The combination of apple cider vinegar and manuka honey is highly prized, notably in Ayurvedic medicine, for its wonderful benefits for digestive health, while good levels of beta carotene help fight the free radicals that can contribute to inflammation. The natural food acids found in apple cider vinegar actually have an alkalising effect when drunk, acting as a buffer against acidity in the body and protecting vital tissues. And because vinegar is so effective in drawing out calcium from our food, it can help us attain good levels of blood calcium and the correct blood pH, which in turn can improve energy levels, digestion and skin.
The healing properties of manuka honey, together with the enzyme-rich apple cider vinegar, have been employed for years to help relieve indigestion, diarrhoea, ulcers and even mild food poisoning.
Circulation: Apple cider vinegar’s abundant natural acids thin the blood, enabling it to circulate even to the tiniest capillaries. By emulsifying fats, this remarkable food helps keep arteries free from plaque, supporting healthy blood circulation. Potassium, some-times referred to as the “artery softener”, is present in apple cider vinegar, while apple pectin sweeps away excess cholesterol from the blood to maintain clear and supple blood vessels.
Digestion: This energizing combination helps maintain a healthy metabolism and good blood sugar levels: some find it useful in normalising weight as an increased metabolic rate can lead to less fat being stored. Manuka honey provides a soothing mantle for the gastro-intestinal tract, protecting it from irritants and reducing damage.