Apple cider vinegar can be used as a natural remedy for a long list of ailments including overweightness, bad cholesterol, and high blood sugar level.
What type of ACV should I use?
Organic apple cider vinegar should always be preferred to inorganic one because it is unpasteurized and unprocessed. It is very different than what you will find in most stores. In order to tell if you are getting a good value for your money, you can look for the cloudy matter that is supposed to float or sink at the bottom of the bottle. It is this matter that is full of beneficial nutrients for you. If you wanted to take the time, you could even make your own apple cider vinegar.
How does ACV lower cholesterol levels?
Cholesterol is not an entirely bad thing, as we have been led to believe. This wax-like substance helps our bodies produce cells in a healthy manner. Only when we allow our cholesterol to build up, then it becomes a problem. ACV can help control cholesterol levels and ensure they stay at a healthy level. This phenomenon is due to concentration of pectin in ACV. It works to attract bad cholesterol and gets rid of it.
Additionally, apple cider vinegar is a good source of polyphenols. Research proves the important role of polyphenols in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, cancers, neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis, and diabetes. ACV is also liver and lymphatic tonic which can help detox your body. It helps balance your body’s pH and promotes cardiovascular health, bowel motility and lymphatic drainage.
How does ACV lower my blood sugar level?
This vinegar enters one‘s system and slows down the digestion of starches. It also helps people with diabetes to control their glucose and insulin responses.
How does ACV support weight loss?
Apple cider vinegar slows down the digestion of starches making the breakdown of calories in the blood less of a burden for your metabolism. Pectin can also help one to feel fuller for longer periods of time. Ingesting ACV can help your body to digest protein more efficiently and maintains hormones that break down fat cells. While this is not going to make you a size smaller overnight, it will certainly help you lose weight much easier.
ACV and diet.
Ingesting 2 tablespoons a day mixed in a glass of water is a great “ritual” to start your busy day with. You could even drink it with your meals or add a little ACV to your salad dressing. Consuming ACV in normal volumes is most likely very safe, but try not to overuse it. Consuming too much of it might lead to something like potassium deficiency!
Author’s end note:
Make sure when buying apple cider vinegar you buy it raw (that is with the “mother” inside). This means it still contains the beneficial compounds including probiotics. Since this will have you healthier in no time, why not give it a try?