useful in dandruff control and balancing the pH level of the scalp. You may also try applying two or three spoonfuls of vinegar directly to the scalp and rinsing it after an hour or so.
Diarrhoea: The pectin content in apple cider helps treat diarrhoea syndrome by forming bulk fibrous matter. In addition to it, the pectin also forms a protective coat for soothing the colon lining. For stomach ache, mix 1 tablespoon of organic ACV with 300ml of warm water. Drink in the morning on an empty stomach – feel free to add a little honey to sweeten.
Depression: Some medical experts do believe that ‘depression syndrome’ may be connected with the physical body more than the mental state. And further more, health benefits of apple cider vinegar could help to fight the melancholic state by means of detoxifying and cleansing the liver.
Relief from asthma: Many people have found constructive relief from chronic asthma by taking apple cider vinegar, or by applying vinegar soaked pads to the inner region of the wrist area.
Fighting cancerous growth: Apple cider vinegar is not known to cure cancer disease. But, it may aid in fighting the free radicals that have the potential to form cancerous growth. The beta-carotene content acts as an antioxidant and effectively neutralizes the free radicals formed due to oxidation. The free radicals are harmful bodies that could cause major damage to blood cells.
Alkaline Acid Balance: Some alternative health practitioners recommend using ACV to restore alkaline acid balance. The theory behind the alkaline diet is that our blood is slightly alkaline (normal PH level of between 7.35 and 7.45).
Propnents of the alkaline-acid theory, believe that a diet high in acid-producing foods can lead to a lack of energy, excessive mucous production, infections, anxiety, irritability, headaches, sore throats, sinusitis, allergic reactions and an increased risk of ailments such as arthiritis & gout.
Where to find RAW ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: All good health food shops should stock this product and in particular, BRAGGS. I personally advocate this product because it is the only one I have been able to find that does contain the “mother”.
Ask your local health food stockist to order it for you.