Let me tell you about the first time that I tried ingesting Apple Cider Vinegar. I’d read all about it’s health benefits, what it was good for and how it would improve my life. So I decided to add it to my regime. I added my tablespoon of ACV to my glass of water and down the hatch it went. Except, I made the big mistake adding it to sparkling not still, so it was like drinking a pint of cider at 7.30am in the morning, not good. Of course, I like to think I learn from my mistakes so from now on, it’s still only!
Anyway, Apple Cider Vinegar and why you need it in your life.
I’m not going to bore you with a million details, just 4 GOOD reasons you need it in your life.
It can help you lose weight. It can help a few ways. First of all, acids help with the digestion of protein, the building blocks for some of our hormones, especially growth hormone.
Secondly, ACV contains pectin and pectin is what helps us feel fuller for longer. So 1 to 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar + 1 glass of water. Drink before meals 3 times a day.
Mix with water for a non-toxic, all purpose cleaner. Yep, time to put down that flash spray and mix one part acv with one part water for a cleaner that is a brilliant alternative to all those harsh chemicals in well known brands.
Get rid of skin tags or warts. Douse a cotton wool ball in apple cider vinegar and attach to the area, leave overnight and you’ll see a reduction. It may need a couple of “treatments” but you’ll soon find they disappear.
It can clear your sinuses. With winter setting in and colds starting to come out in force then you’ll need all the help you can get if you’re planning on avoiding the snuffles. So to breathe easier sip on water and acv throughout the day. It’ll stop bacteria growing in your sinuses and because it has a high potassium content, it’ll help easy the mucus (sorry) that’s in your nose.
Which Apple Cider Vinegar should you use?
To make sure that you get the full benefits, you need to buy raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar, preferably organic. The raw and unfiltered ACV contains the mother, a natural sediment with pectin, trace minerals, beneficial bacteria and enzymes, which will make it appear cloudy, not clear.
I buy Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar which varies from £4.99 to £5.50 a bottle on amazon and you should be able to find a good, raw one in your local health food shop.
I’ll be doing another post on Apple Cider Vinegar soon because seriously, the benefits are vast so I could write a whole book on it! Tell me, do you use Apple Cider Vinegar? And what for?