What can apple cider vinegar do, really the question could be, what can’t it do. You can use it for cleaning, gardening, health hygiene, diseases…the list goes on.
What makes apple cider vinegar so beneficial it has healing compounds which include acetic acid, potassium, magnesium, probiotics and enzymes. These compounds can kill head lice, ease digestion, prevent flu, prevent acne, reduce inflammation, kill fungus, regulate pH balance, dissolve kidney stones and helps relieve allergies, migraines, asthma, nausea, heart burn and wash toxins from the body.
Every morning before eating a take an apple cider vinegar detox drink and then wait for 20 minutes before eating anything…here is the recipe:
2T of fresh squeezed lemon juice
2T of organic apple cider vinegar with the mother in it
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of coconut sugar
3 dashes of cayenne pepper
I also add a splash of structured water
Shake very good and drink
I was told several years ago that I was borderline diabetic and my father was a full blown diabetic, so I have taken health precautions so I don’t follow in his footsteps, and it has worked, I have eliminated that condition by eating correctly and using food as medicine.
Here are 6 more reasons apple cider vinegar is one of the most powerful health tonic in your kitchen.
The effect of apple cider vinegar on blood sugar levels is perhaps the best researched and the most promising of its health benefits. Several studies have found that vinegar may help lower glucose levels. Vinegar may be the most cost-effective diabetes medicine in history, but most people with diabetes still aren’t aware of its benefits.
This miracle vinegar helps to break up mucous throughout the body and cleanse the lymph nodes. Believe it or not, research suggests that apple cider vinegar can help with allergies because of its ability to reduce mucous and sinus congestion. When reducing the effects of allergies, it can also help stave off sinus infections and their related symptoms, such as sore throats and headaches.
3) High Cholesterol.
It has been said that apple cider vinegar can lower cholesterol, it may increase HDL (“good” cholesterol) and reduce levels of triglycerides.
4) Blood Pressure and Heart Health.
Potassium in the vinegar ‘balances sodium levels in the body, which aids in maintaining blood pressure within healthy limits’ and ‘apple cider vinegar also contains magnesium, a mineral that works to relax blood vessel walls and thus lower high blood pressure’.
5) Restores Acid/Alkaline Balance
Apple cider vinegar helps the body maintain a healthy alkaline pH level, and some ‘alternative’ practitioners recommend using apple cider vinegar to help balance the body’s alkaline/acid levels. The theory behind the alkaline diet is that our blood is slightly alkaline (with a normal pH level of between 7.35 and 7.45) and that our diet should reflect this pH level as the body constantly strives to achieve this state of equilibrium.
Research shows that higher acid levels (lower pH level) leads to a lack of energy and higher incidences of infection. Proponents of the alkaline-acid theory believe that a diet high in acid-producing foods leads to lack of energy, excessive mucous production, infections, anxiety, irritability, headache, sore throat, nasal and sinus congestion, allergic reactions, and increased risk of conditions such as arthritis and gout.
6) Face and Hair Health
It is widely known that apple cider vinegar can be used as a rinse for your hair after shampooing to add healthy body and shine. Recycle an old shampoo bottle and fill it with 1/2 a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a cup of structured water. Pour through your hair after shampooing several times a week.
You can also dilute apple cider vinegar with two parts water, and spread the concoction over your face with a cotton ball as a toner at night after washing, or in the morning before you apply your moisturizer. You can also dab apple cider vinegar directly onto age spots and leave them on overnight to lighten their color.
Unpasteurized or organic Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) contains mother of vinegar, which has a cobweb-like appearance and can make the vinegar look slightly congealed. It’s the best way apple cider vinegar should be consumed.