Research shows that approximately one-third of cancer-related deaths are related to poor dietary choices. Patients with chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes have double the risk of contracting cancer as compared to non-sufferers. The use of vinegar as a treatment for many health issues has a long and prominent history in traditional Chinese medicine. Here are several ways to realize the benefits of vinegar.
High blood pressure
Soak deshelled peanuts in apple cider vinegar for a week, and eat 5-10 peanuts per day. Vinegar soaked peanuts helps to protect the vascular walls and can lead to lower blood pressure.
Rhinitis, also known as coryza, is irritation and inflammation of the mucous membrane inside the nose. Common symptoms are a stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing, and post-nasal drip. To help relieve the symptoms of this ailment, peel and soak several cloves of garlic in water overnight. Next, drain and soak the cloves in apple cider vinegar for a month. Pour the mixture into a narrow-necked bottle and inhale it while relaxing to help relieve the symptoms associated with rhinitis.
To aid the removal of facial spots, slice a fresh onion and soak it in hot water for 20 minutes. Drain the water and add apple cider vinegar, ensuring that the slices are covered before consuming the mixture.
Wash a small bowl of black beans and dry them in the sun. When dry, place the beans into a mason jar and cover with apple cider vinegar. Make sure the container is only two-thirds full of vinegar to allow for expansion during fermentation. Please the jar in a dry, cool location for two months. Consuming two spoonfuls a day will help to support healthy kidney function.
Never consume vinegar on an empty stomach. It’s best to wait for an hour after eating to support the digestive process. Also, don’t consume vinegar if you’re taking sweat-inducing Chinese herbs. Vinegar can cause pores to contract, which counteracts the benefits of the herbs.
The writer of this story is not a medical professional, and the information that is in this story has been collected from reliable sources — every precaution has been taken to ensure its accuracy. The information provided is for general information purposes only, and should not be substituted for professional health care.
Translated by Cecilia and edited by Kathy McWilliams