Fire Cider may help to prevent or even treat colds by supercharging your body’s natural defenses against intruders. With preventative medicine only gaining popularity in recent times one might think that Fire Cider is just another fad that will be forgotten about after it’s 15 minutes of fame is over. That could not be further from the truth though, as Fire Cider was actually invented in the late 1970’s by the Californian herbalist Rosemary Gladstar.
What Ingredients do I Need to Make Fire Cider?
- Apple Cider Vinegar
How do I make my own Fire Cider?
This is one of the best things about Fire Cider, it’s super easy to make!
|1||Chop up all your ingredients and place them in a pot or jar|
|2||Add Apple Cider Vinegar|
|3||Let the Apple Cider Vinegar and ingredients soak for 4 to 6 weeks.|
|4||Strain it, add Honey, and enjoy!|
What are the Health Benefits of Fire Cider?
This is the other great part about Fire Cider is that the health benefits are awesome with so many super-foods as ingredients. While the overall effect of Fire Cider is still debated the individual health benefits of the ingredients cannot, with benefits of the various types of ingredients which can be added to Fire Cider being outlined in the graphic below.
How Should I Use Fire Cider?
That is all up to you! It is recommended however, to take one large shot each morning (about 45 ml) as this will help your immune system stay consistently strong. Some people also like to take an extra dose when they feel like they may be starting to catch a cold which may also be effective. Do watch out if this is your first time using Fire Cider though, as the flavor can be a bit intense, so it may be advised to water it down a bit until you are used to the taste.
Another great use for Fire Cider is as an addition to soups or sauces, as the flavor can go quite well as a marinade for meat dishes or as an extra flavor bomb to your favorite soups.
Are There Any Side Effects to Using Fire Cider?
While Fire Cider is generally safe for consumption there are some important things to know before starting to use it. The tonic is very acidic, so it can have a negative impact on your tooth’s enamel. Others also report a slight burning sensation after drinking Fire Cider which can also be attributed to it’s acidic properties.
From an overall perspective Fire Cider is also not very well researched as of yet, so people with certain metabolic disorders or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding may want to consider talking to their doctor before using Fire Cider.
Many of the side effects normally healthy individuals experience can be prevented by simply watering down the tonic.
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