Apple cider vinegar is considered by many people to be one of the best natural health tonics available. It has so many health benefits it would be impossible to list them all at once. People use it to ward off cold and flu viruses, for weight loss, skin disorders, bacterial infections and much more.

When you buy, make sure you do get “apple cider” vinegar, and not white or malt vinegar, as these are totally different products. Also check that the apple cider vinegar you buy is unpasteurized. Pasteurization will render many of the active properties inert, which means you will not get the benefits you are looking for. Whether the product is pasteurized or not will be stated somewhere on the label.

The unpasteurized product, which is the one you should get, will very likely and preferably have some dark brown fibre-like webbing or “mother of vinegar” suspended in it. While it may appear unsightly, it is very good to see and attests to the vinegar being unpasteurized and whole.

Here are a few of the health benefits that apple cider vinegar can provide.

Soothe Coughs and Sore Throats

Apple cider vinegar is often used to soothe sore throats and coughs. If you begin to feel any throat irritation, you can drink or gargle some apple cider vinegar. The apple cider vinegar helps to balance your pH levels and it helps to kill any bacteria in your throat.

To make a gargle, mix ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar to ¼ cup of warm water then gargle every hour.

As apple cider vinegar is a natural expectorant, instead of taking cough medicines you can take a natural health tonic such as apple cider vinegar and help remove the phlegm by expectorating.

You may like to add honey to your vinegar for a few other benefits too. As well as making the taste more pleasant honey is great for easing coughs, reducing infections and soothing sore throats.

Relieve Indigestion and Heartburn

Apple cider vinegar can prevent indigestion and relieve heartburn pain. To avoid indigestion, take 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with warm water 30 minutes before you eat and if you are already suffering with heartburn pain, take the same dose as needed.

You may be asking the question, “How can apple cider vinegar relive heartburn when it is the acid in the stomach rising up into the oesophagus that is causing the problem to begin with?” The answer is that the apple cider vinegar neutralizes the acid and makes the stomach content more alkaline as it balances out your pH levels.

Try it next time you have heartburn and see how it works quickly and efficiently.

Improve Energy

Stress, exercise and daily commitments can cause fatigue. This is due in part to the accumulation of lactic acid in the body and lactic acid causes fatigue.

The amino acid present in apple cider vinegar can help you with improving your energy levels, so take a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar when fatigue hits. The enzymes and the potassium also help to relieve fatigue at the end of a stressful day.

There are many more health benefits of apple cider vinegar and there are books available listing the many hundreds of wonderful uses!

So as you can see, apple cider vinegar has plenty to offer in terms of natural healing solutions. It is well worth keeping this health tonic in your cupboard and taking a teaspoon or two daily to reap its benefits.

Remember to buy the bottle with the web in it! That way you will truly experience its healing properties.


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Jeff Moji

Hi there. I'm Jeff Moji, an engineer, information technologist, and health enthusiast. I have set up this website to explore the best ways to keep fit and healthy as I grow older during this pandemic-prone time. Please keep in touch so we can exchange information and spur one another on.

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