Is ACV a Miracle Cure?

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Every time I check Facebook or scroll through my Twitter feed, I see another article touting the health benefits of apple cider vinegar, or ACV.

Now I love a zesty vinaigrette salad dressing or crispy dill pickle every now and then, but drinking plain old vinegar? It just doesn't sound delicious or appealing until you hear about the health claims people are making about it.

According to the Food Matters website (yes, based on the documentary of the same name), apple cider vinegar:
  • fights bacteria and infections
  • is rich in several minerals
  • is a natural probiotic to promote healthy digestion
  • balances cholesterol levels
  • fights allergies
  • prevents muscle fatigue after a workout
  • alleviates arthritis symptoms
  • prevents urinary tract infections
Plus, it does a whole lot more.

So, why aren't we guzzling this stuff by the gallons? Personally, I've tried adding apple cider vinegar to my daily routine to reduce joint pain, and when I had a cold, to speed up the healing process of the accompanying sore throat.

Did it work?

Well, yes, it did actually! When my throat felt like I was swallowing razor blades with each breath, I took a shot of ACV mixed with water and the intense stinging sensation instantly went away. After taking two shots a day for a few days, the sore throat was completely gone.

And I also notice on days when I add ACV to my morning up of herbal tea (yes, it's sour and not wonderful!) I have less joint pain in my fingers and ankles. Nice!!

So, are you a cheerleader for apple cider vinegar? What do you use it for? Tell me in the comments below!

Until Next Time,
Choose Healthy!

Angela Tague
Whole Foods Living

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2 comments:

  1. I've tried drinking the ACV and I can't get past one sip. I use it in coleslaw and when I make cucumbers and onions in vinegar. It makes a great marinade for tough pieces of meat. I've also used it as a hair rinse.

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    1. Hi Susanne, It is tough to drink! I can't do it straight. It has to be mixed with water or tea for me to be able to drink it. I've also used it as a hair rinse! It seems to really strip away any oils and make it soft -- and a bit unmanageable!! LOL! ~Angela

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