Apple Cider Vinegar is known for its numerous uses and it is highly beneficial for your health like: it can balance the levels of pH on the body, increasing the number of the ‘good’ bacteria in the gut and also promotes weight loss.
It also has the power to relieve sore throat when combined with honey and ginger. The recipe for this is: 1 tablespoon of hone, ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 2 tablespoons of water, ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger and 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar.
But the best benefit of ACV is that is highly efficient in regulating the blood sugar. Experts from the Arizona University State did a research which included 11 patients with diabetes type 2.
They were not on insulin treatment, but they did take prescribed medication and also a treatment of ACV with 2 tablespoons combine with 1 oz cheese in the evening.
In the morning they checked the levels of blood sugar and they were highly decreased after consuming the same treatment with cheese but with 2 tablespoons of water instead of ACV.
It was also confirmed that consuming 1 ounce of apple cider vinegar while eating butter, white bagel and a glass of orange juice, also is very beneficial in lowering the levels of blood sugar in adults with pre-diabetes, patients with diabetes type 2 and also in healthy people.
The levels of blood sugar were decreased by 50% in pre-diabetic people and by 25% in people with diabetes type 2.
Because it is able to regulate the levels of pH due to its acidic nature, it can also be highly beneficial with other conditions like: wounds, dandruff, Athlete’s foot, acne, poison ivy, toenail fungus, burns, bug bites, warts and sunburns.
Because of its content with antioxidants – which can hinder oxidative damage and also improve the functions of the organs and the blood, it can also eliminate the toxins build up in the lymphatic system, and with that improve the homeostatic function.
Numerous studies have also proved the power of apple cider vinegar to kill cancer cells because it supports the apoptosis in leukemia cells. Another study showed that rice vinegar has the power to prevent and treat colon, breast, prostate, bladder and lung cancer.
Due to its content rich in acetic acid – which is able to provoke the genes that help the enzymes to break down the fat – it is also capable to regulate the body weight and stop weight gaining.
One study was conducted in Japan and it included people with similar body weight, body mass index and waist measurements and separated them into three groups.
Participants from the first group consumed ½ ounce of apple cider vinegar, the second group got 1 ounce of the vinegar and the third one did not consume apple cider vinegar. And it showed that the first two groups who consumed apple cider vinegar lost body weight, had lower body mass index and they waist measurement was also decreased.
Fermented vegetables just like the apple cider vinegar can also help with colitis and acid reflux. They are abundant in lactic acid which increases the gut microbiome.
Apple cider vinegar is also highly beneficial in relieving the symptoms of gastrointestinal disease and also helps with digestion problems. Just make a mixture with 1 cup of warm water, 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of raw honey and consume it.
Stop your hiccups just with 1 teaspoon of ACV. Also you can relieve the inflammation and accelerate the recovery process of bruises with a soaked cloth in ACV.
If you have bruises, apply a soaked cloth with ACV directly on the place to speed up the recovery and also eliminate the inflammation.
You can also use apple cider vinegar as powerful antimicrobial agent instead of the disinfectants full with chemicals. In this case, its acetic acid eliminates the mycobacterium tuberculosis which is not affected by the usual disinfectants.
Apple cider vinegar can also be used for simple things at home, like cooking and cleaning. Here is a special recipe for a delicious salad dressing:
- ½ teaspoon of minced garlic
- Some ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- Several fresh basil leaves