Benefits of apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has been a traditional home remedy for arthritis for thousands of years. Apple cider vinegar mainly consists of acetic acid, which gives it the sharp, tart taste. Acetic acid helps increase the absorption of calcium into the body and also provides an alkalizing effect when metabolized. However, all the beneficial effects of apple cider vinegar do not come from acetic acid alone. It also contains many vitamins and minerals. Apple cider vinegar helps people with ME and Fibro because the potassium in it helps battle fatigue, it keeps the PH level of the body at a slightly alkaline level which helps eliminate joint pain and headaches, it helps relieve inflammation and soothes the body's colon lining which alleviates gastrointestinal issues. Apple cider vinegar is inexpensive and can be purchased online or at a health food/supplement store, like Holland and Barrett.
Not all types of apple cider vinegar are effective. Use raw, organic apple cider vinegar that is unfiltered and unprocessed. It should contain what is called the “mother of vinegar,” which gives the liquid a cloudy appearance. It is an active complex of polysaccharides, acetic acid bacteria, and fungi that continue to produce B-complex vitamins and other beneficial compounds. In fact, you can use this to make vinegar from apple juice or cider.
You should aim to consume 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar 3 times a day.