by the Health Experts at Healthy Living Magazine
Volume 14 Issue 1
Everyone in the Hollywood film industry and
the New York City fashion world has been
talking about Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider
Vinegar, especially after it was strongly
recommended in the October 5, 2009, issue of First
for Women in their groundbreaking article, “Vinegar
Turns On Fat-melting Genes.”
The article quoted exciting new studies showing
that enzyme-rich organic, raw apple cider vinegar
could help improve the body’s fat-melting properties
by actually switching on genes that turn on
fat oxidation. Japanese scientists found diets with
added vinegar produced 10 percent less body fat
than the diets of subjects given only water. Stars
like Megan Fox, Fergie, and Cindy Crawford “have
reportedly started using apple cider vinegar to stay
slim,” the article stated.
There’s a reason why today, and throughout
history, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (or ACV)
has been a powerful health food.
Nobody has done more to make this message
heard today than Patricia Bragg of Bragg Live
Foods, which produces the vaunted number-one
brand: Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
Whether you are looking for energy, joint health,
alkalizing your body, improving your digestion (after
all real apple cider vinegar is enzyme rich)—you will
feel the difference RIGHT AWAY—(and once you do
you will become a Bragg Healthy Lifestyle convert
But what is it about organic raw apple cider vinegar?
Scientists know that this fermented product
provides ample amounts of easily absorbable potassium.
But there’s so much more. We went to Patricia
Bragg, author of Apple Cider Vinegar: Miracle
Health System, to learn more.
“Research worldwide supports and commends
what Hippocrates (the father of medicine) found and
treated his patients with in 400 B.C. He discovered
that natural, unfiltered ACV is a powerful cleansing
and healing elixir, a naturally occurring antibiotic
and antiseptic that fights germs and bacteria for a
healthier, stronger, longer life!” says Patricia.
“The versatility of ACV as a powerful body-cleansing
agent is legendary. It’s been traced to
Egyptian urns as far back as 3000 B.C. The Babylonians
used it as a condiment and preservative, while
Julius Caesar’s army used ACV tonic to stay healthy
and fight off disease. The Greeks and Romans kept
vinegar vessels for healing and flavoring.
“It was used in Biblical times as an antiseptic
and a healing agent and is mentioned in the Bible.
In Paris, during the Middle Ages, it was sold from
barrels by street vendors as a body deodorant,
healing tonic and a health drink.
“Even Christopher Columbus and his crew on
his voyage to discover America in 1492 had their
vinegar barrels for prevention of scurvy as did the
soldiers in the American Civil War. For centuries
in Japan, the feared Samurai warriors drank it for
strength and power. ACV has been used for thousands
of years not only for health reasons, but also
as a cleansing agent to remove bacteria, germs,
odors, and even stains and spots.”
Hear what Patricia Bragg has to say about ACV
HL: What makes ACV such a powerful health tonic?
PB: Natural (unfiltered) organic, raw ACV can really be called
one of Mother Nature’s most perfect foods. It is made from
fresh, crushed apples which are then allowed to mature naturally
in wooden barrels, as wood seems to boost the natural
fermentation. Natural ACV should be rich, brownish in color,
and if held to the light you might see a tiny formation of “cobweb-
like” substances that we call the “mother.” Usually some
“mother” will show in the bottom of the ACV bottle the more
it ages. It never needs refrigeration. You can also save some “mother” and transfer it to work in other
natural vinegars. When you smell natural ACV, there’s a pungent odor and sometimes it’s so ripened it
puckers your mouth and smarts your eyes. These are completely natural, good signs.
HL: but, certainly, one might be asking, if ACV is so good, why did it disappear from grocers’ shelves?
PB: The blame for the disappearance of natural raw apple cider vinegar from supermarkets lies on the
shoulders of the general public, as well as the producers of vinegar.
Most people buy food with their eyes, not thinking of good nutrition. The vinegar producers failed to
enlighten the public on what powerful health qualities were locked within natural ACV. Why? Because most
of them had not the slightest knowledge of the health values of natural, organic, unfi ltered, cloudy (and
to some, less attractive-looking) apple cider vinegar. They produced pasteurized, refi ned and distilled vinegars
because the public demanded the clear look. It was simply fi lling current supply and demand.
In distilling, the vinegar is turned to steam by heating, thus destroying the powerful enzymes and
evaporating the life-giving minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, natural organic fl uorine, silicon,
trace minerals and pectin as well as many other powerful nutrients! Distilling also destroys the natural
malic and tartaric acids which are important in fighting body toxins and inhibiting unfriendly bacteria.
You can see how the public, with their obsession for eye-appeal foods, reacts. The producers
of ACV, who agree to sell their product for a profit, put a death warrant against healthy, organic, raw,
fully-ripened ACV. The public got what they wanted—a clear, appealing, but dead ACV. When natural
ACV was hard to fi nd, other strange vinegars began to appear on grocery shelves. The first was malt
vinegar, refi ned vinegar. It’s clear and acceptable to the public. It tastes like vinegar, but has none of
the healing qualities of natural, raw ACV.
HL: Can ACV help stiffness vanish?
PB: Yes! Make the Bragg Healthy Lifestyle a life-long daily habit! Over the years we have seen many
stiff-jointed, prematurely old people transform themselves into new, youthful, healthy people! We can’t
do it for you—one must make the effort to give ACV a chance to prove what it can do for you!
You will find, after several months of ACV and honey cocktail, taken three times daily, that the stiffness
and misery will be gone from your joints and body. You will discover you can walk or run up several
fl ights of stairs without any effort and pain! You will notice that you look and feel you.
HL: thank you, Patricia Bragg for gracing our magazine with your wisdom.
Raw Apple Cider
For a quick pick-me-up at
home, the office or gym, try
this delicious, simple and
To 8 ounces pure water
add 1 to 2 teaspoons Bragg
Organic Raw Apple Cider
Vinegar and 1 to 2 teaspoons
organic honey. Have this great
energy tonic on rising, midday,
and in evening.
Bragg Live Foods, including
Organic Raw Apple Cider
Vinegar, are available at health
food stores and supermarkets.
They will change your life. Visit
www.bragg.com to find a store
near you and other important
Bragg Healthy Lifestyle
Bragg has now introduced a
line of Ready-To-Drink
PreMixed Organic Apple Cider
Vinegar all-natural drinks
in four different flavors.
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