What is Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother? And what is all the fuss about?

what is apple cider vinegar with mother

Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother is the purest form of Apple Cider Vinegar you can get.  It hasn’t been fussed with, it is unrefined, unfiltered and 100% natural. 

The existing bacteria (the Mother) hasn’t been destroyed in pasteurisation, therefore Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother has a cloudy, thick appearance. 

Apple Cider Vinegar is well known to have medicinal properties because of its acetic acid content. However our understanding of gut bacteria is only just catching up, as is our understanding of the magic Mother – which also gives you beneficial bacteria, protein and yeast. 

Remember when kombucha (fermented tea) was all the rage? Well, Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother is extremely similar to SCOBY (you use SCOBY to make the kombucha) and can be made using your very own organic apples.  SCOBY is MOTHER a culture of bacteria and yeast (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast).

There are a variety of ways to get the Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother into your body.  The most common is as a daily drink. Many people take a couple of teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother, mixed with around 8 oz of water. 

It’s worth diluting it because Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother neat can be harsh on your throat and damaging to your teeth.

If you still can’t stomach it, you can swap out your cooking salt with a dash of Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother.  It is also delicious whisked together with olive oil, honey and lemon juice as a delicious salad dressing.

Waist band Warrior: Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss

January always seems to be the month for kick starting weight loss with expensive gym memberships. Squeezing yourself into some hideous lycra outfit, normally with no evidence of any loss anywhere except your bank balance. 

However, a teaspoon of organic Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother diluted in a small glass of water once a day, regularly, is said to trick your stomach into a feeling of fullness.  If your body thinks you are full your appetite is suppressed, and you will eat less. If you eat fewer calories, you lose weight – MAGIC! 

Be warned though don’t over consume Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother as too much will irritate your gut and you will end up losing weight down the loo rather than in a healthy, sensible and maintainable way.

Blood Sugar: Apple Cider Vinegar for Blood Sugar Levels

With diabetes on the rise, apple cider vinegar could provide some much needed help. A diluted drink of Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother delays your stomach feeling empty, inevitably this means there is no sudden spike in your sugar levels, helping to maintain your blood sugar levels to a nice and healthy level. 

The raw vinegar also assists with infusing more glucose into the cells of your body, this will help keep your levels in check.  Prevention is always better than a cure!

Immunity Superpower: Apple Cider Vinegar for Immunity

The wonderful ‘Mother’ is pure, unfiltered, and raw. It is bursting with good bacteria.  When drunk, the goodness activates large volumes of antibodies. 

It is proven that people who consume Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother daily are less likely to fall ill. What better time to consume the vinegar, than during a time when we need a healthy immune system like never before.

Period POWER: Apple Cider Vinegar for Hormones

Polycystic Ovaries are a living nightmare for so many women. The condition makes it impossible to regulate periods and hormone imbalances can result in horrible side effects. 

Whilst more research is needed, it is claimed that ingesting the diluted Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother concoction for three months can cure Polycystic Ovarian Disease and kickstart beautifully regular periods.

Heart – ATTACK: Apple Cider Vinegar for a Health Heart

As mentioned above Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother helps with the regulation of blood pressure and your cholesterol levels. People who are most at risk can now regulate and reduce these levels with a little glass each morning of the good stuff!

Hair swoosh like a pro: Apple Cider Vinegar for Shiny Hair

If you want to give your hair that 5* treatment, Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother could be the way to go.  Dry hair or an itchy scalp can be eased by replacing your chemical shampoo for Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother.  The acetic acid found in the Mother helps lower the hairs pH which combats the frizz.  The active bacteria in the Vinegar’s Mother also puts pay to the scalp itchiness.

Aside from the benefits to your hair, there are also environmental benefits too. Cutting back on plastic chemicals, manufacturing and shipping is reason enough to turn to the Apple Cider Vinegar.

Skin & Nails: Apple Cider Vinegar for Skin and Nails

You can save a fortune on facial toners by applying Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother directly to your face.  The unpasturised antibacterial and anti-fungal properties help balance the skins pH and its mild exfoliation smooths and softens. 

Not only is it brilliant for sensitive skin, it is also fantastic on cracked heels or any existing nail infections. Add some of the vinegar to a warm foot bath and enjoy a good soak.

Got Guts: Apple Cider Vinegar for Gut Health

Gut health is having a bit of a ‘buzz word’ makeover at the moment, probably due to advances in gut health science. Modern western lifestyles have made looking after our gut health more crucial than ever before.

Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother really is the superfood of gut health. It contains healthy bacteria that keeps your digestive system working properly.  Not only does the Mother neutralize stomach acid, but the the acetic acid fights against harmful bacteria.

Arthritis: Apple Cider Vinegar for Arthritis

Supporters of apple cider vinegar believe that it contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help with arthritis symptoms. This includes reducing pain and swelling. Until recently, there has been little scientific evidence that apple cider vinegar is an effective anti-inflammatory agent. Orr that it can help treat arthritis symptoms. However a recent study showed that apple cider vinegar may be effective for chronic pain and inflammation. This is due to the presence of complex B vitamins contained within it.

Ether way, there is no harm in trying it out because one thing is for sure – it’s not bad for you. Why not try ‘Golden Paste’ – it’s an an old inflammatory remedy containing apple cider vinegar, turmeric and honey. Again, there is no scientific study to back this up, but many people suffering arthritic joint pain swear by this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoons ground turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons raw local honey
  • 3 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 pinch of black pepper

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the turmeric, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper until a sooth paste forms.
  2. Consume 1 tablespoon at a time by either adding it to a salad, blending it in a smoothie or mixing into a cup of hot water.

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