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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
: https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=12&v=R8we1fTtcp4

 

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Alkaline Recipes for Energy & Weight loss

20 Alkaline Recipes to Boost Energy And Lose Weight

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Our bodies are similar to pools in two ways: pools and humans are both bodies of water (pun very much intended), and we both have a pH level that needs to be monitored and maintained. pH stands for power of Hydrogen and shows the levels of Hydrogen ions in a given body .

 

The human body wants to be balanced, and for us a balanced pH level is slightly alkaline. The scale ranges from 0 – 14, the lower end of the scale is acidic, leaving the higher end to be alkaline. The perfect spot for our bodies is 7.30-7.45. How do we incorporate alkalines into our diets?

We Don’t Need Chlorine

An alkaline-diet helps you get up and go in the morning. It boosts your energy without a crash, and you feel more naturally awake in the morning. It’s also nearly impossible to lose weight if your body is over-acidic, which most of us are.

So I’ve compiled this comprehensive list of alkaline soups, salads, sides, snacks, and meals. Try as many as you’d like and share your favorite with us on Facebook.

Soups

Alkaline Carrot and Mushroom Soup

Mushrooms help neutralize stomach acids and carrots are a great source of B-vitamins, and other minerals like calcium, iron, and magnesium. Plus with a wonderful colour, texture, and taste, how could you say no to this soup?

 

Chilled Avocado and Tomato Soup

A perfect summer soup. Avocados are the food most typically associated with an alkaline diet. They are rich in potassium which regulates blood pressure, and the fatty-acids lower your cholesterol.

Raw Avocado-Broccoli Soup with Chestnuts

All dark leafy greens are high on the alkaline scale, and broccoli is no exception. Mixed with avocado, you’ve got a soup that is high in alkaline-forming properties, and high is amazing-taste as well.

Salads

Avocado Salad with Wild Garlic

You’ll notice that avocado shows up in most of these recipes. Wild garlic is also a huge health-booster with more minerals than regular garlic, it is the healthiest choice for salads.

Fresh Garden Vegetable Salad

Always go fresh – fresh veggies for your salad, fresh herbs and cold-pressed oils for dressings will keep you feeling fresh all day long.

Chinese-Style Cucumber Salad

Cucumber, garlic, and sesame seed oil – that’s it here. Super easy, super alkaline, this simple salad is a great start to your alkaline dinner.

Alkaline Mediterranean Salad

A mediterranean diet is one of the best. All fresh veggies help you live a happier, more holistic lifestyle.

Snacks and Sides

Mediterranean Bell Peppers

Low in calories, high in vitamin C, folic acid, and beta carotene, bell peppers are a great alkaline food. Again, the mediterranean diet wins.

Mashed Brussels Sprouts with Cauliflower

Brussels sprouts are super-high in alkaline salts and minerals like phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and other minerals including iron. This side is good for the whole family!

Avocado-Tomato-Salsa with Potatoes

A popular appetizer with guests, you can also serve it without the potatoes as a dip.

Alkaline Potato Salad

Every ingredient in this will help balance your pH levels and fill you up! A great ease-in to the alkaline diet.

Mains

Quinoa Pasta with Tomato Artichoke Sauce

An alkaline diet doesn’t mean you need to give up pasta. Just remember to use quinoa or spelt pasta, always use lots of fresh veggies, and leave out the red meat.

Alkaline Veggie Stir-Fry with Leeks and Kohlrabi

The original recipe is from a family in Switzerland, and contains interesting herbs and rich alkaline veggies. Try it today, and let us know how it goes!

Alkaline Ratatouille

Traditionally a stewed French dish, this ratatouille is all alkaline forming, so dig in and bon apetit.

Potato Pumpkin Patties

Pumpkins are high in alkaline forming properties and low in calories, which makes them a perfect potato patty pair.

Desserts

Spicy Tomato Shake

Sounds weird, tastes great. Low in calories and totally alkaline, cucumbers are also great helps to your kidneys, bladder, and liver.

Alkaline Veggie Power Smoothie

This anytime snack gives energizes you any time of the day: breakfast, lunch, dinner, or beyond! Stay smooth with this Power Smoothie

Green Power Cocktail

Green shakes and smoothies are always jam-packed with vitamins, nutrients, and alkaline-forming foods. Give this drink a try when you need a power boost.

Green Power Shake

Don’t just sit around all day! Shake a leg, throw the ingredients in a blender, and you’re ready – ready for energy, a happy gut, and a healthy life.

Here’s a chart to quickly remember which foods are alkaline forming and which will give your body an excess of acid.

SOURCE: http://www.balance-ph-diet.com/alkaline_recipes.html

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Drinks to Help Weight Loss

3 Fat Burning Drinks to Help Your Weight Loss

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With the Australian diet becoming more and more entrenched in a mess of unhealthy, sugary foods and nutrient-lacking, processed by-products, weight gain is on the rise. It sucks, but it’s true. Every year brings with it more and more cases of diabetes and heart disease, both of which are commonly associated with imbalanced diets and lifestyles. At the same time, many of the people who suffer from weight gain are also at a loss for how they can burn fat.

But there are ways to do it.

Outside the benefits of exercising regularly and cutting out junk food, there’s another fat-burning tool that you can also use to drop a few pounds – drinking juice. Well not just juice, there are a few other drinks in the mix as well. So if you want to make a change, here are 3 fat burning drinks that you can use to lose some of that weight:

1. The Monster Detox Mix

Ingredients:
– 1 celery stick
– ¼ of a beet
– 3-4 kale or spinach leaves
– 1 carrot
– 1 slice of ginger

How does it help with weight loss?

This particular mix of veggies actively work together to flush toxins out of your body. Many of these toxins make it more difficult for your body to burn off excess fat. By drinking this juice, you can up your metabolism and make it easier for your body to become an active fat burner. While it won’t directly have an effect on your fat content, it will help get your body to a state where it can slim down more easily.

2. Green Tea

Try drinking about 5 mugs of green tea a day for 1-2 weeks. The water content works to improve your metabolism, and the energy boost that you get from the tea can increase your heart rate. By increasing your heart rate, your body will work harder to pump blood throughout your body – burning more calories in the process.

3. Cold Water

It can really be this simple. Water on its own is a basic tool that people use to burn through their excess fat. Like the other drinks on this list, water can be used to increase your metabolism, which ups the rate at which your body burns through calories.

You can also drink water in between meals to help silence any cravings you have for extra food. One of the biggest causes of weight gain is overeating, so knowing how to put a stop to the urges is imperative if your goal is to take a few inches off of your waistline.

In general, you should try to drink enough water to fill half of your body weight in ounces. So if you weigh 160 lbs, squeezing 80oz of water into your day should be a goal – maybe even more if you’re active. Just be careful not to drink too much, because there will eventually come a point where it becomes unhealthy.

All of the drinks on this list are primarily selected because of the effects that they have on your metabolism. By increasing your metabolic rate, your body will work harder to burn through calories and keep excess weight from sitting on your waist.

Sources:

http://livewell.jillianmichaels.com/cold-water-losing-weight-4854.html

http://authoritynutrition.com/green-tea-and-weight-loss/

http://www.wellnessresources.com/weight/articles/why_toxins_and_waste_products_impede_weweig_loss_-_the_leptin_diet_weight_l/

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