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Apple Cider Vinegar

Discussion in 'Diet and Nutrition' started by Pippadog1, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. ReneePruitt Cathlete

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    Can u all talk abut what benefits you have gained by doing this? And if in fact it helps with weight loss as I have heard?
    Just curious what ur reasons are for doing it and what actual benefits u have seen



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  2. fox2star Cathlete

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    I am doing it to relieve acid reflux....but so far (only 1 day) it hasn't helped. :(
     
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  3. nckfitheart2009 Cathlete

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    Editing to add to my previous quote, I love vinegar as a condiment.
    I do not use it to boost a weight loss campaign. Neither do I rely on it for any aesthetic possible result!
    Well, That is just Me!:):):p
     
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  4. ~Elsie Cathlete

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    I believe this is due to the fact that cider vinegar has an alkaline pH effect on the body after metabolizing. While it sits in the tummy, it still has an acidic pH, like all other vinegars. I would not rely on it for acute acidic conditions (it may worsen it) or even a long standing condition of acid reflux. I would still stick to your physician's recs of a bland/not acid forming diet (no dairy, coffee etc.) for acid reflux as well having 'coating'/demulcent substances like DGL (licorice) & slippery elm bark before bed.
     
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    I've read a lot about a wide range of health benefits from taking apple cider vinegar - especially when it still contains the "mother." Here's a list from one of the articles I saved:

    "Health Benefits
    Apple cider vinegar contains a host of vitamins, beta-carotene, pectin, and vital minerals such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, chlorine, sulfur, iron, and fluorine. Most of the much-talked about benefits of organic apple cider vinegar can be attributed to the presence of these nutrients.

    Given below are a few of the health and cosmetic concerns which can be addressed by the use of organic apple cider vinegar.

    ► Cold and cough
    A combination of apple cider vinegar and honey mixed in warm water is a very well-known folk remedy to deal with common cold, cough, and sore throat. Simply mix 1 tsp. ACV, 1 tsp. honey and 1 tsp of warm water. Adding some mashed ginger to this mixture further enhances its medicinal properties. 1 tsp. of this mixture, thrice a day, helps to provide relief from congestion, cough, and a stuffy nose.

    ► Indigestion
    Indigestion occurs due to a decrease in the acid content of stomach. A glass of warm water with 1 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar, before or during a meal, helps to restore the acid balance and improve digestion. It is also useful to deal with acid reflux and heartburn.

    ► Blood cholesterol
    Research has indicated that apple cider vinegar improves the lipid profile of blood by decreasing the levels of triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) or bad cholesterol, as also by increasing the levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) or good cholesterol. This is specially important to manage and/or avoid complications resulting due to diabetes.

    ► Blood sugar
    Several animal and human studies have demonstrated the antiglycemic effects of apple cider vinegar. It improves insulin sensitivity, which is essential to maintain the sugar levels of blood, in people suffering from insulin resistance. However, certain studies have revealed contrasting effects as well, and hence this health benefit remains controversial as of today.

    ► Weight loss
    Apple cider vinegar helps in maintaining a healthy weight, and also aids to achieve weight loss by increasing the satiety levels. This can be achieved by the consumption of 1 tbsp. of cider vinegar mixed in eight ounces of warm water.

    ► Bone health
    The abundance of calcium, potassium, magnesium, and other vital minerals, makes apple cider vinegar a good candidate for maintaining bone health. It serves a preventive measure for osteoporosis, and other degenerative bone diseases.

    ► Infection
    It is known to exhibit antiseptic properties, and is effective against bacterial and fungal infections. Hence it is useful for dealing with ear infection, bladder infection, candidiasis, etc., either by external application or through ingestion. Simply rinsing the ear with diluted apple cider vinegar alleviates ear infection. For bladder infection and candidiasis, drinking a glass of warm water and apple cider vinegar, every night, serves as a useful remedy.

    ► Cramps
    It helps to deal with night cramps and muscle pain owing to its rich mineral content. The same all-purpose tonic - 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water - reduces the frequency and intensity of leg cramps, and the pain associated. "

    The list goes on, but I'll end it here so this doesn't get too long. Just sounds like an all-around good dietary addition for so many reasons. I'd be interested in hearing if anyone has actually noticed a difference in themselves after taking it regularly... Oh - and my hair dresser recommended diluting some in a squirt bottle to use as an after shower spray to help with hair health!
     
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    I posted above, a recipe that I drink. I love the flavor. It's like kombucha. I had to find an alternative to pickle juice. My husband hates it when I drink all the dill pickle juice.


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  7. healing11 Cathlete

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    I think its an all around good product to have because of its many benefits. But I am specifically using it for my skin. My understanding is that drinking it can be helpful for acne prone skin. However, I actually have been using topically on a keloid that I have had for years and it actually seems to be shrinking. My husband remarked that it seems to be getting smaller as well. So I have seen changes using it topically for less than a month.
     
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    Shots! They ain't what they used to be!
     
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  9. desertambrosia Cathlete

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    No kidding!!! But then again, neither am I!!


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    LOL! Seriously though...I'm so glad you shared the "shot" idea because I like that SO MUCH better than drinking it on a big glass of water. Thanks!!
     
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    I only use the vinegar, cayenne pepper and fresh lemon juice.
     
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