One of our most popular posts is the Secret Detox Drink Revealed. It has far more comments, questions and – more importantly – success stories than most. The post focuses on the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health giving properties of cinnamon…
But another main ingredient of great interest is apple cider vinegar. You’ll find all sorts of dramatic claims about it’s miraculous healing powers – and it seems many people really have gained substantial health benefits.
However, I believe that too much of what you read about cider vinegar online is overstated, over-hyped, or simply unfounded.
So I was relieved to find this easy-to-read, and very helpful article by Dr. Mercola (mercola.com) where he reviews research findings on apple cider vinegar topics such as…
- Vinegar and Diabetes
- Vinegar and Blood Pressure
- Possible Cancer Combatant
- “An Apple a Day”
- The Gnarlier, the Better
You’ll need to read to see which is more myth or hype and which is the real medical magic!
As Dr. Mercola says…
Some proponents of apple cider vinegar claim it can cure everything from diabetes to acid reflux, to warts, cancer, arthritis, athlete’s foot, halitosis, high cholesterol, gout, poison oak, urinary tract infections, and even head lice!
Oh — and yes, it can help you with your Easter egg dying as well!
With the surging interest in alternative medicine, you can now even get apple cider vinegar in pill form.
Dramatic claims aside, let’s examine what is really known about vinegar, based on the scientific studies to date.
Here’s some practical advice from Dr Mercola for when you are buying apple cider vinegar:
When purchasing an apple cider vinegar, you’ll want to avoid the perfectly clear, “sparkling clean” varieties you commonly see on grocery store shelves. Instead, you want organic, unfiltered, unprocessed apple cider vinegar, which is murky and brown.
When you try to look through it, you will notice a cobweb-like substance floating in it. This is known as “mother,”8 and it indicates your vinegar is of good quality.
The reason manufacturers distill vinegar is to remove this rather murky looking stuff that most folks won’t buy. But in this case, it’s the murky looking stuff you want. As with everything else, the more processed a food is, the less nutritious, and this holds true for apple cider vinegar.
To discover all the details, read the full article here: Dr. Mercola
Photo courtesy Dr. Mercola