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A concoction prepared from apple cider vinegar and honey has been used for a very long time to treat various ailments, particularly joint pain. While this is the biggest benefit of regularly partaking a drink made from a combination of apple cider vinegar, honey, and water, there are several other benefits of the two that you can avail of by consuming it regularly. Whether consumed on their own or together, these two products are beneficial for the body. Here, we take a look at how, when combined together, apple cider vinegar and honey can benefit the body.

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar with Honey

Both apple cider vinegar and honey have a lot to offer, and when consumed together, you derive the benefits of each as individual elements, as well as the combined product. Vinegar is naturally acidic, but when consumed, it turns alkaline in the body. This alkaline nature of vinegar has made it a great remedy to counter the ill-effects of a highly acidic diet, that we consume in terms of fast food and the like. Moreover, it is known to be a great remedy for joint pain and arthritis. Similar is the case with honey. Though it has a low pH, it becomes alkaline once consumed, and helps in the safe excretion of high levels of acids in the body.

Honey is usually added to apple cider vinegar to make it easy to drink by toning down the strong flavor of the vinegar. Even then, you may not find the drink to be very tasty. However, once you start, you will want to keep consuming it on a regular basis, because of the changes you begin to experience within your body. Some of the benefits you are likely to attain by drinking this concoction are given below.

  1. Relief from joint pains
  2. Relief from stomach upset or constipation
  3. Relief from sore throat
  4. Weight loss
  5. Reduced cholesterol levels and blood pressure
  6. Increased energy levels and stamina
  7. Relief from heartburn
  8. Delayed aging process
  9. Eradication of bad breath

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

  1. Apple cider vinegar helps in sinus infection treatment, and also clears a sore throat.
  2. It helps in balancing the level of cholesterol.
  3. When it comes to curing skin diseases like acne, few come close to the effectiveness of apple cider vinegar.
  4. It also protects us against most kinds of food poisoning.
  5. Apple cider vinegar helps in curbing allergies in humans as well as animals.
  6. It strengthens our immune system and prevents muscle fatigue after exercise.
  7. This vinegar increases the body's metabolic rate which promotes weight loss, gets rid of constipation and improves digestion.
  8. A combination of vitamin B6, lecithin, and apple cider vinegar is considered to be one of the best dietary medicines for weight loss.
  9. It alleviates the pain caused by gout and arthritis.
  10. Its consumption prevents urinary tract infections and bladder stone.
  11. This vinegar has acidic properties, which is used as a remedy for bad breath and halitosis.
  12. Due to the presence of sulfur, apple cider vinegar fights the effects of aging. Hence, it is used as a remedy for age spots.
  13. Women use it as a remedy for the reduction of cellulite.
  14. It is also used as a cure for major diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes.

Health Benefits of Honey

  1. Honey is one of the best cures for arthritis. For curing arthritis, prepare a paste with one part of honey, two parts of lukewarm water, and cinnamon powder. Apply this paste on the joints that are most painful; this will reduce the pain in fifteen minutes.
  2. It is also used for the treatment of baldness and hair loss. Prepare a paste of hot olive oil, a tablespoon of honey, and a teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and apply it on your scalp before having a bath.
  3. Honey is also used as a cure for toothache; make a paste comprising a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey, and apply it to the aching tooth.
  4. When it comes to reducing cholesterol, honey is very effective. In order to reduce cholesterol, prepare a mixture of honey, cinnamon powder, and 16 ounces of green tea. Consuming this mixture will reduce the cholesterol level quickly.
  5. It is very effective against common cold too. Mix a tablespoon of honey with ¼ tablespoon of cinnamon powder. Consume this for three days; this will definitely help you.
  6. Honey mixed with cinnamon powder also helps reduce stomach ache.
  7. To reduce weight, prepare a mixture of honey with cinnamon powder and water, and drink it on a daily basis. This helps reduce the accumulation of fats.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Cocktail

All the aforementioned benefits of apple cider vinegar and honey are attained when consumed in their raw, organic forms. Processed versions of the two offer little nutrition, and may not have the same benefits as mentioned above. Remember that organic products are likely to be more expensive. To determine whether it is organic, you may check the label as well as the appearance of the product. Organic honey or apple cider vinegar is usually cloudy, as compared to its processed counterpart.

To make this drink, combine together:
  • Warm Water, 8 oz.
  • Raw Honey, 1 tsp
  • Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 tsp
Have this drink at least twice a day on an empty stomach. Some beneficiaries of this drink may suggest drinking it up to four times a day. This will depend on how much you are able to consume because of its strong taste. You have to try this drink to see the benefits for yourself.

As you can see, both, apple cider vinegar and honey, offer a host of benefits that you can make the most of, by consuming them together on a daily basis. However, if you are on prescription drugs, do not allow the time of intake of these medicines and this drink, clash. Moreover, pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before consuming this drink.

Disclaimer: This Buzzle article is for informative purposes only and does not, in any way, intend to replace the advice of an expert. The aforementioned drink should not be considered an alternative to prescription drugs. Always consult your doctor before introducing any new food products in your diet, particularly if you suffer from any (major or minor) health condition.