Drinking raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar with the so-called ‘mother’ can improve your health in many ways. Apple Cider Vinegar (to which we will refer to as ACV) is used as a natural remedy for various conditions and illnesses including high cholesterol or cold symptoms.
What Are the Benefits of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar?
A growing number of people online support the claim that ACV can help fight skin problems such as acne or even fight diabetes and heart problems. There are plenty of reasons to stock up on ACV. Read on to find out how you can benefit from drinking Apple Cider Vinegar!
1. Weight Loss
The Apple Cider Vinegar diet has had its peek a couple of years back. Nevertheless ACV still can be a powerful aid in weight loss. Hence, combined with a healthy lifestyle and diet plan, drinking apple cider vinegar daily can be beneficial for weight loss. Drinking 1 tablespoon of ACV mixed in a glass of water before each meal can significantly reduce your hunger. Other studies have shown ACV to actively reduce the body’s ability to absorb calories by interfering with the digestion of starch. However, the results of these studies are controversial.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar for Digestion
ACV is packed with healthy enzymes and minerals. If you know that you will indulge in a big meal and you want to naturally improve your digestion, drinking 1 teaspoon of ACV and 1 teaspoon of honey in a large glass of water 15 to 30 minutes upfront can help prevent indigestion. Not only does ACV help to break down the food that you eat. It also can normalize your intestine flora and even prevent Candida fungus, due to its content of beneficial acids that have anti-fungal as well as antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. ACV can thus improve the conditions for good bacteria to thrive. As a healthy digestion plays a big role in overall health, ACV can further strengthen your immune system.
3. Increased Energy
People who drink ACV regular claim drinking a glass of water mixed with 1 or 2 teaspoons of ACV boosts their energy – the reason? ACV contains amino acids. Amino acids are known to be act as an antidote to lactic acid that can be built up in our body due to too much exercise (build-up in sore muscles!) or stress. Additionally the healthy mix of enzymes and minerals in ACV give your body exactly what it needs in those rough times.
4. ACV Fights Cold Symptoms
I have already previously mentioned multiple times that ACV is straight healthy. And while you might be able to prevent a cold by drinking ACV on a regular basis you can even fight cold symptoms with this natural remedy. Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar prevents the growth of germs that need can’t survive in the acidic environment ACV creates. Drink 1 teaspoon of ACV mixed in a glass of warm water to clear your stuffy nose or gargle with a 1:1 mix of ACV and water if you have a sore throat.
5. Regulation of Blood Sugar
Apple Cider Vinegar is a good source of acetic acid. This type of acid can help to regulate blood sugar levels by slowing down how fast simple carbohydrates, such as sugar or white flour enter our blood stream. Studies on antiglycemic properties of vinegar confirm this effect (1). Accordingly ACV can be an effective aid in diabetes.
6. Lower High Blood Pressure
Apple cider vinegar may lower high blood pressure. However, studies have tested the effect of apple cider vinegar on high blood pressure in rats (2) and there are no studies yet which show the same effect in humans.
7. Detoxify The Body
One of the many benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar is that it is said to help to cleanse the liver and thus to detoxify the body.
8. Apple Cider Vinegar to Cure Hiccups
Yes, you read that right. Drinking ACV is said to help you to get rid of hiccups.
9. Control Bad Breath
ACV kills bacteria. This includes bacteria in your mouth that can cause odor. Drinking or gargling ACV can help you to get rid of bad breath.
Do you know of any other health benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar? Let me know in the comment section below!