There's been a lot of talk about "Apple Cider Vinegar" and whether it really works or not.
Well . . . today we break it down and figure that out.
So what is "apple cider vinegar"?
Well . . . It's mostly apple juice with added yeast which turns the sugar part of the juice into alcohol. This process is called fermentation. And the best "ACV" is with "mother" of "vail". And how do we tell if we have the good stuff?
Well . . . if you hold the bottle up to the light . . . you'll see a cloudy residue in the bottom of the bottle and that's called "mother". That's the good stuff.
Okay . . . so ACV has a ton of healthy properties including antimicrobial and antioxidant effects. It contains magnesium (which we've spoken a lot about in previous Health Tips), Iron, phosphorus, manganese, amino acids and antioxidants
It aids in weight loss and helps reduce belly fat and bloating, reducing cholesterol, lowering blood sugar levels, improving the symptoms of diabetes, improves digestion, insulin sensitivity, hair health, heart health, aids in heartburn, lowers blood pressure, reduces acne, has anti-aging properties and best of all it helps to kill the "bad" bacteria I'm always talking about.
And you ask . . . how does that happen?
Well . . . "Apple cider vinegar" unlike other kinds of vinegar will balance the body's "pH". Remember we've spoken of balancing the body's pH before and of its importance to optimal health.
Even though ACV is acidic in itself . . . ACV promotes an alkaline environment inside the body. This is due to how ACV is broken down and digested. You see . . . "bad" bacteria and viruses "CAN NOT" live in an alkaline, oxygen rich environment.
So if you've never tried it . . . maybe it's time.
My favorite is a teaspoon of ACV in a cup of hot water with a little Manuka honey.
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