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.
Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Health Benefits of Honey
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.
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.