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The Many Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar Information sheet

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For hundreds of years people have been using Apple cider vinegarin their food and for its medicinal benefits.

It was first used as an energizing tonic and a healing elixir.  It was a staple in most homes as a remedy for many common ailments and pains

Apple cider vinegar is a totally natural product. It is produced from the fermentation of apple juice to apple cider followed by a second fermentation to apple cider vinegar.

This natural product keeps all the nutritional goodness of the apples from which it was made. It is also fortified with the extra acids and enzymes produced during the two fermentation steps.

It's combining of all these ingredients that give apple cider vinegar its amazing health benefits.

Apple cider vinegar can be used externally as well as internally. It is a great way to sooth sunburns and insect bites. It can be used on your hair to treat dandruff and makes hair very shinny. I use it to clean my fruit and vegetables as it removes pesticides and insecticides and wax.

Apple cider vinegar works well with eating natural healthy whole foods. It is not highly processed and depleted of much of its nutrients like so many foods are today.

Be careful though. Not all Apple cider Vinegars are equal!   Many commercial ACV's have been pasteurized, filtered, refined or distilled in order to make the product look good, and thereby more appealing to the general public.

Of course this extra processing destroys much of the health benefits and so many of the apple ciders on the market are lacking in the benefits that were in the product in the first place.

The best apple cider vinegar to use is one made from organically grown whole apples, with no chemicals or preservatives added. It should contain the "mother of vinegar", and not pasteurized. The "mother of vinegar" is a natural gelatinous substance formed during the last fermentation step.

This type of wholesome apple cider vinegar can be purchased here at The Natural Therapy Shop.

What Can Raw Apple Cider Vinegar Do for you?

It can help you look and feel better and give you more energy. It contains –

Pectin – This can help to regulate blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol.

Potassium – May help to prevent brittle teeth, hair loss and runny noses.

Malic Acid – Is anti-viral, anti-bacterial & anti-fungal. Fantastic for gut health and digestion

Calcium – helps create strong bones and teeth and increases the body’s uptake of Magnesium.

Ash – gives ACV its alkaline property which aids your body in maintaining proper pH levels for a healthy alkaline state.

Another fantastic benefit of apple cider vinegar is weight loss. Although no one is sure how it works, it has helped many people lose weight.

There are many  other benefits as listed below - cooking, treatment for gout, Acid reflux, Sinusitis, diabetes, warts and hot flushes, rosacea, digestive problems , water retention, Acidic pH levels, high cholesterol, common colds, allergies. It is also thought to help arthritis; you can drink it in water or as a compress on joints. Asthma, candida, colitis osteoporosis, constipation, muscle cramps, colitis, diabetes, diarrhoea, depression, dizziness, ear discharge, eczema, fatigue, gallstones, kidney stones, hay fever, headaches, heartburn, hiccups, indigestion, insomnia, kidney and bladder problems, sore throats,

What a fantastic health supplement, natural and cheap!

 

WELL fermented KOMBUCHA can be used in the same way as Apple Cider vinegar.