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The health benefits of apple cider vinegar and raw honey taken on their own are quite extensive. Both are powerhouses when it comes to nutrition and health. When combined, these benefits become even greater and more positive for our bodies. As well, the honey can sweeten the vinegar, making it easier to drink. The combination of these two ingredients is so helpful to our bodies due to their chemical properties and numerous interactions with the body and bodily processes. Apple cider vinegar is alkaline when consumed. The same can be said for honey. Both ingredients raise the alkalinity of the body when eaten, and work tremendously well together to rid the body of unwanted acidity. They then then help to create an environment in our bodies with a protective pH level, allowing us to function at our best and healthiest.
To consume both of these amazing sources for our health, mix about 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoons of vinegar with 1 teaspoon of honey in a glass of water. If you are just beginning to enjoy the mixture, start with 1 teaspoon of vinegar until you have become used to the taste, and eventually move up to a tablespoon. Consume the drink about 30 minutes before eating. Many choose to ingest this first thing in the morning upon waking up on an empty stomach. For best results, use organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and raw honey. You will want to check the label of the vinegar to look for “mother of vinegar”, to tell if it has not been processed. Be consistent with taking this drink, and try to make it a part of your daily health routine for best results. Lets talk about some of the specific health benefits associated with drinking apple cider vinegar mixed with honey.
First, a mixture of these two ingredients can be especially helpful for those individuals who suffer from acid reflux since both ingredients help in this regard. This is because this mixture can help with digestion and general indigestion problems. The vinegar may also help provide intestinal protection to prevent acid reflux. This is due to its ability to lower the blood’s pH levels to help the intestinal system rid itself of harmful an unwanted bacteria. They also have antimicrobial properties.
A mixture of apple cider vinegar and honey can also help provide relief for a sore throat. Instead of putting the ingredients in a glass of cold water, mix them into hot water. Take frequent small sips of the mixture to ease your throat pain.
Apple cider vinegar can also help to reduce insulin in the body which can help to balance blood sugar levels. It is also great for reducing pain and inflammation as it contains a good amount of potassium and antioxidants which can heal the body. This can be a benefit for those individuals suffering from joint pain. The vinegar is well known for its natural cleansing properties and the elimination of unwanted wastes in the body and cells. It can also promotes healthy heart and blood pressure levels. Lastly, apple cider vinegar is a good source of vitamin C. This can also contribute to its inflammation reducing benefits, can help deal with stress and helps to boost the immune system.
Honey in its raw form has many of the same benefits, and can intensify and promote many of the previous stated health benefits. This is what makes the two ingredients such a powerhouse when mixed together. Honey also helps the the body regulate blood sugar levels due to its combination of fructose and glucose. Honey can also provide natural energy and increase athletic performance. This is intensified when mixed with apple cider vinegar as they can maintain glycogen levels and improve recovery time. Honey also has similar anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. These properties can help to reduce ulcers and other types of gastrointestinal disorders. Lastly, honey contains a good amount of flavonoids and antioxidants which can help reduce the risk of heart disease.
Clearly, these two ingredients can work well together to provide our bodies with many health benefits and as mentioned previously, should try to be consumed daily.
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