Zentraveler uses apple cider vinegar as a tonic.

We all heard eat an apple a day to keep the doctor away. Things couldn’t be truer today. It has been discovered there are some ingredients in apples that wards off disease and is just plain good for you.

In order to help kill bacteria and keep your system running smoothly take one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar every day. This is a small price to pay to enjoy good health. We pay enough money running to the doctors and drugstores for every cold, flu, and infection that comes our way. Apple cider vinegar has been called the miracle cure for years. Maybe it’s not a miracle cure, but if it could help you in your overall health why not add it to your daily routine.

“Apple cider vinegar may well contain yet-to-be-identified phytochemicals (beneficial compounds in plants) that would account for some of the healing benefits that vinegar fans swear by. Scientists continue to discover such beneficial substances in all kinds of foods.

But beyond that possibility, there appear to be more tangible and realistic–albeit less sensational–ways that vinegar can help the body heal. Rather than being the dramatic blockbuster cure that we are endlessly (and fruitlessly) searching for, vinegar seems quite capable of playing myriad supporting roles–as part of an overall lifestyle approach–that can indeed help us fight serious health conditions, such as osteoporosis, diabetes, and heart disease.

If there is one thing vinegar fans, marketers, alternative therapists, and scientists alike can agree on, it’s that vinegar is high in acetic acid. And acetic acid, like other acids, can increase the body’s absorption of important minerals from the foods we eat. Therefore, including apple cider vinegar in meals or possibly even drinking a mild tonic of vinegar and water (up to a tablespoon in a glass of water) just before or with meals might improve your body’s ability to absorb the essential minerals locked in foods.”—–health.howstuffworks.com

QUOTE: “Above all don’t wish to become a future buddha. Your only concern should be, As thought follows thought, To avoid clinging to any of them.”

— Dogen dailyzen.com

THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW: Why Do People Fear Black Cats?
The ancient Egyptians believed that cats were sacred, so they worshipped them. An Egyptian goddess called Pasht was said to have had the body of a woman and the head of a cat. Since the Egyptians believed that Pasht had nine lives, they also believed that all cats did.

The Egyptians were so respectful of black cats that when one died, it was preserved as a mummy, just as Egyptians rulers were. Cemeteries have been found with mummified bodies of thousands of black cats, plus mummified mice to accompany them into the next world! —–bigsiteofamazingfacts.com

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Save the Rivers! Your Mission: “Get ready, get set, go!” River conservation isn’t a race, at least not the kind in which you compete against other athletes. Protecting rivers is a race against time, and it’s a race we all need to “run” together. The sooner you get started, the better. So, get ready, get set, go! —national-geographic

ZENTRAVELER SAYS: Eat an apple a day and for goodness sake don’t forget to take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar for a daily tonic and health tune-up.

Follow the Zentraveler blog often for Travel, Health and Zen-like stories and such. Where else can you get a three in one blog for the price of free.

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