It’s no secret that vinegar is an excellent household cleaner. What some people don’t know is that raw, unfiltered vinegar contains all the bacteria fighting benefits that some commercial vinegars lack. To make your own cleaning solution, simply mix equal parts water and apple cider vinegar, plus a little elbow grease, to get your home free of dirt, bacteria, and toxins cleaners. Don’t worry, the vinegar smell goes away as it dries.
A friendly neighbor turned me on to vinegar as weed killing alternative years ago and it’s even more effective than dangerous glyphosate. Just mix 1/2-gallon apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup salt, and 1/2 teaspoon dish soap. It will effectively kill any plant you spray it on, so make sure you avoid the flowers and other plants you want to keep.
Consuming apple cider vinegar can help you feel more full, which can help you eat less. A study has also shown acetic acid, found in ACV, to slow fat accumulation. If the flavor is too strong for you to sip on its own, try adding apple cider vinegar to juices, salad dressing, and even water to incorporate it into your diet.
The only study to test the idea in people was done in Japan. In the study, 175 obese but healthy people took either vinegar or water daily for 12 weeks. Their diets were similar. They kept food journals. At the end of the study, those who used vinegar had lost slightly more weight. On average, the vinegar group lost 1-2 pounds over the 3-month period. They gained it all back after the study was over. The researchers suggest that vinegar may turn on certain genes involved in breaking down fats.
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Do you want an easy way to eat some of your recommended 4 to 9 servings of vegetables every day? Are you trying to protect yourself from the stress, pollutants, toxins and chemicals of our world? Then you need to know about spirulina, perhaps the world’s healthiest food! Spirulina is a deep green aquatic plant and a nutritious dietary supplement. It grows in water with a high pH (alkaline) and after it has been harvested, you can buy spirulina in tablet, flake, powder and liquid forms.
The Aztecs used it as a food source in 16th century Mexico, and the people of the Kanem empire ate it over a thousand years ago in ancient Chad. These days, NASA plans to make spirulina one of the first plants cultivated in space. Spirulina is one of the world’s oldest foods, but it is now considered cutting-edge nutrition! Add it to your next meal and you are sure to feel healthier.