Monday, November 26, 2012

The amazing benefits of vinegar

Benefits of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar and other vinegars

  • 1 tablespoon of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in 4 ounces of purified water after a meal has been used as a natural remedy for heartburn and as a replacement for toxic heartburn medications.
  • Raw Apple Cider Vinegar may help improve bowel irregularity, thereby removing toxins from the body at a faster rate.
  • Helps clear up skin conditions and blemishes giving a smoother texture and complexion.
  • Raw Apple Cider vinegar may also help with joint pain and stiffness.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar helps to break down fats so that your body can use them rather than store them. For this reason, many diets include ACV in their regimen.
  • On a small scale, ACV was studied by researchers at Arizona State University. The preliminary study was published in the Diabetes Care journal. It reported that ACV helps reduce levels of glucose.
  • Helps with alkalizing blood, helping the body function at a healthy PH level
  • Helps lower blood pressure.
  • Cleanses the liver
  • Help lower cholesterol and lower blood lipid level
Great on salads! 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

I'm Thirsty!

Homemade Lemonade and Iced tea
Homemade lemonade is very nutritious and so easy to make. All you need is lemons and honey. I follow a simple rule, 6 lemons per 1 gallon of water. About 3 heaping TBS of Honey. 

These handy citrus juicers are around $10-15 bucks at Walmart. We like to make fresh Orange juice and Lemonade

The kids love to help, I slice 6 lemons in half, and they take turns squishing the juice out on the citrus juicer.

Add the honey to the jug, no need to heat it up. Its best to leave it raw to get optimal nutrients out of it

Once all 6 lemons are juiced you get a nice thick lemon juice! No need to heat, keep all the nutrients alive. Add this to the honey

Put the lid on! Let the kids shake away! Shake, shake shake... shake your booty... shake shake shake... The lemon will dissolve the honey withing minutes. Once the honey is all dissolved and the lemon juice is mixed up, add Cold water.

TADA!!!!!!!!!!! Fresh squeezed lemon juice!

You can even add iced tea and make your own Arnold Palmer! 

Clean up is easy, let the kids help, and the mess is minimal. They love to drink their hard work!

Making Iced tea is just as simple! Steep about 6 or 7 tea bags for 1 gallon of water. Only use about 1 Cup in the hot pan. This makes the concentrated tea.

Add the Steeped tea bags to a pitcher

Fill it up with Ice, and add water. Tada! Simple! If you like it sweet you can add, stevia, organic sugar, honey...