Its the Apples Dummy!
We have all hear the saying:
An Apple a day Keeps the Doctor Away”
Well instead of an apple a day, I take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (ACV) before a large meal. The pectin in apples is an insoluble fiber that induces a feeling of fullness. Apple Cider Vinegar does this also. By drinking water with a couple of tablespoons of ACV, I can get a feeling of fullness from the fiber. It also helps me to not binge eat at night – a failing of mine when I get too hungry.
After eating a higher carb meal, I can take ACV to keep my blood glucose from rising as much. The acetic acid in ACV can constrain the activity of several carbohydrate digesting enzymes (like sucrase,, amylase, maltase, and lactase) When the ACV is in my tummy some of the starches and sugars pass through without going through the digestive process. So the end result is a lower blood glucose. The only problem is to remember to take the ACV with my meal.
My doc wants me to take a statin drug every day for my cholesterol, however it tends to add to my muscle aches and I do not need any more muscle aches to deal with. So taking the ACV can help lower my cholesterol levels and also help with my blood pressure which has been slowly rising over this last year. I can take a large tablespoon full of ACV and sprinkle some garlic powder on it to achieve this benefit.
I’ve even read that ACV can cure the hiccups! Supposedly because it restores the acid alkaline balance in the stomach and ease the spasms.
As a Beauty Aide
Apple Cider Vinegar does have antibacterial properties and can be used diluted for many beauty purposes for your skin, hair, mouth, teeth, and even body odor.
Make sure that you buy the best ACV that is organic, raw and unfiltered (with the mother). You can even make your own if you like as there are many instructions on the internet.
Apple Cider Vinegar each day helps me stay away from my doctors and can be part of my natural medicine cabinet.
I use it with meals (especially high-carb ones) and at bedtime with some cheese to help with my morning blood glucose highs.
Note: Much of the credit for the information in this post goes to the book “Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar: 28 Mind Blowing Uses for Coconut Oil and Apple Cider Vinegar” by Dr. Thomas Hunter.
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