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Apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries as both a cooking aid and as a health remedy, and today it is available both for your kitchen and your medicine cabinet. Apple cider vinegar can be taken in liquid form and is also available in tablets and pills from health supplement stores.
The vinegar is made from fermented apple juice and is rich in many of the nutrients and minerals essential for good health. It contains vitamins C, E, A, P, B1, B2 and B6, while also being rich in apple pectin.
Apple cider vinegar is considered helpful in aiding weight loss and in helping with circulation problems. Its ability to help us lose weight goes back centuries to the Ancient Egyptians because it can speed up our metabolism, burn calories, detoxify the liver and act as an appetite suppressant.
The potassium contained in apple cider vinegar helps to control blood pressure and to thin the blood. It contains fibre, which helps to absorb fats and lower cholesterol. That fibre is also good for diabetics because it can control the glucose levels in the blood.
If you’re suffering from arthritis, get some apple cider vinegar down you. As it can speed up the metabolism, the vinegar works to get rid of the metabolic toxic wastes that gathers in the tissues of the joints and helps to relieve joint pain.
It’s also good for your bones because apple cider vinegar contains such minerals as manganese, calcium, magnesium, silicon and iron, all of which are essential for developing bone mass and making your bones stronger.
Suffering from fungal infections such as candida or thrush? Add apple cider vinegar to a warm bath and get dipping. The acid in the vinegar will restore the body’s balance of acids and reduce painful symptoms of itching.
Make sure you have apple cider vinegar to hand when the cold or flu strikes because it’s ideal for reducing chest congestion. Mix it with some pepper and rub on to the chest, or add a few drops to a glass of water and gargle to soothe sore throats.