Appel cider vinegarApple cider vinegar is made by fermenting apple juice, converting the sugars into alcohol. Another strain of bacteria is introduced to convert the alcohol into acetic acid. Any alcoholic beverage will turn into vinegar by the ever-present bacteria in the air, but most good quality vinegar nowadays is made according to the Orleans method, which means that the apple cider is fermented in oak barrels and the apple cider vinegar is transferred through a wedge in the bottom of the barrel. About 15 percent of the apple cider vinegar that now contains the “mother of vinegar” in the barrel is left inside to ensure that the new load of apple cider will be quickly converted into vinegar.
The “mother of vinegar” is a substance made up of a form of cellulose and acetic acid bacteria which convert the alcohol with the use of oxygen into acetic acid. When buying apple cider vinegar it's best to look for the one that contains the “mother of vinegar” in the bottle, it will be mentioned on the label. The best quality is raw, organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar.
Vinegar was already used in Babylonia in the year 5000BC. The Babylonians made vinegar from dates, which they used for food and to preserve food. The founder of modern medicine, Hippocrates, prescribed apple cider vinegar mix with honey for many different ailments. He also used apple cider vinegar for cleaning wounds. Apple cider vinegar is both a food and a medicine that has been used for thousands of years by humanity.
Apple cider vinegar from the HimalayaIn folk medicine, apple cider vinegar has been used for centuries as a means to lose weight. When you add apple cider vinegar to your meal it reduces the glycemic load of the meal, which means that your blood sugar will rise less after the meal. Apple cider vinegar also strengthens the effect of the insulin that your body produces to lower the blood sugar level after a meal. The speed with which your meal is converted into energy for the body is increased as well. And apple cider vinegar stimulates the burning of fat and gives you a longer satiated feeling after a meal.
Apple cider vinegar is delicious when added to a salad and you could also mix the apple cider vinegar with some water, take 1 tablespoon of vinegar in a glass of water, possibly mixed with a little honey (max. 3 times a day). Be careful with your teeth because the vinegar affects your tooth enamel. Always rinse your mouth with a glass of water after you drank the apple cider vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar is a good product to support the loosing of weight and it has more beneficial properties for the body. Here are some summed up:
  • Apple cider vinegar improves the ability of the blood to absorb oxygen.
  • Apple cider vinegar improves your metabolism and it stimulates digestion.
  • Apple cider vinegar has antiseptic properties that are effective against harmful intestinal bacteria such as the Candida fungus.
  • Apple cider vinegar lowers your blood pressure and improves your heart function.
  • Apple cider vinegar provides energy.
  • Apple cider vinegar can be used to treat oral mucosal inflammation (caused by the Candida fungus).
  • Apple cider vinegar is beneficial for your liver and kidneys.
  • Apple cider vinegar can help people with type2 diabetes to improve their blood levels.
  • Apple cider vinegar has a powerful anti-microbial activity and is traditionally used topically for the treatment of warts and fungal infections.
  • Apple cider vinegar is source of the mineral potassium and promotes the availability of this mineral for the body.
  • Apple cider vinegar helps maintaining a balanced pH-level in the body.
  • Apple cider vinegar helps reduce excess mucus in the body.
  • Apple cider vinegar has a cleansing effect on the lymph glands.
  • Apple cider vinegar helps with excess stomach acid (does now work with an ulcer!).