Sour and bitter flavor, and warm thermal nature, acting on Liver, Stomach meridians.
Apples are a good source of pectin, a soluble fiber similar to the fiber that is the oat bran. Apple cider is an acid, which assists in the digestion of protein, which in turn is needed for the production of inulin. Insulin is necessary for converting glucose to energy – the energy required to maintain an active, fat burning metabolism. The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar improves the absorption of iron from food, which is responsible for attracting the oxygen essential for burning energy in the body, increasing in this way, the energy consumption in the body making it a supportive food for weight loss.
Clinical Usage and Indications:
- Aids digestion, helping on gradual weight loss
- Disperse Blood stagnation,
- Arrests bleeding, hematemesis, epistaxis, anal bleeding,
- Detoxifies, genital itching
- Treats jaundice
Directions: incorporating apple cider vinegar into your daily diet leads to gradual weight loss. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drink before meals three times a day. Use in salad dressing as well.
From The Tao of Tummy © book