THE BENEFITS OF
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR AND HONEY
Winnie the Pooh had it right when he was eating golden raw honey. I use it instead of any other kind of sweetener because I love the flavor.
There are so many great benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar and Raw Honey and I will cover a few in this post today.
Why today? Well, today I did a liquid fast. I didn’t eat any solid food. I was eating some food I shouldn’t eat lately and just wasn’t feeling very good so I wanted a nice, clean and light day to give my digestive system a break. (I did this for 2 days!)
I always start my day with warm water and a bit of organic lemon. This is great for digestion.
I wasn’t quite ready for a water fast so I chose to do juices as well.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR & HONEY DRINK
A drink I love and have had a few times today is warm water, raw honey and apple cider vinegar (Braggs raw and unpasteurized). I love the taste of apple cider vinegar (a good one that is) so how I mixed it was:
- 8 oz of water 1 tsp
- 1 tsp (probably a little more) of Braggs apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 – 1 tsp of raw honey
This is so good! I was very satisfied with this drink this morning. This is also great for a sore throat.
I get my honey from a local source here in Nanaimo called Frederichs Honey. It does not state raw or unpasteurized but it is. I looked into it and talked to them. I believe getting local good honey is key.
BENEFITS OF RAW UNPASTEURIZED HONEY
(This info is on raw unpasteurized honey – not the highly processed honey)
- Anti-Bacterial, anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory
- Vitamins: A, C, D, E, K, all the B-complex vitamins and Beta-Carotene
- Minerals: Magnesium, sulfur, phosphorus, iron, calcium, potassium, iodine, sodium, copper and manganese
Raw honey contains live enzymes (these help your body break down foods and undigested particles).
The rapid absorption of honey monosacharides, and the slower metabolism of fructose content make honey a popular source of energy for athletes, particularly endurance athletes.
Honey is composed primarily of carbohydrates (natural sugars) and water, as well as trace enzymes, minerals, vitamins, and amino acids. 1 Tsp of honey is about 21 calories full of nutrients and all natural.
I love honey and use it often. But like everything – use moderation and a good raw honey.
BENEFITS OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Even as a young child I loved vinegar. I used to drink it right out of the vinegar decanter my mom had. And that was regular white vinegar!!! Yuck, can’t imagine that now. Once I found Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar – I was hooked again. Like anything – use in moderation.
Apple cider vinegar is great in salad dressings and sauces.
Below are some benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
- Helps break down fat – assisting in weight loss
- 1 Tbsp of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) with 4 oz of water after a meal is a natural remedy for heartburn
- I use 1 tsp of ACV in 4 oz of water before a meal – if I don’t have digestive enzymes
- Helps with constipation
- Helps clear up skin conditions
- Can help with joint pain and stiffness
- Face Toner – 50/50 with water (keep away from eyes)
- Anitbacterial and antifungal properties
- Naturally lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is made from nutritious organically grown apples and retains many of the fruits’ beneficial components because raw apple cider vinegar is not pasteurized. And in its two fermentation processes, it produces enzymes and life giving nutrients that make apple cider vinegar the powerhouse it is.
Clear vinegar has none of the benefits of raw organic apple cider vinegar. Only the raw organic apple cider vinegar has the “mother of vinegar”. The “mother” is made up living nutrients and bacteria. You will notice this settlement at the bottom of the bottle.
Diluting ACV to drink:
Try: 2 Tbsp of Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with 1 gallon of filtered water
Honey and apple cider vinegar can be used for many ailments like stomach aches, constipation and even migraines.
So next time you have digestive issues try a warm cup of water, apple cider vinegar and some raw honey.