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Apple Cider Vinegar For Constipation

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I originally posted this within a different thread, but then realized it probably belonged in a new one.  By way of background, I suggested to someone that Apple Cider Vinegar can help ease constipation.  A teaspoon in a glass of water works very well.  Taking too much can work too well.  Another member (w8in4dave) asked about what it is that the vinegar actually does, so I did some additional searching:

 

 

w8in4dave, on 04 Jan 2014 - 09:35 AM, said:snapback.png

I am curious what apple cider vinegar does.

 

w8in4dave -

 

I found some additional information about the apple cider vinegar. One site attributes the benefits of it to the pectin that is in it.

Let me preface this by saying that these are nutritional, natural-remedy websites. In my experience, there can be a lot of really good information on these types of sites as well as some information that is a bit “out there” and most has not been “proven” by the medical profession. I find that this type of information needs to be considered carefully and taken in balance with common sense – not simply taken at face value in a vacuum. That said, I have found natural remedies and healthy food to be more beneficial than most doctors and prescription meds:

 

This site talks about the benefits of apple cider vinegar as a laxative:

http://www.stepintomygreenworld.com/healthyliving/apple-cider-vinegar-laxative-remedy/

 

This site also includes a couple of other suggestions for constipation, as well as apple cider vinegar:

http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/constipation.html

 

This site claims many other health benefits in addition to preventing constipation as well as diarrhea (some of these may be side-effects of curing the constipation):

http://www.homeremediesweb.com/apple_cider_vinegar_health_benefits.php

 

Finally, this site states that it is the pectin that makes it work so well:

http://www.vinegar-home-remedies.com/constipation-remedies.html

 

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