For some time now, there have been reports of the “miracles” of apple cider vinegar when it comes to our health.
We’ve been told that it will cure the flu, clean our teeth, help us lose weight, decrease leg cramps, tone down skin conditions (such as acne), and even fight cancer.
We’ve also been told that it will clean clogged arteries. Below, we’ll take a closer look at this particular claim.
Before we consider how it helps clean clogged arteries, let’s take a look at the production of apple cider vinegar.
This is a two-staged process. First of all, the apples are crushed before being exposed to yeast. This exposure to yeast turns the sugar into alcohol.
At that point, bacteria are added- which turns into acetic acid (which is the main active compound in vinegar).
In this state, apple cider vinegar combines proteins, enzymes, potassium, amino acids, antioxidants, and friendly bacteria to provide a plethora of health benefits.
According to the experts, since apple cider vinegar combats bacteria and inflammation, it has been proven to weaken certain factors that contribute to atherosclerosis. Following, you’ll learn how to use it to unclog your arteries.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and Black Seed Oil
If you want to clean your arteries and prevent further plaque buildup, consider adding both raw apple cider vinegar and black seed oil to your diet.
You should take 2 tablespoons of black seed oil every day; one before breakfast and one before bed.
Put a tablespoon of the apple cider vinegar in 2 ounces of water, mix well, and drink it twice a day before a meal, before lunch, and before dinner.
Of course, you will want to be aware of an unavoidable side effect of this combination, known as Herxheimer reaction. Basically, you’ll feel like you’ve had the flu.
This is totally normal because these two ingredients are killing the bacteria in your body and flushing them out.
Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic, and Honey
The mixture of apple cider, garlic, and honey is not only proven to melt away the plaque in your arteries, but also fights off asthma, colds, infections, and even cancer.
Simply place these three ingredients in a jar, mix them up, and store it in your fridge.
You can use it for up to five days- after that, it’s not as potent. You should start your day with itand if you can’t bear the taste or smell, it can be diluted in a glass of juice.
Recipe for Fire Cider
This mixture is most commonly used to combat flu, but contains many ingredients that are effective for fighting off heart disease:
- ½ cup ginger root
- ½ horseradish root
- ½ cup turmeric root
- 1 onion
- 10 cloves garlic
- 1 jalapeno
- 1 lemon
- ¼ Tablespoon cayenne pepper
- 32-oz bottle apple cider vinegar
This takes a bit more time to prepare. You’ll start by putting all ingredients except the apple cider vinegar in a glass jar.
Then, pour the apple cider vinegar over the top. For 30 days, shake the jar a little each day.
Once 30 days has passed, you’ll want to strain the pulp out and discard it. The juice that’s left is a great immunity enhancer that will get rid of any inflammation that is causing atherosclerosis.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Cranberries
The final combination we’re going to talk about for combatting clogged arteries is apple cider vinegar and cranberries. Simply mix a tablespoon each of cranberries and apple cider vinegar along with 2 tablespoons of maple syrup in a glass of water every day. The cranberries bring antioxidants and polyphenols that ensure your blood vessels remain in tip-top shape.
The maple syrup contains many vitamins and minerals that give your immunity the boost it needs. However, you’ll want to make sure you don’t consume too much maple syrup, as the sugar content could lead to a rebound effect.
How to Know How Much Apple Cider Vinegar You Need
One thing to keep in mind is that the dosage of apple cider vinegar is different for every person.
Some people only need a couple of teaspoons a day to combat their high cholesterol, while others will need several tablespoons.
The best way to determine the right amount is to start with one teaspoon a day. If you experience positive results, keep doing that.
On the other hand, if you don’t experience any results, you’ll want to increase your consumption until you do.
Tips for Avoiding the Strong Smell/Taste of Apple Cider Vinegar
Many people simply find the smell and taste of apple cider vinegar quite strong and can’t stand the thought of consuming it straight.
This is why it’s commonly diluted in water with a small amount of honey or put in apple, orange, or grape juice so the smell and taste are hardly noticeable.
How do You Know Which Apple Cider Vinegar is Better?
When you look on the shelf, you’ll find two types of apple cider vinegar: filtered and unfiltered. The truth is, there’s not a whole lot of difference between the two.
Of course, due to the fact that its valuable ingredients are untouched, the unfiltered is most commonly recommended. On the other hand, many people claim the filtered works best for them. It’s really all a matter of opinion.
What Do You Need to Know Before Trying Apple Cider Vinegar?
Before you jump on the apple cider vinegar bandwagon, you must understand that it doesn’t have the same effect for everyone.
Since it is effective for reducing blood sugar, you may experience dizziness due to lower sugar levels.
In addition, due to its acidity, it often causes heartburn- which is the primary reason you should take it with water.
When you first start using it, you’re likely to have some digestive issues, lethargy, and headache because the toxins are being flushed from your body. This is the reason it’s best to start with the smallest amount possible.