A closer look at apple cider health benefits
During fall, many of us reach for apple cider because it goes with the season. But did you know this beverage also holds several health benefits?
It sure does – and it’s an amazing drink for your digestive system. I should know. I’ve struggled with IBS for most of my adult life.
Now hear me out because I’m going to share insight that you’ll get nowhere else. Are you with me? Here it goes.
For centuries, people have drunk apple cider because of its healing powers. No, it’s not going to cure you of your stomach problems. But it may ameliorate symptoms.
It’s also great for reducing bloat, soothing the intestinal track, and decreasing overall stress. In case you don’t know, apple cider is made from the juice that’s extracted from the pulp of pureed apples.
The medicinal benefits of apples and apple cider are derived from the fruit's phytochemicals. Phenolics, flavonoids and carotenoids are thought to play a key role in minimizing instances of some chronic diseases, per a study published in the May 2004 issue of “Nutrition Journal.”
If you enjoy natural approaches to wellness as much as I do, here’s five reasons you should drink apple cider. No joke!
1. Reduces constipation
There’s nothing worse than having to say no to intimacy because of intestinal swelling. If you’ve ever been backed up, you know exactly what I mean.
That’s where apple cider comes in!
The research tells us that it’s a natural cure for constipation. This is particularly true when the cider is warm. Because of its pectin content (a soluble fiber), the bio-polymer assists the bowels in collecting and excreting waste.
If you want to keep yourself regular, reach for at least one cup a day! Here’s some other tips for constipation if you struggle with this issue.
2. Good for weight loss
Are you trying to keep the weight off? Not wanting your partner to grab onto massive love handles? If the answer is yes, you need to reach for apple cider. Here’s why!
Case studies and the personal anecdotes of many people trying to lose weight have demonstrated the drink wards off weight. Some folks believe the bacteria and acids in the cider may help speed metabolism.
Obviously, more research needs to be done but here’s an article from Dr. Oz that explores the topic more.
3. Reduces body odor
Not too long ago, we ran a piece about how your butthole is supposed to smell. Believe it or not, some people develop a condition called odor fatigue!
If you’ve ever had a partner back away because they sensed nastiness coming from your bod, you need to start downing apple cider. Here’s why.
Research tells us that cider works to adjust the pH levels in the skin of people who ingest it regularly.
In turn, this reduces the number of odor-causing bacteria, thereby easing butthole stank and body odor. Apple cider has worked for some from the inside-out after prolonged use, and for others, applying diluted apple cider vinegar directly to the anus with a cloth.
4. Calms anxiety for intimacy
Do you become anxious before intimacy? If so, does it cause problems with you staying erect? Hoping to skip the use of pills like Viagra and Cialis?
If the answer is yes, you may want to sip on some apple cider. That’s because this beverage is known for its calming properties, particularly during intimacy.
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Used as a muscle relaxant for centuries, applies cider has been used to sooth nerves while helping to minimize ED. The best time to drink it is an hour before getting it on. Speaking only for myself, I’ve noticed that it helps me obtain and maintain for the duration (read between the lines).
5. Helps IBS
Historically, antispasmodics and fiber have been used to treat irritable bowel syndrome. Recent scientific research suggests that apple cider may help ameliorate symptoms.
For reasons that are not fully understood, it is thought that the cider acts as an intestinal relaxant, allowing the gut system to “reset”.
In turn, this empowers healthier, more productive stool creation.
If you’ve got IBS, this may be just the drink the doctor ordered! Why not try something natural?
Obviously, if you have any type of digestive problems, you should advise your physician.
If you are open to using apple cider to help you with your overall health, here’s a good non-alcoholic recipe from Genius Kitchen that I personally use.
I hope you found what I’ve shared here useful. Drink up baby!