According to newest research, vinegars are rich in antioxidants that slow down premature aging and lower the chances of cancer. The power of this ancient healing remedy has been scientifically backed up for its benefits regarding obesity, high blood pressure, and many other health issues.
Apple cider vinegar is the most popular type of vinegar and it’s made from the cider of apples. Apples are crushed and the squeezed into liquid. Then, yeast and bacteria are added to the content to initiate the process of fermentation-when sugars are turned into alcohol. Afterwards, the product turns into vinegar through healthy acid-forming bacteria. This process gives vinegar its sour taste.
ACV is used as a salad dressing, a food preservative, and in marinades, vinaigrettes, and chutneys. Besides being used as food, ACV can be an excellent natural remedy for different diseases and conditions. Let’s take a look:
Reduces high blood pressure
A particular study showed that the consumption of ACV, after eating a meal high in carbohydrates, lowered the blood sugar glucose levels by 19% to 34%.
It increases the feeling of satiety
A research showed that consumption of ACV increases the fullness, which results in consumption of less food and less calories in the body. In a study, the people who drank ACV ate 200 to 275 less calories over a period of 24 hours.
It decreases the chances of cardiovascular illnesses
Heart diseases are the number 1 reason for death in the world. Namely, vinegar is believed to lower the bad cholesterol since chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant found in vinegar, doesn’t allow the cholesterol particles to oxidize.
It protects against cancer
In China, there has been a newly discovered connection between intake of vinegar and reduced cases of esophageal cancer.
Destroys unhealthy bacteria
ACV has anti-bacterial properties and this is why it’s used as a food preservative. Moreover, it’s very good in the treatment of conditions like ear infections, warts, nail fungus, and warts, because of this characteristic.
Treats sore throat
Since vinegar is a powerful germ-destroying liquid, it can remove the infection responsible for a sore throat. Just gargle with a ¼ cup of ACV mixed with ¼ cup of warm water when your throat is itchy and sore to provide immediate relief.
It treats acne
Certain acids present in ACV, like malic and lactic acids, exfoliate and soften the skin, which in return lowers the redness caused by acne and balances the pH of the skin.