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Tuesday, 9 October 2012

On Apple Cider Vinegar

Hari ni jalan2 kat giant sbb rumah xde electric.  Actually x plan pun nak cari apple cider vinegar ni.  But alang2 dah jumpa, beli je la terus.  My main reason minum ACV ni untuk energy and to lose weight.  Also since it can help to help reduce sugar level so why not kan cuba.

How I normally take the ACV:

1) Right after i bangun from sleep, i'll drink a glass of water with 1 teaspoon of ACV.

2) Before every meal, i'll drink a glass of water with 1 teaspoon of ACV.

3) Before I sleep, i'll drink a glass of water with 1 teaspoon of ACV.

For those yg nak tahu more about it, you may want read further. Otherwise, u can also google kalau rajin :)

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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 – helps to prevent brittle teeth, hair loss and runny noses.
  • Pectin – helps to regulate blood pressure and reduce bad cholesterol.
  • Malic Acid – gives ACV the properties of being anti-viral, anti-bacterial & anti-fungal.
  • Calcium – helps create strong bones and teeth.
  • Ash – gives ACV its alkaline property which aids your body in maintaining proper pH levels for a healthy alkaline state.
  • Acetic Acid – It appears that this acid slows the digestion of starch which can help to lower the rise in glucose that commonly occurs after meals.
  • A Few 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 smoother texture and complexion.
  • Raw Apple Cider vinegar may also help with joint pain and stiffness.
  • 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 ACV in their regimen.
  • On a small scale, ACV was studied by researchers at Arizona State University. The preliminary study was published in the Diabetes Care journal. It reported that ACV helps reduce levels of glucose.
  • Raw organic apple cider vinegar is even good for pets. It has been used to help control fleas and even promotes a healthy shiny coat.

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Apple Cider Vinegar helps insulin resistance, as well as other PCOS issues!

Apple Cider Vinegar can be used for more than just cooking. It’s also a longtime medicinal remedy for many issues including:
  • Blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Heartburn and arthritis
  • Ear and yeast infections
  • Improves your immune system
  • Skin detoxification
  • ACV also provides MANY health benefits to those of us suffering from PCOS:
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Reduces sugar cravings
  • Aids in digestion — ACV helps stimulate your stomach acid which aids in the digestion of protein and fats. Healthy digestion is important for overall health and weight control.
  • Weight control — Apple cider vinegar speeds up metabolism especially when taken regularly before meals and if used with a sensible diet and exercise program. ACV has also been proven to help burn fat!
  • Helps prevent dandruff, itching scalp, baldness (common with PCOS!!)
  • Helps maintain healthy skin
  • Restores your body’s pH balance — Your blood is supposed to be slightly alkaline, but poor diet and lifestyle choices harm that pH balance. As your blood becomes acidic, the stage is set for illness. Acidity has also been shown to affect fertility. Women who have hostile cervical mucus have also been shown to have a higher acidity in their body. This is essential for those of you trying to conceive as ACV helps restore your body’s pH.
  • Believe it or not, recent studies have proven that ACV is also incredibly beneficial in controlling insulin resistance. Actually, this study showed ACV to be just as helpful in controlling IR as Metformin and other insulin sensitizing drugs !

Now you may be thinking, “You want me to drink this stuff ?!?!?!” the answer is YES. I know, it sounds crazy especially since we all know how ACV smells, however I stand by this stuff and its worth the icky taste.

During my last pregnancy I had kidney stones in both kidneys. They were causing blockage and so much trouble I was about to be admitted and induced. I started adding some ACV to my water once a day and within a week my pain was gone. I returned to the doctor for my weekly check and every sign of the stones had disappeared.

There are various kinds/types of vinegar, but make sure you are choosing a raw, fermented version of ACV (not the white vinegar!) such as Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar. While ACV comes in a capsule/pill it is strongly recommended to take the liquid form to get the most health benefits.

If you can get over the taste (try my method of plugging your nose and chugging!) you’ll benefit from one of the most important natural remedies in healing the body.

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