the “B” of ACV

imageimageimageThe human body is a miracle. It renews itself, it heals itself and when we care for our bodies with exercise, rest and a healthy diet, we are usually rewarded with lots of energy and a good looking exterior! ~Angel

I want to share the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar! The process of making organic apple cider vinegar is similar to how wine is made- “vinegar” in French actually means “sour wine”. Apple cider vinegar is made by the fermentation of apples, adding yeast and bacteria. The outcome is a murky caramel brown colored multi-purpose remedy in a bottle! This very pungent and sour liquid contains amino acids and antioxidants that is very useful when taken no more than 2 tablespoons a day (over usage can throw off our body’s natural ph and even result in yeast infections, feel free to consult your physician)! It has been proven that a daily dose of ACV can boost your immune system which can prevent and fight off colds and allergies, along with a sensible diet it will kick start your metabolism which can result in weight loss, ACV can reduce blood sugar levels related to diabetes, it’s uses also include being an antiseptic which is great on cuts, smelly feet, dandruff treatment and even repel bugs from biting at us, our pets and even our garden. I felt compelled to include that ACV works as an insect repellent because of the fear of mosquitoes transmitting the West Nile Virus and the Zika Virus, if a few sprays or a couple of tablespoons can prevent contracting these viruses, all the better!

Here are a few recipes that I find helpful and may greatly benefit your body. I recommend using organic acv with “the mother”, which are strands of helpful enzymes, Braggs and Heinz are 2 brands I’ve used.

ACV “cocktail” (little to no after taste)
2 tablespoons of ACV
2 tablespoons of raw organic honey
½ cup pineapple or orange juice

ACV “shot”
2 tablespoons of ACV
2 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice
a dash of cayenne pepper

Although simply ingesting ACV will repel insects, here’s a topical spray recipe great to use on yourself, pets and plants (avoid your eyes), don’t worry about the ACV odor, the citronella will linger as the vinegar quickly evaporates:

in a spray bottle combine:
⅓ cup witch hazel
⅓ cup ACV
5-6 drops citronella oil

shake before each use
reapply every 1-3 hours

in a spray bottle combine:
¼ cup ACV
1 cup distilled water
½ teaspoon olive oil
5 drops tea tree oil
juice from ½ of lemon

shake well spray on hair
part hair and spray on scalp
leave on for 20 minutes and shampoo
you will be left with shiny hair and a clean scalp

If you have a special use for ACV please share in the comments and if any of these recipes peaks your interest please share! Be well!

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