1 Glass of Apple Cider Drink a Day Keeps the Doctor Away? Is it as Awesome as Apple Juice?
Difference Between Apple Juice and Apple Cider
Technically, apple juice and apple cider are the same as both are made from apples. The difference is in the filtering process.
While apple cider is the unprocessed liquid that is extracted from crushed and pressed apples, apple juice is a result of cider being filtered, and sometimes with sugar added. Cider has a distinct tart taste and can be served either warm or cold, whereas apple juice is clear, much milder than cider, and thus a lot more popular with kids.
Most commercial apple juice and apple cider are pasteurized or heat-treated for shelf stability and as a guarantee against presence of harmful bacteria.
Is Cider Vinegar “Cider with Vinegar Added”?
Cider vinegar is a special type of vinegar fermented from apple cider. Light yellow-brown in color, it is often sold unfiltered and unpasteurized with a dark, cloudy substance called mother of vinegar. It has acetic acid (like other types of vinegar) and some lactic, citric and malic acids. During processing, the sugar in the cider is broken down by bacteria and yeast into alcohol and converted into vinegar.
Dr Jarvis’ Famous Honegar
D.C. Jarvis, M.D., a fifth-generation Vermonter, wrote a book a 1958 called “Folk Medicine: A New England Almanac of natural health care from a noted Vermont country doctor” when he realized that he needed to learn the folk medicine of the Vermonters living “close to the soil” on back-road farms. The book delves into many health topics, including a chapter on the medicinal benefits of apple cider vinegar. Titled “Potassium and Its Uses,” this chapter explains how cider vinegar associates many healthful minerals with potassium from the original apple.
Dr. Jarvis recommended cider vinegar as a powerful alternative medicine and wrote about many common ailments that apple cider vinegar helps, including chronic fatigue, headaches, and high blood pressure. In treating sore throats, Dr. Jarvis discovered that gargling and swallowing a solution of cider vinegar in water could cure a streptococci sore throat in 24 hours. He advised that mixing cider vinegar with honey would enhance the healing power of the vinegar.
Jarvis taught that cider vinegar could destroy harmful bacteria in the digestive tract and suggested it as a digestive tonic to be consumed with meals. His book, Folk Medicine became a bestseller. According to Time magazine, hundreds of thousands copies were sold in a single week and many testimonials by people who felt they benefited from the cider vinegar and honey mixture were received.
“If a woman whose dress fits tightly will sip two teaspoonfuls of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water at each meal,” he writes, “generally she will find at the end of two months that she can take her dress in one inch at the waistline.”D.C. Jarvis, M.D
“For centuries the vigorous and healthy families of Vermont have passed down simple commonsense home remedies for all sorts of common aches and pains, from one generation to the next. Dr. Jarvis spent years practicing medicine in the Green Mountains and observed the natural wonders of Vermont folk medicine. He shares that wisdom in this helpful book in order to help you: burn body fat and decrease body weight, improve sleep and overcome chronic fatigue, reduce high blood pressure, and much more.”NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Other Pages on the Benefits of Cider Vinegar and Honey
1. This recipe has traditionally been used as an at-home, folk remedy for many ailments, and even as an anti-aging elixir: 11 Amazing Cures of Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Remedy
2. Be inspired by: Awesome Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Drink Cures (Postings Since 2009)
3. Did you know that bronchitis can be treated naturally? More in: #1 Natural Bronchitis Cure – Honey and Cider Vinegar