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Apple Cider Vinegar-Good For What Ails You!

Updated on March 25, 2013
It's said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. So it's no wonder that Apple Cider Vinegar, which is made from pressed cider apples, has shown to ward off many illnesses that plague the human body.
It's said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. So it's no wonder that Apple Cider Vinegar, which is made from pressed cider apples, has shown to ward off many illnesses that plague the human body. | Source

Apple Cider Vinegar-The Best Kept Secret, Next To The Fountain Of Youth

Apple Cider Vinegar, such as Braggs, has a multitude of health benefits. It is not only beneficial in promoting optimal health, but is also useful in treating certain skin conditons in pets.
Apple Cider Vinegar, such as Braggs, has a multitude of health benefits. It is not only beneficial in promoting optimal health, but is also useful in treating certain skin conditons in pets.

Apples have been around since the beginning of time, or at least since the time period of our first parents, Adam and Eve, and maybe even a bit longer. Unfortunately Eve, had chosen one bad apple, with the help of Satan and as a result, we as a human race, have been plagued with sickness and ill health since than. However during that Biblical time period of our first parents, we have discovered a few good apples among few of the more rotten ones.


Yes, from the enticing apple we have found that in taking and pressing cider apples together very firmly, we in turn have discovered apple cider vinegar as a result. And as a result and just like magic we get vinegar. Vinegar is a product of fermentation. Fermentation further results as sugars in foods are broken down by yeast and bacteria. This all sounds like a very complicated process, but is rather easy to comprehend.


To simplify further...you take some apple juice, this gets fermented to form hard apple cider, the good stuff! Afterwards, the hard apple cider goes through a second fermentation process, that results in the formation of apple cider vinegar. The cider vinegar retains all the nutritional value of the apples that it is made from. In addition some extra enzymes and acids are also added.


Acetic acid still remains as the main ingredient of this healthy concoction. It all may sound terrible to some of us, and you probably will not want to eat another apple after reading this. But look at all of the good that comes from apples that produce apple cider vinegar. As you read on, you will realize that ingesting a couple tablespoons of apple cider vinegar a day, does much good as far as health benefits go.


Apple cider vinegar over countess decades has been found to do amazing things for our health. Right down to assisting in the digestion process, normalizing blood sugar levels; relieving minor sore throats and a slew of other age old remedies. Yes it seems that apple cider vinegar is the golden tonic of both ancient and modern times, that is good for what ails you!


I first stumbled upon this fact about a year ago while I was over in downtown Mystic Connecticut, which is a quaint little seaside village nestled along Long Island Sound. While sampling some soup at a local health food store, I had the pleasure of meeting a seventy-five year old man, who moved and acted much like that of a fifty year old. Out of curiosity I couldn't help but ask him what he was doing right, or what I was doing wrong over these past ten years or so.


With somewhat of a shrewd grin, the older gentleman glanced up from his morning paper, turned slowly towards me, shook his head a bit from one side to another, and said in a rather low key voice-"you know, it's really very simple!" "All I do is try to stay active by walking a mile or so a day and take 50mg. of L-Carnitine-(an amino acid)- two capsules per day and along with those capsules, drink two glasses of apple cider vinegar. "I place the two tablespoons of the cider vinegar in an eight ounce glass with either apple juice, or water and down the hatch it goes! and I repeat this routine twice during any 24 hour period!"



This is what I thought the seemingly elder gentleman went on to say, as he continued to reveal his longevity secret to me. I just acknowledged the man with a nod whom I later found out was better known to the locals as big John; in his community of super young looking old folks.


But never the less I had a tough time believing that apple cider vingar, along with a few vitamin supplements; could really make that much of a difference In an individual. And thought right away, that what's good for the goose, must be good for the gander. Particularly to physically make someone appear to look younger then they physically appeared. But also assist them in acting more vibrant than your ordinary run of the mill Joe.


Out of curiosity I just had to do some additional research on the topic to share with my readers. As I continued to dig a bit deeper into the core of the matter. I soon realized that apple cider vinegar may without a doubt, have rejuvenating properties equal to that of a modern day fountain of youth. Apple cider vinegar was even used back in the 1950's, during a time when alternative medicine was just beginning to take root.


Besides taking the liquid form of apple cider vinegar, many folks also were consuming pills. As a dietary supplement, apple cider vinegar comes in a 450mg. pill form as well. In addition it has been shown that honey mixed with apple cider vinegar, acted as a type of healing elixir and an energizing liquid.


Apple Cider Vinegar is also used internally; to lower high cholesterol and normalize blood sugar levels in diabetic patients. Apple cider vinegar has even been shown to assist people in losing unwanted pounds. However the mechanism behind shedding weight with apple cider vinegar, is not quite understood. Apple cider vinegar had many external uses, besides those that benefit internally.


Some have also used this golden tonic as a hair wash in maintaining normal ph of the hair, as well as ridding the scalp of dandruff and lice. Other external uses include but are not limited to-soothing sunburned skin and treating insect bites. And a majority of people find that apple cider vinegar makes an excellent cooking ingredient, in preparing their favorite dishes.



It's not just beneficial to us humans in the fight to maintain optimal health. Our feline and canine counterparts also fare well; from the benefits that apple cider vinegar provide. From taking away the foul odor of a skunk, right down to ridding their fur of fleas, ticks and mosquitos, that on occasion can leave skin infections and blemishes.


It certainly seems that without a doubt, apple cider vinegar continues to amaze us in so many ways. And if you are looking to improve health and wellness not only for yourself, but your furry friends as well, why not pick up a bottle or two during your next trip to the market or health food store.



I find a wider selection to choose from when I am at the local health food store. And I prefer Bragg apple cider vinegar, over other popular brand names, not just because of the name on the label. But this particular brand has been around for awhile and seems to get the most recognition for one reason or another.


You will find a good number of other products with the name Bragg on the label. Among them are Bragg liquid aminos, which taste great when added to a soup with miso added to it, or even on your favorite stew. Just keep in mind, that not all apple cider vinegar's are created equal either.



Unlike that rotten apple that our first mother had set her eyes upon, and picked from that forbidden tree, within the garden of eden. You by all means want to pick the best fruit and from the right tree, which will produce the best vinegar. Those few apples that come from the cream of the crop, include the ingredient-"mother of vinegar."


Mother of vinegar, is basically a gelatinous compound, that is formed during the last part of the process of fermentation. The apple cider vinegar, resulting from this fermentation process, comes from the best organically grown apples, which are cold-pressed. This vinegar is not pasteurized and in addition, does not contain any preservatives or added chemicals. Bragg name apple cider vinegar as previously mentioned, is one vinegar which fits this description.



So the next time you take a trip down the health-food aisle of your local market, don't forget to pick up the apple cider vinegar off of the shelf. And when you arrive home and prepare your first glass of this healthy, golden liquid; just think of big John as you pour it all down the hatch! and may good health come to you in return.

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      James Bowden 3 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Hi Bill:

      Thanks for stopping by to check out this article. Glad you found it interesting & hope you will receive the same benefits from it, that my friend Big John had found, when he too first discovered this tangy but healthy drink! (;

      JL

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well that was interesting and I had no idea. Time for some research. Thanks for the information my new friend.

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      James Bowden 4 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Chewy mommy:

      Happy to hear that apple cider vinegar is beginning to benefit you already. Also glad that the information in my article helped you achieve all of those benefits and more, found within this natural health tonic.

      Jl

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      The Chewy Mommy 4 years ago

      I recently started taking two tsp. of Braggs ACV mixed with water three times a day. I kept hearing about all of the health benefits, I need to lose some weight, and it can't hurt me so I thought why not. I have noticed my skin is starting to clear up since I started drinking it daily a week ago which is an added benefit, and my acid reflux has gotten better! I also am noticing I do not crave diet pop anymore, which is amazing since I am a huge diet Dr. Pepper addict.

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      James Bowden 5 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Hello all of my fellow hubber freelance writers:

      Just want to thank Ruby, Diane and howlermunkey for providing feedback on my apple cider vinegar article. I am glad all three of you and many more of my readers found the information within beneficial in more ways then one. And apple cider vinegar as they say..."Is really good for what ails you!" Can never get enough of this miracle liquid which cures so many ailments. Again thank you all for your comments and support. Happy writing!

      Jlbowden

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      Jeff Boettner 5 years ago from Tampa, FL

      WOW, awesome timing on this hub, as I'm slamming it down today... I came into work feeling fine, then around 10 am my throat felt harsh, and I could feel a whopper of a cold comming on. I went home at lunch and started slamming AC Vinegar, and I'm feeling better already. (serously). Great Hub. An old Italian friend from many years ago told me about this stuff. If you catch your cold early enough, you'll be fine the next day.

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      Diane Minton 5 years ago from Evansville, Indiana

      We have l apple orchards in Indiana this is making me want to go and buy some of it...I am glad you wrote this great hub, since this stuff is very healthy as you point out. thank you

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      Maree Michael Martin 5 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Wow, didn't know apple vinegar was so very helpful. Thanks for a wonderful hub about it. Thumbs up and shared.

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      Christine 5 years ago

      Bragg is hands-down the BEST ACV anywhere! And it is not pricey!

      I would advice though to quickly take a tbsp. and chase it with H2O!

      Why prolong the agony of the strong vinegar taste by putting the tbsp

      in a full glass of water??! Ugh, no thanks!

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      James Bowden 5 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Hello Alisharanee:

      Thank you for checking out my hub article about Apple Cider Vinegar and its many uses. I am glad you found it very informative as well as useful in some way or another. I always try to write articles that are not only informative, but also ones that bring value to my readers. Again I appreciate your feedback very much and glad you enjoyed the read. Be well!

      Jlbowden

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      alisharenee 5 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      I have discovered many uses for Apple Cider Vinegar. This hub is very informative and detailed. I have been using ACV as a natural remedy for my skin and it has been working great. My grandmother is very old fashioned and she swears by the remedy of taking an Apple Cider Vinegar bath (adding 2-3 cups ACV to bath water) when you have a cold or flu.

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      James Bowden 5 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Robert:

      Thanks for the additional tips about the apple cider vinegar and glad that you found the article useful and informative in some way. I had also recently found out that the ganoderma extract is also very beneficial in neutralizing stomach acid. And in turn can prevent such illnesses as Gastro-Esophageal-Reflux-Disease (GERD). Thanks again for stopping in.

      Jl

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      Robertr04 5 years ago from Detroit,Mi.

      Great hub on a product I've been using for years. One more tidbit about the wonders of apple cider vinegar. All those suffering from acid reflux. This comes from not enough acid rather than too much. There is an organ in the stomach that produces this acid and 1tbsp of honey, 1tbsp of Bragg A.C.V. and 1/2 cup of steam distilled water will nourish that organ. Continue to use until symptoms are gone. In my case it took 2 weeks. Your my be longer or shorter. By the way, it must be vinegar with the mother in it.

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      James Bowden 5 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Hello mvaivata:

      Liked I mentioned in my article-Apple Cider Vinegar certainly is good for what ails us, is it not? anyway I'm glad that you are one of many individuals out there who are benefitting from all of the natural and good things that this golden liquid has to offer and may much good health come your way. Take care and thank you again for your comments and feedback as well-glad you enjoyed the read.

      Jl

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      mvaivata 5 years ago

      I use this stuff for... pretty much everything. It's become something of a staple in my house. Thank you for this very interesting, detailed hub! I will certainly be sharing it -- you know... just in case someone else isn't quite hep to this magical liquid yet. ;-)

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      James Bowden 5 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Hello Bri:

      Thanks for your comment in reference to my article and I am glad that you found apple cider vinegar to be useful in some way as I and "Big John" have so far. lol. And thank you for being a follower of my writing. Take care.

      Jl

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      Worldofwow1992 5 years ago from Michigan

      Apple Cider Vinegar is definitly a must have for everyone. Great hub!

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      Mammamia 6 years ago

      Good work.This apple cider vinegar is a great one to have during our dinner.I like this hub very much since it provides useful information .Worth have a look.Thanks a lot for sharing this.:)

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      James Bowden 6 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Glenn:

      Glad you enjoyed the read and thank you for the comments in reference to the article. The next time that you drink a glass of apple cider vinegar during dinner, give a toast to "Big John" before you drink. (: LoL

      Jim

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      Glenn Stok 6 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I usually take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed in water with my dinner. I find it helps with digestion and just plain feeling good. Thanks for sharing your info in this Hub. It reminded me to get back to my evening regiment of apple cider vinegar. I can tell the difference when I forget to take it.

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      James Bowden 6 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Susie:

      Glad you enjoyed the read and will eventually benefit from apple cider vinegar. Thanks again for the comment.

      Jim

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      SusieQ42 6 years ago

      I had no idea! Guess I'll have to pick some up since I'm getting up there in years. I asked the Lord to turn me back a year (each year) when I turned 50 but he must have forgotten! Actually, I think I must have had 2 birthdays this year since I feel MUCH older. I got a laugh out of my mother when I told her that. Thanks for the interesting read.

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      James Bowden 6 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Hello eye say:

      I'm glad that you enjoyed my article and thank you for your comment.

      JL

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      eye say 6 years ago from Canada

      great hub, thanks for sharing

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      James Bowden 6 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Hello saddlerider;

      Ditto my friend...and Thank you for the insightful comments. It is amazing is it not, from what we have at our very fingertips in the way of natural remedies that sometimes go unnoticed? Bragg is without a doubt,like a fine wine, or tasty honey, a true nectar of the gods which you could certainly brag about! I now find myself growing wearing from pen in hand, so will head to my cabinet and prepare yet another glass, so I have enough energy to compose some fine poetry, just as you have in the past. Thanks again saddlerider and I will be studying some of your future works as well.

      Jl

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      saddlerider1 6 years ago

      I love to Brag about Bragg, I fully endorse this great product. I wouldn't be without Bragg soya sauce in my pantry, now that's something to Bragg about, excellent hub my friend.