That is today's question. As children, many of us were taught by our elders not to brag about the things we had in our midst, or about the God given physical attributes, talents and skills we possess. Yes, we could enjoy all of those things but waving them in the face of others was thought of as a no-no.
Well, I have not come today to wrestle with that teaching and its meaning, but I have come to brag on Bragg. I have been ?Bragging? for months and have inspired many others to do the same. Even my grandmother (who shared the do not brag teaching with me as a child), is now ?Bragging? right along with me. Have I lost you? I certainly hope not. Give me just a moment to explain why I continue to Bragg on a daily basis.
Okay, this is the deal with ?Bragg?. I discovered a wonderful product they produce called Bragg Certified Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, unfiltered, unheated, and un-pasteurized with 5% acidity. Contains the amazing 'Mother' of vinegar that occurs naturally as strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules. I did not know what the ?Mother? was on day one, but I surely have come to find out! ?Mother? is good, very good.
After just two Bragg Healthy Cocktails, the first thing I noticed was I began to wake up with so much energy that it was exciting. Rather than dragging myself out of bed each morning, I felt wonderful even at a very early hour. (I am not into caffeine or other stimulants but this ?cocktail? gave me an all-natural boost.) Don?t worry; I have included the recipe for the cocktail below. I consume just two cocktails per day. One in the morning and the second with a late afternoon snack or with dinner.
History of Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has by used throughout the ages and has been attributed with being a cleansing and healing agent. The versatility of vinegar is legendary and is proven to help keep the body healthy, youthful, and ageless! The Egyptians in 3000 BCE, as well as the Babylonians used it, and Julius Caesar's army used vinegar tonic to stay healthy and fight off disease. Hippocrates, in 400 BC, treated his patients with apple cider vinegar.
Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
The "Bragg Healthy Cocktail"is designed to flush out wastes that are clogging the organs of elimination, the bowels, lungs, skin, and the kidneys. Take it at least twice a day, and you will start to see changes like increased energy, soft skin, and decreased muscle and joint aches from exercise. Make sure you use raw, organic vinegar, never dead, distilled vinegar found in supermarkets because the natural enzymes, minerals, and nutrients are destroyed.
Its cleansing properties are known to aid digestion by stimulating the flow of enzymes and saliva in the mouth. Vinegar has been shown to support a healthy heart.
Apple cider vinegar is an all-natural agent for health and wellness and supplies many wonderful benefits:
wake up with so much energy, you will be amazed and feel great all day
relieving muscle pain from exercise
balancing pH levels
relieving and soothing sore throats
normalizing weight ( for me personally, I found that it also acted as a mild appetite suppressant)
helping to maintain levels of cholesterol already in the normal range
effective in supporting healthy skin and hair
use it topically to give yourself a vinegar facial for toning or clearing up non-cystic acne and exfoliating dry dull skin. Gently rub your skin with a soft cotton ball dipped in vinegar and watch your skin glow!
also great for animals. Use it as a soothing after-bath rinse for cats and dogs to eliminate dry skin
the high acidity and powerful enzymes in apple cider vinegar also supports a healthy scalp
try a rinse of apple cider vinegar after you wash your hair. It gives hair incredible shine and bounce!
It is just so easy to incorporate vinegar into your daily diet. You can make your cocktail in the morning or the evening before (if that's easier for you). Here's the recipe for one serving of the Bragg Healthy Cocktail:
2 teaspoons of raw, organic apple cider vinegar
if you need a sweetener, use organic honey, 100% maple syrup, or molasses to taste (if you are diabetic, use the sweet substitute stevia)
it is recommended you use 16 ounces of distilled water
You can even put your "cocktail" in a plastic bottle and take it with you. Sip on it while at the office. You?ll be glad you did! You will love the extra bounce you?ll have in your step.
I hope you are now able to see why I like to ?Bragg? and just can't stop. So will you Bragg or not brag?
If you would like to start "Bragging" visit their website at www.bragg.com. I have also found their product at my local GNC and Vitamin Shoppe as well. (Don?t forget to come back and share your "Bragging" experience with me.)