What springs to mind when I say vinegar? Goes great with salt on my fish and chips possibly? Or great for cleaning the bathroom mirror with yesterday’s newspaper, well not any more, now you can say great for my health. That’s right apple cider vinegar, which has long been used in home remedies, has been shown in recent studies to help with high cholesterol, diabetes and even some cancers.
I’m not going to lie to you, it’s pretty strong tasting stuff so if you are new to ACV I wouldn’t recommend trying to drink it in water straight away as many cleanses suggest. You could start incorporating it into a simple salad dressing, soup or juice to ease you into the flavour, just remember ACV can be harsh on your tooth enamel so never drink it undiluted and use a straw where you can.
However you decide to use it, it’s well worth it for some of these amazing health benefits.
- Help prevent indigestion
- Aid detoxification
- Promote weight loss
- Stabalise blood sugar levels
- Alleviate skin problems
- Keep hair healthy , soft and shiny
- Combat bacterial infections- clear your stuffy nose or upset stomach!!
The top benefit of ACV: it’s inexpensive and you can usually pick it up in the vinegar isle at your local grocery store so no hassle of hunting it down in health food stores. You want to check the label and look for raw, unfiltered with the “mother of vinegar” to ensure it is unheated and unpasteurized. If you are worried about the high acid content affecting your throat, stomach or any other medical condition you may have, you can always check with your doctor, otherwise try it out and as always let us know what you think and how you feel!