You all have heard me brag about what I believe are the miracles of using pure Apple Cider Vinegar. As part of my ongoing educational/nutritional tips, I would like to expand on its benefits, since I believe the more informed we are, the better we can improve our health and fitness. The following will highlight some of Apple Cider Vinegar’s wonderful benefits:
•Contains high level of potassium
•Excellent source of energy.
•Aids in menstrual discomfort.
•Help in treating varicose veins.
•Helps to improve skin blemishes.
•Contributes to lowering blood pressure.
Apple Cider Vinegar (not the cheap kind made from apple cores and peeling; I recommend Bragg’s Organic, Raw, Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar), is made from whole apples, not diluted and contains malic acid, an ingredient needed in the digestive process. When talking about vinegar and its benefits, we are not talking about vinegar made by the fermentation process similar to that of wine which contains an average of 3 to 9% acetic acid, and usually some tartaric acid. Studies have shown that Acetic acid in vinegar to be a contributing factor in hardening of the liver (cirrhosis of the liver), duodenal and other intestinal ulcers. Of all vinegars used in this country, i.e. white vinegar is used most AND is the most harmful to the system. It rapidly destroys red blood corpuscles, causing anemia. It also interferes with the digestive processes; retarding them and preventing the proper assimilation of food. Such vinegar is the product of fermentation by acidity of alcoholic fluids such as fermented wine and malt liquors; these are known as wine vinegar and malt vinegar. White distilled vinegar is highly acidic and is widely used in this country. The malic acid in Apple Cider Vinegar acts as a constructive acid combining with alkaline elements and minerals in the body to produce energy and to be stored in your system as glycogen for future use. It helps in the coagulation of blood by establishing a normal menstrual flow and provides benefits to blood vessels, veins and arteries and in the building of red blood cells. It is high in potassium, an element necessary for building and storing body reserves and to help the system achieve harmony and calm. Potassium readily associates with some of the most important elements in the body, such as calcium, sodium, iron, magnesium, chlorine and silicon. It can act as an antiseptic. In the presence of blemishes, even the contagious type, the use and application of apple cider vinegar directly on the skin has shown to be of great value.
Of course I’m not saying that Apple Cider Vinegar is the end-all and will ‘cure’ anything, but I will say that its benefits are great. I suggest 2 teaspoons in a glass of water when you wake up in the morning. You can add a little raw honey if you choose. This can be repeated during lunch and dinner. Some of this research is from Dr. N. W. Walker and is endorsed by R. D. Pope, M.D. By sharing with you these simple natural remedies, I am hoping to help you achieve the kind of health and vitality we all so desire. I thank my Fitness by Maggie Advisers and you’ll be seeing much, much more each month, so keep reading! From the Heart, Maggie