More great uses for ACV...
Blood Purifier: Certain things we eat or put on our bodies can get into the blood and make it thicken, which strains our heart. 1-2 tsp of ACV mixed with fresh water and taken 2 times per day can help thin the blood. It will create healthier blood, lower blood pressure and improve circulation.
Reduced Water Retention: People retain water for many reasons. However, in most cases, the kidneys are not filtering properly and helping you eliminate as efficiently as they could be. Since ACV is a blood purifier and helps balance the pH of the blood, it also helps kick the kidneys into gear and decreases water weight. If you are someone who is retaining water because of pregnancy or other health issues, mixing 2-3 tsp of ACV with water twice a day can help with this.
Weight Loss: ACV is commonly used, along with nutrition and exercise, to support weight loss. Since someone who is overweight often has an underlying issue such as hormonal imbalances, a sluggish liver, poor digestion, or slow metabolism, ACV’s supportive nature can work in many different ways to help with weight loss. Drinking 1-2 tbsp of ACV mixed with water a few times per day can really be effective in getting the body balanced and on board with shedding pounds.
These are just a handful of the many ailments ACV can be used to treat. As I said, it’s a miracle food! We use it at our house whenever one of us is sick. I also add it to our meals whenever possible. For example, on Tuesday night I made a slaw with beets, cabbage, garlic, green onions, parsley and cilantro. For the dressing, I used apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. It works really well in salad dressings or on cooked vegetables if you enjoy that vinegar-y taste.
And remember, buy the good stuff for the best results! Organic, raw, unfiltered, undiluted, and with no preservatives. Bragg is the brand you see most often, and it’s great.