Struggling w/Diabetes, Weight Loss, Split Ends? This Is For You!

7 BENEFITS OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

  1. INSULIN FUNCTION AND BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS

Apple Cider Vinegar can be useful for people with diabetes, pre-diabetes, or those who want to keep their blood sugar levels low to normal for other reasons. ACV has been found to improve insulin sensitivity and reduces blood sugar.

How to use: Take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (diluted in water) before bedtime to help reduce blood sugar levels

  1. WEIGHT LOSS

Several human studies suggest that vinegar can increase satiety, which is supposed to help you consume fewer calories. This is said to aid in reducing weight over time. But you would have to combine your ACV intake with healthier diet changes as well in order to see the results.

How to use: Mix 2 teaspoons of ACV w/ a glass of water (about 16 ounces). Drink the mixture about 1 hour before each meal. Or you could even mix it into a salad.

  1. SETTLES UPSET STOMACH

Being that ACV has antibiotic properties, mixing ACV with water can help settle an upset stomach.

How to use: Mix 1 or 2 tablespoons into a glass of water, or clear juice like apple juice.

  1. SOOTHES A SORE THROAT

Most germs can’t survive in the acidic environment vinegar creates. So as soon as you feel the irritation from a sore throat, gargle with apple cider vinegar to help fight off the infection.

How to use: Mix 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup warm water and gargle every hour or so.

  1. CLEARS STUFFY NOSE

ACV contains potassium, which helps thin out mucus and the acetic acid that it contains helps prevent germ growth, which could be the reason for nasal congestion.

How to use: Mix 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink the mixture to help sinus drainage.

  1. BOOSTS ENERGY

Exercise and sometimes extreme stress can cause lactic acid to build up in the body, which in turn causes fatigue. The amino acids contained in apple cider vinegar acts as a solution. The potassium and enzymes that ACV contains may relieve that tired feeling.

How to use: Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of ACV to a glass of chilled vegetable drink or to a glass of water to boost your energy.

  1. ACV AS A HAIR RINSE

Using ACV as a hair rinse balances hair and sebum pH, cleanses and clarifies your hair, helps get rid of dandruff, adds curl definition, prevents spilt ends, and more! The link has more information for each hair dilemma that ACV can help with! ACV Hair Rinse

How to use: Mix 2-4 tablespoons of ACV w/ 16 ounces of cool water and put mixture into a spray bottle. After you shampoo and rinse out the shampoo, spray mixture on scalp and hair after shampooing and rinsing it out. Leave in for 1-2 minutes and rinse well. Don’t worry; the ACV smell will go away once your hair has been rinsed.

DISCLAIMER:

-There are no side effects noted with normal consumption. But just to be safe, check with your doctor before ingesting ACV.

-ACV has a strong odor and taste, that’s why it needs to be diluted.

-When using ACV, remember that this is an ALL-NATURAL, made from apples, chemical-free product which is:

  1. Cheaper than the medications prescribed for this diseases.
  2. Won’t give you side effects like your current medications might do.

-I’ve researched that the best ACV brand to use is BRAGG Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar which is the most organic unfiltered, unheated, unpasteurized ACV out there!It’s pretty affordable too!

 

MY THOUGHTS

ACV can help you improve your health a lot more than taking medication designed for a specific problem. I’m someone who hates taking medication and will use medication as a last resort when I absolutely HAVE to. I don’t like the fact that I don’t know what’s in those pills that are prescribed… we just know it’s supposed to temporarily treat an issue which could cause another issue when you take the medication for an extended period of time. If you research, you can find an all-natural remedy for almost any problem.

I hope this helps someone who may be suffering from any of the concerns listed above! If you decided to use ACV, I would be interested to know how things turned out for you!

 

Dictionary:

Satiety: satisfy (a desire or an appetite) to the full.

Insulin: a hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of Langerhans [groups of pancreatic cells] that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood.

Sebum: an oily secretion of the sebaceous glands.

Antibiotic: inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms.

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THYME TEA – NATURAL REMEDY FOR CONGESTION

This is the season for stuffy noses, annoying coughs, and the common cold. But I actually found a solution!

One weekend, My husband had a really bad cough and was congested like crazy!

Pinterest is my go to for remedies for almost anything! So I found a post on how to get rid of congestion.

Directions:

Steep 1 tablespoon of dried thyme in a cup of hot water for about 5 minutes. Strain the thyme from the hot water.

Cut 2 lemon wedges and squeeze the lemon into the thyme tea.

I added about 1 tablespoon of honey(optional) for a more pleasant taste.

Stir the tea so the honey dissolves and then drink up!

My husband drank the tea and in about 20 minutes, he stopped coughing and he was able to rid of his congestion! I was so amazed that it actually worked! (For other cases, some people may need to drink more than one cup of Thyme Tea to see results).

Benefits of each ingredient:

THYME: It is said to be a helpful expectorant for chest congestion that helps eliminate accumulated mucus, has anti-microbial properties,  and can also help cure cough, sore throat, or congestion.

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LEMON: Has tons of Vitamin C, helps decrease the strength of a cold, reduce phlegm, and speed up healing process.

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If you decide to try thyme tea, let me know how things turned out!