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VIDEO: Should I Take Apple Cider Vinegar


By +Carolyn Richardson on Nov 29, 2011 10:00 PM in Healthy Eating

Mary Hartley RD, representing CalorieCount.com, answers the question, "Should I take apple cider vinegar?"



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I tried apple cider vinegar mixed with water for a couple of days, the taste was just dreadful that I had to stop. I wish it actually tasted like apples instead of vinegar.



It’s an acquired taste! If it tasted like apples then it would be apple cider not apple cider vinegar. If you like pickle juice you will love Apple Cider vinegar. LOL

 



Apple cider vinegar--it is a great remedy for heartburn.  I know the taste is horrible.  (I had 1 tblspn and thought it was the worst I had ever had), however other sites I have reviewed said to try with honey and that should help the flavor. I don't take it daily, but when I have heartburn, it works like a charm. (at least for me!)

 



ACV works great for a lot of things - I don't know all the reasons why, but it does!

I use ACV mixed with lemon juice and water as my facial toner.

ACV is a known fungus killer, particularly the fungus Candida albicans, which causes thrush, athlete's foot, and "feminine itching." ACV can be used as a treatment for any of these problems in place of fungicides. But for these it must be applied topically.

If you don't like drinking straight ACV (I've only done it when absolutely necessary) you can use it to make food, like salad dressing.

If possible, get ACV with Mother, which has more healthful properties than filtered ACV. Even though it's sold in the organic section, it's still surprisingly cheap - $5 for a very large bottle.

In short, I'm an ACV fan, not for its taste, but from having so many good experiences with it!



I read a while back that over age 50, people (esp. women) sometimes make less stomach acid and that leads, oddly to heartburn, and therefore antacids (like tums) don't really help.  The suggestion was 1 tsp apple cider vinegar in a glass of water when you feel symptoms.  I have used this with success for a while now.  I find that I will need it a couple of times a day for maybe a week or two, then I am fine for a while. Tastes like vinegar in water frankly, but it helps!



I remember my grandmother and her sister drinking a tablespoon of ACV in a glass of water every day. Grandma lived to be 93 and Her sister to 99! Hope I inherited those genes!



I must have strange taste buds but I don't mind the taste of ACV. 

 



I used to gag at the smell of ACV the first few times, but after initially taking it with honey (which definitely helped with the taste) taking it alone with water is no problem now. I really find it kicks it almost immediately and does in fact act as a cleanse. It also has so many other health benefits!

Although there may not be scientific proof to back that up, there is certainly no harm in using it. I find it to be a good aid to incorporate into my daily health regime rather then viewing it as the magic solution. Give it a try! I love it!



I put ACV in my water with stevia to sweeten a little and it tastes pretty good.

I'm drinking it to help with bone spurs.

 



RE: I read a while back that over age 50, people (esp. women) sometimes make less stomach acid and that leads, oddly to heartburn, and therefore antacids (like tums) don't really help.  The suggestion was 1 tsp apple cider vinegar in a glass of water when you feel symptoms.  I have used this with success for a while now.  I find that I will need it a couple of times a day for maybe a week or two, then I am fine for a while. Tastes like vinegar in water frankly, but it helps!

that is true and if the ACV doesn't help then you can mix a teaspoon of baking soda into a glass of water and drink that.  It will bugger the stomach acid but it you are sensitive to sodium, you might want to try something else for heartburn.  For my heartburn I also use ACV with water - did the honey or Splenda as needed - but found that eating more fresh raw greens and an apple daily prevented the heartburn.  Greasy fried foods and chocolate late in the day also are cultprints for me.

Generally speaking though I like to use Cider Vinegar in my salad dressing.  I follow the Eat to Live recipe - 1 pkg tofu, 1 cup ACV, 1 pint fresh raspberries (or frozen or substitute another berry), and 1-2 Tbl flax seeds.  Mix in blender and store in a 1 qt Mason jar - use as liberally as you'd like to.  It might also be a bit too sharp until you get used to it but I found that by the end of my first dinner size salad I no longer missed the sweetners etc from commercial dressings, and think that overall the ACV is helpful.

My warts - I had a couple small ones on a hand and the bottom of one foot was prone to them - that just disappeared within a couple weeks and I'd had them for years.  There is no trace and you cna't tell I ever had a problem with warts.

ACV is also great as a skin toner; diluted with water it can be used in place of deoderant as the skin has a natural acid mantle to prevent bacteria (and therefore odor) from colonizing.

when drinking it I would just say be sure to brush your teeth afterware though or rinse well because like soda pop it is acidic and can eventually eat thru your tooth enamel especially if you use it in a concentrated form.



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