Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is obtained after fermentation of apple juice to form a healthy probiotic enzyme. It has fewer calories than apple juice. Apple cider vinegar is a rich source of polyphenols, has varied health benefits of soothing sunburns, boosts gut health, relieves acid reflux, and cures allergies and cold.
What are the benefits of apple cider vinegar?
1. Helps Lose Weight
Apple cider vinegar(ACV) keeps you feeling full & lowers calorie consumption. It also promotes the genes to store less fat & burn more. It's the right choice to reduce waist circumference & burn the visceral fat around the vital organs.
2.Improves Insulin Sensitivity
The potential effect of ACV to maintain normal blood sugar is one of the most studied benefits. According to Diabetes Care, apple cider vinegar improves the insulin sensitivity up to 34% in type 2 diabetes. The blood sugar levels dip & diabetics can avoid frightening spikes and fluctuation. Apple cider vinegar gives you good control over diabetes & helps you get closer to your health track.
3. Lowers Cholesterol
ACV may also ward off cardiovascular illness. The polyphenols in ACV lowers the LDL cholesteroland prevents fatty deposits in the arteries. It also keeps your blood pressure in check and keep up your heart in better shape.
4. Improves Skin Health
Apple cider vinegar is great for acne treatment and scar reduction. The components like acetic acid, lactic acid, succinic acid, and citric acid in ACV blocks the growth of Propionibacterium acnes, the specific strain of bacteria responsible for causing acne. The Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology showed that treating acne scars with lactic acid for three months led to progress in the texture, pigmentation, and appearance of treated skin as well as a lightening of scars.
5. Boosts Gut Health
ACV enhances the health of the digestive system and provides a host of added gut bacteria benefits like boosting immunity, promotes digestion and absorbs nutrients.
Can I drink apple cider vinegar everyday?
Yes, you can! Apple cider vinegar, like other types of vinegar, is like acid to your body. Dilute it - add 1 tablespoon (at most 2 tbsp) of vinegar to a glass of water. For best results, add other fermented foods such as kefir or kombucha to your diet.
Some foods may cancel out ACV's effect. Others may enhance it. For better results, drink the apple cider vinegar on an empty stomach. It's a great way to start out the day, but not a great bedtime drink.
Note: Consult your healthcare provider/physician before adding Apple Cider Vinegar to your healthcare regime, especially if you are living with Heart Disease or Diabetes.