For centuries Apple cider vinegar has been use as a cure-all miracle. But, is it true or just a hype? Until recently there was little research to back up this claim.
Apple cider vinegar has been used to treat fungus, lice warts and ear infection, osteoporosis and arthritis, obesity, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, acid reflux, leg cramps, reduce cholesterol. It has also been used as body cleansing to help get rid of toxins, improve concentration, and fight inflammation..
Used topically Apple cider vinegar is a remedy to treat acne, sunburn, insect bites and dandruff.
Apple cider vinegar can help kill pathogens, including bacteria (like E. coli). Over 2000 years ago Hippocrates used vinegar for cleaning of wounds.
Apple cider vinegar is a great natural way to preserve food.
An unhappy gut is an unhealthy one, which can upset every other system in your body.― Amy Leigh Mercree
Beneficial effect on blood glucose and insulin sensitivity
One of the most successful benefits of Apple cider vinegar are for people with high blood sugar and insulin levels. Studies has shown that apple cider vinegar improves insulin sensitivity and significantly lowers blood sugar and insulin responses as well as improving insulin function and lower blood sugar levels after meals.
Just 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bedtime can reduce fasting blood sugar in the morning by 4%.
Taking 1 - 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before meal improves insulin sensitivity by 19 - 34% and significantly lowers blood sugar and insulin responses.
Helps loosing weight
Studies has also shown that apple cider vinegar also helps you lose weight and reduces belly fat. Vinegar can increase satiety and help you eat fewer calories and lead to actual pounds lost on the scale. People taking apple cider vinegar before meal get increased feelings of fullness and end up eating 200 - 275 fewer calories during the day.
Beneficial for heart health
Apple cider vinegar has also beneficial effects on cholesterol levels and improves heart health. Many studies have been conducted on animals. Although not proven enough the connection between cholesterol and apple cider vinegar, adding it to your daily plan can be effective, as apple cider vinegar can lower blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity and therefor help fight diabetes. These factors should also lead to reduced risk of heart disease.
A homeopathic amount of apple cider vinegar is from 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinerag a day. Higher maounts may damage tooth enamel.