Apple Cider Vinegar…. What’s all the fuss about!?
So what’s so special about Apple Cider Vinegar and why is everyone talking about it at the moment!?
There are a few different types of Apple Cider Vinegar, with SuperValu having a HUGE range (as pictured below in both pictures) in stock in Monksland, Athlone!
ACV that has ‘The Mother’ written on the bottle contains a cobweb-like amino acid-based substance found in unprocessed, unfiltered vinegar, indicating your vinegar is of the best quality. Most manufacturers pasteurize and filter their vinegar to prevent the mother from forming, but the “murky” kind is best, especially if you’re planning to consume it, as it has lots of good bacteria for your system!
How is apple cider vinegar made?
Apple cider vinegar is a liquid produced during the fermentation of apple cider. During this process, the sugar in apples is fermented by yeast and/or bacteria added to the cider, then it turns into alcohol and, finally, into vinegar.
Like other types of vinegar, the key component in apple cider vinegar is acetic acid which helps to alkalize the body. Apple cider vinegar also contains other substances such as lactic, citric, and malic acids, and bacteria. It helps slow down aging as it slows oxidative stress. It is anti-carcinogenic as it is reported in many naturopathic studies that cancer cannot survive in an alkaline environment and that it thrives in an acidic environment (which arises from a diet high in sugar, meat and dairy).
So what makes it so powerful?
1. Can be used as an Anti-Fungal remedy
According to research Apple Cider Vinegar has benefits as an antibacterial and antifungal agent. A 2018 study found that undiluted (or mildly diluted) Apple Cider Vinegar can prevent the growth of candida which is a fungus that causes thrush and skin issues.
ACV contains healthy acids like isobutryic, acetic, propionic and lactic acid that can control the growth of unwanted yeast / fungus and bacteria in your stomach and throughout your body. Many cases of sinusitis that we treat here at Midlands Kinesiology have a fungal and / or bacterial cause, and Apple Cider Vinegar helps control the further growth of these.
2. As an Anti-Bacterial remedy
Apple Cider Vinegar and other types of vinegar can also help kill bacteria as well as fungus! It has traditionally been used for cleaning and disinfecting, treating lice, warts, skin & ear infections also! The main substance in vinegar, acetic acid, can kill harmful bacteria or prevent them from multiplying. It has a history of use as a disinfectant and natural preservative and natural cleaning products are typically made with vinegar!
Vinegar has also been used as a food preservative, and studies show that it inhibits bacteria (like E. coli) from growing in food and spoiling it!
3. To Help Lower Blood Sugar Levels
Apple Cider Vinegar can be useful for people with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, or those who want to keep their blood sugar levels low for other reasons, as it’s said to be anti-glycemic (having a beneficial effect on blood sugar levels) It’s thought the acetic acid in ACV prevents complete digestion of complex carbohydrates which is accomplished either by accelerating gastric emptying or increasing the uptake of glucose by bodily tissues. This gives your body more time to pull sugar out of your blood, preventing your sugar levels from spiking.
However, if you’re currently taking blood-sugar-lowering medications, check with your doctor before taking Apple Cider Vinegar.
4. It may help you lose weight!
A study on 144 people with obesity showed that daily apple cider vinegar consumption led to reduced belly fat and weight loss. It may also help to increase the feeling of fullness when consumed with a high-carb meal, which could help with weight loss by preventing overeating later in the day.
What is the best way to take it?
Apple Cider Vinegar is best taken in the morning on an empty stomach, but can be taken between meals to help sugar cravings. It should be mixed with warm water as cold water shocks the digestive system and is not good for the chi or energy within the body.
You can take anywhere from one to two teaspoons, up to 2 tablespoons of it and it can be mixed with a small amount of raw organic honey if you don’t like the flavour of it. Remember to drink it through a straw, or brush your teeth afterwards as it is acidic and can weaken tooth enamel !
What symptoms or conditions can it potentially help?
Conditions such as fungal nails, dandruff, skin issues/ flaky or itchy skin, acne, warts, thrush, sinus problems, low energy, feeling foggy brained/ waking feeling drained or with hangover-type symptoms can all be helped by using Apple Cider Vinegar alongside other natural remedies.
Some of these conditions can be the result of internal fungal/ bacterial overload though, and it is always best to treat from the inside out. Through BioKinesiology, we can test you and identify which toxins are causing your symptoms. We then use natural remedies to then kill off your toxicity, and recommend certain dietary changes for a short period of time. Most conditions are corrected within 3 sessions (over a 12-14 week period or less).
For a free phone consultation to see if we can help you get back to feeling 100%, pop us an email or text/ call Maeve on 0861077569 or 0906400184
Check out the AMAZING Dr. Mercola’s video on Apple Cider Vinegar here!
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