Hippocrates, the father of Medicine, used ACV (apple cider vinegar) to treat many health problems, like coughs and colds.
Vinegar is made from literally any kind of carb that can be fermented, including potatoes, dates, beets, grapes, or coconuts.
ACV undergoes two processes of fermentation that create some beneficial enzymes and nutrients. The complex structure of ACV includes catechin, gallic acid, epicatechin, acetic acid, and caffeic acid.
These potent nutrients have incredible antimicrobial, antiviral, and antioxidant properties.
They also provide the vinegar with a murky appearance that may not look very pretty. However, it’s an indicator that the ACV is quality brew.
Opt for raw, organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized ACV that possesses the mother, because the mother is a substance, which offers the potent health benefits of the vinegar.
One Tablespoon of ACV on a Daily Basis for 2 Months May Help Combat These Health Problems:
– Fungal Infections
ACV possesses non-volatile organic acid like lactic, malic and citric acid, minerals, amino acids, polyphenols, and vitamins that can help restore your intestinal flora.
The malic and acetic acids have antifungal, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties. They may help control the Candida fungus spread in your intestines.
Furthermore, fungal infections like yeast infections, jock itch, athlete’s foot, or toenail fungus can be easily treated with the help of ACV. Making an antifungal spray is one of the most powerful ACV uses. Mixed with other potent fungus-fighting ingredients, it helps alleviate the symptoms and provide some relief.
– Heart Problems
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggested that a high intake of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) found in ACV could protect against coronary artery disease (Ischemic Heart Disease.)
– High Bad Cholesterol Levels
ACV may help decrease your bad cholesterol levels. A study published in the British Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the consumption of ACV could increase the bile production in the liver, thus helping reduce bad cholesterol levels.
– High Blood Pressure
A 2001 study showed that the acetic acid found in the vinegar could help decrease your blood pressure and plasma renin activity. Your plasma rennin activity is a measure of the activity of your plasma enzyme rennin that plays an important role in your body’s regulation of thirst, urine output, and blood pressure.
A 1988 study suggested that ACV could reduce blood glucose levels.
Another study also showed that it could enhance insulin sensitivity in ninety percent of participants with type-2 diabetes and thirty-four percent of participants with pre-diabetes.
What’s more, drinking 2 tablespoons of ACV before going to bed led to a six percent reduction in blood glucose levels in people with type-2 diabetes.
– Weight Gain and Obesity
ACV may help make you feel full, so that you eat less.
A 2005 study showed that participants that took a small amount of ACV with a high carb meal had a 27% decrease in their calorie intake that resulted in weight loss of about 1.5 pounds.
Another study proved that the daily consumption of ACV reduced belly fat and waist circumference.
– Low Energy Levels
Enhanced energy and stamina are difficult to measure subjectively. However, raw, organic, unfiltered, and unpasteurized ACV is a general health tonic that can significantly boost your stamina and energy.
Other Health Benefits of ACV
ACV may also help with a sinus infection as it may break down mucus and kill bacteria.
It can also be used as a gargle to ease the symptoms of sore throat because of its antibacterial properties.
Also, it may help reduce acid reflux, enhance stomach acid levels, and relieve intestinal spasms.