Raw organic apple cider vinegar (ACV) is made from nutritious, organically grown apples and retains many beneficial components because raw apple cider vinegar is not pasteurized. ACV undergoes two fermentation processes where it produces enzymes and life giving nutrients that make apple cider vinegar a powerhouse.
Benefits of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar mixed in 4 ounces of purified water after a meal has been used as a natural remedy for heartburn and as a replacement for toxic heartburn medications.
- Raw apple cider vinegar may help improve bowel irregularity, thereby removing toxins from the body at a faster rate.
- Helps clear up skin conditions and blemishes giving a more smooth texture and appearance.
- Raw apple cider vinegar may also help with joint pain and stiffness.
- Raw apple cider vinegar helps to break down fats so that your body can use them rather than store them. For this reason, many diets include raw apple cider vinegar in the regimen.
- On a small scale, raw apple cider vinegar was studied by researchers at Arizona State University. The preliminary study was published in Diabetes Care and reported that ACV helps reduce glucose levels.
- Raw organic apple cider vinegar is even safe for pets. It has been used to help control fleas and even promotes a healthy, shiny coat.
What Can Raw Apple Cider Vinegar Do for Me?
Beneficial ingredients in raw apple cider vinegar give it its power to make us feel better, look better, and feel energized. Just look at some of the beneficial ingredients in raw apple cider vinegar.
- Potassium supports healthy teeth, hair, and sinuses.
- Pectin regulates blood pressure and encourages normal cholesterol.
- Malic acid provides resistance to harmful organisms.
- Calcium supports strong bones and teeth.
- Ash provides support for ACV to promote proper pH levels and a healthy alkaline state.
- Acetic acid slows the digestion of starch which can discourage glucose spikes that commonly occur after meals.
Differences Between Clear Vinegar and Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
Clear vinegar has none of the benefits of raw organic apple cider vinegar. Through its processing and distilling, it’s stripped of everything beneficial and can even be detrimental to your health since it is dead instead of alive.
Only raw organic apple cider vinegar has the “mother of vinegar” that makes the vinegar so beneficial. The “mother of vinegar” is made up of living nutrients and bacteria. You can see it settled in the bottom on the bottle.
How Do I Take Raw Apple Cider Vinegar?
Mixed with another powerhouse of beneficial goodness, organic honey, apple cider vinegar is a tasty treat that offers many healthy benefits. It’s a great drink for fast energy. The mother of vinegar will settle at the bottom of the bottle. It contains all the healthy ingredients so be sure to shake the bottle well before pouring. In a large pitcher, combine:
- 2 tablespoons of raw organic apple cider vinegar
- 1 gallon of purified water
- Raw, locally-harvested honey to taste
You can also find apple cider vinegar in tablet or capsule form. However, I do not recommend those sources because they are dried and not alive like the liquid.
Raw apple cider vinegar is very strong, so I recommend diluting with water. For general wellness, a good ratio is 1 tablespoon per 32 ounces of water.
My Personal Recommendation
I use Bragg’s Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar on a daily basis and recommend this brand of apple cider vinegar over any other on the market.
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