Made a delicious recipe today using apple cider vinegar at the suggestion of a friend of mine who seems to never be affected by sickness or ill health. She is another older Trinidadian (spelling) nanny in the neighborhood who knows all the tricks of the trade as far as natural remedies go.
You know me, (and if you dont) I am a total nutrition fanatic always soaking in new information. So I borrowed some apple cider vinegar from her, because she insisted it would help with my sore throat and unbearable stomach pain amongst other things. It contains no added calories carbs or fat..so what is the harm in trying right?
Went home and researched and sure enough. This stuff is well praised everywhere. check out this article:
Put it into a delicious smoothie filled with some great fruit servings for the day and some probiotic packed yogurt (yes it belongs to the kids, so shoot me)which is good around this time in case of the need for antibiotics**. Although hopefully the vinegar will be enough of preventative you can skip out on the antibiotics this year! For me it is too late! I modified this from another website and think it tastes absolutely delicious!
1/2 cup diced strawberries
1 small apple, cored, peeled and diced
2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
1-4oz Stoneyfield Yo Baby Yogurt-apple variety
Blend thoroughly, no ice or anything neccesary. Tastes, sweet with a little bit of spice. Would make a great healthy holiday treat! ;op
** Antibiotics are designed to kill bacteria in your body,(obviously how they get rid of bacterial infections) and they do not discriminate, killing both the bad bacteria needed and the good bacterias that actually work in keeping you healthy. Pro-biotics are an ingredient in many yogurts, stick to the more organic brands and look for a strange grouping of bacterias, words such as Bifidobacterium bifidum/Lactobacillus bifidus , Lactobacillus bulgaricus (or L. bulgaricus) etc etc. The more the better! Check out this article on more information about probiotics! nccam.nih.gov/health/pro
Stay Healthy During This Time of Illness! Or Get Well Soon!!!