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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Food of the Month - Apple Cider Vinegar

If you haven’t noticed, here at Peas of Mind we LOVE food! We love to make it, eat it, talk about it and write about it.  We are constantly finding new foods that we are amazed by or finding new uses for some of our favorite foods.  That’s why we’re starting a Food of the Month club; where each month we’ll feature a new, nutrient packed power food!

This month we’re featuring one of our favorite condiments, Apple Cider Vinegar or ACV as it’s known by it’s super fans (it’s important to note that in order to get the desired effect, you must find apple cider vinegar that says “raw and unfiltered”).   ACV is a must have condiment in your house because as you will see by our list below, it’s a power food that can do everything from alleviating allergies to clearing up acne.

 Health Benefits of ACV:
  • Improves Digestion
  • Balances high cholesterol
  • Helps fight the common cold by boosting the body’s immune system
  • Relieves sore throats
  • Provides an added caffeine-free energy boost
  • Cures constipation
  • Alleviates allergies (in both humans AND animals)
  • Relieves heartburn by alkalizing the body
  • Supports weightless by increasing the metabolism
  • Helps balance blood sugar 
Incorporating ACV into your diet:
In a perfect world, every morning before your coffee you would dilute 2 tbsp into a glass of water and chug it down, but we must admit that it’s potent stuff and can take some time to get used to.   To begin, try the above recipe when you need it most (ie have a sore throat or are suffering from indigestion) and on days where you’re feeling healthy simply add ACV to:
  • Salad dressings
  • Salsas
  • Sauces
  • Smoothies
  • Mix with honey and add to fruit salad
  • Sprinkle with salt on your Peas of Mind Veggie Fries
  • Really, anything that you normally add vinegar to
Let the Apple Cider Vinegar concoctions begin!

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