Apple cider vinegar is a popular remedy used in folk medicine for treating a wide variety of conditions. It has shown to reduce glucose levels, which may indicate that apple cider vinegar is helpful for weight-related health conditions such as obesity and diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, apple cider vinegar can lower glucose up to 20 percent when taken before a high-carbohydrate meal. As a precautionary, talk to your doctor before using this remedy for treating any condition.
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Add 1/4 tsp. of baking soda to a shot glass. The purpose of taking baking soda with apple cider vinegar is to reduce acidity. Taking apple cider vinegar can cause erosion of the tooth enamel. The pH acidity of this recipe should be approximately 7.0. An pH of 6.0 will stop tooth erosion.
Pour 2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar into the shot glass. Stir the mix for one minute or until thoroughly dissolved.
Slice an orange into eight wedges. Set aside.
Drink the apple cider vinegar and baking soda mix. Because apple cider vinegar has a sour taste, Bill Gottlieb, author of "Alternative Cures," recommends drinking it all at once, as though you were drinking a shot of alcohol.
Eat a citrus wedge to take the sour taste out of your mouth. The cider may burn your throat as well. Alternatively, you can eat or suck on the juice of another slice of fruit such as pineapple or melon as well.
Drink the recipe up to three times a day. Margaret Hills, registered nurse and author of "Cider Vinegar," recommends taking the remedy three times a day, especially if you are experiencing water retention.
- American Diabetes Association: Vinegar Decreases Postprandial Hyperglycemia in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes
- Earthclinic.com: Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar
- “Alternative Cures, Bill Gottlieb; 2000
- "Cider Vinegar"; Margaret Hills; 2003