What is Apple Cider Vinegar?
As the name implies, Apple Cider Vinegar made is made from apples. The juice is extracted and then some good bacteria and yeast are added causing the sugars in the apples to ferment.
Buying a good quality, naturally made, or better still, organic Vinegar is even better.
Natural ones when left sitting will settle and you’ll see a cloudy section at the bottom. This is called the “mother” and is a collection of the probiotic yeast and bacteria that were used to make the vinegar. Many people believe that the mother is the source of apple cider vinegar’s health benefits.
So what are the benefits?
While it is used in cooking and baking and makes great salad dressings, it is also often taken on its own as a health tonic, for its health benefits.
Taking apple cider vinegar has been shown in some studies to improve insulin activity and lower blood sugar levels. High blood sugar can cause someone to crave sugary foods and over-eat.
Many natural health professionals claim that taking a daily dose of apple cider vinegar, they feel more full after eating and therefore reduce their consumption, helping them to lose weight.
How can i use Apple Cider Vinegar?
Earthbound, a west Auckland beekeeper, has made it even healthier by combining organic vinegar with added Manuka Honey.
Called Apple Cider Honeygar, it is even easier to take as a supplement as the honey adds a touch of sweetness.
And for Salad Dressings and recipes you get the tang of the vinegar for the dressing, along with a hint of sweetness – yummy!.