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Raw Apple Cider Vinegar


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Anyone here drink this on a regular basis?

I am embarking on a new venture into a healthier diet this year.

One thing I've learned a bit about is ACV.

I've started with 2 Tbsps. diluted in water and drunk through a straw (high in acid, it can harm tooth enamel).

I've also begun eating prunes everyday, apparently a huge health benefit.

 

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I don't know that it necessarily has to be the raw apple cider vinegar, but I've heard it a lot of people drinking two tablespoons of vinegar and two tablespoons of honey diluted with water. It's supposed to relieve arthritis pain. Some people swear by it.

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There are indeed benefits, if modest. Here's a good article from Univ of Chicago.

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I'm not convinced raw apple cider vinegar is any kind of panacea, though I do enjoy the taste.  Some years ago at work, for our annual staff development day, they brought in a nutritionist -- I'd say quack -- to tout apple cider vinegar as more healthful than other vinegars, consumption of which was harmful to the body.

 

And as I recall back around 2005 the then governor of Pennsylvania was promoting garlic vinegar as a tonic, which he drank every day.  Made of course from Pennsylvania garlic.

 

Following my evening shower the dermatologist has me pouring vinegar on my leg.  The invigorating fragrance gives me appetite for dinner.

 

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Around 2003, I was helping a friend set up a new restaurant here in China and one day a woman turned up touting Apple Cider Vinegar for the bar! She spent an hour or more extolling its virtues and ability to cure everything except idiocy and gullibility. She got nowhere near a sale. I did suggest some good scrumpy or hard apple cider would do nicely, but she seemed unsure if any such thing existed.

 

Twenty years later, it is still on sale in supermarkets, so someone must be buying it, proving it doesn't cure gullibility.

 

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20 hours ago, lindag said:

Anyone here drink this on a regular basis?

I am embarking on a new venture into a healthier diet this year.

One thing I've learned a bit about is ACV.

I've started with 2 Tbsps. diluted in water and drunk through a straw (high in acid, it can harm tooth enamel).

I've also begun eating prunes everyday, apparently a huge health benefit.

 

Well, few people get enough fiber in their diet and prunes certainly deliver that. We're only just beginning to understand the importance of fiber to overall good health (above and beyond the well-known "keeps you regular," which is an underrated benefit in itself). Obviously whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruit can also be excellent sources of fiber as well, and also play important roles in a healthier diet.

 

As for the ACV, Alex's link above is consistent with what I've found in researching the topic in the line of work. I always have a bottle of it on hand, for the simple reason that it's what I normally use on my salads. No advice for you on that point (aside from attesting that it's good on salads). If you like it, and it seems to help in some respect, there's no reason not to persevere with it. Unlike many such popular supplements it's low in cost, and you can give your money to a local artisanal producer if you choose (as opposed to a celebrity like Gwyneth Paltrow, or one of the various MDs who have been forced by their profession's penurious pay structure to prostitute themselves by hawking dubious nostrums for money).

...yeah, that last was sarcasm. I've always had a low tolerance for grifters, and after the events of the past few years it has utterly bottomed out.

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I think I'm going to have to  give up on the raw ACV. It's so strong smelling and tasting!  I have to hold my nose to drink it even when it's well diluted.

Fortunately I can get ACV in gummy form and it's said to be just as effective.

I'm hoping for arthritis relief.

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