According to Global Healing Center (Natural Health and Organic Living), along with many other sources, apple cider vinegar has been used as a natural medicine for hundreds of years. The best form of the drink is when it includes the mother in the bottom of the bottle (the sponge-like shape that is made up of living nutrients and bacteria). Apple cider vinegar comes from natural apples and when it goes through the fermentation process, it produces enzymes and beneficial nutrients to make it a "wonder drink".
Note: Do not be fooled between raw organic apple cider vinegar and clear vinegar. Clear vinegar (which does not contain the mother) has no nutrients left and can actually be harmful to you.
How I drink apple cider vinegar (ACV):
1-2 Tbs of ACV to taste
1-2 C hot water
1 small piece of ginger
1/2 garlic clove
Agave Nectar to taste
Here is a list of health benefits of raw apple cider vinegar:
Pectin- reduces bad cholesterol and regulates blood pressure
Potassium- prevents hair loss, runny noses and weak teeth
Calcium- helps build strong teeth and bones
Ash- helps your body in getting proper pH levels for a healthy alkaline level
Malic Acid- gives the apple cider vinegar power of being anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal
Acetic Acid- helps to lower the rise of glucose after meals because the acid slows the digestion of starch
A Few Remedies from drinking raw apple cider vinegar:
-Helps to remove toxins from the body at a faster rate/ aids with bowl irregularity
-Can be a replacement for toxic heartburn medicin (1 Tbs apple cider vinegar + 4 oz water)
-Helps with clearing up acne and keeping skin smooth
-Helps with stiffness and joint pain
-Helps to break down fats quickly in your body (instead of storing them) and reducing levels of glucose
-Helps with pets to control fleas and for healthy fur
Below you can find additional information on apple cider vinegar and its wonderful uses.
Global Healing Center
Apple Cider Vingar facial toner and acne scar remover
You can usually find this drink at supermarkets and health stores. Or you can order it online at iherb.com (a very affordable health online store with quick delivery).
Have you heard of raw apple cider vinegar or tried it before? Do you know of other benefits of this drink? Try it out and tell us what you think. Or share a story if you have seen some impressive remedies from using it.