Make room for more apple cider vinegar in your diet
Vinegar is an ancient elixir that has been a wellness staple since the days of Hippocrates and continues to be used as a modern-day remedy.
Apple cider vinegar is made from fermented apples. Choose the raw, unfiltered kind, in which you’ll find the “mother,” strands of beneficial proteins, enzymes and gut-friendly bacteria that give the liquid a cloudy appearance. THE BENEFITS Rachel Bies, a Toronto-based holistic nutritionist, shares some of cider vinegar’s nutritional highlights. Cider vinegar’s prebiotic compounds add friendly flora (good bacteria) to your gut, facilitating digestion and aiding vitamin and mineral absorption. It contains potassium (an electrolyte that helps keep sodium levels in check) and magnesium, which helps boost energy levels and calm nerves. Cider vinegar ranks low on the ph scale, and once consumed, it has an alkaline effect that acts as a
balancing agent. Aim for a healthy ph by eating more alkaline foods (vegetables and grains) than acidic ones (meat and cheese).