Apple cider vinegar
ACV is an amazing natural cure for a number of ailments and for preserving health in general. This amazing substance is an effective bacteria fighter and a natural probiotic that also contains many minerals that are vital for a healthy body.
Natural ACV is made by crushing whole, fresh organic apples and allowing them to ferment. When the vinegar is mature, it contains a dark, cloudy, web like foam, which is where all the healthful enzymes live. So along with apples' naturally occurring benefits, such as high fibre pectin, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, folic acid, niacin, carbohydrates, it also contains trace minerals like potassium, calcium, magnesium and zinc, and combines to create an excellent health fortifier.
However, only naturally produced, organic ACV contains these beneficial enzymes and minerals that other supermarket varieties may not have due to refining, over-heating, and distilling. Therefore, it is recommended to buy unpasteurised ACV to gain the maximum benefits from this amazing substance.
The benefits when taken internally, ACV is known to:
Reduce sinus infections and sore throats.
Protect against food poisoning and fight E Coli and other bacteria.
Prevent muscle fatigue after exercise.
Strengthen the immune system.
Increase metabolism which promotes weight loss.
Improve digestion and cure both constipation and diarrhoea.
Alleviate symptoms of arthritis and gout.
Prevent bladder stones and urinary tract infections.
Cure bad breath.
Remove toxins from the body.
Some of its external benefits include helping to maintain healthy skin and hair, including preventing dandruff and hair loss.
ACV's antiseptic and pH balancing properties also make it an effective natural cure for skin conditions like acne, when applied on the skin. Apply a solution of apple cider vinegar and water (2 tablespoons in a glass of water) several times a day. This will help reduce infection and inflammation.
How to take ACV
For daily maintenance, take 1-2 tablespoons in a glass (8 oz) of water, 3 times a day, taken before your meals. To help with the taste, you can add a tablespoon of raw honey.