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.
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.