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Apple Cider Vinegar - The Worlds Best Home Remedy?
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Hi there,

Some of my friends think I'm a little weird, or a lot weird, because I put apple cider vinegar (ACV) into my drinking-water bottle. Why would I possibly want to drink vinegar, they think to themselves, but they are the ones missing out. I'm in on the secret.

About 10 years ago I was the victim of one of those tricks that supermarkets use to try to force you to make a compulsive purchase. You know, the 'rack right next to the cash register' routine. It's such a temptation.

This time though, I picked up a little gem for a buck plus tax. This bargain-basement treasure was a small booklet about the healing qualities of ACV. Worth a dollar of anyone's money, and wow, did I learn a lot.

It seems the people who live in apple country are already clued-in about this, and I guess they should be. ACV has been used as a home remedy for centuries for all kinds of existing illnesses and also as a preventative.

Anti-oxidants, and their age-slowing qualities, are part of most peoples' awareness these days. Anti-oxidants absorb free radicals that accelerate the ageing process and cause all kinds of degenerative mayhem inside us. Beta carotene is one of the strongest anti-oxidants, there is a lot of beta carotene in apples, and there are a lot of apples in ACV.

ACV also comes with vitamin A, which is another anti-oxidant, and several minerals as part of the deal. Minerals like iron, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, silicon and potassium, all of which are necessary for good health.

Apples contain a lot of potassium and potassium encourages growth of cells and tissue. Potassium also helps the body purge sodium, which helps lessen some of the damage caused by a high salt diet, such as high blood-pressure. A diet low in potassium can lead to fatigue, memory loss and arthritis.

In some circles, ACV is well-known as a treatment for allergies, headaches, migraine, colds, fatigue, infections, stomach problems, sore throat, skin prblems, dandruff, acne and more.

It is also an effective preventative for a whole list of diseases. Included on that list are anemia, cancer, heart disease, flu and ulcers.

The default dosage is 2 teaspoons of ACV with 1 teaspoon of honey, taken in a glass of warm water, 3 times a day. As I almost mentioned before, I add about 3-4 tablespoons of ACV to a 1 1/2 litre bottle of mineral water and sip it throughout the day. It's refreshing, similar to squeezing a lemon into the water, and helps your body maintain a balanced metabolism.

ACV is available in supermarkets and whole food stores all over. Try to get the cloudy one which contains the highly-prized 'mother', the culture that makes the liquid become vinegar.

ACV with the 'mother' is a little more expensive but many, many times more beneficial than the mother-free, orphaned version. Some people even go as far as to say that without the mother, ACV is useless. That seems a little extreme to me, I mean it's still made with apples, isn't it? Can't be all bad.

So summer is here, why not give apple cider vinegar a try? It's just about the healthiest and most refreshing thing you can drink during the hot weather.

Keep cool ..


Street Talk


Does ACV without the mother have the enzymes necessary to cure dandruff?

  about 1 decade ago
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