This mixture may be an effective remedy for diabetes, high cholesterol levels, indigestion, and weight loss. You might be thinking that this unlikely concoction of ingredients sounds extremely strange, and what it can do sounds even more far-fetched. You’ll be surprised to know that it can be very effective. That’s because all three of these foods have incredible properties that can help keep the body healthy and fight disease.
How Do These Ingredients Help?
- Garlic contains allicin which is thought to have antioxidant properties which can help slow the aging process. However, this allicin loses its effectiveness when heated, therefore raw garlic is healthier.1
- Regular consumption of raw garlic can help reduce the risk of colon and stomach cancer.2
- A dose of garlic powder can be as effective as some cholesterol reducing drugs in lowering total
- Honey contains a number of minerals, nutrients, and enzymes which can help in the breakdown of food.
- Raw honey also has probiotic properties which promote the growth of good bacteria in the stomach. This also aids digestion.4
- Honey has been shown to inhibit the growth of bladder cancer cells and cancerous tumors in an experiment involving human bladder cancer cells.5
- Honey contains a substance called eugenol which has been shown to kill and inhibit the growth of human colon cancer cells.6
Apple Cider Vinegar
- Studies show that people who included a small amount of vinegar in their diet lost considerably more weight as compared to those who didn’t.7
- Apple cider vinegar can help reduce blood sugar by improving insulin sensitivity and insulin response, especially after a starchy meal.8 9
- Apple cider vinegar can help reduce levels of LDL and triglycerides which are widely seen as the bad fats. At the same time, the vinegar has been seen to increase levels of HDL or ‘good cholesterol’ as well.10
- The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar can help break down food in the stomach and improve gut flora just like honey, aiding digestion.11
Here’s how can you put these ingredients together
Note: Only use raw, organic honey and raw, unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar with the cloudy looking culture still in the bottle. This culture is called the mother and contains all the probiotic goodness. Make sure that the garlic you use is also extremely fresh.
- 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup of raw honey
- 8–10 cloves of raw garlic
- Shake the bottle of vinegar before measuring a cup. This ensures that the solid culture gets distributed throughout.
- Put all the garlic into a blender and mince well. You may add some of the vinegar to help it along.
- Add in the honey and blend until well combined.
- Lastly, add the vinegar and blend for about 30 seconds.
- Transfer this mixture into a jar with a tight-fitting lid and store in the fridge.
This mixture is best used within 5 days, after which it starts to lose some of its potency.
How To Take This
Take two teaspoons of this mixture first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. If it is difficult for you to swallow it on its own, you can mix it in a glass of lukewarm water.
This remedy can be a powerful addition to your daily diet. Try it out and see the results for yourself!
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|↑3||Holzgartner, H., U. Schmidt, and U. Kuhn. “Comparison of the efficacy and tolerance of a garlic preparation vs. bezafibrate.” Arzneimittel-Forschung 42, no. 12 (1992): 1473-1477.|
|↑4||El-Arab, Aly M. Ezz, Shenouda M. Girgis, Eman M. Hegazy, and Azzat B. Abd El-Khalek. “Effect of dietary honey on intestinal microflora and toxicity of mycotoxins in mice.” BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 6, no. 1 (2006): 6.|
|↑5||Swellam, Tarek, Naoto Miyanaga, Mizuki Onozawa, Kazunori Hattori, Koji Kawai, Toru Shimazui, and Hideyuki Akaza. “Antineoplastic activity of honey in an experimental bladder cancer implantation model: in vivo and in vitro studies.”
|↑6||Jaganathan, Saravana Kumar, Dilip Mondhe, Z. A. Wani, Harish C. Pal, and Mahitosh Mandal. “Effect of honey and eugenol on ehrlich ascites and solid carcinoma.” BioMed Research International 2010 (2010).|
|↑7||Kondo, Tomoo, Mikiya Kishi, Takashi Fushimi, Shinobu Ugajin, and Takayuki Kaga. “Vinegar intake reduces body weight, body fat mass, and serum triglyceride levels in obese Japanese subjects.” Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry 73, no. 8 (2009): 1837-1843.|
|↑8||Fushimi, Takashi, and Yuzo Sato. “Effect of acetic acid feeding on the circadian changes in glycogen and metabolites of
|↑9||Östman, Elin, Yvonne Granfeldt, Lisbeth Persson, and Inger Björck. “Vinegar supplementation lowers glucose and insulin responses and increases satiety after a bread meal in healthy subjects.” European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 59, no. 9 (2005): 983-988.|
|↑10||Shishehbor, F., A. Mansoori, A. R. Sarkaki, M. T. Jalali, and S. M. Latifi. “Apple cider vinegar attenuates lipid profile in normal and diabetic rats.” Pakistan journal of biological sciences: PJBS 11, no. 23 (2008): 2634-2638.|
|↑11||Štornik, Aleksandra, Barbara Skok, and Janja Trček. “Comparison of cultivable acetic acid bacterial microbiota in organic and conventional apple cider vinegar.” Food Technology and Biotechnology 54, no. 1 (2016): 113.|