A Simple Supplement to Rule Them All…And Avoid a Hole in Your Wallet

There’s so much information out there on what constitutes ‘good food’. It’s bewildering. Just look at our grandparents’ diets and add one or two things in. Forget most of the rest.

Finding out that cheese may have a similar effect on the brain as heroin was the high tide moment for me. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t sort of thing.

I remember days in school when I considered a white bread sandwich with turkey and some brown sauce (admittedly an acquired taste) with (separate) penguin bar to be a healthy lunch. The ‘jokes’ on the penguin bars rounded out the dining experience. Simpler times.

We are so over-informed about the benefits and drawbacks of everything, it’s a case of “fuck it, I’ll eat what I want to”. I just have to make myself want vegetables.

And exercise.

It got me round to thinking that if there was one simple thing that I would take daily as a health supplement, what would it be? No fancy stuff, just something that I feel actually works.

For me it’s about maximum benefit vs time/energy/money input.

There are quite a few supplement contenders that many people would recommend and which I have also tried over the years including Omega-3 Fish Oils, Rhodiola Root Extract, vitamin b-Complex, nettle tea, and a few others. All good but I can’t seem to be bothered making much of a habit of any of them.

So what works?

For me so far, the winner is…

Garlic, Apple Cider & Honey Potion

This is very simple, and admittedly an acquired taste. ACVGARDrink

Apple Cider vinegar is supposed to be full of benefits. Organic, with the ‘mother’ stuff is best.

Honey, especially organic, can be great for lots of things from boosting memory & energy, aiding sleep, alleviating cold symptoms and then this

Raw honey contains 22 amino acids, 27 minerals and 5,000 enzymes. Minerals include iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and selenium. Vitamins found in honey include vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and niacin. source

Garlic is, in my opinion, a true super-food and I feel it has done more for my health than any other ‘supplement’. I won’t get into specifics but I am subjectively convinced of its health benefits. Taking it fresh every day is a pain the ass though.

Combining all of the above into a super cocktail, and taking it over a matter of weeks is where the payoff is.

Pound for £, this thing pays off.

Having said that, it’s everyone’s responsibility for themselves to see if what they are taking is safe for their particular cirumstances.

Recipe:

3-4 whole bulbs (oh yeah!) of garlic, each clove with skin off.
200 ml of Apple Cider Vinegar
200 ml Honey.
100 ml Water.

Blend together.

Store in the fridge and take 1-2 tablespoons daily, diluted in a pint of water.

Be a bit selective about when you drink it as it is strong stuff. Wash it down with a slice of apple if you want to immediately get rid of the garlic smell.

No pain no gain.