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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!

 

 

Let your inner Goddess out!

This new section comes from my inner Goddess. My connection with the universe. I recently started meditating and learning about the different Chakras. I was always interested in holistic healing and tapping deeper into the universe. I know I can turn up and have a damn good time but life is all about balance. Balance is something I learned awhile ago, it’s key to living. You’re probably wondering, “what does this have to do with food?” ALOT! Everything is connected. I will show and share with you recipes, along with fun and interesting ways to tap into your inner Goddess!

 

To start off, here is a daily natural detox and energy boost you can drink everyday. Lemon water. Just fresh drinking water, freshly squeezed lemon juice and lemon slices if you feeling fancy. Lemon water aids in digestion, helps with bloating, keeps your skin fresh, packed with Vitamin C and gives you ENERGY! Who doesn’t need a energy boost now a days?!

Although lemons are very acidic, this can damage the enamel on your teeth. Drink with a straw or rinse your mouth with baking soda afterwards.

H2O! If you didn’t know, that’s water!

We all know water is good for us and we should drink it every day (6 glasses a day to be exact). But water can be so blah and nasty at times. Sometimes I just want that juice with all that sweet goodness. But let’s face it, too much sugar isn’t good. Plus I don’t drink soda and neither should you. (Even though I do indulge in a Baja Blast every blue moon.) So, let’s infuse our water with natures naturals! Sweet fruit flavors without all the extra calories and sugar. Plus the antioxidants and vitamins you get from fruit. This is a great way to make you want to drink water, simply because it looks pretty and it gives your water flavor. Drinking water can help with weight loss, improving your skin, flushing toxins, keeping you hydrated so you won’t pass out! List goes on and on.

I did my infused water in store bought bottles and I stuffed the fruit in. So these are fun for on the go. Plus if I happen to leave my bottle it’s no big deal, despise of losing a fancy bottle. There are nice infused water bottles out there. With the plastic water bottles I can only use for a week, cause I can’t get the fruit out. I do refill them through out the week with my filtered water pitcher. Its all what you prefer. I do have two big infused pitchers that I keep in my fridge. You can put in what ever fruit, spice and herb combinations of your liking. I will list below my combinations. Get healthy, drink water!

Infused Water Recipes
Water
Cucumber

Water
Cucumber
Lemon

Water
Lemon
Lime
Thyme

Water
Strawberry
Kiwi

Water
Peach
Lime
Mint

Water
Strawberry
Peach
Lime
Mint

Water
Apple
Cinnamon Stick

Water
Peach
Vanilla Bean

As far as the amounts. Depends on you, I like just enough for a settled taste. Get creative with your combinations and share them in the comments!