Apple cider vinegar is produced from whole apples that have been ground into pulp, then cold-pressed and fermented in wooden barrels. Be sure to purchase an organic and unfiltered brand that is complete with the mother.
There are so many different types of vinegar and so many different brands. Every type of vinegar and every brand will have its own level of acetic acid. This is why you can buy vinegar from commercial to specialty brands. Of course you'll also notice a difference in the prices. The most popular vinegar by far is Apple Cider Vinegar. Click here to see Grandma's Tips and Recipe for Making Apple Cider Vinegar.
The vinegar you buy in your grocery store is known as commercial vinegar and used for pickling, salad dressing and any dish or recipe that calls for vinegar. It's also known to keep food fresher for a longer period of time therefore it is recognized as a food preservative. This type of vinegar is also great for a real simple Home Remedy for Oily Dandruff.
Studies have shown that excessive use of commercial vinegar, which contains a mild acid, may cause digestive problems, liver disorders, ulcers, and destroy red blood cells prematurely. In moderation there should be no problem.
However, if you can substitute organic and filtered Apple Cider Vinegar that contains the mother in a recipe, salad, or favorite dish, it would be so much healthier. This type of vinegar contains malic acid, which is actually friendly to the human digestive process.
You may also be surprised to know that vinegar has the tendency to lose it pungency when heated. For this reason when you add vinegar to a dish, it should only be added when you remove the dish from the heat. If you want a less acidity then add it while the dish is cooking.
Vinegar has a shelf life of 18 months to 4 years. It never needs refrigeration or any kind of special seals. Of course you want to keep it in its original glass bottle with the cap on tightly and in a cool dry place, out of sunlight.
The Benefits of Organic and Filtered Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother
What is the nature of the Mother?
Vinegars containing the mother contain enzymes and minerals that other vinegars may not contain due to over-processing, filtration and overheating. The mother is the dark, cloudy substance from naturally occurring pectin and apple residues - it appears as molecules of protein connected in strand-like chains. The presence of the mother shows that the best part of the apple has not been destroyed.
Is it OK to eat the Mother?
The mother is the most nutritious part of the Apple Cider Vinegar and is very beneficial to digest. Often the 'mother' settles to the bottom of the bottle. Shake the bottle lightly to distribute the 'mother' before dispensing.
What are the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apples are one of the oldest, most nutritious foods on earth. They are rich in potassium, a mineral many of us are deficient in, and a deficiency that causes old age to creep upon us sooner. Calcium maintains our hard tissues such as bones, and potassium is the equivalent to the body's soft tissues, keeping the body's flesh and arteries soft and resilient. Fresh, organic apples are used to make organic Apple Cider Vinegar, which contains necessary ingredients, such as enzymes, and life-stimulating minerals, mainly potassium, in a natural state. Besides being a natural stimulant for vitality, it also cleanses and restores nutrients to the body so that the body can heal itself.
Never take Apple Cider Vinegar by itself, it acts like a sponge soaking up toxins from your body, it could cause cramping and a lot of discomfort. Always dilute your vinegar with either spring water or distilled water, never mix with water that has any kind of chemicals!
Apple Cider Vinegar health benefits are being discovered more and more everyday as people start turning back to natural home remedies. Try using this cocktail on a daily basis and see if you notice how it benefits your health.
Apple Cider Cocktail recommended by Patricia Bragg
Mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and 1 to 2 teaspoons of Raw Honey in a glass of distilled water. Drink this cocktail 3 times a day for maximum results.
The health benefits of drinking this cocktail are:
Helps Remove Body Toxins
Helps Promote a Youthful Body
Helps support a healthy immune system
Helps Maintain Healthy Skin
Helps Control Weight
Improves Digestion and Assimilation
Soothes Tight and Aching Joints and Sore Muscles from exercise
Soothes irritated skin
Is this cocktail safe during and after pregnancy?
Yes. It helps to rid the body of toxins and may even help with any complications that may arise or have arisen with the pregnancy. It supports regularity and promotes digestion.
You'll quickly find the right kind of vinegar is an amazing product as long as you have the wisdom to buy the right kind, store it properly and never over use it.
The most important wisdom I can share is, just because this cocktail has a lot of health benefits don't overdue it. Like anything else you can have too much of a good thing.
There are many more uses and benefits of using Vinegar of different varieties, you'll find them listed on other pages on this website.
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