Is Vinegar Really Essential to Your Health?

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There are all types of vinegars including balsamic, rice, wine, white, malt, coconut, and among the most common, apple cider vinegar.

I’m sure you’ve heard that apple cider vinegar is healthy and much needed for reducing symptoms and health conditions such as lowering blood sugar, fighting diabetes, aiding in weight loss, lowering cholesterol, preventing heart disease, and the list goes on…

The truth is, it is not essentially good for your health and on the contrary, can cause more problems than you expected.

You see, vinegar is an acidic liquid that is produced from the fermentation of ethanol.  This process results in its key ingredient of acetic acid (ethanoic “poisonous” acid) which can also come in a diluted form using one part acetic acid and 19 parts water.

The ethanol used can come from several different sources including wine, cider, beer, fermented fruit juice, or can even be made synthetically from natural gas and petroleum byproducts.  It’s important that if you do choose to use vinegar in your foods, that you opt for a reliable source.

Do know that just because it is diluted doesn’t make it healthier.  It is still toxic and highly acidic which can lead to an acid-alkaline pH imbalance, doing your body more harm than good.

If you’re going to use vinegar, use a trusted brand such as Bragg in the occasional salad dressings, soups, or sauces.

Most people are under the impression that vinegar is a health food and can potentially eliminate health conditions so they use it in their morning water, drinks, or even as an elixir shot.  Stop!  There is no need for that as it is not going to do you any good.

A much better and healthier alternative is drinking a glass of distilled water with fresh squeezed lemon juice instead.

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Damaging Effects of Vinegar 

On the contrary to being a “health food”, vinegar overly stimulates the thyroid gland which in turn results in the onset of hyperthyroidism; eventually leading to hypothyroidism.  Other health issues that develop include endocrine disorders, calcium metabolic disorders, metabolic rate disorders, fat metabolism problems, body-weight issues, lethargy, headaches, and bulging of the eyes.

This stimulation also puts the aging process on the fast-track.

You should also know that because the body works for you and not against you, it uses its internal sources to pull phosphorus from the adrenal glands to counteract the effects of acetic acid in the body.  As time progresses, the phosphorus that has been depleted results in impaired function of the adrenal glands, hence affecting the entire endocrine system.

Here is some of what you can expect as a result of this process…

  • Foul body odor
  • Heart pain
  • Fast pulse
  • Increased mucus production
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Headaches

Constant use of vinegar will also lead to the hardening of the liver.  I can’t stress enough that vinegar should not be considered “healthy food”.  Something to seriously reconsider if true health is what your goal is.

Until the next one!

Peace, love and healthy living,
Sandra xo

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