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Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother: Health or Hype?
Apple cider vinegar has been used for hundreds of years as a natural remedy for many health issues. The remedies have not been approved by the FDA, but many believe it provides holistic benefits due to its potassium levels and nutrient content. These benefits include:
- helping guard against osteoporosis
- lowering blood pressure and cholesterol
- helping relieve arthritis and stiffness
- helping fight infections and kill germs, viruses and bacteria
- supporting regularity and promoting digestion
- helping promote weight loss
The “mother” in apple cider vinegar is a dark, cloudy, naturally occurring substance, formed from healthful bacteria during the last step of fermentation. The “mother” indicates that the most nutritious part of the apple has not been destroyed. This means that the vinegar contains enzymes and minerals that other vinegars may not have due to over-processing. It is said to be the healthiest part of the vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar has many unique uses for a healthier life, but it is not a magic bullet of health. Beware of products that make claims that sound too good to be true; they usually are!
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