The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

For years I have touted the benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV) with its positive health properties. Well it seems to becoming back with a vengeance simply as a weight loss tool. Yes, it certainly assists in shedding pounds but there is so much more to ACV than that.

One might think, because of its sour taste, ACV would produce an acidic pH. “And Ellie,” you protest, “you’ve always flouted how humans should strive to become more alkaline!” Yes that’s true and ACV certainly does that.

Imagine the pH scale as a line from 1-14;  7 being pure water. Everything below 7.0 is acidic and above 7.0 is alkaline. To be their healthiest, one should remain around 7.2 – 7.45.  Just like lemon and lime, ACV turns into an alkaline pH as it metabolizes. Why is this important in the first place? Because an alkaline pH protects the body from toxic conditions and illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and cancers! Disease cannot thrive in an alkaline environment. Wow, how smart is God???!!!

There’s another important benefit to having a more alkaline pH: it improves your mood! When someone is on the acidic scale side, below 6.9, they are usually grumpier; so provide more fruits, veggies, nuts, seeds and herbs at mealtime to create a more pleasant family member.

ACV contains a great many nutrients: A, C, Riboflavin, Thiamine, B6, manganese, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium to name a few. Due to its alkaline producing pH, it affects insulin levels and acts as an appetitive suppressant; one reason it’s a beneficial weight loss aid.

It’s also high in probiotics which boosts our body’s good bacteria. This will not only protect against urinary tract infections and candida, but skin flare-ups, eczema, psoriasis and other fungal ailments. If suffering from acne, use a small solution of 2 parts water and 1 part ACV to clear and tone any skin challenges. (Do not use straight for it’d be too strong and might hurt tooth enamel.)

By drinking 2 teaspoons of ACV with 4 ounces of water daily it will reduce the sludge of cholesterol and triglycerides in your bloodstream and allow for healthier circulation. ACV actually lowers bad LDL cholesterol and increases the good HDL.  It also regulates blood sugar and improves one’s energy levels.

I’ve worked extensively with patients who suffered from fibromyalgia. There was a common correlation among them. They all, in some way, worked with or around chemicals. These chemicals built up in their system. ACV is rich in enzymes to stimulate bile and liver function. This action reduces toxins by binding and removing them through urine. This should also help with arthritic and joint pain.

Amazingly, ACV is also beneficial to bone health for it allows the body to uptake and absorb calcium more affectively. If one’s bones aren’t hurting they enjoy exercising more and therefore remain flexible and energetic. Thus it slows aging as well. (This is the opposite of debilitating Metabolic Syndrome.)

With its antioxidants it’ll neutralize free radicals, preventing sun damage, so you’ll look younger as well. Still need more convincing? It is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. ACV also improves brain health by increasing healthy neurotransmitters like serotonin. Serotonin is similar to a fireman who douses a fire with water, except this one douses the brain with the feel-good neurotransmitter, serotonin.

But simply because something is good doesn’t mean more is better! God states that quite well:

“I have the right to do anything,” you say–but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”–but not everything is constructive.”   (1 Corinthians 10:23)

Moderation, dear people is the key to everything healthy.

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20 thoughts on “The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

  1. I have been drinking Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar every morning for years. I have added a tiny bit of local honey and lemon juice in a small juice glass I inherited from my grandmother. My bloodwork just came back great. “Keep doing what you are doing!” Great words to hear! I use it for many things! Thanks again for a great post!

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  2. I’m wondering, Ellie, if wine vinegar is just as good? Are the properties the same? We have some homemade red wine vinegar my father-in-law started years ago. It’s sort of the same principle as the yeast starter that keeps going. This has what over here we call the “mamma” of the vinegar.

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  3. Great post Ellie! Apple Cider Vinegar is amazing stuff. It is also great for chronic heartburn taken in water a few teaspoons twice a day, cured my GERD! 🙂

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  4. It seems that I’ve been seeing ACV a lot lately. I started taking it to help with the cellulite in my thighs and will see what happens. 🙂
    BTW, Ellie, I never did receive from Amazon the new edition of your novel. There seems to be problems with Amazon.ca.

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    • Oh Carol, I’m so sorry. Amazon never replied to my inquiry either and since I sent that out over a month ago, I simply forgot about it. I’m sorry to be so thoughtless. (I’ve been incredibly busy but that’s no excuse!) sure wish I knew how to create a hard copy through CreateSpace. I’ve gotten all the way to the format conversion of an 8 1/2 x11 page to a 6×9 or 5×7 and then I get stuck.

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  5. Amen! I look forward to the time when God rids this earth of those ruining it with toxins and pollutants (Revelation 11:18) and when He heals us of all of our ailments (Isaiah 33:24; Revelation 21:4). Thank you for reminding me of the benefits of ACV. I somehow got off track with taking it but will be sure to continue. Thank you!

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