How It’s Made
ACV is made from crushed sweet apples and the fruit sugar is converted to alcohol, and then acetic acid during fermentation. It is believed that ACV’s amazing health benefits are derived from the acetic acid and enzymes that develop during fermentation. When the ACV is pasteurized, the valuable enzymes are destroyed.
When you’re buying ACV look for organic, raw, unfiltered vinegar. The reason you want organic is because apples are near the top of the list for the dirty dozen, so if conventional apples were used there would be a high concentration of pesticides in the vinegar. My favorite brand of ACV that is widely available is Bragg’s.
ACV has a list of health benefits that go on and on! A few are:
- Weight Loss
- Itch Relief from Insect Bites and Stings
- Relief for Sunburns
- Colds and Sore Throat Relief
- Assists as a digestive aid
- Nausea Relief
- Assists in better absorption of minerals found in the foods you eat
- Helps Control Blood Sugar Levels in those with Type 2 Diabetes
ACV for Infertility
According to “The Incredible Secrets of Vinegar,” ACV has been widely used to overcome infertility in animals. A farmer had 23 cows who had failed to calve for up to a year. Within 4 months of feeding a twice daily ration of ACV, all 23 of the cows h
ad conceived! In a separate case, the same situation occurred with dogs. But what about people? Can ACV help humans overcome infertility?
According to the book, a doctor and his wife had been trying to conceive for 7 years, unsuccessfully. They both changed their diets to:
- replace sugar with honey
- eat oats, rye and corn instead of wheat
- eliminate citrus fruit
- focus on eating only cold climate fruits such as apples, grapes and cranberries etc..
- started taking 2 teaspoons of ACV mixed with 2 teaspoons of honey in a glass of water with their 3 main meals of the day.
I am not a doctor and am only stating my personal opinions. Please seek advice from a medial professional before making any changes or adding any supplements to your diet.