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Great product! Consuming since many years
Reviewed in India on 22 May 2019
I am having this regularly since many years.
2 tbsp ACV + 1 glass of water + 1/4 tsp tumeric + 1 tbsp honey.
Have it twice a day- on an empty stomach in the morning and before sleeping at night.(Initially it doesn't taste that good but later on you get used to it.)
*Sometimes I also add blackstrap molasses (This can be used in place of honey as it is also sweet, since it is a byproduct of sugarcane processing. It has high iron content so it is very useful for girls having anemia. Some people claim that it helps reverse premature greying of hair, but I don't know about that)
WHAT IS ACV? :
ACV is an ancient folk remedy. It is made by combining apples with yeast. Through fermentation process, acetic acid if formed. Acetic acid makes up about 5–6% of ACV. It also contains trace amounts of other acids, vitamins and minerals.
BRAGGS ACV is made from organic apples and is completely raw, meaning that it is unheated and unpasteurized. Also it is unfiltered so it also contains the 'mother of vinegar', the live probiotic-filled portion of the vinegar that holds its healing properties. Many brands available in India are overproccessed and don't contain the 'mother', so this brand is very good though it is expensive. (In the past I have used ACV from brands like American Garden and Dr. Patkar and saw the same benefits. However, since they don't contain the mother and are more processed, i thought of switching to Braggs.)
Initially I started using this to aid weight loss and it does help. Other benefits i have observed - higher energy levels and feeling less tired, glowing and brighter skin, more restful sleep (I knew the benefits were because of this product because after i stopped having it for a few months i could tell the difference.)
Studies have shown that ACV helps the body feel satiated, leading to a reduction in calories. Also it aids in digestion of food. I didn't feel less hungry and continued eating the same amount of food but still lost weight. ACV is a diuretic, so it is also necessary to drink a lot of water.
It is also supposed to have other benefits like strengthening immune system, alleviation of acid reflux, reduced high blood pressure, reduced cholesterol, lower blood sugar levels and improved symptoms of diabetes.
It is also effective as a hair rinse (by diluting acv in water) for making hair shiny and soft. It can also be used as a toner, though i have personally not tried that.
However, it should not be overused as there can be side effects in the long run like bone loss, erosion of tooth enamel, low potassium leading to muscle weakness, etc. Also a few medications may interact with ACV so better to consult a doctor in case you are taking any medicines or have any health problems. (I saw on YouTube that someone had some serious problem because of having ACV with some other medicines.)
It is recommended that you use a straw or rinse your mouth properly after consuming so that tooth enamel is not eroded because of its acidity.
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