(NaturalNews) Have you ever wanted to quell a nagging craving or just wanted to shed a few pounds without using pills or that tea that makes you plan your outings by the nearest bathrooms? Or, maybe you need to get rid of some skin tags? You know those annoying little raises on your skin that make you look like your own grandmother? Perhaps you simply want to live longer? Well, there is evidence that apple cider vinegar can do all these things for you and more. It has been praised as the wonder ferment of the world. Whether you drink it alone or diluted (two tablespoons in a glass of water) it is reported to do wonders for you. Apparently, if you sweeten its acidic taste with a quality honey the sky is the limit.
According to researchers, apple cider vinegar is a natural bounty of goodness that works to cleanse you on contact and has been used as far back as 5000 BC by the Babylonians as a pickling agent. The Egyptians show evidence of its use since 3000 BC and the Chinese have been writing about it for over three thousand years. It has been shown to have antiseptic and antibiotic processes. For instance, if you pour it onto raw meat it begins instantly to get rid of the bad bacteria. You did know there was good bacteria, didn`t you? Well, now you know. Apple cider vinegar has also been used as a natural pH balancer when you rinse your face with it. This, when used in its diluted state.
The magic ingredient appears to be the fermentation process produced by using whole, fresh apples. It produces a stringy, magic seahorse looking, cloud formation that settles to the bottom of the completed mixture. Strange looking, yes. However, this is where all the healthful enzymes live. Acetic acid is formed in this settlement. So, along with apples` naturally occurring benefits, such as high fiber pectin, vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, folic acid, niacin, carbohydrates and minerals like calcium, magnesium and zinc, it all combines to create a multi-tasking healthy fortifier. Appropriately enough, this wholesome settlement is called the "mother." But take note, this healthy cocktail is only found in organic apple cider vinegar, not the one you buy in the salad dressing aisle at your local supermarket. Are you paying attention?
You go to your area natural food market or health food store, buy a bottle of this, shake it up and begin using it in various ways. Believe it or not, there are entire cookbooks centered around the myriad ways that this natural wonder liquid can be used. Add organic apple cider vinegar to your cooked vegetables for firmness, to your bread dough for added sturdiness, and yes, even to your salads as dressing. A teaspoon in your pets` water will keep them strong. A tablespoon added to a glass of water and honey starts your circulation and digestion off just right in the morning. Then, you can use it to clean your breakfast fruits and your sink after preparing your dinner meats!
There are so many wonderful uses for this ancient food; all one must do is explore to find out how else it can be used. Be mindful of its fumes and acrid taste for apple cider vinegar is not touted for its mildness.
Bitter to the tongue, sweet to the body. The main idea is to be healthy, right? Drink up!
Alex Malinsky aka RawGuru is an award winning chef and one of the leading experts in the field of raw food. He started to learn about raw foods at the early at of 15. After 10 years on the raw food diet he continues to be on the cutting edge of nutritional research and product development. Visit Alex's website at: www.RawGuru.com for more information.