Aspall Cyder - Cider and Vinegar

Apple cyder vinegar each day keeps the doctor away


Date
23rd January 2014

Category
Cook & Eat


Well I know it may all sound a bit odd, but taking cyder vinegar daily as a little health tonic has a long and illustrious past.

Hippocrates was prescribing vinegar for all manner of ailments as far back as 400BC, and there is much anecdotal evidence ever since this time of the health giving attributes of cyder vinegar.

We have endless letters from members of the public, convinced their ailments – from arthritis to ulcerative colitis (not a great thing to google before you’ve had your tea) – have been cured by cyder vinegar.

But it’s not just a cure; much of its benefit would seem to come as a preventative measure. My inspiration for its daily use was our Grandmother Perronelle. She would take a teaspoon daily mixed with her muesli and water. When she was travelling to far flung places such as China and Turkey well in to her 80’s, her list of things she had to take with her was short and simple. Passport, muesli, cyder vinegar and a squash ball. Seriously, many hotels in the developing world didn’t have plugs in their sinks or baths as she found out on her first trip so a squash ball solved this little conundrum. I’ve been taking it for the best part of 2 decades – a dessert spoonful in a tumbler of tap water or apple juice, taken with a meal. My wife and I then usually squeeze in another at lunchtime – in fact, she used to take it before she met me so she’s not brainwashed I promise!

I actually find water quite bland now without it. It’s probably too early to tell just how effective it is, but I’m not ill often and most of my limbs and joints seem to be in relatively good shape. Maybe it’s a bit of placebo, but I don’t really care – anything that makes me feel this shiny on the inside is good enough for me!

We have endless letters from members of the public, convinced their ailments – from arthritis to ulcerative colitis (not a great thing to google before you’ve had your tea) – have been cured by cyder vinegar.