Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is one of the best superfoods out there due to its massive health benefits as well as the amazing flavour it adds to food. It can be used to create vinaigrette salad dressing and to wash fruits and vegetables since it removes any leftover pesticide residue. Moreover, ACV has plenty of health benefits due to its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties such as aiding in weight loss, reducing cholesterol, lowering blood sugar levels, improving the symptoms of diabetes and soothing a sore throat. Here’s a look at the top health benefits of apple cider vinegar:
By drinking apple cider vinegar mixed with water, we can remove toxins from our body and see an improvement in our blood sugar levels. The ACV method is one of the most popular detox and as long as we don’t overdo it, we will reap its benefits.
As per a study conducted in Japan, Body weight, BMI, visceral fat area, waist circumference, serum triglyceride levels were significantly lower in the vinegar intake group as opposed to the placebo group. The subjects were divided into 3 groups and given 15 ml of vinegar (750 mg AcOH), 30 ml of vinegar (1,500 mg AcOH), and 0 ml (placebo). Various other studies as well as health bloggers have often talked about how it helps with metabolic syndrome in those battling obesity. Drinking 1-2 tablespoon (15-30 ml) of apple cider vinegar mixed with water before meals is the recommended amount.
Findings: Vinegar intake reduces body weight, body fat mass, and serum triglyceride levels in obese Japanese subjects
Prevents flu and infections
The antimicrobial properties in ACV are helpful for killing bacteria and fungal infections. The immune boosting qualities makes Apple Cider vinegar a powerful drink for a healthy body free of infections.
Improves insulin sensitivity
Apple cider vinegar may be helpful for diabetic people by improving insulin sensitivity.
Lowers blood pressure
The results are not conclusive but a study conducted on rats indicated ACV may potentially help reduce blood pressure.
Reduces cholesterol levels
The risk of heart disease can be reduced by maintaining healthy cholesterol levels and ACV may help with that.
Apple cider vinegar is acidic in nature and it helps raise stomach acid levels which helps with digestion. Fermentation is the reason why it has good bacteria and enzymes that may help with digestion. It may alleviate symptoms of constipation in some people.
Good for hair health
The apple cider vinegar rinse is known to be helpful for treating dandruff but it’s not for everyone. Those with dry and brittle hair may not benefit, and their scalp may react adversely to an ACV rinse.
The benefits are surely experienced by most people who have given this health drink a try. It has been a popular choice for all those trying to have a clean gut through detoxing. Remember to always dilute it well with water as it is harsh naturally and may impact your throat or even your stomach. Those thinking about making this a part of their lifestyle will benefit by consulting a dietician first. We hope you found these top health benefits useful for forming a decision about ACV.
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