Very Versatile Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments
but not all vinegars are created equal. Liz Chandler from Natures Corner
tells us some of the benefits of taking this versatile liquid and what to
look for on the shelves.
Apple cider vinegar has a subtle apple taste. If you wish to take it for
medicinal reasons then you need to ensure that it is unfiltered, unpasteurized
and naturally fermented to retain the nutritious ‘mother’ created
from the beneficial bacteria. The mother is believed to be rich in health-boosting
natural protein, healthy bacteria and acetic acid and you can sometimes
see it as a cloudy substance floating in the liquid. Any cheap, see through
apple cider is great for salad dressings but that’s about it!
There are many benefits to taking apple cider vinegar, but here are the
Stiff and painful joints Apple cider vinegar is rich in magnesium, phosphorus,
calcium and potassium and a deficiency in any of these can lead to impaired
joint mobility. The potassium in apple cider vinegar may be especially beneficial
because it prevents calcium build-up in the joints, and joint calcification
leads to sever joint stiffness. Joint pain and arthritis may be linked to
toxins that have accumulated in the joints because metabolic waste is often
stored in connective tissues. Apple cider vinegar has pectin and this helps
to absorb toxins and eliminate them; meanwhile the acids in cider vinegar
work to purify and detoxify the entire body.
Digestion You may think that apple cider vinegar is acidic, but in the body,
very much like lemon, it is actually alkalizing. So if you are particularly
acidic from a poor diet and too many acidic foods and drinks, this can alkalize
the system, relieving heartburn and acid reflux. It also stimulates digestive
juices that help your body breakdown food.
Skin and nail health Thanks to its natural antibacterial and antifungal
properties, apple cider vinegar is used as a natural treatment for healthier
skin and nails. Applied as a toner, it may help to balance the skin’s
PH and has an exfoliating effect that smooth's and softens. For rough cracked
heels or mild fungal nail infections, apple cider vinegar is commonly used
as a foot soak.
Try taking 1-3 teaspoons in a glass of semi boiling water mixed with local
honey,15-20 minutes before a meal. You may think that drinking vinegar would
be vile but it’s actually very pleasant once you get used to it. At
Natures Corner we sell Higher Nature Apple Cider vinegar which is raw, unfiltered,
unpasteurised and with the mother.
It is said that Hippocrates, the ‘father of medicine’ used apple
cider vinegar for cleaning wounds and relieving coughs, so let’s learn
from this outstanding figure in the history of medicine. At Natures Corner
we are always very happy to answer any of your health related questions.
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