Natural apple cider vinegar has been used as both a food and a medicine for many years. Legend has it that since 400BC, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, and others, have used vinegar and vinegar mixed with honey, as an energizing tonic and a healing elixir.
More recently, the health benefits of apple cider vinegar have been promoted by many well-known authors and health practitioners and touted as a successfully remedy in treating a number of common ailments and nagging aches and pains.
Apple cider vinegar is a completely natural product, resulting from the fermentation of apple juice to hard apple cider followed by a second fermentation to apple cider vinegar. This retains all of the nutritional goodness of the apples from which it was made, plus it is fortified with the extra acids and enzymes produced during the two fermentation steps. It consists of acid, water, and 19 minerals, including potassium, phosphorus, chlorine, sodium, magnesium, calcium, sulphur, iron, fluorine and silicon. It also contains quite a significant quantity of pectin, which has recently been identified as lowering cholesterol and may be the secret behind it’s fat-burning effects.
A popular benefit of apple cider vinegar is weight loss. Although there is no guarantee that it works for this, it has been reported to have helped many people lose weight. Natural Apple Cider Vinegar is a wonderful natural cure for a number of ailments which usually require antibiotics and other medications, and that have a number of side effects. In particular, Apple Cider Vinegar has been believed to:
• Reduce sinus infections and sore throats
• Balance high cholesterol
• Cure skin conditions such as acne
• Protect against food poisoning
• Fight allergies in both humans and animals
• Prevent muscle fatigue after exercise
• Strengthen the immune system
• Increase stamina
• Increase metabolism which promotes weight loss
• Improve digestion and cure constipation
• Alleviate symptoms of arthritis and gout
• Prevent bladder stones and urinary tract infections