Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a remarkable ingredient with numerous beneficial uses among which the most crucial ones are the health uses. Namely, it can help in the weight loss process, increasing the beneficial bacteria in the gut, and as well as balancing the pH levels of the body.
If you want to treat a sore throat mix it with ginger and honey. Prepare a mixture of 1 tablespoon of ACV, ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger, 2 tablespoons of water, ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and 1 tablespoon of raw honey.
Likewise, it has the ability to regulate blood sugar. This ability was researched by researchers of Arizona University State who performed a study including eleven type 2 diabetes patients. These patients were not given insulin, only took prescription drugs, along with a dose of 2 tablespoons of ACV with 1 oz. of cheese before going to bed. The outcome of this study was regulated blood sugar levels.
According to a another study performed on healthy people and on adults with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes, showed that the consumption of an ounce of apple cider vinegar with a meal consisted of white bagel and butter accompanied with a glass of orange juice, can reduce blood glucose levels. Specifically in the case of type 2 diabetes, the blood sugar levels were reduced by 25%, and by 50% in pre-diabetics.
Thanks to its acidity ACV balances the pH levels thereby offering great benefits in the case of various skin issues, like warts, toenail fungus, Athlete’s foot, wounds, sunburns, bug bites, burns, poison ivy, acne, and dandruff.
ACV can successfully eliminate the toxins from the lymphatic system, hence enhancing the homeostatic function thanks to the high antioxidant content, which prevents oxidative damage and aids in adequate function of the blood and the organs.
Many studies have proven that vinegar effectively kills cancer cells, since it promotes apoptosis in leukemia cells. Similar study has also found out that rice vinegar can impede breast, colon, lung, bladder, and prostate cancer.
Likewise, ACV has the ability to control body weight, already confirmed by many scientists. This occurs thanks to the high content of acetic acid, which activates the trigger genes that support the ability of the enzymes to break down fat, and in that way preventing weight gain.
A study conducted in Japan included obese candidates divided into three groups with similar waist measurement, body mass index, and body weight. The first group of candidates received half an ounce of ACV, the second 1 ounce of ACV and the third did not take ACV. Those ones who consumed apple cider vinegar have reduced their body weight, achieved smaller waist circumference, and lower BMI.
Apple cider vinegar and also fermented vegetables are very helpful in the case of ulcers, acid reflux, and colitis. Fermented products are packed with lactic acid; as a result of its content the gut microbiome is boosted.
Likewise, it is very beneficial for dealing with digestion issues, and as well as treats the symptoms of gastrointestinal disease. For this health issue, prepare a solution consisted of: 1 teaspoon of raw honey, 2 teaspoons of AVC, and 1cup of warm water; and drink it.
Hiccups can be stopped by consuming 1teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Also you can speed up the recovery of bruises by soaking a cloth in apple cider vinegar and place it on the bruises, and at the same time soothe the inflammation.
Apple cider vinegar is a powerful natural antimicrobial agent as effective as any expensive chemical disinfectants. Thanks to the acetic acid the mycobacterium tuberculosis can be successfully destroyed which is resistant to various disinfectants.
ACV is very useful in household matters like in cooking and cleaning. Here below is a recipe for tasteful salad dressing:
ACV Salad Dressing
- 1 tablespoon of ACV
- Half a teaspoon of minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- Several fresh basil leaves
- Little bit of black pepper (ground)
Preparation: Just mix all the ingredients.