Is it just me or does anyone else get terrible colds all throughout the year resulting in weeks of miserable mucus and hacking? I’m talking all seasons including when I’m sunning my buns on the beach in the middle of the summer (I mean c’mon!).
But fear not, I’ve discovered liquid gold.
The Common Cold’s Worst Nightmare
For the past two years, I have been able to keep myself almost completely free from sickness all thanks to apple cider vinegar (ACV). This terribly smelling (and not so great tasting) stuff has allowed me to peacefully live my life without any interruptions from a dang cold (or another sickness for that matter).
Drinking ACV at the first onset of a cold or sickness has helped to prevent the full-on attack of week-long snuffles and sneezes.
Why it works
Apple cider vinegar helps to alkalize the body. This allows the body to be more effective at fighting off viruses like the cold or flu.
How to use it
There are many ways to consume ACV that will be effective in alkalizing the body. If you’re brave and willing to undertake the taste, you can straight up drink a tablespoon or two to achieve the powerful benefits. I, on the other hand, am not so brave. I like to dilute it by adding a tablespoon of ACV to a cup of water and then chug. I find this way to limit the unpleasant taste to just a few seconds verse prolonging it.
If the taste is so unbearable you can dilute it in other ways such as by adding it to hot tea with maple syrup or honey. You can also add it to salad dressing.
ACV is said to have many more amazing health benefits when consumed consistently. Even if I don’t feel a cold coming on I take ACV with a glass of water every night before bed. I will be making a post soon on the many other benefits apple cider vinegar has to offer, stay tuned!