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Apple Cider Vinegar 101

Apple Cider Vinegar

What’s all the rave with this apple cider vinegar stuff? There are hundreds of claims known to benefit the human body and many people are implementing it into their daily diets, some are taking it more than once a day. Health and wellness coaches, doctors and naturopaths are all recommending it. There are many ways to take it, from a straight shot to the gut to adding honey or diluting it.

First a little talk about what is apple cider vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar is squeezed apple juice with added yeast and bacteria cultures. The yeast and bacteria ferment the sugars to make alcohol (this does not mean that ACV has unhealthy amounts of alcohol in it.) During a secondary fermentation process the alcohol turns to acid and becomes a vinegar.

Health benefits of apple cider vinegar range from immune support, to weight loss, microbiota gut health and wort removal. (I tried this and it really works). There is a ton of research out there on the effects of apple cider vinegar (ACV) on the immune system, proving it to be highly beneficial. Other known uses for ACV include facial toner, for your hair as a rinse and shine, to soothe sunburns, to disinfect your home, to get rid of foul odors, a repellent for your pets, as a weed killer in your garden and to wash your fresh organic produce.

Mice, which were fed a high cholesterol diet were later given ACV supplementation and monitored. The ACV had positive effects on lowering the amount of free radicals (toxins) present in the mice, protecting the cell membranes within the mice. Thus proving ACV to be an effective antioxidant. Another study showed that ACV aids in liver and kidney detox especially in woman who were post-menopausal. The study also found that ACV reduced triglycerides in diabetic mice. Overall this study concluded that ACV acts as a protective agent for the cells around the liver and kidney and in particular against free radicals.

If you don’t love the taste of apple cider vinegar, don’t worry you’re not alone and most will acquire a taste for it. Try mixing it with a flavored Perrier and PR labs pink mineral salt provided by Coherence Health and Wellness. This makes for a lovely bubbly concoction and some say it tastes similar to a sparkling apple cider.  We at coherence Health and Wellness implement Apple Cider Vinegar into our wellness plans to aid in the detox process, support gut health and regenerate overall cellular health.

Drink up!