8 Great Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
The benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar are already well known and appreciated in many households. Although, I feel that there might still not be enough appreciation for this product and amazing health benefits it provides. Luckily, some more in depth research has been conducted during the past few years. This research as shown that this great product can be appreciated enough.
What is apple cider vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar is made from simple apples, filtered water and sugar or honey (which ferments and turns fruit sugar into alcohol). During the fermentation process, bacteria turns the alcohol into acetic acid. This is how apple cider vinegar is made. The best Apple Cider Vinegar you can get (that ensures all health benefits that are mentioned in this article) is raw and organic one.
How is Apple Cider Vinegar Used?
Apple Cider Vinegar can be used in a variety of occasions in your household and is known to provide numerous health benefits. It can be used in cooking or added to salad as dressing. As it contains acid, I advise you to really do your own research before using it and not to overuse it – be careful, as huge amounts of apple cider vinegar might not be beneficial for you. Take it in small portions and exactly as directed in order to achieve the maximum benefits. Usually, adding one or two tablespoons to a glass of water is more than enough to feel the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar!
As we have already discussed what Apple Cider Vinegar is and how it can be used, let’s talk about all the health benefits that the regular use of Apple Cider Vinegar can provide.
- Help with Weight Loss
One of the most well known benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar consumption is weight loss. It might sound too good to be true, although, the reasoning behind this is quite simple: Apple Cider Vinegar helps the body to detoxify as well as reduces sugar cravings.
- Reduced Appetite
Made using sugar, Apple Cider Vinegar is extremely low in calories and sugar, because all the sugar is consumed during fermentation process. What is more, Apple Cider Vinegar has appetite reduction properties, which is directly related to weight loss.
- Promotes Quick Digestion of Carbohydrates
Apple Cider Vinegar is a miraculous digestive system booster, helping to promote healthy digestion and eliminate various digestive disorders. Consuming Apple Cider Vinegar helps to breakdown food and therefore reduces bloating, gas and even might help with heartburn. Also, it helps to get rid of unwanted yeast bacteria in your stomach and entire body. Although, please consume it responsibly if you have an ulcer.
- Immune System Boosting Properties
Apple Cider Vinegar is beneficial for the immune system. Also, it can be a perfect instant remedy for a common cold or a sore throat. Due to its rich vitamin and probiotic contents, it can be a natural cure for many conditions, which tend to appear in the cold season. In order to treat a cold, take two tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar, mixed with a glass of water, three times daily.
- Management of Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure
Apple Cider Vinegar can improve insulin sensitivity and help to manage blood sugar, which is tremendously important for people suffering from diabetes. Also, it is a great substance that helps regulate and maintain healthy blood pressure. Studies have shown that Apple Cider Vinegar is a powerful regulator of the blood pressure. Taking organic Apple Cider Vinegar regularly can bring enormous health benefits in lowered triglycerides and significant reduction of blood pressure.
- Management of Cholesterol
Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar not only reduces cholesterol levels, but also promotes “good cholesterol”. This is very important for heart health.
- Improving Heart Health
In addition to lowering blood pressure and reducing cholesterol, Apple Cider Vinegar is beneficial for overall heart health. It also reduces the risk of heart disease.
- Antitumor Effects
Apple Cider Vinegar can help regulate your body’s pH which is very important in order to reduce the risk of various diseases, such as cancer. Also, another positive effect that you will achieve by balancing your body and making it more alkaline, is increased energy level.
To sum up, used and appreciated for thousands of years, apple cider vinegar has stayed popular until our days. The spectrum of the usage circumstances still remains very wide: to stimulate blood circulations, aid liver detoxification, boost immune system, and many others. What is more, Apple Cider Vinegar is beneficial for conditions, such as common cold and coughs, allowing you feel better very quickly. Like all fermented drinks (kefir, wine, kombucha, etc.), Apple Cider Vinegar contains valuable active bacteria and enzymes. One of the most important things to consider before purchasing Apple Cider Vinegar, is to make sure that it is raw (not pasteurized) and organic. Only this way you can be sure that you will receive all the great health benefits, mentioned in this article (and more).