Recently I told my sister she should try drinking apple cider vinegar every day in order to ease her tummy issues.
Apple cider vinegar is very good for maintaining good digestive health and can help with bloating, by balancing the ph levels and encouraging friendly bacterial growth.
Apple cider vinegar can be used to aid weight loss as it stabilises blood sugar levels.
It can break up mucus within the body, cleanse the lymph nodes and promote better lymphatic circulation which can therefore help with the body’s immune system response.
It is said to be helpful for the skin when used topically (I can attest to this as it really does fade age spots!) Can clear acne, reduce the appearance of spider veins…
It can be used in your hair to help remove product build up, and is helpful for reducing dandruff.
It can even be used as a wart remover.
Tastes disgusting but…magic stuff.
You have to buy the organic type though “with the mother in it”, as this is the sort that has not been refined and is full of the health benefits.
The other stuff you may as well just used as a cleaning product.
This confused my sister and she went searching for a bottle in the supermarket with a pregnant woman on the label (So she told me)
This made me laugh and I tried to explain that “the mother” is this slightly congealed cloudy “thing” in the bottle. Kind of like a sediment.
So , I have been using Apple cider vinegar for a while now, mainly on my face, but when I remember to I drink a few tablespoons every now and then.
Now, just the other night I was watching a documentary about invisible worlds….
I like that sort of stuff.
Well, I did up until they started talking about “Vinegar eels” and ‘Cheese mites”
Yep, turns out that vinegar contains microscopic little weeny wormy eel like things…like LIVING squirmy things!
So small that the human eye can’t see them, but still…that kinda grossed me out. But I figured, well they are so tiny that if I can’t see them….well, what you can’t see can’t hurt /freak you outright?
What grossed me out MORE was the mention of cheese mites!
Yep, we’re not talking about the vege- mite or pro -mite, nor even the mar-mite family here….we’re talking actual tiny crawly mites that live on CHEESE!
I love cheese!
Now I’m eating bugs too?
I found it disturbingly interesting for a moment then plain forgot about it.
Until the other day when I decided to google “Vinegar eels”.
You know what I found out?
Some fish breeders actually breed vinegar eels to feed to their baby fish!
And the article I read said that these eels can grow up to 3mm in length.
HEY….that’s not SO microscopic now is it?
And….from what I can gather, these eels are IN Apple cider vinegar!
Hell, I “think” that’s what the “mother” is.
They actually BREED in the vinegar!
EELS that I have been drinking and slapping on my face!
Oh my LORD!
Immediately I tipped the remainder of my bottle of vinegar into a wine glass and began studying it.
I even got a magnifying glass.
My daughter reckoned she saw “something” in it.
To be honest, I couldn’t and for once I was thankful my eyes are going.
I just don’t wanna think about squirmy living wormy things in my vinegar, thankyouverymuch!
I’m not even going to try.
Cheddar apparently has these ‘cheese mites”.
I’m going to live in denial though.
After all, yoghurt has live bacteria doesn’t it?
WE have bacteria inside us all….in our mouths, noses, stomachs….on our skin even, most of it good and helpful ‘friendly” stuff.
There is a reason God made our eyes the way he did.
To see only what we can DEAL with.
I don’t think I should tell my sister about the vinegar eels, what do you reckon?
She has the same LEECH phobia as me.
I think the eels would turn her off.
Just our little secret ok?
Enjoy your vinegar dressing!
But blow the dust off your cheese….it could be teeming with mites.