FIVE FAST FACTS FRIDAY: APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Let's start by saying what we are all thinking "Thank goodness it's Friday"! Phew, glad we got that out, now we can begin.
When you ask people about their morning routines, Apple Cider Vinegar shows up quite a lot, but is it as wonderful as the internet makes out- that we aren't so sure, but we do these five fast facts.
1). It boosts your immune system
Quite the sweeping statement - there is no real research to claim this, but ACV contains antimicrobial and antiseptic properties - which is why people who consume it daily don't fall sick with common illnesses.
2) It kills bacteria!
It is rich in natural enzymes that can help rid your body of candida - yeasts that are attributed to thrush in humans.
3) It's packed with probiotics.
The key ingredient in raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar is fermented apples, which contain pectin -- an essential for good digestion.
4) It's been consumed for 2,000+ years
Historical records show that apple juice has been fermented into vinegar since before 5000 BC. Through the ages, apple cider vinegar has been used to stimulate circulation, aid in the detoxification of the liver, to purify blood, cleanse lymph nodes, and improve immune system response.
5) Soothes Sunburn!
We're huge fans of this one. Put 1 cup of apple cider vinegar in a lukewarm bath along with ¼ cup of coconut oil and lavender essential oil to ease sunburnt skin.