This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com
These past few days have been very busy and stressful. Two nights ago, I was feeling run down and had a sore throat. I felt I was catching a cold. I cannot afford to catch a cold and miss work, not to mention Thanksgiving. My brother had been telling me he avoided a cold by drinking two tablespoons of Bragg’s organic apple cider vinegar in a cup of water. When I first heard about it, I told him no way I’d drink is, it would be too nasty to hold down. Well this time I was motivated to try it. I did not have Bragg’s brand apple cider vinegar, but I did have a store brand apple cider vinegar. I mixed two tablespoons of it into a cup (8 ounces) of water, and drank it. It did not taste great but not as horrible as I thought. Ok, I did pinch my nose to drink it down faster. I felt a small burning sensation down my sore throat, but it was more relieving than painful. After that, I rinsed my mouth and brushed my teeth.
The next morning I did a self check: no sore throat, no runny nose and no run down feeling. Wow, it seems like the apply cider vinegar remedy seems to have done the trick. (I am not a medical professional, and this is an anecdotal account so your results may vary) My brother has given his 5 year old this remedy with a bit of honey and has helped avoid colds from daycare this way.
I started reading up on the benefits of apple cider vinegar and there are several attributed:
- Improves digestion and prevent acid reflux
- Helps fight allergies (human and animals)
- Helps sinus problems and sore throat
- Relieves arthritis and gout symptoms
- Helps cure constipation
- Promotes weight loss
- Balance out high cholesterol
- Prevent urinary tract infections
As a caveat, when drinking this mixture, you must rinse your mouth afterwards, as apple cider, like other acidic solutions may wear down tooth enamel. Avoid any
I have not tried it for anything else, but I was impressed with the initial result. I purchased Bragg’s Organic Apple Cider vinegar at the local grocery store and I am trying it out twice a day to see if my fall allergies improve. So far so good. Share your favorite cold prevention technique in the Comments if you have one!
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