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Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar?

Here Are Some AMAZING Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar?

15 Reasons to Use Apple Cider Vinegar Every Day

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Apple cider vinegar is my new obsession. I recently began taking apple cider vinegar shots a few times a day for a quick and effective energy burst. However, I’ve since discovered so many other useful ways to incorporate apple cider vinegar (ACV) into my daily routine.

It’s effective for pretty much anything—your skin, your hair, your house, and even your pets can benefit from its qualities. Raw, organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized, apple cider vinegar is so much more than a salad dressing!

 

1. Apple cider vinegar can detoxify your home.

It’s made from apple juice and is fermented to hard apple cider. It’s then fermented a second time to become apple cider vinegar. By using ACV in lieu of other products, we instantly decrease the consumption of unnatural chemicals in our homes and daily lives.

2. It can make your hair shine.

Apple cider vinegar can be used as a rinse for your hair after shampooing, and will boost your hair’s body and shine. I recommend recycling an old shampoo bottle, then filling it with 1/2 a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a cup of cold water. Pour the solution through your hair after shampooing several times a week for dramatic results.

3. Natural apple cider vinegar regulates the pH of your skin.

Dilute ACV with two parts water, and spread the concoction over your face with a cotton ball to replace your current toner. You can do this at night after washing, and in the morning before you apply your moisturizer. A dab of apple cider vinegar can also be left on the skin overnight to fade age spots or acne scars.

It’s also a recommended agent for warts. For warts, soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, then fasten the cotton ball over the wart with a Band-Aid overnight. The skin may swell some as it reacts with the solution. However, the wart will fall off. Once it falls off, the treatment should be continued for a few more days, to make sure the wart doesn’t return.

4. It can remove stains from teeth.

Rub teeth directly with apple cider vinegar, and rinse with water.

5. It can soothe sunburnt skin.

Add a cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath, and soak for 10 minutes to eliminate discomfort from sunburn.

6. Apple cider vinegar can be used as a natural aftershave.

Fill a bottle with equal parts apple cider vinegar and water, and shake before applying to the face.

7. It’s an all-natural massage treatment.

Rubbing apple cider vinegar on your hands and feet will give massage-like benefits and relief to tired hands and feet.

8. Apple cider vinegar can aid in weight loss.

For daily weight management, add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to 16 ounces of water. This concoction can be sipped throughout the day. Data shows some limited, yet significant, weight loss benefits from sustained daily intake of acetic acid (which is a main ingredient in apple cider vinegar).

In a 2009 study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, it was found that subjects that consumed acetic acid for 12 weeks experienced significant declines in body weight, abdominal fat, waist circumference and triglycerides. Triglycerides contribute to the bad cholesterol that we want to avoid.

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9. Apple cider vinegar will balance your entire inner body system.

The body constantly strives to achieve a state of equilibrium. Apple cider vinegar helps the body maintain a healthy alkaline pH level. Research shows that higher acid levels (lower pH level) leads to a lack of energy and higher incidences of infection. Hence, my desire to sip some a few times a day for a natural boost of energy.

10. It can help you detox.

As part of balancing the body’s pH, apple cider vinegar creates an overall detoxification of the body. Research shows that it can help stimulate cardiovascular circulation and help detoxify the liver.

11. ACV is great for your lymphatic system.

This miracle vinegar helps to break up mucous throughout the body and cleanse the lymph nodes. Believe it or not, research suggests that apple cider vinegar can help with allergies because of its ability to reduce mucous and sinus congestion. When reducing the effects of allergies, it can also help stave off sinus infections and their related symptoms, such as sore throats and headaches.

12. It can help your body get rid of candida.

This vinegar is rich in natural enzymes that can help rid your body of candida—yeasts that are attributed to thrush in humans. Candida also is blamed for creating symptoms of fatigue, poor memory, sugar cravings, and yeast infections.

13. ACV can help you reduce heartburn.

Though it might seem like an oxymoron to treat stomach acid with an acid-containing vinegar, there is research suggesting that apple cider vinegar works by correcting low acid, hence reducing heartburn. Natural remedy experts say you should begin to feel relief very shortly after taking a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar followed by a glass of water. Note that apple cider vinegar will not give relief if you have an ulcer.

14. The use of apple cider vinegar is effective in repelling fleas on your pets.

One part vinegar and one part water can be sprayed on your pets fur and rubbed in generously to the skin. Saturate the entire coat, and continue every day for a few days to a week. Any flea infestation will surely be gone.

15. It’s an all-natural room freshener.

Apple cider vinegar will clean your toilets and leave your bathroom smelling like apples! Just pour apple cider vinegar into the toilet, and allow it to sit overnight. It can also be used in dishwashers as a substitute for dish detergent. Mix 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup water, and you can use this solution to clean microwaves, kitchen surfaces, windows, glasses and mirrors, too.

As you can see, apple cider vinegar is a miracle product that can be used in a multitude of ways. I highly recommend its use!

Source : http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-5875/15-Reasons-to-Use-Apple-Cider-Vinegar-Every-Day.html
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Raw Food Detox

Raw Food Detox: How to Start

A raw food detox diet is a way to detoxify the body. If you do it well, it removes toxins or other contaminants that are stored in our body fat and cells. Detoxing improves health, energy, immune system, memory and digestion.


Warning

Most people are low in minerals such as: calcium, magnesium, sulfur, phosphor, sodium, iron. In order to detoxify, you need alkaline minerals. An important role of calcium is to aid in detoxification. It is an alkaline mineral and will “catch” the toxic acids that your body releases.

If the acids can’t be “bound” because your body lacks (alkaline) minerals, the chance is high that you will feel seriously ill during your detox, that your body refuses to release the toxins (you won’t be able to lose weight, since acids and toxins are often stored in your body fat), or that your body re-absorbs the released toxins again.

Alkalize

Therefore, it’s crucial that – before or during your detox – you get plenty of green vegetable juice and alkalizing super foods.

You may also replenish your minerals by adding a tablespoon of spirulina, blue green algae (i.e. from the “E3 Live” brand) or wheat grass powder in your purified drinking water. These have highly available amino acids and minerals. And they alkalize you.

Once you’ve remineralized, your raw food detox will be much more effective and easier.

Tip

You may also want to get activated zeolites or bentonite clay. The zeolites especially, are incredibly effective in attaching themselves to toxins, making them harmless and guiding them out of your body. The tiny zeolites neutralize the most toxic elements from our body such as arsenic, mercury.

Clay is much cheaper and is fine too but usually not strong enough. These zeolites will help you get rid of the toxins in an easy, safe and effective way. They also avoid that you reabsorb the toxins your body tries to get rid of. Highly recommended for use during the detox. Zeolites come in a tiny bottle and are pretty expensive, but I highly recommend then when you detox.

Also make sure that you drink enough alkaline and pure water during the process and that you get enough rest.

Raw Food Detox Recipes

On this website you’ll find many raw food recipes that you can use during your detox. Go to the Vegetable Juice Recipe, How To Juice Veggies page or check out some Super Foods to see if there are some that might work for you. For all juice recipes visit the Recipe Index page.

Enjoy the detox and be amazed at the results!


Source:http://www.thebestofrawfood.com/raw-food-detox.html

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Green Smoothie Recipe

Green Smoothie Recipe – Top 5 list

Try the best green smoothie recipe ever! I drink about two full blender jars of these drinks a day. They are healthy, easy and quick to make and absolutely delicious.

Each green smoothie recipe below is chuck full of healthy minerals (e.g. calcium and iron), vitamins, co-factors, life force, fiber. And very important, they arealkalizing. Green smoothies are critical for health.

To make these recipes, all you need are the ingredients and a blender. A high speed blender such as Vitamix or Blendtec is best because they break the cell wall. This way you absorb the nutrients easily. But if you’re just starting a raw vegetable diet, any other blender will do too. My first year on raw food, I just used a hand blender (Cuisine art, 700 Watt).

All recipes serve about 2-3 people and can be kept for up to 12 hours as long as you add enough water (great when traveling).


Kale and Banana Smoothie

Ingredients

2 bananas
2 tablespoons hulled hemp seed
1 bag of frozen blue berries
2.5 cups pure water
1 teaspoon super foods of choice (optional)
5 leafs of kale

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients in a high speed blender.
  2. Add enough water so that all ingredients are covered.
  3. Blend well.
  4. You may want to add a little more water if you like your smoothie thinner.

This is a great way to add (wild edible greens) to your raw food diet. You won’t even notice it. My 6 year old daughter and 1 year old son absolutely love it. My not raw husband loves it.

I can easily give my daughter three of these drinks a day. Her friends love them too.

And I feel great that I give my kids a smoothie full of important minerals, vitamins, healthy omega three fats, fiber, protein, enzymes, that is hydrating and easy to digest!


Arugula Lettuce and Pear

Ingredients

1 banana
2-3 pears
2 tablespoons hulled hemp seed
1 bag of frozen raspberries
2.5 cups pure water
1 teaspoon super foods of choice
small bunch of arugula lettuce leafs
Liquid stevia to taste

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients in a high speed blender.
  2. Add enough water so that all ingredients are covered. Blend well.

Arugula lettuce and pear are an excellent combination. Very delicious and nutritious smoothie. You might try this combo in a salad too.


Dandelion and Apple Smoothie

This yummy recipes is another favorite of mine. It’s great with spinach too. Just replace the dandelion with spinach.

Ingredients

1 bunch dandelion greens
1 lemon (peeled)
2 large apples
1 banana
2 teaspoons flax seeds (optional)Spring or distilled water

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients in the blender.
  2. Add enough pure water so all ingredients are covered.
  3. You can add a banana for creaminess (optional).
  4. Blend well and drink.

Carrot Ginger Smoothie

Ingredients

1 bunch of carrots with some of its greens
1 avocado
1/2 lemon
About 1/3 inch fresh ginger
Pinch of sea salt and cayenne pepperSpring or distilled water

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients in your juicer.
  2. Add clean water to cover all ingredients.
  3. Blend.
  4. Drink immediately.

Make Your Own Green Smoothie Recipe

The best green smoothie recipe is the one you make yourself.It’s very easy and the options are endless. Just have a ration of about 50% fruits and 50% vegetables (or try some wild greens such as nettles) and your smoothie will always be delicious. If not sweet enough, add some liquid. You’ll hardly taste the vegetables. (Read How To Make Smoothies for more info.)

Ingredients

1 bunch green leafy vegetable of choice (50% of total)
Fruit of choice (50% of total)
1-2 Bananas or 1 avocado to emulsify (make creamy)
ginger, lemon, parsley or, stevia to taste

Directions

  1. Put all ingredients in your blender.
  2. Add clean water to cover all ingredients.
  3. Blend.
  4. Drink immediately.

    Source:http://www.thebestofrawfood.com/green-smoothie-recipe-2.html

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Vegetable Juice Recipes

Vegetable Juice Recipes – Top 5 list

Here you’ll find the healthiest and best tasting vegetable juice recipes.


Vegetable Juice Recipe
Carrot Juice

Here’s my favorite carrot juice recipe. I make this juice almost every morning. Very quick and easy:

Ingredients

1 lbs large carrots (washed and peeled)
1/2 lemon (peeled)
few green leafs such as red lettuce or carrot greens
1 apple

Directions

Put all ingredients in your juicer. (A centrifuge juicer is easiest for carrots.) Mix. Drink immediately.

I peel the carrot for taste (otherwise it tastes too earthy). I find this recipe sweet enough, but if you’re a beginner juicer or have a sweet tooth, add an apple for extra sweetness.

The health benefits of carrot juice? It provides Vitamin A, B Vitamins, Vitamin E and many minerals (including calcium). Great for pregnant and nursing mothers, eyesight, bones and teeth, liver and nails, skin and hair as well as helping in breast and skin cancer prevention.


Vegetable Juice Recipe
Tomato Juice

Are you looking for the best of all tomato juice recipes! This one is! You canjuice the tomatoes in a juicer but if you have a high speed blender – such as a Vitamix or Blendec Blender – and you like more “body” to your juice, you might like to use the blender in stead.

Here’s the recipe for your own V8 juice: quick, easy and yummy!

Ingredients

3 cups chopped tomatoes
1 stalk celery
1 cucumber
3 drops stevia (optional)
1/2 teaspoon himalaya sea salt
pepper
cayenne pepper

Directions

Juice the tomatoes, celery, cucumber in your juicer.

Add drops stevia if you like a sweeter taste, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste.

If you like you can also add a 1/4 onion, fresh oregano and basil and red bell pepper

Mmmmm so good!


Vegetable Juice Recipe
Spinach Juice

This juice recipe is perfect for starters of veggie juicing. It’s soft and sweet. Very tasty. Not bitter or strong at all.

Ingredients

1 bunch spinach
2 apples
1/2 lemon, peeled (optional)

Directions

Put all ingredients in your juicer. A twin gear juicer such as the Green Star Juicer is best for extracting greens.

Mix well and enjoy.

You don’t have to add the lemon, it’s good enough without it. But I just love lemon, so I always add a little.


Jamba Juice Recipe
Wheat Grass Juice w Orange

Jamba Juice has a great wheat grass juice recipe: They serve their wheat grass with a slice of orange. I really like that idea. It makes the wheat grass a little fancier. And in case you don’t like the taste of wheat grass – after finishing your juice, you can take a bite of the orange!

Wheat grass is so good for you! It has most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human health. It is a complete protein with about 30 enzymes. It has up to 70% chlorophyll (which builds the blood). It’s an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. And it’s one of the best alkaline foods.


Vegetable Juice Recipe
Cabbage Juice

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Cabbage juice is known for its ability to heal peptic ulcers. It’s is full of vitamin K, C, fiber, manganese, B6, Folic Acid, Omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, phytonutrients and anti-oxidants. And very low in calories.

Cabbage is so good for you. Recent studies show that people who eat most cabbage have a significantly lower risk of colon, lung, breast and prostate cancer. Even compared to other people that eat lots of veggies.

Red cabbage has even more nutrients and protects against Alzheimer’s disease (Food Science and Technology).

Juicing cabbage is a superb way to get the best out of your cabbage. Cabbage provides anti-carcinogenic glucosinolates (anti cancer fighters). When you cook cabbage, you kill the special myrosinase enzyme that makes the cabbage so healing, thus making cabbage less effective as anti cancer food.

Drinking it straight might be a little too much in the beginning. Then, simply mix it with carrot juice. Start with juicing carrots. Every day add some cabbage leafs until you’re used to the taste. (The taste isn’t that strong.)

You may also try other cruciferous family members of cabbage such as kale, broccoli, and collard greens.

Source: http://www.thebestofrawfood.com/vegetable-juice-recipes.html

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