While in the process of solving my hubby’s high cholesterol problem, I have stumbled across this valuable vinegar and learned of its amazing health benefits. Apple Cider Vinegar excels in potassium.
Here are some of the reasons:
~Balances pH (acid-alkaline balance in the blood)
~Helps control cholesterol levels
~Increases muscular and nerve strength and vitality
~Fights viruses and bacteria
~Improves brain function
~Promotes healthy hair and skin tone (more on this in my next post on Friday in the Natural Living on a Budget series!)
~Softener of the artery walls
~Increases efficiency of all body processes and elimination
When the pH balance of the body becomes too acid, the body becomes susceptible to wide variety of disease conditions and break-down. The typical American diet supplies an over-abudance of acid-producing foods. In addition to potassium, apple cider vinegar contains the full range of major and trace minerals, and malic acid, which assists in removing toxins from the body.
Rather than taking all those additional supplements at high costs, try this natural substance! You only need to take 2 teaspoons a day to enjoy its full health benefits. It is a powerful fermented vinegar, so definitely take it with juice! We just started doing this at the beginning of the day. It is supposed to give you more energy…and I can use all the help I can get!
Or try this recipe:
Drink first thing in the morning before breakfast.
1 glass warm or cool water
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
1-2 tsp honey, to taste
Also, try using ACV in your salad dressings! Try covering it up in a smoothie!
To receive all the benefits of this vinegar try buying it in a raw-unfiltered brand. It will appear clouded, as it contains the “mother”. This cloudy mixture of beneficial enzymes and bacteria is usually removed by heat or filtering. Why not get the full benefit? Most health food stores have at least one brand with the mother in it. Spectrum Naturals is one brand. I get mine at Trader Joe’s. Bragg’s brand, as pictured in the above photo, is another excellent brand, and is also a Christian company.
Enjoy, or at least try to, but your body will greatly enjoy the benefits if you don’t like the taste!
Most of the above information is supplied through Sue Gregg “Breakfasts” cookbook.