Many of us are trying to live a healthier lifestyle these days. Concerning dieting and eating, a number of our goals are most likely shared. Immune system support, smooth digestion, ph balance, removal of toxins, relief of muscle pain, etc. – chances are, all of us would put these items on our short list of concerns.
The Apple Cider Vinegar Daily Cocktail
To aid in my own pursuit of health, then, I’ve started to regularly take a cocktail made out of apple cider vinegar, particularly the brand made by Bragg. The benefits are many, including everything mentioned above, and it’s a relatively simple pursuit. Not entirely uncommon, the potential remedies and cures are enumerated in many places such as the Earth Clinic: Folk Remedies and Holistic Cures blog.
With a little research on the Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) website, you will find that the benefits of the ACV cocktail stem from the following logic:
“Following the old cliché, ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away,’ apples are one of the oldest, most nutritious foods on earth. They are rich in potassium, a mineral many of us are deficient in, and a deficiency that causes old age to creep upon us sooner. Calcium maintains our hard tissues such as bones, and potassium is the equivalent to the body’s soft tissues, keeping the body’s flesh and arteries soft and resilient.”
“Fresh, organic apples are used to make Apple Cider Vinegar, which contains necessary ingredients, such as enzymes, and life-stimulating minerals, mainly potassium, in a natural state. Besides being a natural stimulant for vitality, Apple Cider Vinegar cleanses and restores nutrients to the body so that the body can heal itself.”
How to Make and Take the Apple Cider Vinegar Cocktail
Before you tune out, thinking that shots of vinegar are nowhere near what you’d be willing to do to promote health and wellness, hold on. It’s not quite that bad. You simply shake up and add two teaspoons of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar and one to two teaspoons of raw honey to an eight-ounce glass of distilled water. Mix it up and drink it down, and do it three times a day for the best results. That’s it.
Apple cider vinegar draws toxins from your body tissues, so the diluted mixture makes the process a bit more comfortable. Though the addition of raw honey is not absolutely necessary, it is recommended. According to the Bragg site, it is honey’s “proven bioactive properties and […] vitamins and enzymes [that are] necessary for the proper digestion and metabolism” of the ACV cocktail. Keep the apple cider vinegar in the ‘fridge when you’re not using it, or on the counter out of the way of direct sunlight and in a cool place.
A 16-ounce jar of Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar can be purchased from the website for around $12.95, and it includes a small book that covers the “powerful cleansing and healing qualities” of the product. Additionally, Bragg is also available at a number of super markets including Whole Foods Market.