You are few to know, but you have a miracle ingredient in your kitchen that is full of taste and medicinal qualities. It is vinegar, which has established itself in the diet but also in the treatment of certain ailments. There is now a great variety of vinegars, in this article we will be interested in cider vinegar.
The benefits of vinegar
Over time, vinegar has found its place in many homes because it allows to preserve certain foods, promotes digestion and acts as an effective antiseptic. Here we will analyze the many benefits of cider vinegar that stand out from other vinegars. It is an energizer that provides vitality and tonicity in case of fatigue, a stimulant of digestion, an agent that cleanses and regenerates cells and an anti-cholesterol among others.
The cider vinegar is rich in magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, fluorine, sulfur, boron and silica, all these minerals give it its energizing and healing power. It is also a source of essential acids, enzymes and potassium (up to one gram per liter). Potassium is used to clean the body thoroughly and to neutralize substances that may attack or even poison it. Finally, it is an excellent antioxidant that contains up to 600 mg per liter of phenolic compounds (antioxidant organic molecules).
Here is a list of troubles that can be alleviated by ingesting cider vinegar:
You should use non-industrial, unpasteurized cider vinegar and always dilute it with water.
In case of fatigue and allergy
If you tend to suffer from fatigue or allergy frequently, there is a cocktail of cider vinegar that can be taken for a month, either in prevention or in treatment.
This is the Jarvis cocktail: mix 2 teaspoons of cider vinegar and 1 honey in 25 cl of water rich in sodium. You can drink up to three drinks a day.
Cold and irritated throat
If you have a hoarse throat, mix 25 ml of cider vinegar and 75 ml of water and gargle with once an hour.
If you have a greasy cough, cider vinegar will help you liquefy and expectorate the mucus. To do this, you must mix 4 tablespoons of honey and 5 teaspoons of vinegar and take 1 teaspoon of this syrup three times a day. It is also advisable to drink plenty of green tea and infusions to promote the liquefaction of thick mucus.
In case of diarrhea, the body dehydrates because it loses a lot of liquid and minerals. Cider vinegar, as a remineralizing and antibacterial, is able to repel germs, protect the intestinal flora and regulate transit. 2 teaspoons of cider vinegar should be diluted in a glass of water and this mixture should be drunk before each meal until the disorder has disappeared.
On the other hand, in the case of constipation, it is possible to use cider vinegar as follows:
- Mix 2 teaspoons of cider vinegar in a glass of water and consume this drink several times a day.
- Make warm foot baths by diluting a glass of cider vinegar and 4 teaspoons of salt in 4 liters of water.
If you drink cider vinegar during the meal, the level of blood sugar will decrease as well as the manufacture of insulin and triglycerides through acetic acid. This component also blocks the amylases in the small intestine, which are enzymes that convert starch into glucose. A part of the starch is thus expelled instead of being transformed into sugar and stored in the body.
For good oral hygiene, it is recommended to make mouthwashes with a mixture of cider vinegar and water (mixing a teaspoon in a glass of water) once or twice a week after brushing teeth. Thus, the gum will be irrigated and the bacterial inflammations eliminated.
However, this operation should not be carried out using pure vinegar because it tends to damage the enamel. Make sure to always dilute the vinegar with water to take no risk.
Cider vinegar cleans the body by neutralizing the toxins and waste stored in the joints, tissues and organs and helps to thin the blood that has been thickened by consuming high protein foods.
Drinking half a glass of the Jarvis cocktail (recipe quoted above) in the morning on an empty stomach prevents the appearance of pain in the joints. You can also wrap the painful area with a clean cloth soaked with diluted cider vinegar (cold if the pain is acute, hot if the pain is chronic).