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A Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away

Some of you might of seen me on SnapChat taking a shot of apple cider vinegar. Might be wondering why would I drink such a strong not so tasty thing? I’m going to share some of the benefits but first please take note of this.

Make sure you buy the organic unfiltered raw apple cider vinegar. The one with ‘the mother’ in it! This is the one I use:


Don’t take no more than 2 tablespoons a day. I usually take one in the morning and one at night. They say don’t take it straight because it can ruin the enamel on your teeth but I’ve also read that gargling apple cider vinegar can whiten your teeth. I haven’t tried that. Also it can burn the tissues in your mouth and throat. My advice is to dilute your 2 tablespoons with 8 ounces of water or if you want to take a shot of apple cider vinegar, rinse your mouth with water and drink lots of water after. You can also incorporate apple cider vinegar to your diet by using it as salad dressing, add it to your juice or smoothies and soups!

Don’t like the taste? Try mixing 2tbsp apple cider vinegar with 8oz of water and squeezing in some lemon or adding 1tbsp of honey to slightly cover up the icky taste! Or mix in with your organic juice or smoothies.

1. Detox Your Body

Apple cider vinegar can help promote circulation and detoxify the liver. Acid in apple cider vinegar can merge onto toxins which can assist in removing toxins from the body. Taking a apple cider vinegar bath is another way to detox your body. Pouring 2 cups of apple cider vinegar in warm/hot bath water will help pull out toxins as well. Soak until the water gets cold.

2. Clear Up Sinuses and Cold

Apple cider vinegar’s many talents is to break up mucus. It definitely clears up your sinuses. (try adding apple cider vinegar to my allergy tea) Since it’s a antibacterial, it can also prevent sinus and cold infections. I got under the weather two weeks ago. I had a water bottle which I added 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and I felt better the next day.

3. Sore Throat

Even though it could burn the tissues of throat but gargling warm water mixed with apple cider vinegar can help soothe your itchy throat.

4. Digestive Aid

Sometimes we might eat something and will have our stomachs messed up! Drinking diluted apple cider vinegar can settle your stomach. Antibiotic properties and bacteria fighting power that helps.

5. Weight Loss

Consuming apple cider vinegar can you make you feel fuller and eat less. Acetic acid found in apple cider vinegar can also slow fat accumulation.

6. Energy
Potassium and enzymes in apple cider vinegar help give you a boost of energy. I like adding 2tbsp to my water on the days I work out.

7. Facial Cleanser

Dilute apple cider finer with water and apply to a cotton ball. Rubbing on your face can tone and balance your skins pH levels.

8. Natural Home Cleaner

This sounds crazy after consuming and bathing with apple cider vinegar. But mixing equal parts apple cider and water makes a great non toxic household cleaner! All the bacteria fighting power in apple cider helps kill those germs.

 

Disclaimer

These are some ways I’ve used apple cider vinegar and read up on. I’m not a doctor and I’m not telling you to ditch everything and use only apple cider vinegar. But this is what I know from reading up and googling. Also from my experience. Always check with your doctor and use common sense!

If you try any of these ways or find other ways to use apple cider vinegar be sure to email me at grocerygoddess14@gmail.com or leave a comment on my Instagram @TheGroceryGoddess Feel free to ask questions as well!

 

 

Cook for your Dog Pt. 1

Most of us have 4 legged family members and we are always buying their dog food and treats. Let’s switch it up and make our lovable pooches something homemade and fresh. This 3 ingredient recipe for dog treats is easy and fun to make!

 

 

Apple Peanut Butter Dog Treats

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 apple, peeled cored and sliced (leave a few slices to cut into cube shapes)
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, add 1 cup of oats and blend until a fine powder. Remove into another bowl. Add your apple to the food processor along with peanut butter, mix until combined. Now add back your oats. Mix until combined.
  2. Pour mixture onto a non stick surface. Sprinkle the remaining oats all over mixture. I scooped a small portion of the mixture, rolled into a small ball and pressed it out onto my baking sheet. I then added a cubed apple in the middle.
  3. Bake at 300 degrees for 40 minutes or until it's dried out and crisp!
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Herb Usage Pt. 1

Flavoring is essential to cooking. Wasting any sort of food is a no no. So what to do with leftover herbs or nearly wilting herbs? Make a herb butter, duh! I got tired of wasting good herbs so I came up with a solution to freeze some herb butters. It’s easy to make and comes in handy when flavoring foods. Also your not wasting good herbs, you’re preserving them.

You simply use a ice cube tray, some olive oil and herbs. Chop up your herbs, place them in the ice cube tray pour over olive oil and freeze it! That’s it. You can get creative by mixing herbs and add seasonings for more flavor. You can also freeze these with water or a chicken/beef broth. Get creative with your flavors.

I’m going to share another use for herbs next week! Perfect for this hot weather.