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The Hidden Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

September 3, 2014 Wellness and Nutrition

It has long been known that an abundance of specific nutrients can positively affect cognitive processes, emotions, and various aspects of the body’s functioning. The benefits of apple cider vinegar have been described as being an especially helpful health tonic and you can find it in both the condiment and health supplement aisles of your grocery store.

Although we tend to think of condiments and food as providing flavor and energy to the body, research over the past 5 years has found interesting evidence for the influence of nutrition on specific molecular systems and mechanisms. For individuals in recovery, good nutrition can go a long way toward rebuilding a body that’s stronger and healthier.

Natural apple cider vinegar contains properties which are particularly helpful to liver health, and has long been used as a folk remedy for cleansing out the system of harmful elements. While many would say folk medicine uses of vinegar aren’t legitimate (and it can be described as a general cure-all for anything and everything), there are benefits which have medical research backing them up.

While vinegar can be made from fruits, vegetables, and grains, apple cider vinegar comes from fermented apple juice (or hard apple cider) which is fermented a second time to become vinegar. Raw and organic, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar can be used as a salad dressing or diluted with water (one or two teaspoons for an 8oz glass of water). AVC can also be used as a toner to help reduce age spots and scars.

Our body constantly strives for a state of equilibrium, and apple cider vinegar will help maintain a healthy alkaline pH level. Research shows it stimulates cardiovascular circulation, helps the body fight infection and can aid in detoxifying the liver. 

The benefits of apple cider vinegar can promote the natural feel good sensation which comes with proper health and nutrition. For individuals in recovery, knowing these tips can make a major difference in overall recovery. Nutritionists on staff at The Discovery House provide an insight and knowledge we are fortunate to see aiding the recovery of our clients.

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