We love apple cider vinegar at aboutlife due to its many uses across the kitchen, bathroom and even garden! It is a completely natural product too, made from apple juice which is first fermented to hard apple cider then fermented again to make apple cider vinegar.
ACV will balance your entire body system and can help you reach, and maintain, a healthy body alkalinity. It also creates an overall detoxification of the body and research has shown that it can help stimulate cardiovascular circulation plus detoxify the liver. It has been shown to break up mucous throughout the body, which can reduce allergic reactions, and cleanses the lymph nodes.
One of the best ways to star your day is with ACV shots, to give you a quick burst of energy, or in a drink such as the following being served in our cafes currently:
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR SHOT:
1T organic honey
Mint leaves to infuse
Cover with water and drink
It can also be used in a delicious salad dressing with 1 part vinegar to 3 parts olive oil, whisk and season to taste.
Not many people know that apple cider vinegar can be used as a rinse after shampooing and will increase your hair’s body and shine. Mix in a spray bottle one part vinegar to two parts water and spray through your hair after you shampoo. The vinegar smell will evaporate but this will seal the cuticle leaving your hair smooth and shiny with moisture locked in. Do this several times a week and you’ll soon see dramatic results. ACV can even be used to reduce to discomfort of sunburn – add a cupful to a bath after a day at the beach and soak for 10 minutes.
You’ll find several apple cider vinegars at our stores, including our newly launched private label ACV which is sure to be one of the best priced organic ACVs in Sydney at $5.99 for 500 ml. It comes from the same producer as the world famous Bragg’s ACV so you can be sure the quality is just as good. When selecting a bottle of ACV be sure to look for the “mother” of the vinegar – strands of enzymes floating in the vinegar which give it its power.
Do you know any other interesting uses of ACV? Let us know on this blog or our Facebook page 🙂
About Vladia Cobrdova:
Vladia Cobrdova is the COO and Wellness Ambassador for aboutlife, a Nutritionist and Author. After being involved in the hospitality industry for years at her home in Czechoslovakia, she moved to Australia where she pursued studies in Natural Health & Therapies. She has been working with the Organic Industry for close to 15 years and knows everything there is to know about operations and business management. She’s seen organics & wellness go from alternative to mainstream.
She has combined her love for real food, business and operations to create what she calls her ‘dream job’ as the Chief Operations Officer of aboutlife. She believes aboutlife is a powerful vehicle for reaching thousands of people at once and making an impact on people’s health on a large scale.
Vladia is the Author of the Wholefoods for Wellness cookbook, which features some of your favourite aboutlife dishes that you can cook at home. She also is the co-ordinator of aboutlife’s popular Wholefoods for Wellness classes held monthly at their 5 stores.
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