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The health benefits of apple cider vinegar and honey

Apple cider vinegar is believed to be good for digestion and is often used to help treat a range of skin conditions including burns, dandruff and even minor grazes.

Honey has been used for its medicinal properties for as long as the Ancient Egyptians. Even in the present day it is a regular remedy for soothing a sore throat.

However, when both of these natural remedies are used together, it is believed their healing properties are intensified, this can include:

Improved digestion

This combination is thought to help treat and prevent symptoms of heartburn, acid reflux and over-acidity in the stomach. The honey-cider mixture can help regulate your bowels and in turn, prevent problems such as constipation from developing. (It is even said to prevent the often embarrassing problem of bad breath!)

Reduced inflammation

Combining and introducing honey and apple cider vinegar to your diet is believed to be an effective treatment for reducing inflammation in the body. Firstly, with these inflammation-reducing benefits, it can make for an improved management of chronic-inflammatory conditions including arthritis or ulcerative colitis. The combination can also help in the prevention of developing conditions such as diabetes or heart disease.

Improved heart health

Heart health is vital in living a healthy, fulfilling life. Regular consumption of this super-combination has been found to improve cholesterol levels and can also help reduce high blood pressure (a risk factor for developing heart disease).

Whilst apple cider vinegar and honey consumed individually are beneficial for our health, when combined they are a strong partnership that has the ability to improve health and help treat a range of medical problems. The great news is that these are both affordable and available in supermarkets or even already in your kitchen cupboard. Next time your mother tells you to have a spoonful of honey when you’re complaining of a sore throat, get some apple cider vinegar too!

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Written by Ellen Hoggard

Ellen is the Content Manager for Memiah and writer for Therapy Directory and Happiful magazine.

Written by Ellen Hoggard

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