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Lisa’s List Of Three: Apple Cider Vinegar

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The rule of three is a principle that suggests a threesome of events, characters, actions or activities is more humorous, satisfying, or effective than other numbers.

We need not reach far to find examples of the rule of three all around us: three coins in a fountain, three piece suit, three wise men. We use the power of three to simplify, provide balance, and enable action that, over time, can turn into habit.

Today we apply the rule to plain old unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar. Despite its recent popularity, the extensive list of ACV benefits has been well known for centuries. Because it’s natural, affordable and readily available, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a go-to and the internet is overflowing with ways to use it; we picked the top three from experience.

  • Unfiltered apple cider vinegar is a natural diuretic so, if you’re feeling bloated, in the throes of PMS, or popped too many Peeps,

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    give this a try: mix one teaspoon of unfiltered ACV in one ounce of water and drink it first thing in the morning. This will most likely alleviate the bloated feeling and cleanse your gut=. ACV is also believed to support and boost the immune system, help break up mucus, and support lymphatic drainage — so it can be a blessing during allergy season, as well. During a flare-up, mix one to two tablespoons of ACV to a glass of water and a squeeze of lemon up to three times a day to relieve allergy symptoms.

  • ACV benefits your blood sugar levels and can even increase insulin sensitivity when consumed just before a meal. Add one to two tablespoons to a glass of water and drink it just before eating.
  • Use a quarter-cup of ACV mixed with a quarter-cup of water as a hair rinse once a month to remove the build up of product and soap on your hair. Your locks will be shinier and more accepting of the moisturizing effects of conditioner. It’s also an amazing facial toner: just put a bit on a cotton ball and wipe down your face. Be careful around the eyes! It cleans the pores, adjusts the pH balance on your skin and can actually reduce the age spots.

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We cheated a little bit and added more than three, but hopefully this list will give you at least find one great idea from all the wonderful uses for raw, unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar.

Have an idea for three? Let us know!

“A pattern can be called a pattern only if it has been applied to a real world solution at least three times.”

Lisa Wobler teaches yoga and owns Yosemite Dreams.


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