You may have heard of Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar being the miracle drug when it comes to natural remedies, capable of having health benefits for nearly everything including fighting infections and viruses, supporting digestion to helping with weight loss. In fact, it even cured a nasty plantar wart I had a couple years back. While this may be true, if you have tried drinking this stuff before, you also know it gives a pretty hard punch to the throat and is not very pleasant or gracious on the taste buds.
If you wish to reap the many health benefits that Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar provides, but don’t want to gag every time you sip or shoot it down daily, I think you may like this product I recently discovered!
Vermont Village has created a ‘Sipping Vinegar’ designed specifically for those of you who know how good this stuff is for you but just can’t bring yourself to drink it or even dilute it and mix it with anything. They have combined organic raw apple cider vinegar with raw whole ingredients that make it a little more enjoyable to consume either straight up or combined with your favorite sparkling water. All of their flavors are free of cane sugar, caffeine, gluten and soy. What’s even better is you can find it at our local Wal-Mart in Paris Texas in the vinegar section!
The two flavors I have specifically tried include the ‘Ginger and Honey’ and the ‘Blueberries and Honey’.
It still gives a slight kick to the throat, but is much more bearable and has a nice flavor with all the natural whole ingredients they have added in. My two year old will take half a tablespoon daily of this stuff straight up if that says anything.
So, in case this is the first time you are hearing that Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar is good for you, here is a list of just some of its many health benefits:
- Is a natural antibiotic, and also has anti-viral and anti-fungal properties
- aids in digestion
- relieves symptoms of acid reflux
- regulates blood sugar
- improves skin health
- helps regulate blood pressure and lowers bad cholesterol
- helps remove toxins at a faster rate from the body
- aids in weight loss
- Excellent post workout alternative (rich in potassium which is essential for growth, building muscles, transmission of nerve impulses and heart activity )
While Vermont Village has created a product that is more pleasant to the taste buds and doesn’t have such a strong kick to the throat if you prefer to just buy plain apple cider vinegar, make sure to buy Organic Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar.
Raw-Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar has gone a fermentation process that regular filtered ACV has not. This fermentation process forms what is called “The Mother”. This is a naturally occurring strand-like enzyme composed of protein molecules, nutrients and beneficial bacteria. “The Mother” will be the brown, somewhat gross looking, sediment stuff floating at the bottom. This is natural, don’t let it scare you. Just shake it up real nice before using it.
How to Use It:
For general health benefits: take 1-2 T. once a day either straight up or diluted in 1 cup of water or other beverage of choice
When you are sick with a virus, bacteria or infection: Increase daily dose of 1-2 T. to every 4-6 hours until symptoms improve
For digestive support: recommended to take 1 tsp. up to 1 T. approximately 15-20 minutes before every meal.
As a post workout drink: 1-2 tsp. of raw-unfiltered apple cider vinegar is rich in potassium and is equivalent in electrolytes to commercial sports drinks such as Gatorade or Powerade with none of the added sugar and artificial colors and dyes. Just add to a large bottle of water.