Apple CiderFor some time raw apple cider vinegar (RACV) has been promoted as a great preventative and restorative health tonic and used for a wide variety of distresses including:

  • Acid reflux
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • High cholesterol and
  • Gout

While some claims may be overstated, the benefits of RACV should be investigated.

The benefits of RACV were discovered by accident long ago.  Evidently, a bottle of wine was not sealed properly, encouraging oxygenation and resulting in vinegar, literally meaning sour wine.

One benefit of RACV, not the kind distilled but rather cloudy containing the “mother,” is that it is great for diabetics.  If RACV is consumed before a meal, it may help to slow the release of sugar into the bloodstream.

RACV contains a high count of acetic acid, which may help the body to better absorb the minerals found in foods.  RACV is also high in phytochemicals, the plant compounds so important in our body’s fight against free radical damage, resulting in degenerative conditions and even cancer.

When consuming RACV, be sure to dilute the acid levels to avoid tooth enamel erosion and esophageal damage.  Also, don’t over consume it as it may actually lower potassium levels and bone density.  RACV may also interfere with certain medications.

Look for Bragg Raw, Unfiltered, Organic, Apple Cider Vinegar  at  http://www.bragg.com/

RANCH SALAD DRESSING

  • ½ cup Hain safflower mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Stonyfield Farm plain yogurt
  • 2 green onions, including tops, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 3 teaspoons Bragg raw apple cider vinegar

GIVE ME FIVE

Five foods having the most pesticides

  • Apples
  • Bell peppers
  • Celery
  • Peaches
  • Strawberries
RAW APPLE CIDER VINEGAR: A Great Health Pantry Addition

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