Last spring, I suffered from severe allergies. I am not a fan of medicine so I decided to try drinking 2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) with 16 oz of water each morning. I had heard that ACV was like a magic elixir that could help your immune system fight allergies and more. I immediately felt differently and was back to normal within a few days.
Since then, I have been drinking my ACV elixir every morning and find that it does a lot more than keep my sinuses in check. It helps me wake up, improves my digestion and calms my appetite. You can drink it like I do or add some sweetness with honey or maple syrup to counter the sour taste.
In this time, I have researched and found the many other documented uses of ACV that are powerful enough to keep me drinking it daily. Maybe you will consider giving it a try after reading the list below.
#1 Weight Loss
Research shows that there are weight loss benefits from sustained daily intake of ACV’s main ingredient, which is acetic acid.
A 2009 study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry found that subjects that consumed acetic acid for 12 weeks experienced significant declines in body weight, abdominal fat, waist circumference and triglycerides. Triglycerides contribute to bad cholesterol.
#2 Increased Energy
ACV helps to maintain the body’s alkaline pH levels. If these levels are not balanced, you are likely to feel tired and have a weaker immune system.
It also helps your body get rid of candida, which is yeast in the body that creates symptoms of fatigue, as well as poor memory and sugar cravings.
#3 Immunity Booster
ACV helps to break up mucous throughout the body and cleanse the lymph nodes. It can help with allergies because of its ability to reduce mucous and sinus congestion. When reducing the effects of allergies, it can also help prevent sinus infections and their related symptoms, such as sore throats and headaches.
I buy the Certified Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, which you can find at Whole Foods, Fairway and other popular supermarkets. I hope you give it a try and experience these great benefits and more.