Why Is There So Much Underground Talk About Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar?
It’s pure, it’s natural and it’s even kosher. The USDA has dropped the organic seal of approval (which isn’t as common as one might think), and it can serve as a multi-purpose tool for health and cleanliness. It’s Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar — unfiltered, unpasteurized, unheated and containing five percent acidity.
So what? Is all of this supposed to be a good thing? Yes, in fact, apple cider vinegar is still one of the best-kept health secrets in your soon-to-be entirely green world, and it’s time for a quick education.
What Makes Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar Superior
It starts with the soil, which is maintained and farmed to meet organic standards and USDA guidelines. From the soil, apple trees produce some of the highest quality organic apples you can sink your teeth into. In this case, the apples are pressed to form apple cider that naturally ferment and forming the vinegar product. A web-like substance known as “mother,” develops in the fermented apple cider, ensuring that all the “good stuff” from the apples still exists in the “juice.”
What Are the Benefits of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
You can use Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar for just about everything from cleaning out the gunk in your coffee maker to cleaning out the gunk in your body. The vinegar acts almost like a sponge, pulling the “funk” from glass, plastic and even toxins from human tissue.
Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar is also high in potassium, an element that many people don’t get enough of due to an unsatisfactory diet. Potassium is another element that prevents our bodies from breaking down. Ask any elite athlete what the body needs to perform at the highest level, and potassium will be at the top of the list.
Regular ingestion of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar will also help to break down arterial plaque that is one of the leading causes to heart disease. In other words, Bragg’s can serve as a liquid roto rooter for your entire circulatory system.
Bragg’s Apple Cider For External Use
The benefits of vinegar have been understood in many parts of the world for thousands of years. One simple way you might put Bragg’s to use is for after-sun exposure. When you know you may have gotten a little more sun than desired, the vinegar will once again help pull the funk from the burn.
The pain will quickly subside after laying a few vinegar soak cloths over an area. The same is for skin allergies and general skin ailments. If you happen to get into some poison ivy during a hike, give vinegar a try. If you stay out of the ivy, yet struggle with some post-hike or exercise soreness, use the vinegar to massage into your sore areas. It acts as a sponge, remember? Almost like an acidic magnet to the lactic acid and other toxins that want to settle into your muscle tissue creating soreness.
Also, the acidic content is perfect for nightly mini-facials — helping to remove the old, tired and dead skin cells from the new and radiant facial skin waiting to shine. Try adding some Bragg’s to your skin care regiment for a few weeks and see if the benefits aren’t obvious.
Ingesting Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar
Bragg’s recommends an ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) Cocktail for ingestion, with one part honey and ACV mixed with a glass of distilled water or organic juice. If the honey isn’t appealing, you can certainly just mix the vinegar with water and enjoy the health benefits. Avoid taking a straight shot of vinegar, however. The highly acidic content is great when diluted, but can often be too much for the throat, esophagus and stomach to handle if taken in concentrated form.
You might consider using Bragg’s to flavor-up your favorite foods, whether sprinkled on salad or onto your homemade potato chips. It’s great on popcorn when combined with a sea-salt mix, and if you want a tasty fruit snack, try sprinkling it on fresh cut strawberries and adding a light dusting of organic turbinado sugar — delicious and HIGHLY nutritious.
Using Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar To Clean
The high acidic content in Bragg’s makes it useful as a great household cleaner. As mentioned, you can run it through your coffee pots, use it to remove stains from mugs and teapots or spray down work surfaces such as cutting boards. Bacteria can’t live in an acidic environment anymore than we could if we were surrounded by it.
Consider this your introduction to Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar. Part two of the course is trying the product, and part three…well, enjoying the benefits, of course.
(Photo Via: BushMeadowFarm)