Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar

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    Jan 27, 2016 12:11 AM GMT
    Does anyone else use the stuff? Just organic, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, so it's got live cultures in it. I started a few weeks ago, thinking it might help my complexion, which gets kind of rough in the winter. But it's actually helping my stomach, I think. Not that my stomach was bad before, but it feels like everything is working better now. I don't have much faith in New Age medicine or the whole idea of superfoods, but this seems to be helping.

    Anyone else take this? I have been taking a table spoon in the morning, in a glass of water.
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    Jan 27, 2016 12:48 AM GMT
    Yeah it's good stuff. I drink it straight though because I like the taste first thing in the morning. Really wakes you up!
  • mjlikeaboss

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    Jan 27, 2016 2:54 PM GMT
    RunnerBen, it isn't really that new agey. I don't really buy into that sort of thing either, but research is showing more and more how important gut microbes are to our health. People with serious GI issues are being treated with fecal transplants to help establish healthy colonies of bacteria where they may have been wiped out by antibiotics or thrown out of balance by poor diet. (I'm not against proper use of antibiotics or anything, by the way, but the aren't picky about which organisms they kill).

    But it doesn't have to be apple cider vinegar taken like a medicine, though if you like it and it works, go for it. I like to eat naturally fermented foods like various kinds of pickled veggies (lacto-pickled, not quick pickles), sauerkraut, kimchee, yogurt, kefir, homemade fermented beverages with varying degrees of alcohol content :-). Lots of awesome fermented foods out there that taste good and give your guts a nice boost and can be made at home.

    Google Sandor Katz if you're interested. He's written some books and has a website and stuff. He seems to be relatively even-keeled about the benefits of fermented foods, i.e. they're good for you but they aren't going to cure cancer or solve all your problems. You'll definitely find some nutters out there that will tell you that sort of thing...
  • PDiesel

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    Jan 27, 2016 4:38 PM GMT
    I'm a huge fan of fermented apple cider vinegar. When I feel like a cold may be coming I take a shot with a splash of a juice like cranberry. Works wonders. So many uses for it and natural remedies beat over-the-counter ones any day. Just keep in mind that it's very acid so if you drink it straight chase it with a little water or something so it doesn't eat at your teeth.
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    Jan 27, 2016 6:50 PM GMT
    RunnerBen saidDoes anyone else use the stuff? Just organic, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, so it's got live cultures in it. I started a few weeks ago, thinking it might help my complexion, which gets kind of rough in the winter. But it's actually helping my stomach, I think. Not that my stomach was bad before, but it feels like everything is working better now. I don't have much faith in New Age medicine or the whole idea of superfoods, but this seems to be helping.

    Anyone else take this? I have been taking a table spoon in the morning, in a glass of water.



    It you get into the habit drink it with straw to save your teeth.
  • metta

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    Jan 27, 2016 9:59 PM GMT
    I have used it for decades but I have never tried to drink it.
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    Jan 28, 2016 12:29 AM GMT
    yeah this stuff is great for your belly and good at treating colds/sore throats.

    braggs also makes a few juice mixes with apple cider vinegar in it that are pretty tasty. usually pricey, but it's a good tonic. you could also just make your own switchel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switchel

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    Jan 28, 2016 1:44 AM GMT
    Yes. We've made it before, too.
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    Jan 28, 2016 11:47 PM GMT
    Yes, I used it on my skin daily but the regular Heinz Apple Cider and it has helped my skin. I also from time to time used with one table spoon of it in an 8 ounces of water and have used the straw because of the bad smell or another drink and I do show improvements as well in my body and skin.
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    Jan 29, 2016 12:46 AM GMT
    Alpha13 said

    It you get into the habit drink it with straw to save your teeth.



    Also drink it through a straw. Still got the advice from my dentist to thoroughly rinse with water afterwards, and to NOT brush for at least half a hour.

    I take my acv in a drink similar to this, with a psyllium fiber instead of wheat dextrin.

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    Jan 29, 2016 2:12 PM GMT
    FN_R5000I said
    Alpha13 said

    It you get into the habit drink it with straw to save your teeth.



    Also drink it through a straw. Still got the advice from my dentist to thoroughly rinse with water afterwards, and to NOT brush for at least half a hour.

    I take my acv in a drink similar to this, with a psyllium fiber instead of wheat dextrin.




    Gotta love all the Bro-Science here: "If you put the lemon in before the filtered water it will turn to poison." "The Mother helps pull the toxins out." But then he mixes it with Gatoraide. I guess the corn syrup also help remove the toxins. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 29, 2016 3:02 PM GMT
    commercial unpasteurized food products are prone to chipotle phuck up. Id pass on this or do the research if i was more interested.
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    Jan 29, 2016 8:44 PM GMT
    Radd saidYeah it's good stuff. I drink it straight though because I like the taste first thing in the morning. Really wakes you up!


    ^^ this. Its kinda like getting a punch in the face first thing… minus the bruise. lol
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    Jan 30, 2016 12:31 AM GMT
    High-quality vinegars have been drunk for centuries, but it seems to be an acquired taste.

    Acetic acid bacteria that are used to make vinegar are not likely to have much role in your digestive tract. Nor are there likely to be many of them in vinegar. They immobilize themselves inside nasty-looking stringers of, well, snot. So you grow the snot on a bed of wood chips and slowly trickle the fermented fruit juice through it. The vinegar drips out the bottom and the bacteria stay behind. Rather perfect as a biotech process goes.

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    Jan 30, 2016 12:54 AM GMT
    Radd said
    Gotta love all the Bro-Science here: "If you put the lemon in before the filtered water it will turn to poison." "The Mother helps pull the toxins out." But then he mixes it with Gatoraide. I guess the corn syrup also help remove the toxins. icon_rolleyes.gif



    I didn't get what Mike Johnson said about "if you do it wrong, it's like poison" and I never bothered to look further into it since it rarely matters in what order you take in anything.

    Johnson's just using the Gatorade container to hold the fiber power because he cannot get his hand through the opening of the Benefiber container. Guess he didn't think to use an long handled tea spoon (iced tea spoon) to scoop power from a narrow container.
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    Feb 05, 2016 3:56 AM GMT
    I put about a tablespoon in my morning shaker of protein, and another in my evening green smoothie, where it usually comprises half the fruit.

    Heavily diluted. Safer on tooth enamel and I can't even taste it.
  • ronneedsit936

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    Feb 21, 2016 9:23 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]RunnerBen said[/cite]Does anyone else use the stuff? Just organic, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, so it's got live cultures in it. I started a few weeks ago, thinking it might help my complexion, which gets kind of rough in the winter. But it's actually helping my stomach, I think. Not that my stomach was bad before, but it feels like everything is working better now. I don't have much faith in New Age medicine or the whole idea of superfoods, but this seems to be helping...
    I do not drink it myself, but I know of 4 people that do, and I eat at a restaurant that uses it. Everyone I know says that the Bragg's brand is the best...
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    Feb 22, 2016 11:08 PM GMT
    ronneedsit936 ...I do not drink it myself... Everyone I know says that the Bragg's brand is the best

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    Feb 23, 2016 12:13 AM GMT
    pellaz said
    ronneedsit936 ...I do not drink it myself... Everyone I know says that the Bragg's brand is the best

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    I'm not so sure about their theta.
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    Mar 04, 2016 9:50 PM GMT
    Apple Cider Vinegar with the "mother". As has been suggested, use for sore throat coming on or present.
    tablespoon of honey and a tablespoon of ACV mix. Don't drink anything for at least thirty minutes or longer.

    vinegar is acidic yet alkalizes on consumption (which up to today I did not know).

    regular white vinegar on french fries-yum

    Kim chee
    Sauercraut, both are great for the digestive tract.

    I also use food grade H2O2 for my general health.

    Another lower GI "mover"- get whole flax seed (Bob's or at Wally world) grind it up in the coffee bean grinder, add to your smoothie.
    You'll be whistling dixie in no time.
  • Mitch1

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    Mar 05, 2016 1:46 PM GMT
    This is the most intense vinegar I've ever used. I cook with it all the time and it's an interesting alternative to adding lemon juice or wine. If you're making something and find that you may have added too much salt, a few dashes of this can often correct it.

    It also makes a good gargle if you have a sore throat or a cough. I mix it with some baking soda then wait for the foaming to go down and dilute it with water. The acid in the vinegar cleans the throat and the soda is good for infections.