4 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

I love apple cider vinegar. I love the taste and the benefits. Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar that is made by the fermentation of apple cider. The sugar in the apple cider is broken down by bacteria and yeast and turned into alcohol and then into vinegar.

There have been many scientific studies on the effects of apple cider vinegar. The benefits of apple cider vinegar is huge. Such benefits include helping with acne, allergies, arthritis, chronic fatigue
syndrome, diabetes, flu, gout, heartburn, high cholesterol, and sore throat.

Preventative care is the best kind of care. With diabetes, heart disease, and stroke as the top three killers in the United States, it’s important to know what can help you prevent these diseases.

Here are 4 benefits of apple cider vinegar:

1. Diabetes

In 2007 a study, published in Diabetes Care, found that Type II diabetes patients who consumed two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar at bedtime showed favorable changes in blood sugar levels the following morning.

The biologically active constituent of vinegar is acetic acid, also the source of the liquid’s lip-puckering pungency. Nobumasa Ogawa, Ph.D., of Tokyo University in Tokyo, discovered that the acetic acid inhibits the activity of several carbohydrate-digesting enzymes, including amylase, sucrase, maltase, and lactase. As a result, when vinegar is present in the intestines, some sugars and starches temporarily pass through without being digested, so they have less of an impact on blood sugar.

2. Weight Loss

A study published in 2009 found that obese people who consumed acetic acid (found in apple cider vinegar) daily for 12 weeks experienced significant decreases in body weight, abdominal fat, waist circumference, and triglycerides.

Most apple cider vinegar weight loss home remedies, like the one investigated in Vermont by Dr. D. C. Jarvis, M.D., call for the taking of one or two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water before each meal. Patricia Bragg recommends adding 1 or 2 teaspoons of raw honey to this mixture.

Whichever way you take it, don’t expect a rapid weight loss, the weight will be lost gradually, as it should be to allow the body’s fat cells to adjust to their new size.

3. Blood Pressure & Cholesterol

High blood pressure can lead to major health problems including heart attack, stroke, aneurysms, congestive heart failure and kidney damage. A normal blood pressure reading is considered to be 120/80. If yours is higher, consider apple cider vinegar as a normalizing agent.

Studies conducted on rats found that acetic acid may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

4. Alkaline Acid Balance

The theory behind the alkaline diet is that our blood is slightly alkaline (with a normal pH level of between 7.35 and 7.45) and that our diet should reflect this pH level. Proponents of the alkaline-acid theory believe that a diet high in acid-producing foods leads to lack of energy, excessive mucous production, infections, anxiety, irritability, headache, sore throat, nasal and sinus congestion, allergic reactions, and increased risk of conditions such as arthritis and gout.

Despite being an acidic solution, it is believed that apple cider vinegar  has an alkalinizing effect on the body.  One to two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in water as a daily is recommended.

* If you take ACV between meals or before going to bed, always rinse your mouth to avoid any prolonged vinegar contact with the enamel on your teeth. Undiluted apple cider vinegar, in liquid or pill form, may damage the esophagus and other parts of the digestive tract. If you’re on any medication or have any medical conditions, check with your physician whether apple cider vinegar is right for you.

If you’re not a fan of apple cider vinegar, but need to get healthy, try adding ACV to your fresh juice. 

Why Juice?

The quality of your life starts with the quality of the foods that sustain it. The best path to a healthier, more energetic and disease-free lifestyle begins with a diet rich in organic foods. Especially important on this path to health are fresh vegetables and fruits.

The advantages of juicing include increased energy, strengthened immunity, reduced risk of disease, strengthening of bones, and great health. Juicing provides nutritional advantages of plant foods in a concentrated form that is easily absorbed by the body, and is the most fun and efficient way to increase your consumption of amazing fruits and vegetables. Check out my free presentation here. <—

 You can add ACV to any fresh juice you make. Here is a great recipe. 

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Sources:

http://altmedicine.about.com/od/applecidervinegardiet/a/applecidervineg.htm

http://www.naturalnews.com/035997_apple_cider_vinegar_remedies_health.html

http://www.apple-cider-vinegar-benefits.com/home-remedies.html

http://www.dlife.com/diabetes-food-and-fitness/diabetes superfoods/special_nutrients/spoonful_of_vinegar

http://www.ehow.com/how_2071293_normalize-blood-pressure-apple-cider.html

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Hlebowicz J, Darwiche G, Björgell O, Almér LO. “Effect of apple cider vinegar on delayed gastric emptying in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a pilot study.” BMC Gastroenterol. 2007 Dec 20;7:46.

Kondo S, Tayama K, Tsukamoto Y, Ikeda K, Yamori Y. “Antihypertensive effects of acetic acid and vinegar on spontaneously hypertensive rats.” Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2001 Dec;65(12):2690-4.

Kondo T, Kishi M, Fushimi T, Kaga T. “Acetic acid upregulates the expression of genes for fatty acid oxidation enzymes in liver to suppress body fat accumulation.” J Agric Food Chem. 2009 Jul 8;57(13):5982-6.

Kondo T, Kishi M, Fushimi T, Ugajin S, Kaga T. “Vinegar intake reduces body weight, body fat mass, and serum triglyceride levels in obese Japanese subjects.” Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2009 Aug;73(8):1837-43.

Ostman E, Granfeldt Y, Persson L, Björck I. Vinegar supplementation lowers glucose and insulin responses and increases satiety after a bread meal in healthy subjects. Eur J Clin Nutr. (2005) 59.9: 983-988.

Shishehbor F, Mansoori A, Sarkaki AR, Jalali MT, Latifi SM. “Apple cider vinegar attenuates lipid profile in normal and diabetic rats.” Pak J Biol Sci. 2008 Dec 1;11(23):2634-8.

White AM, Johnston CS. Vinegar ingestion at bedtime moderates waking glucose concentrations in adults with well-controlled type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. (2007) 30.11: 2814-2815.

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It is imperative that before beginning any nutrition or exercise program you receive full medical clearance from a licensed physician.

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  1. I have heard it helps with arthritis also.... Really needs to be added to my regime because the benefits all the way around are so good. My acupuncturist recommends it, you do and so many others it is a must do...

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