Thank you to all those who sent their best wishes, or attended Craig’s memorial event last month! It was a pleasure meeting and talking to you, and a wonderful experience to hear of the many lives Craig had such an impact on!
This month I would like to bring your attention to apple cider vinegar. It is probably in your kitchen, but did you know about the amazing health benefits that come along with it?
1. Helps Heartburn and Acid Reflux
Acid reflux usually results from having too little acid in the stomach. Apple cider vinegar is full of antibiotic properties, and can improve the acid content of your stomach by drinking one tablespoon of raw, unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar mixed in a glass of water.
2. Promotes Healthy Cholesterol
Apple cider vinegar promotes healthy cholesterol and also protects from arterial damage or oxidation, which is the main risk of high cholesterol.
3. Helps Lose Weight
The acetic acid it contains helps to suppress your appetite, increase your metabolism and reduce your water retention, all of which helps lose those unwanted pounds.
4. Promotes Healthy Blood Sugar
Apple cider vinegar has strong anti-glycemic properties that support a healthy blood sugar level. It also blocks some of the digestion of starch, preventing it from raising your blood sugar.
5. Has Antioxidant Properties
Apple cider vinegar contains many antioxidants to help keep your body healthy and aid your immune system.
6. Improves Nutrient Absorption
The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar can increase your body’s absorption of important minerals from the food you eat. Adding vinegar to your salad dressing may also help you absorb more nutrients from your leafy greens!
If you want to drink it daily, just mix two tablespoons into a glass of water. Add a tablespoon of honey if you like, or lemon to add flavour.
If drinking it does not sound pleasurable, you can add it to your salads, or other dishes to make sure you are still incorporating it into your diet.
Until next month, enjoy!
Zahir Chaudhary. BA (Hons), BSc (Hons), ND, M Ost. Med
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