Most studies on antiaging come from different perspectives, however all will agree on one thing. The level of inflammation in the body is a contributing factor in most age-related illnesses. The main cause of this inflammation is our highly acidic diet. I don’t mean acidic foods, rather those foods which cause the body PH to become acidic.
After researching the concept of alkalinity I started with Green drinks – those which contain a combination of barley grass, wheat grass and spirulina. Whilst I enjoy this drink, a lot of people cannot get past thier mental limit that they are drinking grass. So I searched around for an alternative, that would be more acceptable on the palette, and the pocket.
The answer was found in Apple Cider Vinegar. Despite first thoughts, it is not an unpleasant taste, when mixed with a little water. I add 2 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar in 1/4 glass of water, with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda. I take this first thing every morning. To fairly assess the impact I stopped taking my green drinks during my 3 week trial. The results were amazing. I don’t know what impact it had on inflammation as this will require a blood test [which i am having after the 3 month test period] noticed that my already slim body was sleeker in the hip and abdomen area. I was already in good shape but the difference was quite noticeable. I didn’t adjust my diet at all during this time. I also noticed that the rings on my fingers were slipping off. It is almost like fat was disappearing….or was it that my finger joints were no longer inflammed, even though i had no symptoms of problems.
When our bodies are acidic, more fat cells are required to process the acids out of our system – less acid, less need for fat cells. The body is highly capable of adjusting to our needs, and inherently self healing.
So, although i don’t have any scientific data to present to you – one thing I feel very confident in saying – apple cider vinegar has definitely had a positive health impact on an already healthy body. Imagine what it could do if you were overweight!