Thursday, 10 August 2017

What are the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple Cidar Vinegar has been talked about a lot lately, and I'm sure many of you have heard to it! I felt this was important for me to discuss since it is apart of my daily routine. There are so many uses for Apple Cidar Vinegar and a plethora of benefits! in this post I will go over with you all the amazing benefits that I personally noticed from using it daily. 

I have been using Apple Cider Vinegar for a couple of months now and instead of spending money on different beauty products, I just use ACV because it works for me.
Trust me, it's amazing!!! 

What is Apple Cidar Vinegar?

The type of vinegar really stands out among the rest. ACV is made from crushed apples that have been fermented. Raw, organic, and unfiltered apple cider vinegar will have a type of brown sediment at the bottom of the bottle. This sediment is known as "the mother". The mother is basically residue from the apple pectin.

Seeing tis residue at the bottle of your bottle is a good sign that it is pure. The "mother" is a good source of minerals and enzymes that not many types of vinegar contain. Much of ACV's benefits come with the mother! I highly recommend Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. on Amazon
 This brand is unfiltered, unpasteurised, and organic! 

Benefits of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar 

Tame Tummy Troubles - The pectin content in ACV helps treat diarrhoea by forming bulk fibrous matter. The pectin also forms a protein coat for soothing the colon lining and intestinal spasms. Try mixing one or two tablespoons into water, or clear juice like apple juice.

Prevent Indigestion - Sip before eating especially if you know you're going to indulge in food that cause indigestion. Add 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water and drink it 30 minutes before you dine.

Stuffy nose - Mix a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink to help sinus drainage.

Help for hiccups - Since hiccups are often caused by either low stomach acid slowing the digestion of protein, or eating too much... ACV can be a great solution for hiccups. It restores the acid balance in the stomach and eases irrupting spasms of the diaphragm.

Sore Throat - As soon as you feel the prickle of sore throat, take some ACV to help head off the infection at the pass. Turns out, most germs can't survive in the acidic environment vinegar creates. 

Exhaustion - Exercise and sometimes extreme stress cause lactic acid to build up in the body, causing fatigue. Apple cider vinegar contains potassium and enzymes that may relieve that tired feeling. Next time you're feeling beat, add a tablespoon or two of ACV to a glass of chilled glass of water.

Relieve Nighttime Leg Cramps - ACV taken diluted in water twice daily, will dissolve acid crystals in the blood and provide potassium, calcium and other essential minerals to the body needed to ease the leg cramps.

Banish bad breath - Due to its acidic properties, ACV makes a wonderful remedy for bad breath or halitosis. simply add half tablespoons of acv into a cup of water and gargle the mixture in your month for 10 seconds at a time until the cup is empty.

Boost weight loss - many people claim that Apple Cider Vinegar  promotes weight loss by speeding up the metabolism. A suggested remedy is to mix 2 teaspoons of the vinegar into a glass of water and drink this before every meal or sip it slowly throughout the day

Control Cholesterol – Research has indicated that apple cider vinegar improves the lipid profile of blood by decreasing the levels of triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) or bad cholesterol, as also by increasing the levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) or good cholesterol. If you have high cholesterol, consult your physician.

Improve Bone Health – The abundance of calcium, potassium, magnesium, and other vital minerals, makes apple cider vinegar a good candidate for maintaining bone health
Relieve Arthritis Pain – The potassium in cider vinegar may be especially beneficial because it works to prevent calcium build-up in the joints, which is linked to joint stiffness. 

Benefits of using Apple Cider Vinegar Topically
Reduce swelling - Rubbing apple cider vinegar onto swollen hands or feet reduces swelling. A wonderful thing during pregnancy!
Fight Yeast Infections - One of the best home remedies to treat a yeast infection is Apple Cider Vinegar. Add 1 and a half cups of ACV into a bathtub filled with warm water, and then soak in it for about 20 minutes. This should be done once a day for the first 3 days of the infection.
Soothing Bath Soak - The next time you get ready to slip into a warm bath, add one to two capfuls of apple cider vinegar. It draws toxins out of the body, leaving behind toned and moisturized skin.
Foot and Skin Fungus - Just as ACV can help kill Candida in the body, it is often useful against yeast and fungus on the skin and nails. If you have foot or toe fungus, soak the feet in 1 cup of ACV in water or apply directly to the affected area. For skin fungus or yeast, apply ACV directly. For children or those with sensitive skin, it is best to dilute the ACV with water before applying to the skin.
Invigorating Foot SoakUse apple cider vinegar to soothe aching and swollen feet.
Hair Rinse Acetic acid, the main ingredient in ACV, will remove build up from styling products and conditioners and strengthen the hair shaft, leaving you with soft, shiny strands. It will also balance hair’s pH level, simulate the scalp to promote hair growth, and is a cure for dandruff. Dilute 1/3 cup ACV in 4 cups of water and pour over your hair after shampooing. Leave it in for a few seconds before rinse your hair using cold water to seal the hair shaft and create more shine.
Facial Mask - Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and bentonite clay, add 1 tablespoon raw honey. Apply to skin. Leave this detoxifying, deep-pore treatment on for 10-15 minutes before rinsing off with warm water.

Skin Toner - Psoriasis sufferers praise apple cider vinegar for reducing inflammation. Apply a few drops to a cotton ball and rub on your T-zone or other dry spots to prevent breakouts and minimise blemishes. 

Reduce Age Spots - Apple Cider Vinegar contains sulphur that fights the effects of aging, including age spots. Dab age spots, or liver spots, with ACV every night before you go to sleep. Do not wash off the vinegar. If you feel a stinging sensation, dilute the vinegar with water. Wash off in the morning.

Acne Remedy - ACV kills bacteria and balances skin’s pH level. It also absorbs excessive oil from our skin, which is a leading cause of acne. Mix one part vinegar to 3-4 parts water. Apply solution directly to your skin with clean cotton pad, and leave it there for about ten minutes. After ten minutes, rinse off the vinegar. Repeat this three times a day. For severe cases of acne, the solution can be used overnight without rinsing.
Teeth Whitener - Gargle with apple cinder vinegar in the morning. The vinegar helps remove stains, whiten teeth and kill bacteria in your month and gums. Brush as usual after you gargle.

Sunburn Relief - Relieve the pain of a sunburn and minimise peeling by applying a wash cloth soaked in apple cider vinegar to the area.

Vein Pain - ACV is great for varicose veins because it improves circulation in the vein wall and helps to ease the bulging and swelling vein so it is less noticeable and less painful. Combine equal parts ACV and your favorite lotion. Apply morning and night to varicose veins in a circular motion until absorbed. Depending on the severity of your varicose veins, you should begin to see improvement within a month.
Natural Deodorant - Most commercial deodorants are antiperspirants, which block your ability to sweat. Since sweat is one of your body’s natural means of detoxification, blocking your ability to sweat can block your ability to detoxify. ACV absorbs and neutralizes odors. Simply rub a bit of ACV in your underarms. The vinegary smell dissipates once it dries.
Wart Removal - Try placing a cotton pad soaked in apple cider vinegar on top, then secure with a bandage. Leave on overnight and remove in the morning. If you stick to this consistently for a week, you should start to see results.
The uses for Apple Cider Vinegar are endless. 

If you would like to purchase ACV, click on the link below... 
You can either get 473ml or 946ml

Do you use apple cider vinegar in your health and/or beauty regimens?

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

2000 Facebook Likes!!!!

Hi, great news we reached 2000 likes last night. 
I want to thank everyone who's ever followed my blog and like my Facebook page. It means a lot to me, so Thank you for the 2k likes!!
If one of them is YOU!

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The Masons Arms Grand Opening

Boutique hotel, Restaurant, Cocktail bar and Ballroom in Louth, Lincolnshire.

The Restaurant & Bar
Serving something scrumptious to eat and drink every day from morning until night. 

Habits Cocktail Bar
(On the first floor) Smart surroundings and speaks for itself. Celebration Afternoon Tea will be served in Habits too. 

The Ballroom
Stunning and the ideal venue for private celebrations, weddings, meeting and themed events. 

Special Sunday Lunch
Also served in the ballroom

The Library
Relax over refreshments while you read, meet, compute or simply relax

Ten Designer En-Suite Bedrooms
What more could you want? 

Rooms are available from £80 per night and will include WiFi, smart tv, DAB radio, minibar, safe, lots of storage space, bright lights for reading and a mix of baths and showers.

I have been hearing about The Masons Arms for quite sometimes and as soon as I walked in the doors of this boutique hotel, I could feel positive vibes. Not only is the place drop dead gorgeous and unique. The food was incredible and I have to mention how FANTASTIC AND KIND the staff was so helpful and welcoming. I have to say the hotel rooms were stunning as well. I must comment on their amazing ballroom and event space.

It was so great being part of The Masons Arms Grand Opening celebrations.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Chapel Saint Leonards | Lincolnshire

I bet every one of us has little bit of an adventurous soul hidden somewhere inside. Are you the kind of person that likes, untouched, empty beaches, far away from the nosies of civilisation? You know that is the place where you will really manage to rest, turn off the modern world, and be one with nature. Yeah, even nude, if you like it. For all of you that can take more than walking maximal 50 metres from your car to the beach, It is for all of you that enjoy an unforgettable relaxation in that secret place, where the sea meets the land.

When you visit so many beautiful, hard to reach, mysterious and remote beaches you learn one thing: "Be prepared." Discovering nature is much better, when you are at least a little bit prepared. I know that being spontaneous has its charm, but sometimes it can be too risky.

There is no better feeling than knowing I am totally prepared and getting closer to the experience of a new beach but even better is the feeling when you are returning from the beach full of new impressions, photos, and knowing that I am healthy and ready for the next day. So in the evening I can say it was a perfect day.

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Monday, 5 June 2017

"The Baby Keets" first day outside

We let Missy and the babies out for a short time yesterday, to enjoy the sunshine. I just wanted to see how they would be outside because Missy has stopped lying on top of the babies and actually started to walk and scratch around. I assumed that was nature's way of saying it is finally time to get them out and about. 
They're 6 days old now!

Saturday, 3 June 2017

4 day old Guinea Fowl Keets

I don't think Missy has realised but she has been sitting on the wrong nest for the last 26 days... but anyways she has carefully hatched 7 Guinea Fowl Keets. 
Hatched 31.05.2017

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Sunnyside Up Farm & Coffee Shop - Lincolnshire

In the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds (which is about a hop, skip and a jump away between Tealby and Market Rasen) sits Sunnyside Up Farm Shop & Coffee Shop which prioritises using local produce on the menu.
We've visited a few times, and it does seem to be one of those places that a bit of an undiscovered gem.

Lincolnshire conjures up images of pretty villages with rolling green hills and winding roads. In my dream, at the end of the road, there's always a good strong cup of tea, a slice of cake.

(The tea was delicious and the scones were lovely). 

The coffee shop offers a wide selection of delicious hot and cold drinks, freshly made cakes and homemade scones. Stokes of Lincoln Tea & Coffee. (I haven't tried yet but they stock Marimbas Milk, white and dark hot chocolate made with real chocolate flakes. 

Indoors or out you will enjoy beautiful views over the Lincolnshire countryside including the lovely Lincoln Red Cattle contentedly grazing.

The staff are friendly and the scones, cakes on the counter looked wonderful. Freshly made everyday! - definitely a reason to return. 

Also they have tables and children's play area outside in addition to the cafe.

I took a quick wander around the farm shop afterwards which consists of two adjoining rooms. One contains the fresh foodstuffs (including locally made bread, bakery items, dairy produce and Sunnyside Up very own-reared beef alongside other meat and poultry farmed in Lincolnshire and a well stocked shelving unit of wines, whiskies and other sprits.

(not to mention a huge selection of jams, chutneys and preserves).

 (Pin Gin, Lincolnshire based producer that has formulated a unique and enticing gin with a special flavour)

You mustn't leave Lincolnshire without trying some 'yellowbelly'. No, you don't have to eat one of the locals, it's the nickname of Cotehill Yellow - see if you can spot to in the cheese counter!

They stock 30 cheese sourced from all over the UK and Europe especially they sell 2 CoteHill Cheeses, produced just up the road in Osgodby.

The bigger room contains a wide range of tasteful homeware.

Bread by Bike, what a brilliant idea! Delivers home baked bread to your door, by bicycle.

They are 3 types of bread, medium and large loaves of white, wholemeal and granary bread.

You will have to try Bread by Bike, it's absolutely delicious. 

Please go check out Andy's website/Facebook page.

They are a large selection of fruit & vegetables.

(You can buy your meat with confidence). 

At Sunnyside up they are proud to offer beef that has been with them from pasture to plate. This means they know exactly what does into each animal, caring it for it from the day it's born, maximing it's welfare and feeding and handling it to produce beef with the best flavour and texture.

Sunnyside Up is a fab place to relax and enjoy some country air, whether you pop by for a coffee or lunch, or choose some lovely produce to enjoy at home.

Sunnyside Up Farm Shop, Poplar Farm, Tealby Road, Market Rasen, LN8 3UL.