What’s in my arsenal? Apple Cider Vinegar

What’s in my arsenal?

 Apple Cider Vinegar!

I’ve received a lot of questions today regarding my love of apple cider vinegar. I have found this to be an absolute must have in my kitchen. Its benefits are numerous and it has replaced a lot of products in my home.

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 What is it?

     Apple cider vinegar is made by adding bacteria and yeast to liquid extracted from crushed apples (think of the fermentation process used to make alcohol, the sugar is turned into alcohol). Then an acetic acid forming bacteria coverts the alcohol into vinegar! BBAAAMMMM we have apple cider vinegar people.

 What is Natural Apple Cider Vinegar?

    My favorite of course is natural organic apple cider vinegar (say that 3x fast!!). Organically grown apples are used and allowed to mature in tanks to allow to ferment naturally. I love Braggs (http://bragg.com/products/bragg-organic-apple-cider-vinegar-FAQ.html#TOP). In addition to being organic it is not pasteurized and non GMO( Which means no genetically modified organisms where used). It is also safe for anyone with peanut and gluten allergies.

 What do I use it for?

   1.  All natural cleaner

  • 1 part water
  • 1 part apple cider vinegar
  • essential oil of your choosing. 2 drops (tea tree oil, lavender, almond)

 2.Facial toner

         Use as a toner after cleaning skin to help reduce acne.

3.Vinaigrette

   I like to replace my balsamic vinegar with apple cider vinegar for an even better taste.

 4.To help soothe my tummy

  • 3 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespooons of ginger juice ( I prefer freshly extracted)
  • 2 table spoons of garlic juice
  • 2 tablespoons of raw unfiltered local honey
  • combine and enjoy! If you aren’t partial to strong tastes feel free to add to a cup of  water and add half a lemon.

 5.Fights bad breath

    Gargle ½ Tablespoon

 6.Sore throat

  • ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4cup water water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 7.Gargle a few times a day.

 8.Post workout to help fight lactic acid buildup.

 9.To marinate beef! ( for those that like red meat)

10.To wash my fruits and veggies

11.To kill weeds in my garden

12.Under arms to keep away B.O

13. To whiten teeth!

  • 1 part apple cider vinegar
  • 1 part water
  • swoosh around for a minute and spit out ( also kills bacteria)

14.For stinky feet!

       Put some on a baby wipe and clean those feet! Allow to dry.

15.Adding a table spoon or two of apple cider vinegar to your meal ( I put in my water) may help improve lymph circulation! (it will help you fight disease.

 Overall Apple cider vinegar is pretty bad ass and needs to be in every home!!!

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