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Organic Apple Cider Vinegar-Benefits & Uses

Updated on March 29, 2014
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What is Organic Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar is made from the juice of apples which are fermented to hard apple cider vinegar that is fermented again to form apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar has many uses and this can range from cleansing or detoxifying your homes to improving our health as well as the health of our pets.

It is important though to use the raw, organic unfiltered and unpasteurized version of apple cider vinegar which is the one with the benefits.

Weight loss

Apple cider vinegar can assist in weight loss. Taken daily, it can help reduce triglycerides which are the ones that contribute to the bad cholesterol in our bodies.

Add about two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to 100 to 200mLs of warm water sweetened with a teaspoon of honey. This can be drunk throughout the day. It is recommended that this concoction be sipped through a straw to protect your teeth from the irritation from the acidic nature of this drink. Another thing to note is to ensure one maintains or increase their intake of calcium to maintain bone and teeth health and integrity. Do this daily for at least twelve weeks to see a decline in body fat. abdominal fat, body weight and waist circumference along with the added benefits of decreased triglycerides in our systems which is awesome for cardiovascular health!


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Apple Cider Vinegar and Reflux

What?! I hear you ask. Why use vinegar to help with heartburn or indigestion, that doesn't make sense!

From experience and research, taking apple cider vinegar or even lemon juice mixed with warm water and honey during or immediately before a meal can actually assist in preventing indigestion. Why? We(ll, many are oblivious to the fact that in many cases of indigestion, the cause of reflux is actually due to a lack of acid rather than too much acid in the gastrointestinal tract. This type of indigestion usually afflicts people with increasing age and those who suffer hypochlorydia (a term referrring to the diminished amount of digestive acids in our stomachs).

Apple cider vinegar is useful taken as one teaspoon in a glass of warm water with a little bit of honey taken before one meal or before each meal of the day to assist in the digestive process and thereby preventing indigestion, malabsorption of nutrients form the foods we eat and thus help with heartburn and reflux. If your stomach is too sensitive, it is recommended that you sip this slowly as you are eating especially at the start of the therapy.

Please note however that people with active ulcers (i.e. people who are actually suffering from too much acid in their systems) should refrain from using this method.



Summary of the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Regulates the pH of our skin and internal body systems
  • Prevents or reduces the risks of bacterial, viral and fungal infections(e.g. candida)
  • Cleanses our lymphatic system
  • Useful for detox
  • Relieves heartburn
  • Useful in sunburn
  • Hair Rinse
  • Aftershave
  • Skin Toner
  • Weight loss
  • Repel fleas from pets (1 part apple cider vinegar to 1 part water in a spray)
  • Natural house cleaner and freshener (1/2 cup apple cider vinegar to 1 cup water)
  • Improve digestion and help with malabsorption syndromes

Apple Cider Vinegar-Other benefits

Apple cider vinegar has the ability to balance our entire body system and helps maintain an optimal alkaline pH level. We need a slightly alkaline environment so as to prevent following symptoms such as:

  • Lethargy or lack of energy
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Rheumatism due to accumulation of metabolic acids in our bodies (from pollution both environmental and toxins from our diet)

Apple cider vinegar can also be used as a detox. It helps improve circulation and liver detoxification which thus has added benefits to cleansing our lymphatic system and thus help with reducing mucous and sinus congestion, sore throats, headaches and sinus infections.

SKIN


Dilute 1 part Apple Cider Vinegar with 2 parts water and spread this over the face with a cotton pad or ball. Using this mixture as a toner in the morning and at night after washing will help improve your complexion and also fade acne blemishes or scars. This mixture can also be used applied overnight with a bandaid to get rid of warts. This treatment should be repeated until the wart falls off.

The same mixture can also be effectively used as an aftershave.

It is important to ensure when taking apple cider vinegar especially on a daily basis to increase one's intake of calcium and vitamin D to ensure integrity of bone and teeth tissue is maintained.

Please drink responsibly as too much or too little of anything may cause more harm than good. Remember to sip it slowly through a straw and make sure to good quality honey and the raw, organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized version of apple cider vinegar so as to enjoy its health benefits.

Here's drinking to our health!


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    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Interesting and so very useful.

      Voted up and wishing you a great day.

      Eddy.

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      Nat Holistic Health Professional IAHT IANLPC 3 years ago from Australia

      Thanks Eiddwen. Wishing you a wonderful day as well.

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