Thursday, April 26, 2007

Benefits of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar

I love Apple Cider Vinegar drinks and wanted to share with you how they are made and what makes them so special and beneficial to our health.

How to make an Apple Cider Vinegar drink

1 tablespoon of raw organic apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon of Grade B Maple Syrup
1 large glass of water

Simply mix everything up in the glass of water and you got yourself an Apple Cider Vinegar drink.

The grade B maple syrup is used to make the drink sweet, yet give you some extra minerals in the process. You could technically drink it without the maple syrup, but it would be a very bitter drink.

What type of Apple Cider Vinegar to use

I wanted to express that you need raw organic apple cider vinegar and not regular apple cider vinegar you would buy at a your local grocery store.

Bragg's Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is my favorite brand and meets all of the requirements when choosing a product I want to work with. It is made from organically grown apples and the vinegar is matured in wooden barrels. It also contains the "mother" of the vinegar, which other brands lack.

The "Mother" is a dark, cloudy substance. When it appears, you know the most important part of the apples have been left intact. If the "Mother" is present, you know the vinegar is full of enzymes and minerals. Other brands do not have this due to over-processing, filtrating and overheating the vinegar. Consuming the "Mother" is an important aspect in the healing apple cider vinegar brings.

Another thing that makes Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar stand out from the rest is the fact that it is not pasteurized. Although some people think that pasteurizing the vinegar would make it better, this is not so. The process of pasteurization destroys the nutrients and enzymes, which are the most important aspects of apple cider vinegar in the first place.

Although it is not pasteurized, you do not need to worry about bacterias such as E.Coli due to the natural acidity in the vinegar itself. It naturally keeps itself pure.

Apple cider vinegar is safe during pregnancy. Actually, according to the Bragg's website: "It helps to rid the body of toxins and may even help with any complications that may arise or have arisen with the pregnancy. It supports regularity and promotes digestion."

You do not have to keep the apple cider vinegar refrigerated, but it should be put in a dark and cool place. It has an average shelf-life of 5 years.

Health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Removal of Toxins from the Body
Promotion of a youthful appearance
Support of a healthy immune system
Weight control- by naturally breaking down fat in the body
Improved digestion & assimilation of food
Soothing action on sore joints and muscles
Soothing action on irritated skin

Many other people have reported cures from allergies, sinus infections, acne, high cholesterol, the flu, chronic fatigue, candida, acid reflux, sore throats, dermatitis, arthritis and gout all with the use of apple cider vinegar.

Although vinegar is acidic, it actually helps the body to become more alkaline in nature. Apple Cider Vinegar is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral. This is why it worked so well for me in the removal of my plantar warts. For more on how it helped my warts, see my article: "How I Got Rid of the Plantar Warts I Had for 8 Years."