Do you remember the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Well that saying is supported by the facts that we have gathered about apples. They are amount the most health giving fruits available and contain beneficial vitamins and minerals. Some of those included are potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, iron and the central ingredient, apple cider vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar breaks down fatty, mucous and phlegm that are in the body therefore improving the health and function of your liver, bladder, and kidneys. It also helps thin the blood, which prevents high blood pressure. It also promotes digestion, the assimilation in the body and the elimination process. It helps get rid of toxic substances that can be harmful. It has been said that if you take a mixture of cider vinegar and water before a meal it will help prevent diarrhea or digestive upsets. This works especially well for picnics when food is left uncovered and not refrigerated for long periods. The potassium in apple cider vinegar also is helpful in easing the symptoms of common colds and allergies. Potassium is essential to healthy bones and teeth and it’s good for hair loss.
Apple cider vinegar can be taken in many different forms. The best method is by using it in its natural liquid form. You can use it in salad dressings, making mayonnaise, or sprinkled on chips and fries. It also can be used as a hot or cold beverage sweetened with natural honey.
Cider vinegar can detoxify the body of harmful elements that can cause such things as boils, blisters, and acne. It also helps in the clotting process and cleaning the blood in your body. Cider vinegar applied as hot compresses to the aching joints of the body can also reduce inflammation and pain. It has also been known to treat such ailments as nose bleeds, cancer, gallstones, kidney stones, hay fever, ear discharge, fatigue, muscle cramps, and diarrhea. Depression is also supposed to be helped by taking cider vinegar.
One of the latest crazes in weight loss is the use of apple cider vinegar. I see it as coming around in cycles as a weight loss tool. Since you can now find apple cider vinegar in tablets, it is easy to take as a supplement to help in your weight loss program. Of course, always check with your doctor before starting any weight loss program. It’s been said that it helps increase metabolism, generates energy and reduces hunger. It is safe enough that even children with weight problems can take the supplements. Many diets advocate eating an apple before each meal. This gives the extra boost of the metabolism as well as lessens your appetite before eating.
For postmenopausal women, the risk of bone loss is greater than in younger women. A supplement of apple cider vinegar has magnesium, silicone and calcium and magnesium, which have all been linked to sustaining, bone mass.
In addition, Vitamin C, vitamin E, Vitamin A, B2 and B6, Vitamin P and beta-carotene is also found in trace amounts. These additional minerals and vitamins help your body by boosting metabolism, reducing the dangerous LDL cholesterol, reducing water retention in the body, and regulating blood pressure. It’s said to also increase concentration and memory, blood circulation, regulating body temperature and gives us more energy.
Yeast infections can also be impacted by apple cider vinegar. It’s caused by a yeast imbalance in your body sometimes caused by a change in diet or taking antibiotics. A douche of two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a quart of lukewarm water helps restore the acid balance in your body. You should do this twice a day until the symptoms go away.
In looking at all the benefits of apple cider vinegar, it seems that having an apple a day is a very healthy start to a good diet plan and healthy eating. It must be noted that apple cider vinegar can be bought in capsule form, but for those of you who are purist, you can make your own at home. You make apple cider vinegar from winter and fall varieties of apples. There are quite a few steps involving in making this at home; one of the important things to remember is to make this mixture in glass, plastic, wood, enamel or stainless steel containers. Don’t use metal containers because the acid will cause corrosion of metal or aluminum.