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Did you know that in 400 B.C. the great Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, used apple cider vinegar for its amazing health qualities and still today the benefits and ways to use ACV are endless? The key to the natural remedy’s health benefits is held in a cobweb-like substance known as ‘The Mother’.

What is The Mother in Apple Cider Vinegar?

You can see the Mother as a cloudy substance floating in some bottles of vinegar and it is believed to be rich in health-boosting natural protein, healthy bacteria and acetic acid.

The Mother forms naturally as raw organic vinegar ferments, producing a murky, brownish vinegar. If a vinegar looks crystal clear it’s been filtered and pasteurised to remove The Mother and most of its nutrients.

Apple cider vinegar’s wide-ranging benefits include everything from curing hiccups and treating acne to alleviating cold symptoms. Some people have turned to apple cider vinegar to help with health concerns including diabetes, cancer, heart problems, high cholesterol and weight issues.

If losing weight is a priority then the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar suppresses your appetite, increases your metabolism and reduces water retention. If you are exercising more or under stress, lactic acid builds up in the body causing fatigue and amino acids contained in apple cider vinegar act as an antidote. It also contains potassium and enzymes that relieve tiredness, so next time you feel exhausted, instead of heading for a coffee, add a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar to a glass of chilled fresh juice or a glass of water.

Also, look at an immune-boosting salad dressing recipe too.