Vinegar comes from the Latin “sour wine” and has been used for thousands of years. It’s created when sugars ferment and turn into alcohol. If it continues fermenting, it turns into vinegar. As well as acetic acids, all vinegars contain many vital vitamins, minerals, enzymes, essential amino acids and remarkable healing properties.
Recently, apple cider vinegar in particular has been touted as a cure for a whole host of ailments, from acne and sore throats to muscle cramps and detoxing. Made from organic apples, this pungent vinegar is meant to be even more beneficial when raw or organic. Happily, it’s easily purchased online and Waitrose also stock it.
Though the health claims sound incredible, we are yet to be overwhelmed with scientific evidence to support them. Nevertheless, there is plenty anecdotal evidence to suggest that apple cider vinegar is a superfood for thousands of people. Here are just a few of the reported benefits:
Isn’t it worth trying a little vinegar each day? Let us know if it helps you with anything.
I remember my mum using this on my warts when I was a kid. And as far as I remember it worked. I probably stank like a chip shop though.
I found that apple cider vinegar was very helpful for IBS. If I get a bout of it, I take a tsp of acv before eating and it seems to help reduce symptoms.
Hi Matthew - the 'mother' is mostly made of healthy bacteria and enzymes so is very healthy for you. Look for a bottle with some sediment in the bottom and that will be what you need.
Aren't you meant to buy vinegar with the 'mother' in it or something similarly bizarre?
I usually just go for bog standard vinegar and occasionally buy white wine vinegar for cooking but after reading this I'll be taking a look at the apple cider vinegar next time I go food shopping and see if a switch is on the cards.