There are many purported health benefits to drinking apple cider vinegar and honey. It is a recipe that has been passed down through generations. Traditional uses for this home elixir are to combat obesity, heat exhaustion, arthritis, allergies, sinus infections, premature aging and rheumatism. Other conditions it may help with are heart burn and food poisoning. Apple cider vinegar and honey is an effective cleansing agent for the body and contains natural antiseptic and antibiotic properties to help fight germs and bacteria.

Acidic vs. Alkaline

Medical studies have shown diseases flourish in acidic conditions. Returning the body to a more alkaline state may help to combat conditions such as bladder and kidney infections, aching muscles and joints, fatigue, allergies and sluggish or poor digestion. Diets rich in starches and fats, along with an unhealthy consumption of processed foods, promote an unhealthy acidic condition in the body. Apple cider vinegar and honey has alkalizing properties to help promote a more balanced PH in the body. Unprocessed raw honey is also classified as an alkaline-forming food, and in addition to making the vinegar more palatable, will aid in balancing your PH levels.

What to Expect

When beginning the apple cider and vinegar drink, you may find the taste unpalatable. However, many who continue with the drink claim that as the body becomes more balanced–less acidic and more alkaline–the drink becomes quite tasty. Be sure not to buy commercially distilled vinegars for the drink; they do not have the same health properties as organic apple cider vinegar and lose the minerals and enzymes during the processing procedure that makes organic cider vinegar such a powerful antibacterial agent. Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, used apple cider vinegar for natural detoxification and cleansing, and prescribed it with honey for its energizing healing properties.

Preparing the Drink

This easy recipe should be consumed daily. Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to one tablespoon of raw honey. Dissolve in a glass of chilled water and drink twice daily. You may find organic apple cider vinegar online or in most health-food stores.