“Snow white slowly took a small bite of the apple and she fell to the ground losing consciousness….”

Most children, and even the adults, are familiar with this fairy tale story. It is in fact just a tale, but in real life, the apple can make wonders.

Apple cider vinegar has been used in many homes for many years. It’s proven to cure many ailments like allergies, acne, sinus infections, flu, high cholesterol, candida, chronic fatigue, contact dermatitis, sore throats, gout, arthritis, and acid reflux.

There are a large number of people suffering from acid reflux or the GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease). This usually happens when the LES (lower esophageal sphincter) does not function properly. The contents of the stomach, particularly the liquid, go back to the esophagus. The liquid contains pepsin and stomach acids. The pepsin digests proteins and the acid from the stomach burns the walls of the esophagus causing heartburn.

Experiencing heartburn once in a while should be a cause for worry, but if you experience the sensation more than two times each week, it’s time that you consult a doctor.

Acid reflux is harmful once the esophagus’ lining is destroyed, so if your acid reflux is chronic and IF you have tried natural remedies and/or lifestyle changes then you should visit your doctor and make sure there is not something more serious going on.

Acid reflux is usually treated with antacids, but some people complain that it only makes the situation even worse. If you use antacids, the body will only produce more acids to compensate the decrease in body acids. The reflux will only worsen after the dose wears off at the end of the day.

Apple cider vinegar is now more preferred by people who want a natural way to cure their acid reflux. Natural medicines are also helpful, but it requires patience and time. Natural remedies take some time before you can actually see the effects or results.

A bottle of apple cider vinegar costs between three to four dollars. It’s even cheaper than buying antacids. The best possible cure for acid reflux is in your kitchen. But if you can’t find one in your kitchen, look for it in the supermarket.

Here is the dosage of drinking apple cider vinegar: two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (ACV) diluted in water at least three times a day. You need a much stronger concoction if you’re currently treating the disease.

Some experience side effects like a metallic/acid taste and a burning tongue. Most people don’t like its taste, but to be cured, you must withstand its unpleasant taste. The apple cider vinegar really works wonders; in fact, you can find many testimonials about the benefits of apple cider vinegar.

It doesn’t matter what brand of apple cider vinegar you choose to buy, as long as it gives the needed relief. Studies have proved its effectiveness, so don’t hesitate to use it. Perhaps Snow White was better off drinking apple cider instead of biting that big red apple that the old woman offered.

As we all know, Staying hydrated is extremely important for your overall health. But the big question most people ask is HOW are they supposed to drink 8 8oz glasses each day!!  WELL – did you know there are other ways to stay hydrated?

19 – and more – Water-Rich Foods That Help You Stay Hydrated

1. Watermelon
Water content: 92%

2. Strawberries
Water content: 91%

3. Cantaloupe
Water content: 90%

4. Peaches
Water content: 89%

5. Oranges
Water content: 88%

6. Skim Milk
Water content: 91%

7. Cucumber
Water content: 95%

8. Lettuce
Water content: 96%

9. Broths and Soups
Water content: 92%

10. Zucchini
Water content: 94%

11. Celery
Water content: 95%

12. Plain Yogurt
Water content: 88%

13. Tomatoes
Water content: 94%

14. Bell Peppers
Water content: 92%

15. Cauliflower
Water content: 92%

17. Grapefruit
Water content: 88%

18. Coconut Water
Water content: 95%

19. Cottage Cheese
Water content: 80%

Are There Foods That Dehydrate You?
Some foods and drinks to avoid in large amounts include:

Alcoholic drinks
Caffeinated drinks (which can increase urination)
Processed meats like cold cuts, salami, etc.
Frozen, canned and jarred foods that are high in sodium, such as condiments, frozen meals, etc.

Final Thoughts

In addition to drinking plain water and other fluids, hydrating foods can help you to consume the right amount of water you need each day to feel your best.

Some of the most water-rich foods, many of which also provide other electrolytes, include: fresh veggies (along with green smoothies and veggie soups), fruits (including fruit smoothies, pops and sauces), yogurt and kefir, broths and soups.

On the other hand, some drinks and foods to avoid include those with alcohol, caffeine and too much added sodium.

Whether you’re an athlete, or just trying to eat a balanced diet, examples of hydrating meals can include: salads with chopped veggies, oatmeal topped with fruit, yogurt and fruit smoothies, veggie and herb stews, and vegetable stir-fries.