Apple cider vinegar has 30 health benefits, 8 of which have been scientifically proven? Hippocrates used it for medicinal purposes like disinfection of wounds and he was discovered 5000 BC by the Babylonians.
Chinese use it to treat different diseases since 1,200 BC: speed up the weight loss process, control diabetes, and better one’s cardiovascular health.
Scientifically backed benefits:
Increases the body’s absorption of minerals
ACV is rich in acetic acid, bacteria-a byproduct of the fermentation process. The acetic acid grows inside the liquid and it slowly becomes a non-toxic slime that is removed by some vinegar manufacturers with the help of a filtration process.The content of acetic acid in vinegar varies between 4% to 7% in distilled vinegars and 5% to 6% in wine vinegars.
Vinegar shrink and destroy some cancer types, tests were done with lab animals so it is not yet clear whether the same will happen with humans.
Vinegar has the power to destroy some types of bacteria like E. coli and S. aureus.
Reduces bad cholesterol and prevents heart diseases
ACV prevent the accumulation and crystallization in the bloodstream so an increased intake of oil and vinegar salad dressing decreased the chances for ischemic heart disease.
Prevents the occurrence of diabetes and lowers postprandial glycemia
Pre-diabetes is a condition during which an individual has an increased level of blood glucose, but not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes.
Researchers from Arizona University, recommended drinking vinegar juice with 20 grams of ACV, 49 grams of water, and 1 tsp of saccharine after a meal led to a 35% decrease.
-Postprandial glycemia are the elevated blood sugar levels after a meal.
-Lowers bacterial teeth infections
-Improve insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetics
Study showed that diabetics who consumed concoction of 20 grams of ACV, 40 grams of water, and a tsp of saccharine after a meal, improved blood glucose levels by 25% and the pre-diabetics had lower blood glucose .
-Encourages weight loss
According to a Japanese study, you need to consumed vinegar and you can lose 1 to 2 pounds in average.
Gargle with mixture of two parts water and one part ACV for one minute.
-Treats itchiness caused by mosquitoes and bees
ACV reduces the itchiness when applied to the affected area.
Rub ACV onto the armpits to naturally deodorize the skin.
People who have used ACV for this purpose,say that they were able to walk as long as they wanted.
-Unclogs a stuffy nose
ACV can unclog the nose due to the presence of potassium and acetic acid.
Warts form when the human Papilloma virus penetrates the protective skin layer, usually through a cut.
You just need to put a cotton ball soaked in ACV onto the wart and attach it with a band aid.
-Soothes heartburn, indigestion, and acid reflux
Thomas Corriher, recommends one tsp of ACV and a glass of water. Don’t brush your teeth immediately after drinking ACV as this can soften the enamel and the toothbrush will additionally abrade it.
-Betters the gut
Drinking ACV to improve your overall digestive health.
-Treats yeast infections
Just soak in bathwater with two cups of vinegar for 15 minutes 3 to 4 times.
-Treats sore throat
– a tbsp of ACV
-8 ounces of water.
Divide the mixture into two glasses and gargle with the first one and then drink the other one.
Repeat this every hour.
-Treats ear infections
Mix one part water and one part ACV and then soak a cotton ball in the mixture.
Plug the ball into the ear and leave it for 5 minutes.
Lie down on your side and remove the cotton ball to drain the liquid.
-Prevents bad breath
Gargle half a tsp of ACV with a cup of water if you experience bad breath.
Mix ACV and water and put it onto the affected areas.
Just mix ACV and sugar.
-Prevent feet odor
Rub the feet with a paper towel soaked in ACV. .
-Treats excessive amounts of Candida
Drink a mixture of ACV, honey, and water.
-Treats muscle soreness
Wrap the painful area with a cloth soaked in ACV for 20 minutes and then remove it.
Holists,recommends to dilute 1/3 cup of ACV into 4 cups of water and then apply onto the whole hair after shampooing it.Rinse it with lukewarm water.
– Reduces high blood pressure
According to some people, regular consumption of vinegar lowers high blood pressure levels.
-Improves the health of the skin
By eliminating the dead skin cells.