Hours in Lycra, sweating and sugary drinks are all well and good, but they are also a perfect breeding ground for a yeast infection. Down there!
Contending with a monthly cycle (not the one on the bike) is bad enough without subjecting yourself to an avoidable reaction.
So what's a girl to do? You need to wear tight fitting clothes, you will sweat and you will at times need sugar to keep you going.
I found the answer, it's cheap and it works! Hallelujah!!
Apple Cider Vinegar! Honestly!
I drink it daily, it's not that bad so after some tried and tested recipes here is the best way I find to drink it.
Boil the kettle, either using fresh ingredients or time saving teabags, make lemon and ginger tea.
Add a dash, start small, of apple cider vinegar. Get drinking.
As you get used to the taste make your dashes bigger. You will get used to the taste. It's not that bad.
I buy my Apple Cider Vinegar in the health food store. I have seen smaller and more expensive bottles in the large supermarket chains so it's very easy to purchase.
Turns out Apple Cider Vinegar neutralizes acid (sugar) in the system, curing Candida.
There are reports that it helps with weight loss, I will admit that it stops sugar cravings. You definitely won't be dunking your biscuits into this tea.
It's also cleanses the system, whitens teeth and can be used as an air freshener.
Other benefits are ginger settles tummy upsets, reduces wind and reduces inflammation. (Great for Arthritics).
Ayruvedic medicine also credits Ginger as an aphrodisiac.
Lemon also comes with it's own benefits, it also cleanses the system , balances pH levels, clears skin and freshens your breath!
I love this Article by Mind, Body and Green. I am always sending the link to friends so am going to use it in this article today. It explains the benefits and healing properties of Apple Cider Vinegar. It's also the article that got me drinking it!
I've been drinking it for over a year now, no trips to the chemist in that time, now that I think of it i haven't even had a cold!
Good investment all round!
So ditch the creams from the chemist and heal from the inside out!
About the Author:
Sinéad Kennedy is a Physical Therapist, Yoga Siromani and Pilates Instructor, based in South County Dublin. She treats and teaches people from all walks of life, including many athletes, especially cyclists, runners and golfers. A keen cyclist and proud member of Orwell Wheelers she is currently training for the Marmotte Sportive, Alps, July 2014. Sinéad has completed two Dublin City Marathons, numerous Adventure Races, Half Marathons and Cycling Events.