What is apple cider vinegar ?
Apple cider vinegar is basically crushed apples
with some yeast added, which ferments the
sugars into alcohol.
After this you add bacteria to further ferment the
alcohol and this turns it into acetic acid which is
the main ingredient in apple cider vinegar and
gives it its strong sour smell which some believe
is the reason for the health benefits.
I only buy raw unfiltered unpasteurized organic
apple cider vinegar that is 5 % acetic acid.
This vinegar also contains mother, a kind of murky
substance which is usually at the bottom of the
bottle. Mother consists of strands of proteins
enzymes and friendly bacteria .
Mother apparently is where all the health benefits
are, just shake the bottle before using, it won’t
Apparently there are no studies to acknowledge
the benefits of mother.
Is Apple Cider Vinegar good for your body ?
There are many benefits, although the bottle of
organic apple cider vinegar I have only lists 5%
acetic acid, 0% calories, 0% fat, 0% carbohydrates
and 0% protein. Not a significant source of
saturates, trans, cholesterol, sodium, fibre,
sugars, vitamin A, C, calcium or iron.
Organic apple cider vinegar may contain however
some amino acids, antioxidants and potassium
which are also good for you!
What are health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar ?
It is a good antioxidant and antimicrobial. Also it
may aid us in weight loss, reduce our cholesterol
and lower our blood sugar and this can aid in
Also, personally, when I feel a little stiffness the
joints of my hands from my arthritis and at 71 yrs
old it can get quite stiff. My remedy is a
tablespoon of raw organic apple cider in a cup of
warm filtered water with a teaspoon of
unpasteurized honey. Apple cider vinegar helps
my stiff joints so much that I will take one
tablespoon in the morning and one after or with
dinner. I noticed since I increased my intake from
one teaspoon a day to two tablespoons a day with
a little honey like a teaspoon the pain in most of
my finger joints is gone and some other
joints greatly decreased to the point that I barely
notice them along with hardly any stiffness it’s
Can apple cider vinegar shrink your
finger joints ?
In fact before taking apple cider
vinegar regularly I had my wedding ring sized a
little larger cause I could barely get it off my
finger. After taking the apple cider vinegar on a
regular basis my ring was so loose on my ring
finger that I almost lost my ring. Finally after about
a week I found my ring in a bag. I had to retrace
my steps and was very lucky to find my ring!
That’s how small my knuckle had shrunk on my
I inherited my mother’s curse rheumatoid arthritis!
Luckily I have held it at bay for many years This is
just my experience yours may be different.
So, not only does apple cider vinegar work as an
antioxidant, antimicrobial,good for weght loss and
lowering blood sugars but it is also good for
improving digestion and is a natural laxative,
improves insulin sensitivity, is good for hair
health, helps to reduce acne, reduces stomach
bloating, may help to break down calcium
deposits, aids in eliminating heartburn, lowers
blood pressure, improves heart health, decreases
the risk of cancer and has anti-aging features!
This takes an apple a day keeps the doctor away
to a whole new meaning !
Apple Cider Vinegar kills bacteria
The reason why apple cider vinegar is so good at
killing bacteria is that it contains acetic acid!
This is why it is also a good disinfectant and also
a natural perservative.
The Greeks 2,000 years ago used vinegar to clean
wounds because it helps to kill bacteria, also
fungus, lice, warts and may be the reason it helps
with acne problems but more studies are needed.
Apple Cider Uses and Dosage
You can use apple cider vinegar in cooking, it
tastes better than white vinegar specially in
coleslaw. My wife made some the other day, my
mother’s old recipe very tasty! Let me know if you
would like the recipe in the comments section
There is a lot of acid in apple cider vinegar so
drinking it straight is not recommended. It can
damage your teeth, upset your stomach and
irritate your throat.
As I said before one tablespoon in a cup of warm
or hot water with a teaspoon of unpasteurized
honey twice a day is enough.
When I was a young boy about 8 years old my
best friend would drink a cup of white vinegar
from his mother’s kitchen and then replace it with
a cup of tap water so his mother would not know
but many cups replaced later and the secret was
eventually up, ha ha. He tried to get me to drink it
but it tastes horrible. My friend was always a very
skinny kid but I can’t say if it was the vinegar.
Although, some Japanese studies suggested that
vinegar may help with weight loss!
Talk to your doctor and ask him if it’s right for
Apple cider vinegar may help you have better
health try it see if you like it. I like it as a warm
drink it’s quite refreshing!
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