Even if you’re not a gourmet chef, there’s a good chance you have a bottle of apple cider vinegar sitting on your pantry shelf right now.
While it is a delicious addition to salads and marinades, apple cider vinegar may have other stunning potential uses as well.
I don’t need to tell you how you can use it to clean your home, make your hair shiny or your teeth look whiter. A simple online search yields a myriad of "best uses" and "proven benefits" lists where you can find that information and more.
Instead, I’d like to tell you a few things you may not know about apple cider vinegar.
The research on apple cider vinegar has been growing over the last 20 years, and that’s an exciting development. For a substance that’s been valued since the early days of Hippocrates, it’s about time scientists delved deeper to understand it.
Based on this recent research, I’ll share with you some of what I believe are the most important ways you can use apple cider vinegar for your health.
And along with that, I’d like to introduce you to a true breakthrough – something that takes this marvel-in-a-bottle to the next level!
By the time we’re finished, I think you’ll agree that apple cider vinegar deserves to be used for more than just your salad…
What’s so Special About Apple Cider Vinegar?
One of the biggest falsehoods you may see online is the claim that all vinegars are the same.
Vinegars can be made from any fruit or substance that contains natural sugars, including apples, grapes, and grains like rice and barley. That’s why different vinegars have such varying tastes. But that’s just the beginning...
First, let’s look at how vinegars are similar:
- They’re all sour, acidic liquids, but their pH levels vary
- They’re made by two different biological processes: the first one is alcoholic fermentation where yeasts convert natural sugars into alcohol
- The alcohol is then converted into acetic acid during a long fermentation period, an important acid created during the second process
Both of these processes are the result of microbes that transform the sugars into acetic acid to make “vinegar.”
Acetic acid is the primary and most valuable constituent of vinegar. However, vinegar and acetic acid are not the same thing. Vinegar is a diluted solution of acetic acid, usually about 5 percent.
This is how apple cider vinegar differs from other vinegars:
Apple cider vinegar is high in acetic acid and certain other valuable components. And that is one reason why researchers believe it may be so potentially useful for health.
It’s All About Fermentation and Acetic Acid…
I’m a strong advocate of fermented foods and beverages. And apple cider vinegar happens to be an especially good one.
As you may know, apples, and especially apple juice, are high in sugar and are not something I recommend eating regularly as it will typically shift you out of fat-burning if frequently eaten.
However, when you ferment apple juice or cider, the sugars are digested as a result of the fermentation process. Apple cider vinegar contains very little sugar and carbohydrate, making it a very attractive food from a dietary standpoint.
Apple cider vinegar contains a number of important components, such as organic acids: acetic, citric, formic, lactic, malic, and succinic acids.
It also contains acid, catechins, epicatechin, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, and p-coumaric acid. Plus, it’s a source of manganese and potassium.
Research suggests acetic acid may be the most significant of these components for health, and is found in high levels in apple cider vinegar.
In various studies, researchers have found that acetic acid and the other constituents may help with a variety of healthy body functions:
- Healthy oxidation and cholesterol support
- Normal cardiovascular support
- Healthy cognitive function
- Normal lymphatic drainage and normal detoxification processes
- Athletic recovery
Recently, I learned about some exciting new research that suggests another valuable benefit of apply cider vinegar…
A Must for Your Ketogenic Diet
According to new research, healthy vinegar with acetic acid may support nutritional ketosis, and in turn, your mitochondrial health.
When you reach nutritional ketosis, or burn fat for fuel instead of carbs, apple cider vinegar may increase the number of energy-producing mitochondria in your cells by stimulating an important metabolic pathway known as PGC-1 alpha.
This pathway largely controls mitochondrial function within your cells. PGC-1 alpha increases your mitochondrial functional capacity when energy needs are high and reduces it when they are low.
So, by adding apple cider vinegar to your regimen once you’ve reached ketosis and are burning fat for fuel, you may actually be able to improve your mitochondrial efficiency and produce more cellular energy.
I add apple cider vinegar to my salad each day. I know it is helping to support my mitochondrial health when I’m in nutritional ketosis and likewise, supports my metabolic health when I periodically cycle back into eating carbs.
I believe you’ll also find it to be a useful addition to your ketogenic diet as well as your metabolic health…
How Apple Cider Vinegar May Support Your Metabolic Health
I believe apple cider vinegar holds much potential for supporting your metabolic health, too.
Apple cider vinegar is what’s known as a “thermogenic.” Thermogenesis is the process of helping to burn body fat to generate body heat. Researchers have found that acetic acid:
- May prevent the complete digestion of complex carbohydrates (great for maintaining ketosis, especially when you cycle back to consuming carbs)
- May turn on genes to signal your body to accumulate and store less fat
- May make you feel more full and less likely to eat large amounts of food when taken before meals
- May boost your body’s absorption of important minerals from the foods you eat
- Increases the acidity in your stomach to support the digestion and movement of your meal through your GI tract
In one 12-week Japanese study, one group of individuals drank a beverage containing one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Another group drank a beverage with two tablespoons or one ounce of apple cider vinegar. And a third group had a drink with no vinegar.
At the end of the study, the people who drank either of the beverages with vinegar showed less signs of metabolic syndrome compared to the no-vinegar group.
Revealing Another Vital Component in Apple Cider Vinegar
When buying apple cider vinegar, an important rule applies: the cloudier the vinegar, the better. If you can see through it, leave it. Don’t waste your money.
Instead, you want to see a cobweb-like substance floating through the vinegar or settled on the bottom of the bottle.
This is what’s known as the “mother.” Created by beneficial bacteria in the vinegar during the long fermentation period, these protein strands contain healthy enzymes and probiotic bacteria.
The mother supports your gut health and it’s your assurance of a good quality apple cider vinegar.
Manufacturers typically pasteurize and filter the vinegar because that’s what many people want: sparkling clear apple cider vinegar!
But what these consumers don’t realize is, when you process the vinegar and remove the building blocks for the mother to develop, you radically reduce your potential health benefits!
You want organic, raw, unfiltered, and unprocessed apple cider vinegar, which is murky and brown.
A mother can only exist in vinegar that is not pasteurized or filtered. An apple cider vinegar without the mother and its beneficial enzymes and probiotics isn’t worth buying!
Apple Cider Vinegar Could Be a Godsend for Your Digestive Health – And for Supporting Fat Digestion While on a Ketogenic Diet
Apple cider vinegar may be helpful for your digestive health.
We already know about the enzymes and probiotics that the mother provides. They’re both important for the health of your entire gastrointestinal tract.
However, it appears that acetic acid may promote gut health as well.
In one study with mice, when acetic acid was added to their drinking water, they had higher levels of good bacteria in their guts, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria and showed signs of improved digestive health.
What’s the best way to take apple cider vinegar to support your gut health?
I recommend mixing 2 or 3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with a teaspoon of organic honey in a cup of warm water, and sip slowly. Alternatively you can use it like I do and pour it on your salad.
Apple cider vinegar supports your fat digestion as well, an important factor for when you’re consuming high levels of fat on a ketogenic diet.
Could Apple Cider Vinegar Help Your Overly Acidic Body?
Many people have too much acidity in their bodies, largely due to stressful lifestyles, unhealthy foods, and eating too much acidic animal protein.
Maintaining a proper pH balance is extremely important for your health. It is key for the optimal functioning of all your body’s systems: digestive, immune, circulatory, muscular, respiratory, nervous, and even your reproductive system.
As I mentioned earlier, Hippocrates used apple cider vinegar to support his patients’ health. But first he mixed it with honey.
Both apple cider vinegar and honey have a low pH, but both turn alkaline when consumed.
Apple cider vinegar and honey can help balance your body’s pH, especially if you are overly acidic.
Adding a small amount of honey to your apple cider vinegar can also greatly enhance its taste. Plus, you get to enjoy honey’s own valuable benefits!
Introducing MITOMIX® KETO CIDER™ – Made With Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Honey, and Additional Thermogenic and Antioxidant Ingredients!
I suspected I could enhance apple cider vinegar’s many beneficial qualities. And I could make it more convenient for you to use.
For my MITOMIX® KETO CIDER™ I started with organic apple cider vinegar diluted with water to the ideal 5 percent acetic acid strength.
Next, I added organic honey to create the perfect balance of sweet and tart so you wouldn’t have to add it yourself.
And then I considered… Two of the most important attributes of apple cider vinegar are its ability to generate body heat to burn fat and to boost mitochondrial health. How could I take these two valuable properties to the next level?
Ginger and turmeric roots are both thermogenic herbs and offer not only value for supporting your metabolism but other potential benefits as well.
So I decided to add both of these to my MITOMIX® KETO CIDER™, making it the only organic apple cider vinegar on the market with a 6 percent blend of ginger and turmeric for extra thermogenic power!
Plus, for added antioxidants, I added organic blueberry fruit concentrate to my Blueberry flavored MITOMIX® KETO CIDER™.
How Ginger Supports Your Digestion and Healthy Metabolism
Ginger has played an important role for over 5,000 years in Chinese, Ayurvedic and other herbal medicine practices worldwide.
I decided to add Organic Ginger Root Puree to my MITOMIX® KETO CIDER™ for its digestive support and thermogenic properties.
Studies show ginger helps:
- Protect gastric mucosa
- Stimulate the emptying of your stomach
- Prevent flatulence
- Prevent spasms by soothing your intestinal tract
- Support normal fat digestion and absorption, important for a ketogenic diet
- Support normal healthy carbohydrate and lipid metabolism
- Reduce feelings of hunger
And that’s just your GI tract. Ginger has also been shown to help:
- Support cognitive function, particularly in middle-aged women
- Protect against potentially harmful effects of environmental chemicals, such as parabens
- Support cardiovascular health
- Support a normal inflammatory response
- Decrease muscle soreness
- Support normal breathing and bronchial function
And We Added Ginger’s First Cousin Turmeric…
As evidenced by its appearance, turmeric is a close relative of ginger. And it too has been used in India and the Middle East for thousands of years. Like ginger, turmeric is a thermogenic herb and supports your healthy metabolism.
Specifically, research shows it helps:
- Support digestion, especially fats (especially valuable for a ketogenic diet!)
- Reduce gas and bloating
- Soothe skin irritation
- Promote a normal inflammatory response
- Improve joint comfort
- Promote a greater range of motion
- Support healthy cell growth and development
- Support cardiovascular health
- Support cognitive function and brain health
Now that you know what’s all in my MITOMIX® KETO CIDER™, how can you use it?
How to Use Our MITOMIX® KETO CIDER™
For supporting your health, I recommend one tablespoon of our MITOMIX® KETO CIDER™ daily in your favorite beverage or dish.
Please note this is a concentrate – each bottle contains 31 servings!
There are many ways to use my MITOMIX® KETO CIDER™ in your diet, too. Use it as a:
- Delicious dressing for salads or coleslaw.
- Marinade for fish, poultry or meat to add an exotic twist of flavor.
- Condiment for fish and side dishes.
- Flavor enhancer for lightly steamed greens or raw vegetables.
There’s no limit to how you can use it. Anywhere you enjoy the flavors of ginger and turmeric, our KETO CIDER™ works perfectly, without adding significant calories or sugars.
Our MITOMIX® KETO CIDER™ – Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with Ginger and Turmeric is available in three flavors – Sweet and Spicy.
For a smooth, slightly fruity flavor, try MITOMIX® KETO CIDER™ – Organic Blueberry Apple Cider Vinegar with Ginger & Turmeric. It makes a delicious addition to green salads, fish and poultry dishes.
All three contain a small amount of organic honey to counter apple cider vinegar’s tartness. For an extra kick, choose MITOMIX® KETO CIDER™ - Organic Spicy Apple Cider Vinegar with Ginger, Turmeric & Habanero Pepper.
One More Valuable Way to Take Control of Your Health: Add Our MITOMIX® KETO CIDER™ to Your Daily Health Regimen Today!
Small, simple steps can add up and make a significant difference in your health. I believe that apple cider vinegar is one of those simple yet important steps.
With our MITOMIX® KETO CIDER™ in Sweet or Spicy, it’s easy to add apple cider vinegar to your routine.
Already blended with organic honey, and with its extra thermogenic ingredients, ginger and turmeric (and habanero pepper if you choose “Spicy”), you have everything you need for exceptional support for your metabolism, digestion, mitochondrial health and more.
It’s just one more way for you to Take Control of Your Health™.
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