by Joanna Faillace
Raw organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar is made from fermented, crushed apples that have not been treated with toxic pesticides, making it one of nature’s purest and most potent remedies.
One of the most amazing properties of raw organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar is its naturally occurring enzyme called “the mother”, which is a strand-like composition of protein molecules, nutrients and beneficial bacteria.
“The mother” is also the brown, mysterious looking sediment that can be seen floating on the bottom of the bottle.
It is important to note that “the mother” can only be found in raw organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and not in conventionally processed clear vinegar.
Raw organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar is packed with vitamin C, B1, B2, and B6 and contains nutrients and minerals such as potassium, pectin, calcium, ash and acetic acid that work synergistically to establish an alkaline, disease-resistant environment that helps our bodies to maintain a healthy pH level.
According to a small preliminary study at Arizona State University, raw organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar has been shown to lower the spike in glucose (sugar) after meals.
Here are some of the wonderful health benefits of raw organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar when consumed regularly.
- Fights infection
- Lowers blood pressure and bad cholesterol
- Rids joints of uric acid, easing the pain of rheumatoid arthritis
- Promotes strong bones and teeth
- Aids weight loss
Raw organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar can be a tasty base for healthy vinaigrette when combined with extra virgin olive oil and organic herbs like basil or rosemary.
Homemade vinaigrette doesn’t contain dangerous nitrates (preservatives) like most store bought varieties do, making it a healthier option.
When raw organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar is combined with raw honey, another of God’s superfoods, it dramatically increases the health benefits when included in your daily dietary plan.
For example, first thing in the morning and on an empty stomach, add to an eight ounce glass of spring water, two teaspoons of raw organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar with one-two teaspoons of raw honey and stir briskly.
This is a great way to start your day and reap some amazing health benefits!