Apple Cider Vinegar Helps With The Flu

Posted on July 13, 2013

Apple Cider Vinegar's Flu Healing Properties

As much as I hate the smell and taste of apple cider vinegar, it seriously is a life saver when you have the flu. My mom swears by this stuff and (still) has to coax me into drinking 1 cup of it whenever I get the flu. Yes, I have thrown up after guzzling a cup of it, but I still woke up feeling 80% better than the day before! Seriously, the body aches and hot and cold sweats have never failed to cease the day after downing just one cup of apple cider vinegar.

The Science

My mom always told me the apple cider vinegar balances the PH in your body and that’s why it’s able to relieve most flu symptoms. The best explanation I was able to find online about how apple cider vinegar works for your body was on Reader’s Digest. They said amino acids in apple cider vinegar act as an antidote against lactic acid build up, which causes fatigue.

More Apple Cider Benefits:

This WebMD.com article talks about studies showing apple cider vinegar helped with diabetes, high cholesterol, blood pressure, cancer and weight loss.

GreenMedInfo.com also talks about apple cider vinegar helping with bad breath and body odour as well.

And my personal favorite way of using apple cider vinegar – for washing you hair!

How To Consume It (shared by my Facebook friends):

  • Plug your nose and chug as much as you can stomach
  • Capful in a glass of water daily
  • Pour over steamed veggies
  • Mix with hot water and honey

Where To Get It:

You can find apple cider vinegar at most grocery stores, although I haven’t seen it at drug stores or club stores (Sam’s Club). Otherwise, here’s a recipe I found to make your own apple cider vinegar with just apples, honey and water!

How has apple cider vinegar helped make your life easier?

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