A revered home remedy since Hippocrates’ day, apple cider vinegar is credited with everything from increasing metabolism and balancing the body’s pH to detox and joint health. One recent study showed that apple cider vinegar consumption lowed LDL cholesterol and triglycerides levels, increased HDL cholesterol levels and could help manage diabetes complications. Whenever possible, look for organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar with a rich brown color and the dusty “mother’ included. Shake well before using.
For health benefits, proponents suggest drinking 2 teaspoons raw apple cider vinegar, dissolved in water and sweetened with a bit of stevia, cinnamon or honey if desired, twice daily.
A splash of apple cider vinegar livens up cooked beans, rice, brothy soups, coleslaw and creamy dips. Make a simple healthy salad dressing by combining cider vinegar with olive oil and chopped fresh herbs, such as oregano or ginger; drizzle over mixed greens with toasted nuts and sliced figs.
Here at the Bamboo we carry Bragg Organic Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar. We have the 16 and 32 oz bottles. We’re also carrying a new Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Drink which comes in three flavors apple cider vinegar with honey, concord grape and acai, ginger spice and apple cinnamon. The drinks are $2.59 each. I haven’t tried one yet but I heard they taste good, especially the concord grape!