Apple Cider Vinegar Explosion!

Apple Cider Vinegar Explosion!

- Hi everybody. Welcome back to Addictive Wellness Channel. My name is AnnaBlanca.

- And I'm Sage. Today we're gonna be talking about apple cider vinegar.

- It's been used since before 5,000 B.C., so it's one of the oldest foods and the most incredible thing. It's always been done in a double fermentation process.

- So this two step fermentation process starts out with a yeast that ferments the sugars, and turns them into alcohol. There you you got apple cider, and potentially you could just stop there and call it a day and enjoy yourself, but

- Oh whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. I mean, who needs the alcohol when we can make vinegar, right.

- We're not that fun, right.

- We're more into the healthy side of things, so then you go on to stage two where you have the bacteria that ferment the alcohol, and turn it into what's called acetic acid, which is the primary beneficial compound in apple cider vinegar.

- And you have to make sure that you always have an organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar made with the mother. Although in my childhood we made it with my father, and did not work out so well. And Sage knows this story, so let me share it with you guys as well. I grew up in a household that was completely interested in everything healthy. Really. We had kombucha, and raw milk, and cultured vegetables,

- Bee pollen. Bee pollen, and the royal jelly, you name it. Even infrared lights, so it was fantastic. And my father was completely crazy about apple cider vinegar. So we picked some of our own apples, as organic as you can have it, and he started fermenting them in my brother's baby bathtub. And he fermented them quite awhile, and then he decided that this is gonna be time, and he would supposed to be squeezing them out. Which is, you know, a nice method.

- Cause you have

- all the apple pulp there. But you gotta squeeze the juice out of it, right. So otherwise you get all the

- Exactly. Chunks which is not going to work.

- So we had

- all this fermented apple, right, and he had to take it out. And he decided it would take a little bit too long, and I'm talking about country side of Communist Hungary, early 1980s. We didn't have a washing machine, anything, so my mother was using a centrifuge. And my dad in his wonderful, infinite wisdom, grabbed the centrifuge from the bathroom, and took it to the kitchen, and he poured entire baby bathtub full of fermented apple into the centrifuge. This is how he's going to squeeze out all the fantastic apple cider vinegar. He did never close the lid. Yes, ladies and gentleman, the whole thing started spinning like an insane circus, and spread every piece of fermented apple chunk. Covered the ceiling, covered everything, and covered everybody who just entered the kitchen, including my mother.

- Oh, she must have been happy.

- Yes, we smell like apple cider vinegar for a year, and I think it about five years later we were scraping out tiny little pieces of rotten apple wherever we find it and it dried on the ceiling. So it's not how you're gonna make your own apple cider vinegar. I'm sure of it. You can find it in your nearest health foods store, and I'm quite sure

- It's safer that way. It's safer that way. And it's very good for weight loss, for example. One table spoon in a glass of water each day reduced, I guess, body weight, body fat, and even the waist size. For people who I only think they did, what, 12 week in this study.

- Yeah, it was a 12 week study. And acetic acid, which we talked about, is the main active compound in apple cider vinegar, has also been shown to reduce blood sugar after eating, which is very important. Not just for blood sugar balance, but then as a consequence of that, for the overall aging process. It also increases satiety, so you feel full sooner, which is great.

- And it boosts ketosis, and this is one of the big, most popular words. If somebody is in ketosis, you know that they're really trying to live a very healthy lifestyle. So it supports ketosis, and it improves you're mitochondrial efficiency.

- It's also, as I mentioned, balancing for blood sugar, and it's gonna help as well with cholesterol balance. So between cholesterol balance and blood sugar, this actually starts to look like a pretty serious longevity food.

- And it helps, you know what, I would like you to tell us more about it. Because what I want to talk about it will be at end of this all, it's totally

- Okay. A different thing. I want to talk about how to clean with it and beauty, and I would like to hear more about it.

- So we're kinda workin' our way down, and now it's also gonna help, kinda starting from the top, where at first it's apple cider and it gets you drunk, and now we're workin' our way down the system. Weight loss and then we're getting into the gut. And so

- Yes. it's, you know, one of the things that people start drinking is alkaline water. And I think this is gonna help them get healthier. What it's actually doing is diluting their digestive acids, and inhibiting nutrient absorption, and stool elimination, and digestion. On the other hand, apple cider vinegar creates a more acidic digestive environment, which is what you actually want when you're eating food, and you want to get nutrients out of it. And so when you have low acid in your stomach, this can actually can contribute to heartburn, acid reflux, and as well as SIBO. So when you can create a more acidic digestive environment, it really helps with these things. And it can help knock down heartburn, and help knock down the bacteria that are contributing to SIBO. And if you're having apple cider vinegar in water before you go to sleep, it's gonna, not before you go to sleep, before a meal, it's gonna increase acidity in you're stomach properly. Before you go to sleep though is actually not a bad idea either because that really helps with the blood sugar drop that you wanna have overnight to have low fasting blood glucose in the morning. And last but not least, it's got really good prebiotics in there, which are gonna act as food for the good bacteria in your gut, so that it can be really happy and, you know, propagate.

- Now in a minute we are done with this talk, and heading into our kitchen and have some more, it's actually a delicious drink, right. The other amazing uses apple cider vinegar has is in cleaning, in the house. You know, it makes beautiful, shining windows. I love cleaning the floor with it. And also, it's a great disinfectant. It kills both e.Coli and staph infection. That staph bacteria which you don't want.

- Just to be clear,

- It's not been studied in the body for that, it's been studied in vitro.

- Outside. In vitro. But we're talking about in the cleaning department.

- Oh yeah, yeah, so if you're just drinking it and you have a stoph infection it's not going to kill it inside your body, but outside, if it's a surface that's been infected, which, it happens a lot, especially in hospitals and places like that.

- So go, take a bottle of apple cider vinegar, and splash it around the hospital. See how fast you get kicked out.

- And it's amazing as a beauty, beauty ingredient, I would say. But you can just use it, you know, it doesn't have to be an ingredient. If you use it in diluted form it's a great toner. We like to use it as, when you make a clay mask, we just mix the clay with the apple cider vinegar, and then you let it dry on your face, and it really pulls out any

- It's great for acne as well.

- Exactly. And pulls out the impurities and makes the, if you mix it in mask, of course, not on it's own. And I like to sometimes use it on my hair, and I just, after shampooing, it really gives a nice extra shine to my hair. I don't know why, but I like it.

- I don't know how that works, but it's great that it works and so go for it.

- Especially when I

- color my hair with henna, I also put it in that mix.

- Yeah, and if you're looking for a way to consume it you would actually enjoy. You know, some people just do it as like sort of a shot in a little bit of water, but you can add it to your salad is really nice, or one way that we like to do it, especially in the summer time, is we'll do a glass of water, sometimes with a few ice cubes depending on how hot it is outside, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar,

- The big glass.

- And then just a couple, a couple of drops of stevia, and it is the most refreshing drink. And you can even do a sparkling water for it to be a little bit more exciting.

- Ooh, I like that.

- Yeah.

- Wow, so many uses of apple cider vinegar.

- So that's apple cider vinegar. If you have other ways you like to use it, we'd love to hear about it. Please let us know in the comments. Thank you for giving this video a like, and sharing it with any of your friends you think might benefit from a little bit of this information.

- Thank you so much guys.

- Have a beautiful day and we'll see you next time.


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