December 29


5 Reasons to Start Using Apple Cider Vinegar Today

By Gabriela

December 29, 2017

For centuries, people use vinegar for cooking and household purposes.

As a matter of fact, apple cider vinegar is an ancient folk remedy which can help with many health issues. Moreover, this vinegar comes which many health benefits, and for that science has its back.

5 Incredible Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

1. Diabetes and Blood Glucose Levels

This might be the most successful use of apple cider vinegar, and that is the fact that it helps people who have type 2 diabetes.

As a matter of fact, the main characteristic of type 2 diabetes is elevated blood glucose, either as the inability to make insulin or as insulin resistance.

But, high blood glucose levels might also be an issue in people without diabetes. Therefore, everyone can benefit from having stable blood glucose levels.

The apple cider vinegar, i.e., ACV has many benefits for blood glucose levels and insulin function such as:

The ACV might be beneficial for people with pre-diabetes, diabetes and all people who want to have low blood glucose levels.

In case you are taking blood glucose-lowering drugs, the best thing to do would be to consult your doctor first before increasing the intake of this vinegar.

2. Cholesterol and the Risk of Heart Disease

According to animal studies, this vinegar is able to lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels. Also, apple cider vinegar might have antioxidant chlorogenic acid.

This acid protects LDL cholesterol particles from becoming oxidized, which is a vital step regarding the heart disease process.

Moreover, there are some other studies which show that apple cider vinegar can reduce blood pressure.

3. Makes You Feel Full and Helps People Lose Weight

As we already mentioned this vinegar lowers insulin and blood glucose levels. Therefore it’s logical that it can help when it comes to losing weight.

According to several human studies, this vinegar helps people consume fewer calories and increases satiety.

Vinegar with high-carb meals might lead to that feeling of fullness and for that reason people consume from 200 to 275 fewer calories that day. And reduced calorie intake will lead to reduced weight.

4. High In Acetic Acid, That Has Powerful Biological Effects

The apple cider vinegar is made in a 2-step process, connected to how alcohol is actually made. The first step is crushed apples to yeast, which ferments the sugars and transforms them into alcohol.

The second step is when bacteria are added which additionally ferments the obtained alcohol and transforms it into this acetic acid.

In fact, you should know that this acetic acid is the primary active compound in the apple cider vinegar.

Moreover, the unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar contains “mother” which is strands of friendly bacteria, enzymes, and proteins that give the vinegar that cobweb-like and murky appearance.

The great thing about ACV is the fact that it has only 3 calories in 1 tablespoon. The ACV doesn’t contain many minerals and vitamins, but it contains a small amount of potassium. In addition, the quality of ACV contains antioxidants and amino acids.

5. Can Eliminate Different Types of Bacteria

The vinegar might help kill pathogens, and this includes bacteria. Traditionally the apple cider vinegar has been used for disinfecting and cleaning, treating ear infections, nail fungus, warts, and lice.

Also, it’s used as a food preservative, and according to studies, it might inhibit bacteria such as E.coli from spoiling the food and growing in it.

Therefore, if you want to preserve your food the natural way, apple cider vinegar is the right thing for that.

How to Consume Apple Cider Vinegar

The first thing people need to do is to make sure that the vinegar which they will buy should be raw, unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar.

In case you decide to consume it on a daily basis, all you need to do is to mix 2 tbsp. of ACV in one glass of water.

If the flavor is unpleasant, don’t worry there are other options. Add ACV to your meals and salads.

Do you use apple cider vinegar and what for?


  • Gabriela

    Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Health Page, Fitness trainer and instructor has dedicated her career to educating and informing people for over 10 years. As one of the most passionate diabetes advocates, Gabi has worked tirelessly to ensure that those people receive the education and support they need to properly manage their diabetes and achieve their health, fitness and weight loss goals.

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