Did you know apple cider vinegar reaps benefits?
There surely must be something really healthy in using apple cider vinegar, since The Father of Medicine, Hippocrates, used this vinegar around 400 B.C. for its health giving qualities. It is said that he had only two remedies: honey and apple cider vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar is made from fresh ripe apples that are fermented and undergo a stringent process to create the final product. The vinegar contains a host of vitamins, beta-carotene, pectin and vital minerals such as potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, chlorine, sulphur, iron, and fluorine.
Pectin in the vinegar is a fiber which helps reduce bad cholesterol and helps in regulating blood pressure. The need for calcium supplements once you start growing older is very well known. This vinegar helps extract calcium from the fruits, vegetables and meat it is mixed with, helping in the process of maintaining strong bones. Potassium deficiency causes a variety of ailments including hair loss, weak finger nails, brittle teeth, sinusitis, and a permanently running nose. Apple cider vinegar is loaded with potassium. Studies have shown that potassium deficiency results in stunted growth. All these ailments can be avoided with the intake of apple cider vinegar. The potassium in this vinegar also helps in eliminating toxic waste from the body. The beta-carotene helps in countering damage caused by free radicals, helping one maintain firmer skin and a youthful appearance. Apple cider vinegar is good for those wanting to lose weight. It helps in breaking down fat which helps in natural weight reduction.
Apple cider vinegar contains malic acid which is very helpful in fighting fungal and bacterial infections. This acid dissolves uric acid deposits that form around joints, helping relieve joint pains. This dissolved uric acid is gradually eliminated from the body.
It is claimed that apple cider vinegar is helpful in ailments such as constipation, headaches, arthritis, weak bones, indigestion, high cholesterol, diarrhea, eczema, sore eyes, chronic fatigue, mild food poisoning, hair loss, high blood pressure, obesity, along with a host of many other ailments. No wonder then many know apple cider vinegar as the “Wonder Drug”. To read more on this article: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/health-benefits-apple-cider-vinegar.html
My aunt takes apple cider vinegar daily and when I was visiting her I had some in carrot juice … I have to say I didn’t even taste it. I also use it when I bake. Great for cooking!
For more reading and more info on apple cider vinegar here are some links:
My sister in law let me borrow this book called “Skinny Bitch“. It is geared toward women, but I recommend it for men too if they want to stop eating “crap” because we are what we eat.
It is a no nonsense book about food and health. It explains in a very blunt matter that you won’t ever be skinny with the “crap” you are eating. If you want to stop eating all that “crap”, be healthy and look good I recommend this book. It is an easy read. I was hooked after the first chapter! It is also a vegetarian/vegan based book, but only states what is true about animal products and animal processing. This book is all about giving you information so you can make an educated decision on what to eat. It is not a diet book, as diet don’t work, but instead it is a way of life.
I highly recommend this book and give it a two thumbs up! Get your copy here.
**please note the language in this book is a bit crude**
Someone told me about this market a while back and I finally made a trip to check it out! I have to say I was impressed and I will be going back!
The name of the market is People’s. Everything they sell is vegetarian and organic. All their produce is organic and their prices are very reasonable (which is a plus)!! Of course you do not need to be a vegetarian to shop here. I believe majority of their stuff is healthy… I would say all, but I didn’t look at every single item 🙂 I walked away with a lot of produce, spelt flour (sold in bulk), splet pasta and much much more.
I encourage you to check out their site and if you live in the area GO check them out. It cost about $15 a year (but you get 10% every purchase) to be a member, HOWEVER, your first time is free (no membership required)…so go check it out and if you don’t like it then you don’t have to go back and you have lost nothing, but hopefully you walked away with some good stuff and will want to go back!
I saw a commercial about Fruitables Fruit Juice and decided to check out the website: http://www.appleandeve.com/fruitables.php
I have to say I am impressed. It is one of the better juice box options out there. There is no added sugar and it is made from all fruits and vegetables.
I checked out some of there other products, like their Cranberry Light: http://www.appleandeve.com/fruitables.php
This I would stay away from and anything that says “light” as it is sweetened with splenda. Splenda is an artificial sweetener and anything artificial isn’t good for you!
I have no idea how these products taste, but over all most of their products are pretty good (ingredients wise), just remember to read the labels before purchasing so you know what you are getting! If I find this product on sale anytime soon I will purchase it and follow up with a “taste test” 🙂
What is it? Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that has a number of biological functions.
Where is it found? Broccoli, red peppers, currants, Brussels sprouts, parsley, potatoes, citrus fruit, and strawberries are good sources of vitamin C.
Why do athletes use it? Some athletes say that vitamin C helps keep the immune system functioning optimally. decreases recovery time between workouts.
What do the advocates say? Vitamin C is important for connective tissue repair. Although beneficial to athletes participating in a variety of sports, vitamin C is especially important to body builders whose training causes the most connective tissue damage.
Vitamin C is also important to athletes because, as an antioxidant, it may help to reverse some of the oxidative damage that may occur from exercise. This oxidative damage, caused by free radicals, may interfere with the cells’ ability to function normally and is believed to play a role in many different health conditions, including the aging process, cancer, and heart disease. Vitamin C promotes a healthy immune system and may help to prevent the dip in immune function that may occur right after exercise.
(another brief article from WholeFoods)
Personally, I take the emergen-C Raspberry flavor.