One of the things I started doing over a year ago, is drink a tonic made with some foods that are easy to get, or that are likely in most people’s pantries. This drink is made out of just a few simple items. It is refreshing, stimulating to the immune system and helps ignite the body’s metabolism. It may aid in reducing inflammation, and in balancing the gut flora. It also may strengthen the heart muscle and tissues, and help reduce the risk of heart disease. Here are the ingredients:
~~ In a glass, put the juice of half a lemon freshly squeezed
~~ Add one tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar
~~ Add 1/2 – 1 tablespoon of raw honey and stir
~~ Then add optional ingredients of 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ground
turmeric and a pinch of cayenne pepper. A dash of sea salt can also be
added(I usually don’t do this on a daily
basis, but instead add these for extra immune stimulation during cold and flu
~~ Finally, fill glass with filtered water, stir again and start drinking!
It is interesting to note, according to The Healing Powers of Vinegar, by Cal Orey, that raw apple cider vinegar ( which contains the sediment known as “the mother”), may help fight fat, lower your blood pressure, prevent cancer and slow the aging process.
According to Dr. Paul Bragg and Dr. Patricia Bragg, raw apple cider vinegar, (preferably organically grown), contains some key natural ingredients, It is known to have a high potassium content, which promotes cell and tissue growth. It also contains magnesium (which many people are deficient in), which has a crucial impact on muscle and heart health. Raw apple cider vinegar also contain enzymes which aid in digestion, the absorption of nutrients, and chemical reactions in the body. According to the Braggs, raw apple cider vinegar is one of the “best aids to health and long life known to mankind.” Vinegar (both raw apple cider and white distilled vinegar) are staples in my house and on my farm, for cleaning and disinfecting the kennel and rabbitry, for cleaning animal waterers, and adding to the water of our animals.
In the next journal entry, the LORD willing, I will discuss the health benefits of honey and lemons. It is so exciting to me to learn of the wonderful contribution these foods make to the health of mankind. We just need to know why we should remember to eat them!