Why is it that people in civilized countries have such horrific health problems? Because we eat so many refined and processed foods, which are far removed from their more natural ancestors. We eat refined flour, refined sugar, white rice and many other foods from which all the good stuff has been removed. It’s not only these unhealthy foods that we eat, but the healthy foods that we don’t eat, which causes many of our health concerns today. We need to include in our daily diet a good portion of natural foods, including fruits and vegetable grown from our own gardens, in order to promote longevity of life and prevent many health problems. Another way to add a natural source of vitamins and minerals to our diet is to include apple cider vinegar and honey.
Apple cider vinegar and honey are two of the most beneficial and natural foods we can eat and when consumed together they pack a lot of vitamins and minerals that we often don’t get enough of in our ordinary daily diets. There are many valuable elements in apples that are also included in cider vinegar, including phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, calcium, sulphur, iron, chlorine, sodium, etc. Cider vinegar, which is made from apples, contains some very important mineral salts, as well, which are very important for maintaining a healthy balance in our bodies. It does a number of things that modern day drugs cannot do in an effective and safe way. Apple cider vinegar can be added to the diet in a number of ways. It can be used in salad dressings, for pickling, or substituted for white vinegar in any number of recipes. Honey also contains many valuable elements including thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), and ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). It also contains pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, and nicotinic acid (B2 complex). Honey has many of the mineral elements needed for physical well being. The minerals in honey include potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese, sulphur, silicia, sodium, and chloride. Honey is a good way to replace the minerals important to maintaining good bodily health. Apple cider vinegar mixed with honey is a near perfect food.
Author Kimberly Hartfield’s Living on the Wild Side
Two teaspoons of honey mixed with two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a full glass of water daily can add numerous health benefits to our daily diets. This can be taken in the morning when you get up, with meals during the day, and/or at bedtime. This cider vinegar honey drink is quite palatable and is said to help with numerous health issues. For children and adults it can also be mixed with apple or grape juice for an even better tasting beverage.
This beverage has been used to cure bladder infections, promote dental health and hygiene, as a blood clotting agent, to stem profuse menstruation, to stem nose bleeds, to retard sight loss and hearing impairment, as a sore throat and cough remedy, as an asthma treatment, to improve memory, as a digestive aid and detox treatment, to promote nail and hair growth, and to help control obesity. It has been used as a means for obese persons to loose weight with an average weight loss of 1 to 1 ½ lbs per week. It decreases hunger pangs and sustains you when missing a meal. It has also been used successfully as a joint pain and movement treatment, a dizziness and vertigo treatment, in nervous disorders, for eczema and dandruff, fatigue, and a number of other health complaints.
Apple cider vinegar and honey is not a cure in and of itself for any particular ailment, but promotes general good health by influencing the metabolism and eliminating processes of the body. It can be used safely with children as young as three years old (Note that honey in children younger than three can cause botulism), and also with pets. Used with herbal remedies, cider and honey enhances their benefits greatly. Remember, never use white vinegar instead of cider vinegar because it doesn’t have the same health benefits and may be harmful when used in this way.