A wonder brew that is good for you
We are all guilty of this: turning to the internet for health and wellness information. If online fame is any measure, apple cider vinegar is liquid gold. A simple internet search for how to fix my dull, brittle hair led me to learn the many benefits of apple cider vinegar, made by fermenting freshly pressed apple juice. From whittling down your weight to fixing acne-prone skin, this ingredient is practically magic.
■ Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which helps in weight loss by suppressing appetite and increasing metabolism.
■ DIY for shiny hair: Take one part apple cider vinegar, add this to three parts of warm water and apply. Rinse it off and then shampoo.
■ Apple cider vinegar is a natural skin toner. Its antibacterial properties keep acne at bay, while the malic and lactic acids help balance the pH of your skin.
Here’s a quick, easy and nutritious recipe with apple cider vinegar.
Cold Corn Salad
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
■ 1 cob of corn
■ 1 apple
■ 1/2 cup rocket leaves
■ 20 gm feta cheese
■ 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
■ 1/2 tbsp olive oil
■ 1/2 tsp mustard powder
■ 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
■ salt and pepper to taste
1. Boil one cob of corn, cool it, separate the kernels.
2. Mix one chopped apple, the corn kernels, rocket leaves and cheese in a bowl.
3. Combine the apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper, mustard powder and red chilli powder to make your dressing. Pour this dressing over the salad and toss well.
Recipe Adapted from Prevention India © July 2013. Living Media India Limited.