Vinegar is a culinary item and has been used in the world since ancient times. Vinegar is a liquid containing acetic acid with its quantity ranging from 5-20% with water and traces of other minerals.
Apple Cider vinegar is made from cider or apple must and has a brownish gold color. It is some times sold unfileterd and pasteurized with mother of Vinegar which is a natural compound.
Remember never to drink it straight as it can burn your esophagus. Instead, dilute it in 8 ounces of water per tbsp and add a tbsp of Raw Honey for better benefits and improved taste.
While being a common food item, many people are unaware of its remarkable benefits on health. Here are a few .
LOWERS BLOOD SUGAR
Regular use of Apple Cider vinegar reduces fasting blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes. Not only does it increase satiety when used with meals, it also decreases insulin resistance in people who are at risk of developing diabetes.
Researches have shown that consuming 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar with water before bedtime lowered blood sugar by an average of 4 to 6%.
PROMOTES WEIGHT LOSS
Drinking 2 tbsps of apple cider vinegar in 16 ounces of water and drinking it thorough out the day has shown to increase satiety and makes you feel full aiding in weight loss.
In a research conducted for 12 weeks, participants who consumed Apple cider vinegar regularly showed a decrease in visceral fats, lower faist circumference and a lower BMI.
LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
Regular Consumption of Apple Cider vinegar has been shown to reduce blood pressure. ACV balances body sodium levels by the help of potassium and lowers blood pressure.
RELIEVES DIGESTIVE TROUBLES
Drinking ACV has shown to be beneficial in relieving digestive ailments. Constipation, bloating and indigestion are at the mercy of a tbsp of ACV in a glass of water.
Apple Cider vinegar provides powerful defense against Stomach flu (gastroenteritis) provided its raw and organic. ACV is a natural probiotic and serves as a weapon against bacteria and viruses which cause stomach flu. A tbsp or two of ACV in water after you an episode of vomiting is life saving.
Apple Cider vinegar is a miracle cure in Morning sickness. Having a tbsp of ACV in a glass of water during the day and before bedtime can make nausea almost non existent.
Use of ACV with Olive oil makes the best hair conditioner and promotes natural hair shine. It also balances normal pH of the scalp and prevents dandruff. Add few drops of ACV in Olive oil and apply to hair overnight. Or you can add 2 tbsps of vinegar to glass of water and leave it on your hair for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse with plain water afterwards.
Some researches have suggested the benefits of Apple cider vinegar in bleeding disorders. The acetic acid content strengthens blood vessels while promoting clotting. While there is more to learn in this aspect, there is never harm in trying.
The antioxidant properties of apple cider vinegar induce collagen formation and delay aging. It also helps promote clear skin and reduce blemishes and fine lines.
Applying ACV to the affected part disinfects the inflamed area while soothing and easing the pain. Apply one part ACV and one part water with a cotton ball to the affected area. Repeat this as often to speed up the recovery time.