Apple Cider Vinegar

You may or may now be aware of all that apple cider vinegar has to offer. Raw, organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar is one of the oldest and most useful remedies in the world. The benefits are endless. 

1 - Helps control blood sugar levels  - a few spoons of apple cider vinegar could help to keep your sugar levels balanced. Research has shown that people with Type 2 Diabetes who took 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed had lower glucose readings by morning. 

2 - Boosts energy levels - exercise and extreme stress can cause lactic acid to build up in muscles, leading to fatigue. Apple cider vinegar contain potassium and enzymes which relieve that tired feeling. Next time you're feeling sluggish add a teaspoon or two to a glass of water or juice drink. 

3 - Regulates the PH of the skin - the malic and lactic acid found in apple cider vinegar help to soften and exfoliate the skin, reduce red spots and balance the PH level of the skin. It's antibacterial properties can help to reduce acne. pour a little on a cotton pad and sweep over the face. 

4 - Helps to clear congestion - apple cider vinegar contains potassium which helps to thin mucus while the acetic acid prevents the spread of germs. Take a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water to help with sinus drainage. 

5 - Strengthens the immune system - apple cider vinegar is rich in acids which have anti fungal and anti bacterial properties these help to clear out the body. Taking a spoon of apple cider vinegar daily can benefit your lymphatic system and cleanse your lymph nodes. 

6 - Aids weight loss - the acetic acid suppresses your appetite while speeding up your metabolism. 

7 - Slows down the ageing process - the antioxidant properties in vinegar help to prevent premature ageing and help in slowing down the ageing process. Apple cider vinegar also assists in the absorption of calcium, an essential mineral for bone density, taking acv daily will help prevent osteoporoses. 

8- Helps to whiten teeth -  apple cider vinegar can help remove stains from teeth and keep your mouth germ free. Add 1 teaspoon of acv to 2 teaspoons of water and gargle for 2-3 minutes, spit it out. Do not swallow. Brush teeth as normal. Do this no more than once a week as the vinegar can damage tooth enamel if done too regularly. 

Where to purchase apple cider vinegar?

Braggs and Heinz are the most popular brands around and the ones I've used in the past. They are readily available in most grocery stores and health food shops. 

How to take apple cider vinegar? 

If you can endure it, take a tablespoon or shot of it neat every morning. Otherwise mix it in a little water with a slice of lemon or a clear juice, such as apple juice. To use apple cider vinegar as a skin toner dab some on a cotton pad and sweep it over your face. 

Apple cider vinegar has long been known for it's therapeutic properties. It's cleansing and healing effects have a positive effect on your health and wellbeing. It's not the best thing you'll ever taste, but the health benefits far out way the sour taste. Mix is with some water and a slice of lemon if the vinegar neat is too much for you. 

 

Sarah xo