Apple cider vinegar has been used in folk medicine for hundreds of years to treat a vast variety of ailments.  It contains over 90 different nutrients, including potassium, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, fluorine and sodium.

Potassium helps maintain a healthy nervous system, promotes regular muscle growth, reduces risk of heart disease, reduces blood pressure and lowers cholesterol.  Calcium prevents osteoporosis, heart disease and cancer.  Magnesium helps with body temperature regulation, energy production and detoxification. 

Copper helps your body utilize iron, helps fight off free radical damage, keeps thyroid glands functioning normally and preserves the myelin sheath that surrounds and protects your nerves.  It also helps maintain the health of your bones and connective tissues.  Iron is essential for the proper growth and development of the human body. It helps metabolize proteins and plays a role in the production of hemoglobin and red blood cells.

Fluorine is present in almost all tissue, especially the teeth and bones-increasing bone density. It is absorbed in the intestines, transported in the blood stream and stored in teeth and bones. Fluorine increases the bioavailability of calcium and helps to buffer acids present in the mouth.  Sodium is an extremely important electrolyte and an essential ion present in the extracellular fluid.  It plays a role in enzyme operations, muscle contraction, improved heart performance, nervous system and glucose absorption.

Apple cider vinegar also contains various trace minerals, amino acids, and fiber from apple pectin.  Amino acids help with a wide variety of functions like muscle growth and repair, helps maintain a healthy immune system, reduces heart attacks, liver disease and kidney disease.   Fiber helps maintain a healthy digestive system, maintains low blood sugar, lowers cholesterol, prevents cancer, reduces risk of heart attack and stroke and curbs overeating.

It also contains a lot of vitamin C which is a powerful antioxidant that fights over free radical damage and keeps age related diseases like Alzheimer’s and macular degeneration at bay.  Apple cider vinger also contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and E. Vitamin A strengthens mucous membranes and respiratory system as well as prevents cataracts, atherosclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and cancer. Vitamin B1 improves brain function, respiratory function and energy production.

Vitamin B2 is an antioxidant that fights off cancer causing free radicals and it minimizes the effects of cancer-producing carcinogens.  Vitamin B6 helps maintain healthy brain function, helps in maintaining normal nerve function, helps in the formation of red blood cells and plays a key role in synthesizing antibodies that are needed to fight various diseases.  Vitamin E reduces the risk of blood clots, coronary artery disorder and heart disease.  It’s antioxidant properties help fight off Alzheimer’s, cancer, cateracts and diabetes.

If that’s not enough to convince you to add apple cider vinegar to your diet, it’s also been used to treat allergies, acne, flu and dermatitis.  It’s also anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-viral, and anti-fungal.

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