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Natural Cures with Apple Cider Vinegar

Natural Cures with Apple Cider Vinegar

Vinegar acts as a solvent to extract vitamins and minerals from herbs and fruit as well as the essential oils and flavors. The acidic nature of vinegar releases the iron and calcium and makes them easy for our bodies to take them into our cells. Pregnant mamas, women during menses and menopause, growing teens, those dealing with health issues such as iron deficiencies, arthritis and bone loss are nourished by the liberal use of plant vinegars. Many people report having more long lasting energy and an overall feeling of well being with continued use of herbal vinegars.

Here are some Natural Cures that use vinegar:

1) A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of warm water drunk first thing in the morning to help relieve symptoms of arthritis and stiff joints.
2) A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in your water bottle sipped all day to rehydrate your cells faster than plain water.
3) 1/4 cup mineral rich apple cider vinegar in your chickens’ water helps make their egg shells harder.
4) A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in water gives you the minerals of the apple: calcium, magnesium and more. In fact, calcium and iron are taken in by the body more readily when ingested with acidic food: apple cider vinegar, tomatoes, oats, all citrus and even fats and meats are acidic. Want extra vitamins and minerals? Make and use herbal vinegars!

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