Even if you are just starting out on your health journey, it is likely that you have heard of apple cider vinegar. Many people are surprised and sometimes skeptical of apple cider vinegar in the beginning…how can such a simple and inexpensive product get so much praise? Apple cider vinegar certainly is a product that you can get a whole lot of bang for your buck!
Let’s start off with explaining what apple cider vinegar is. Apple cider vinegar is made from crushed sweet apples and the fruit sugar is converted to alcohol, and then acetic acid during fermentation. Apple cider vinegar has long been used as a folk remedy and rose to popularity when D.C. Jarvis wrote about it in the best-selling book, “Folk Medicine: A Vermont Doctor’s Guide to Good Health.”
When buying apple cider vinegar, it is vital to purchase organic, raw and unfiltered vinegar to ensure you are getting a top quality product. This top quality product contains raw enzymes and gut-friendly bacteria that promote healing. It is important to know that clear vinegar is processed and doesn’t have any of the benefits of raw apple cider vinegar.
Keep in mind that apple cider vinegar is potent and can take some time getting used to the strong taste. Dilute it with water if you need to.
Here is a list that touches on the many versatile health benefits of apple cider vinegar.
• Weight Loss
• Nausea help
• Itch relief from insect bites
• Sunburn relief
• Helps treat acid reflux
• Sore throat relief
• Digestion help
• Helps control blood sugar levels
• Regulates the pH of your skin
• Treats wounds and infections
• Can aid in weight loss
• Rich in potassium, a mineral that is often times lacking in adult diets. This mineral is key for
growth, building muscles, transmission of nerve impulses, heart activity etc. It also helps to
prevent brittle teeth, hair loss and runny noses.