Raw organic apple cider vinegar is one of my favorite vinegars, and not just for its strong flavor. Because it helps to alkalinize our bodies, numerous health benefits are claimed for it. I’ve just embarked on a project of drinking one or more glasses of water daily, each with a teaspoon or two of ACV added.
I only use raw and organic kinds, and you can see why in my picture here. Looking at the bottom of the vinegar bottle, you can see the cloudy “mother” which has a cobweb-like nature. You wouldn’t get this in a pasteurized version. By the way, this bottle is the Bragg’s brand, and it’s the only kind I’ve used. There are several other organic and raw brands available as well.
I am no doctor and I’m not making medical claims for how you will be affected. In my experience, though, it’s helped me get over sore throats and colds, and I am curious to see what else I will notice.
I’ve just been surfing the web to learn more about it. I started at the Braggs webpage on their ACV, but have to admit that my somewhat skeptical nature interfered with automatically believing their claims. By the way, at the bottom of that page, there are a couple of PDF files you can download. I did look at their shopping cart and decided their shipping was too high for me.
Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar has hundreds of extremely favorable customer reviews, complete with people’s experiences. I had already started my project of drinking it when I read this page, but it did increase my motivation.
Here are a couple of books at Amazon: the original and best-known book by Paul Bragg and his daughter Patricia. Another one that looked interesting to me is called Apple Cider Vinegar: A Modern Folk Remedy.
Some people prefer their ACV with honey as well as water. I haven’t tried that. Here is a link to a group of ACV Recipes on a Pinterest board, so they have nice illustrations. They are beverages and tonics mostly, but I also noticed salad dressing.