You’ve probably had some Apple Cider Vinegar sitting in the pantry for months, but you’ve probably never considered drinking some once a day. It may come as a surprise to many people, but apple cider vinegar is an extremely affective natural bacteria-fighting agent that contains a plethora of vital minerals and elements like potassium and magnesium that help to fight off disease and illness.
Organic apple cider vinegar is made from fresh, organic apples which have been allowed to mature in wooden barrels. This process allows them to boost the beneficial qualities of natural fermentation and herein lies the difference between the processed varieties which you often find on supermarket shelves. The final product is a brown liquid, rich in enzymes and minerals that clear varieties do not contain. Ideally, the pH level is between 5 and 7.
While the thought of drinking straight apple cider vinegar may seem somewhat unappealing, rest assured that combined with two tablespoons of honey and a glass of water, two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar each day has some significant benefits on your overall wellbeing.
The pectin component of apple cider vinegar helps reduce high cholesterol levels ad helps to regulate blood pressure. In addition, its consumption helps with the extraction and retention of calcium from fruits, vegetables and meats therefore helping to maintain excellent bone health. Potassium also helps growth and development in children and helps to strengthen hair, nails, teeth and improves sinus tracts.
Dr Andrija is a strong believer in the benefits of apple cider vinegar and the all-round benefits it provides to his patients. He often prescribes it to those suffering from joint pains, as the malic acid is helpful in breaking down fungal and bacterial infections and dissolves the uric acid deposits that form around joints with time, causing them to become brittle and sore.
On the whole, this natural ‘wonder drug’ works well to combat constipation, headaches, arthritis, weak bones, indigestion, high cholesterol, diarrhoea, eczema, sore eyes, chronic fatigue, mild food poisoning, hair loss, high blood pressure, obesity, cellulite, acne, bad breath and even body odour.
Remarkably, the side effects are minimal; just remember that as with most acids and vinegars, excessive use can lead to dental enamel degradation so it’s important to keep your teeth healthy and clean.
With such a large number of Dr Andrija’s patients reaping the rewards of Apple Cider Vinegar, combined with their continued chiropractic care, Walkerville Chiropractic will soon be stocking an organic Apple Cider Vinegar available for you to purchase. Keep your eyes peeled and if you would like any more information or have any questions about specific health concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask any one of our doctors or friendly staff.