Raw Apple Cider Vinegar features in the Balancing Cordials and Drinks Section under the Kill All Known Germs Preparation, as well as one of the Alkalising Shots. It is part of the “sour” categories of foods and drinks, and is thus great for balancing the liver and gallbladder.
Although Cider Apple Vinegar is full of something called Acetic Acid, when it is consumed internally, it actually neutralises our pH acid/alkaline balance as it leaves behind an alkaline ash. One of the reasons why cider apple vinegar is so good for us is that it is full of potassium. Potassium is necessary for the promotion of healthy cells and tissues. Apparently, because the potassium is delivered into the body through an acidic source (the vinegar), it is much easier for us to assimilate, so therefore gets to work quicker; one of the many reasons why consuming cider apple vinegar is great for our bodies generally. It is also fabulous at helping to prevent and counteract the effects of heartburn and acid reflux. Acid reflux is usually the result of having too little acid in the stomach, rather than too much. Having a tablespoon of raw, unfiltered, apple cider vinegar mixed in a glass of water will therefore help to restore the correct acid levels in the stomach, and thus help to counteract acid reflux and heartburn.
The “mother” in Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is actually strands of proteins; enzymes and friendly bacteria, which help to bring our bodies into a state of balance. These proteins; enzymes and friendly bacteria are believed to enhance the health benefits of cider apple vinegar over the pasteurised alternatives.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is said to support our levels of the “good” HDL cholesterol, which help to protect us from damage to our arteries. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is also said to have strong anti-glycemic properties. This means that it is good for regulating our blood sugar levels. It is said to do this by blocking some of the digestion of starch in our bodies and thus prevents it from raising our blood sugar as a consequence. In this way, it could be good for helping people with type 2 diabetes to regulate their blood sugar levels.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar has high levels of antioxidants, including catechin; gallic acid; caffeic and chlorogenic acids. Antioxidants are vital to the body as eliminators of free-radical cells (abnormal cells), which can cause inflammation in our bodies. This, if left unchecked, can lead to serious disease in our bodies, including arthritis; rheumatism; high “bad” LDL cholesterol; high blood pressure; heart disease; diabetes and cancer. Due to the high levels of acetic acid in Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, our bodies ability to absorb important nutrients from the food we eat is increased.
It is important to ensure a healthy level of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar – one to two tablespoons a day is sufficient; always with water. You can also try the Alkalising Shot recipe, which includes Bicarbonate of Soda, a known alkaliser. This drink is fabulous if you are suffering from feeling extra acidic or your digestion is playing up, as it neutralises the pH balance in our body, thus helping it to come back into a state of wellness. Its inclusion in the Kill All Known Germs Preparation is two-fold: firstly for its preservative properties, as well as its known antibiotic qualities, which further enhances the efficacy of the other ingredients in terms of getting rid of germs in our body.