July 15, 2010

Benefits of Apple Cider

Apple Cider is made by fermentation of apples. Not until Folk Medicine: A Vermont Doctor’s Guide to Good Health, written by D.C. Jarvis, M.D., was published in 1958 that the medicinal use of apple cider vinegar was known. Jarvis recommended apple cider vinegar as a cure-all. He said that mixing the apple cider vinegar with honey, a mixture he called “honegar,” enhanced the healing power of the vinegar. Jarvis also wrote that apple cider vinegar could destroy harmful bacteria in the digestive tract and recommended as a digestive tonic to be consumed with meals. Apple cider is also known to have a favourable effect on blood sugar and helps lower glucose levels. Studies have shown that vinegar can lower the post-meal rise in glucose. The acetic acid in vinegar is thought to slow starch digestion and reduce the glycemic index of starchy foods.

Some of the benefits according to Paul C Bragg in Miracle of Fasting are:-

Apple Cider promotes youthful skin and a healthy vibrant body
Helps remove artery plaque and body toxins
Helps fight bacteria, viruses, germs and moulds naturally
Helps retard onset of aging
Helps regulate calcium absorption
Helps normalize urine pH
Helps in digestion
Helps regulate body weight
Helps fight arthritis and removes toxins and crystals from joints and organs

Views and comments are welcome.


Music Food and Love said...

I also heard that it can be good to your hair strengh...
Nice blog you have here, some interesting tips and recipes.

Simply Life said...

I didn't know all this -thanks for sharing!

USB said...

Thanks for your encouragement and comments. Will strive to give more interesting and useful topics.