For years, possibly even thousands, vinegar and/or apple cider vinegar has been claimed to have medicinal value. The verdict is still out on whether research can back up these claims, but for those of you willing to give alternative and natural methods a try, apple cider vinegar may be a great way to address some health issues.
I first heard about the benefits of apple cider vinegar for people with yeast infections or other fungal conditions such as Candida. According to Donna Gates, author of The Body Ecology Diet , this vinegar can help promote healthy microflora in the gut, balancing the inner ecosystem. She also states that it can aid in digestion and stop sugar cravings, both of which are symptoms for those with an overgrowth of bad bacteria in the gut. 
Apple cider vinegar has also been said to help with skin problems (such as acne), detoxify the body by cleaning the kidneys, cure allergies, help with upper respiratory infections, ease arthritis and stiff joints, ...
As long as there have been illnesses there have been “natural remedies” reported to cure them. This is also the case with Acid Reflux or GERD . There are several items that have been touted as the next remedy for GERD. A few of the most popular include; apple cider vinegar, peppermint tea, papaya enzymes, slippery elm bark and probiotics.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular “natural remedies” for GERD. It proponents claim that it will neutralize stomach acid when taken internally. Unfortunately there is no scientific research to back up this claim. In fact, the science would tend to indicate that, at best, it may produce a “placebo effect”. At worst apple cider vinegar could increase the problem because it is highly acidic. The main ingredient in apple cider vinegar is acetic acid which has the potential to damage tooth enamel and burn the esophagus.
My dad loves apples ! He always asks me to add them to the list whenever I’m heading to the grocery store. Originating in the Middle East more than 4000 years ago, the apple has become a staple of many people’s diets.
And like our ancestors found out oh so many years ago, these fruits are a healthy addition to your diet! According to the Institute of Food Research in the United Kingdom , some studies have found that apples may improve lung function as well reduce the risk of degenerate diseases such as Alzheimer’s and prevent chronic inflammation that can lead to heart cardiovascular. According to NutritionData at Self.com , one medium apple with skin is only 95 calories, but provides 17 percent of your dietary fiber. This fruit also is very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. Providing 14 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C and A, the apple gets three out of five stars for weight loss and optimum health.
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