I love great multi-taskers! Apple Cider Vinegar has been gaining popularity over the past several years and is now a mainstay in most kitchens. This great tonic has been used since biblical times to help with a number of different ailments, including common colds and infections, kidney stones, high blood pressure, allergies, arthritis and more!
Japanese Samurai, Roman soldiers and military groups throughout history have used apple cider vinegar as an antiseptic, antibacterial and as an energizer. In 400 B.C., Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, used it for its amazing natural cleansing, remedying and energizing qualities.
When buying ACV, be sure it includes the “mother,” which will be listed on the label. The “mother” occurs naturally as connected strand-like chains of protein enzyme molecules and is highly regarded throughout history.
THE BENEFITS OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar contains components that help to reduce fatigue and increase energy, including potassium and enzymes. The amino acid content also helps to prevent the buildup of lactic acid in the body, which is a known source for tiredness.
Apple cider vinegar may play a role in liver detoxification and circulation. The remedying properties seem to improve skin health and support the elimination of toxins throughout the body.
If you want to receive the detoxification benefits without taking it internally, you can put apple cider vinegar in your bath water! Add 1 cup ACV to your bath along with ⅓-1 cup of Epsom salts and 5-10 drops of essential oils. Adding sea salt, ginger and baking soda are also great options for further detoxification and relaxation.
ACV has antibiotic properties and pectin, which are soothing to the stomach. For a stomach soothing cocktail, combine: 2 tsp ACV, 1 tbsp fresh ginger water, 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice, 8 ounces sparkling water and raw honey to taste. Take a swig in a glass of water when you start feeling unsettled or bloated.
A stuffy nose that won’t clear is the worst. Try sipping a cup of water mixed with ACV – it will act as an antibacterial in your throat and may help decrease and break-up the mucus.
To help battle painful gout symptoms, take 2-3 tablespoons, 2-3 times every day.
Studies have shown apple cider vinegar may help with weight reduction and lowering of body fat percentage.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR BREAKFAST JUICE
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 whole apples
- 2 cucumbers
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- Dash cinnamon
- Put all the ingredients through your juicer (or blend together in a blender) and enjoy!