Apple Cider Vinegar is made from fermented (preferably organic) apples, pressed to acquire its juices, which are then aged until its sugars have converted into vinegar. As the sugar converts into vinegar, the process produces malic acid, which contains many beneficial properties including anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal effects.
Apple cider vinegar is prepared using no heat. Likewise, no filtering or pasteurization steps happen so it retains its mother content. “Mother” is the term used for the visibly cloudy film you see at the bottom of an apple cider vinegar bottle, holding all the beneficial enzymes, trace minerals and pectin contents that make apple cider vinegar so amazing.
(When consuming, be sure to give your ACV bottle a good shaking first before serving to get all the healing benefits of these ingredients.)
Below is a list of 11 plus health conditions that apple cider vinegar is known to help improve or completely eliminate.
11 Reasons To Start Using Apple Cider Vinegar
1. Weight Loss Issues
Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid that does an amazing job at reducing the amount of fat absorbed by our bodies. Apple cider vinegar also helps reduce appetite so you can easily feel more satiated while consuming less food. The acetic acid also has amazing fat-burning effects.
2. Skin Conditions
Apple cider vinegar also has hugely beneficial effects on maintaining skin PH levels. You can use apple cider vinegar as a home remedy for skin problems – you can take it internally (simply add a few tablespoons to a glass of room temperature water and drink daily) and/or use it topically as well. Use it on a regular basis until you start seeing more permanent clearer skin.
3. Liver Detoxification
The liver undergoes the constant task of removing toxins from our systems, which we get not just from eating unhealthy foods but from other pollutants in our everyday living. Our livers too have a need to be cleansed on a regular basis. To effectively detoxify the liver (and entire body), the recommended intake of apple cider vinegar is 1 tablespoon per glass of water daily. You can increase the amount of apple cider vinegar gradually if you wish.
4. Digestive Issues
Taking apple cider vinegar regularly also aids in proper digestion as well as in increasing the body’s absorption of nutrients coming from food. Add 1 tablespoon of ACV to a glass of water and drink 15 minutes before eating.
5. Halitosis (Bad Breath)
Gargling a concentrated solution of 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar in 1/3 cup of water for about 20 seconds a day helps significantly reduce bad breath caused by bacteria.
6. Heartburn and Intestinal Issues
Apple cider vinegar is also know to help reduce stomach cramps as well as gas build-up or flatulence. Apple cider vinegar effectively prevents constipation as well as heartburn due to GERD.
7. Prevention of Candida bacteria
A diet that is high is sugars or carbohydrates produces higher growth of candida flora in our intestines. The ‘Mother’ apple cider vinegar contains malic acid that aids in preventing candida bacteria and other microbe build-up in our intestinal tracts. This is because of its anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-viral properties that help balance and detoxify our guts.
8. Diabetes and Blood Sugar Issues
The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar helps slow down (or regulate) the digestion of carbohydrates from food, thus reducing “sugar high” which diabetics often experience. Its powerful blood sugar regulating action is almost comparable to the effects of certain oral medications made for Diabetes.
9. Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps
People suffering from restless leg syndrome, or other forms of leg cramp disorders, typically have low potassium levels. Ingesting apple cider vinegar regularly can help restore potassium in your system and reduce and even eliminate the symptoms of restless leg syndrome as well as chronic leg cramps.
10. Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Some studies demonstrate that the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar also has the ability to relax and loosen the blood vessels. This plays a huge role in regulating your blood pressure results. ACV eases the constriction and rigidity of the blood vessels, contributing to lower blood pressure readings.
11. Better Energy
You may not realize that interestingly, apple cider vinegar is high in acid, yet the moment the body processes it, it turns alkaline. This helps reduce acidity or the high degree of acidosis from the daily stresses of our lives. People become more vital and energized with each regular use of apple cider vinegar.
Finally, apple cider vinegar has also been shown to help relieve the symptoms associated with kidney stones, arthritis/gout, hair loss, menopause, sore throats, and various other known illnesses.
It certainly is a great, easy, natural, and inexpensive way to help resolve most ailments or health conditions safely yet effectively.