What is apple cider vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar is a fermented beverage made out of the apple juice. In ancient tradition the recipe to make it was widely use to get rid of many diseases. It was one of the most effective home remedies produced.
It goes to a process of crushing apples first using machines or some other method. Next apple juice is exposed with yeast which converts the sugar content of the apples into alcohol. Next the alcohol content is finally fermented to make it vinegar.
ACV (apple cider vinegar) is mostly available in three forms, out which two are liquids known as filtered and unfiltered.
Filtered is light in color and odor, while the unfiltered one is dark and heavy in odor.
Third variety is in the form of tablets for people who cannot digest apple cider vinegar with water or tea.
The health benefits of taking few drops of ACV(Apple cider vinegar) with water or anything are bizarre.
Let’s discuss some of the important benefits of ACV to the body:
Benefits of ACV:
Weight loss –
Lately people have started using it as a drink for weight loss which has recently let it gain so much property.
Every time you go to a nutritionist, you are asked to fit apple cider vinegar into your routine. This is because of the acetic acid level content in ACV which increases metabolism and reduces the water retention level.
ACV also reacts with the digestive starch of the body which makes it good for weight loss.
The best way to drink it early in the morning when 1 tbsp in some water.
Maintaining the blood sugar level –
ACV is believed to support the insulin levels. It is often said to drink apple cider vinegar after high starch meal to lower the blood sugar levels.
Honestly, it just an assumption according to me. On the basis of my research I didn’t got any robust material to back it up. Except there were few people with high insulin level and they got tested if apple cider vinegar is effective in regulating blood sugar level. The results were that those people were found to have lower insulin level.
But at the same time, I will suggest you to please seek doctor’s help, as this is based on some study, that ACV can help you. According to me effectiveness of every other thing is based on the body of a particular person.
You cannot ignore a problem such this for a healthy life.
Clears the skin –
The benefits of apple cider vinegar for clearing the skin are well proved. It is when applied on the skin maintains the PH balance and helps to tone the skin.
It is best for pimples and acne because of the antibacterial properties this has.
Removing skin tags that happen to be most common can be treated using it.
It is also considered best for sunburn and helps the skin in recovering from that. Just add some apple cider vinegar to your bath water and let water soak to your body.
After sometime your skin PH balance should come back to the normal.
Be careful in applying it directly to the face. Add half water and half apple cider vinegar and then apply it on the face with the help of cotton.
Best for people with digestive problems-
Apple cider vinegar contains antibacterial properties and has been used as a treatment to so many disease from which dealing with several digestive problem is the best it does.
It is rich in probiotic which strength its functionality to cure digestive problems.
It also reduces the acidity in stomach. It can also be taken as a treatment for diarrhea, if it is caused because of bacterial infection.
Excellent for hair-
The acetic acid content in the vinegar changes the PH level of your scalp. This makes it harder from any harmful material to grow specially dandruff related problems.
The best ways to use it for hair is mix vinegar in the scalp after shampoo and leave it for 10-15 minutes.
After that wash your hairs with water and hopefully you see the results.
Improves ph balance –
The acidity in ACV helps in maintaining the PH level.
Like we discussed above it can cure dandruff related problems in men too.
You can use it for cleaning –
It has antibacterial properties, which makes it best to be utilized as cleanser to so many things like dining table, TV etc. Drop 1-2 spoon in some water and use it as an cleanser.
You can use the same with fruits and vegetables too. Add some vinegar in a bucket full of water and wash your fruits and vegetables into that. It is believed to be best to remove the germs.
Makes teeth stain free –
The antibacterial properties of apple cider vinegar can help you with teeth related problems.
Apple cider vinegar makes your teeth rid of various yellow and other stains that are caused because of so many things nowadays.
Just add little vinegar into some water and swish it in your mouth for few minutes. You will hopefully start seeing the results.
But there is a limitation you do to it.
Provides quick energy –
If u lack in energy, apple cider vinegar can help you provide some quick boost of energy. It can be mixed in your regular black tea and or simply with some water.
Doing this comes as an healthy option for caffeinated drinks that are available in market in the name of energy booster.
Many people find it harder to drink it with water or tea. Various solution to this small problem is.
- You can use it as multiple places like as salad dressing.
- Flavoring in your mock tails and cocktails. Like. Turmeric pineapple shrub cocktail
- It can be used while preparation of the food too.
Several side effects of apple cider vinegar are:
- ACV when taken in over excessive amount may cause the level of potassium to turn too low, which is an important nutrient for the body.
- It might cause inappropriate stomach feel.
- It might lower the effect of some medicines.
- ACV in high quantities might erode the teeth. The high level of acidity in the vinegar might work negativity for your teeth too.
- Heavy consumption might affect the stomach lining which can cause various intestine problems.
- Applying ACV directly to face can cause skin burn. Therefore mix it with some other element for face wash and then use it.
Like every other things in the world apple cider vinegar has some limitations too.
But you can’t get affected if you are always maintaining the decorum to drink it. (That is taking apple cider vinegar in small amount).
Tip – In case you experience any of these problems, it best advised to seek a doctor recommendation.
Pro tip– Although it is a health treatment for so many diseases, but don’t precisely use it as an only treatment for diseases.
Consult your doctor before you take it as a substitute to medicines of some kind of problems.
Now it’s my time to seek some advice from you.
What do you use your apple cider vinegar for?