Nature’s Overlooked, Inexpensive Elixir… It’s in Your Kitchen!
Let us tell you about a natural elixir that can relieve indigestion, make you more energetic and preserve youth… has been taken around the world by scores of people for thousands of years… and costs a whole lot less than expensive pharmaceuticals. It’s for real, and available at your local grocery store or Whole Foods.
What is it? Good old-fashioned apple cider vinegar. This tart tonic has been used for centuries in many different countries, for a variety of uses and conditions. And the good news is that the science behind it is sound. More on that in a moment. First the history…
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The Greek physician Hippocrates (considered by some historians to be the father of medicine) used apple cider vinegar as an antibiotic. It was also found in Egyptian urns as far back as 3000 B.C. The Babylonians were reported to use apple cider vinegar as a condiment and preservative, while the Greeks and Romans used it to add flavor and for healing purposes.
During the Middle Ages, citizens of Paris used it as a deodorant, healing tonic, and a preserver of youth. Columbus sailed with barrels of apple cider vinegar on his voyages to prevent scurvy… Japanese samurai warriors drank it to gain strength and power… and military medics in the Civil War and World War I used vinegar to disinfect and treat wounds.
For all these reasons, an unbreakable plastic bottle of vinegar makes a great addition to your emergency evacuation bag. Apple cider vinegar helps with many modern-day diseases and conditions, including:
Clearing up stubborn acne
Giving relief to persistent allergies
Improving insulin levels for folks with diabetes
Reducing inflammation and gout
Giving instant relief to cases of the hiccups
Lowering high levels of LDL cholesterol (the bad variety)
Banishing nighttime leg cramps and providing more restful sleep
Relieving sinus or other infections
Because Big Pharma can’t monopolize, patent, or make big profits with apple cider vinegar (ACV), you won’t find any high-dollar clinical studies supporting its benefits. However, there are still a couple of studies that show the benefits of this natural remedy. As revealed in a study published in Diabetes Care, researchers discovered that Type 2 diabetes patients who took two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar at bedtime showed favorable changes in blood sugar levels the next morning.
In a study published in a foreign medical journal, scientists found an apple cider vinegar-enhanced diet may increase in HDL (good cholesterol), and reduce levels of triglycerides – a harmful type of blood fat.
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If you’re concerned about the side effects of cholesterol-reducing statin drugs – but still want to reduce your levels of LDL cholesterol – you may want to give apple cider vinegar a try. Between all the positive feedback we found (both offline and online) from people who’ve taken apple cider vinegar and the benefits listed from thousands of years of history, this is a natural remedy worth considering. Here are even more benefits we found from this old-time elixir:
Gives you more energy while decreasing recovery time from workouts. ACV has compounds that counteract lactic acid buildup in the muscles after exercise.
Gargling with ACV can kill bacteria in your mouth and gums and give you whiter teeth.
If you have diarrhea caused by bacteria, sipping water with ACV can be just what the doctor ordered. The apple pectin can also soothe intestinal spasms.
To cure a case of the hiccups, take a teaspoonful of pure ACV. The sour taste will stop it in its tracks.
To prevent indigestion or heartburn, take a teaspoon with a glass of water 30 minutes before your meal.
Nighttime leg cramps can be relaxed when you add two tablespoons of ACV with honey to a glass of warm water.
When you buy it at Whole Foods, your local health food or grocery store, remember that not all ACV is the same. To get the maximum health benefits, it’s best to buy the non-pasteurized and unfiltered varieties. Good ACV will look dark and murky, with a cobweb-like substance floating in it known as the “mother” (or the culture). This contains a number of beneficial living enzymes, which are responsible for most of the health benefits from apple cider vinegar. Some varieties look and taste better because they’ve been filtered and/or pasteurized, and this clearer appearance is more appealing to some consumers. You do have the choice to take ACV in pill or tablet form. However, the more processed a food is, the less nutritious it is. This definitely holds true for apple cider vinegar.
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When you take ACV with a 12-16 ounce glass of water, you can add honey, lemon, and/or Stevia for taste. Once you experience the health benefits of apple cider vinegar – higher energy levels, better digestion, or relief of leg cramps at night (getting longer, less interrupted sleep) – you’ll actually look forward to making apple cider vinegar a part of your daily health routine.
Are there any side effects to taking this natural supplement? Not really. Since it’s a natural product, the health risks of taking apple cider vinegar are very low, especially when compared to the possible side effects of synthetic pharmaceutical drugs. When you listen to Big Pharma commercials, at least half the time is spent going through disclaimers of what could happen when you take a certain pill. If you take apple cider vinegar, you won’t have to worry about getting the hives, having breathing difficulties, or erections that last more than four hours!
In all seriousness, consider the risk-reward ratio of taking this inexpensive elixir. If it can possibly help one or more health ailments… and there’s very little downside… why not give good old apple cider vinegar a try? While ACV isn’t a panacea, it has the potential to relieve a variety of medical conditions. It’s a versatile, inexpensive remedy that can improve the quality of your health and life. Politicized medicine is the future. So keep this apple cider vinegar option in your kitchen cabinet and use it!