Apple Cider Vinegar offers an healthy alternative to boosting your body’s immune system.
This post will examine the simple ways this all natural product can keep you healthy:
- ACV Probiotic Strength
- Alkalizing Properties of ACV
- ACV Cold Remedies
ACV Probiotic Strength
The natural fermentation process that creates apple cider vinegar is also what makes it a probiotic food.
The ‘mother’ of the apple cider vinegar contains the probiotic bacteria that drive the fermentation process. These bacteria can improve your digestion and help to rebalance your gut.
Probiotic foods like yogurt, sauerkraut, kefir, and ACV are nutritious, easy-to-digest, and great for your intestinal health. Probiotic foods might not always be enough to improve gut health.
Although fermented foods, like ACV are excellent for your health, your stomach acid can destroy their probiotic bacteria. About 99% of probiotic bacteria will likely be destroyed by your stomach’s strong acid. It is advisable to take a high-quality probiotic supple along with your probiotic foods for optimal probiotic benefits, getting the bacteria safely to your gut.
Alkalizing Properties of ACV
Cold viruses have the potential to put the body into a very acidic state, which makes the body more susceptible to the continued reproduction of the virus, as well as the secondary bacterial infections. As a result, the immune system has a hard time fighting against the ‘infection invasion’.
Apple cider vinegar is a powerful alkalizing substance that can defeat the cold symptom-causing micro-organisms, providing relief from the symptoms. The acidic nature of apple cider vinegar inhibits bacterial growth and this prevents the infection from spreading and becoming worse.
ACV Cold Remedies
ACV contains several nutrients and enzymes that aid in strengthening the immune system. This of course helps a person to be better able to fight against virus infections, including the common cold.
Apple cider vinegar has also been found effective in breaking upthick mucus, caused by colds, as well as helping relieve sinusitis and cough.
How to Use ACV for Treating Colds Fast
There are plenty of ways that apple cider vinegar can be used when treating colds. Here are a few ways you can use ACV to provide rapid and effective relief.
ACV with Lemon and Honey
Mix 2 tablespoons of ACV in a glass of warm water. Add in lemon and honey and drink this solution as often as needed.
Add ACV to Steam (Or In Your Vaporizer)
Another way to treat colds using ACV is to add a few drops into a vaporizer. This can greatly relieve the symptoms of colds, flu and other infections.
You may also use ACV in a bowl of steaming water. Just add a few teaspoons of ACV into a bowl of boiling water before inhaling the steam.
ACV with Garlic
Put one cup of ACV, eight cloves of garlic and a cup of honey into a blender. Pour the mixture into a glass and drink as required. If you want to drink it cold, refrigerate first before drinking.
Drinking an apple cider vinegar brew is one great way to get rid of common cold symptoms. To make an ACV brew, mix ¼ cup of ACV in a glass of hot water. Add one tablespoon of honey and one teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Mix well. Then add a few drops of lemon before drinking.
Apple cider vinegar is a great remedy to keep on hand to boost your immune system and to keep colds away!