The Uses & Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar supposedly has a wealth of healthy benefits. We did some research and here’s what we found…
Vinegar is traditionally used to clean and disinfect the home, along with treating nail fungus, lice, warts and ear infections. Hippocrates (the father of modern medicine) used it to clean wounds over two thousand years ago. The antibacterial properties come from the acetic acid found in the vinegar which prevents bacteria from multiplying.
2. Lowers blood sugar levels
Apple Cider Vinegar can potentially fight diabetes. There are studied that have shown people with type 2 diabetes who have taken two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed instead of insulin have had lower glucose levels by morning.
3. Weight Loss
Because it lowers blood sugar and insulin, Apple Cider Vinegar can potentially help you lose weight. Studies suggest that vinegar can make you feel fuller for longer which means you won’t be eating as many snacks throughout the day!
4. Balances Body’s pH levels
Even though Apple Cider Vinegar is acidic it can balance your bogy’s pH levels which means stronger bones. You can also use it as a toner when diluted with water to regulate the pH of your skin.
5. Reduces Heartburn
If you get heartburn from eating certain foods, Apple Cider vinegar can help to alleviate the pain. The acetic acid neutralises the acid that causes heartburn to make you feel better.
6. Cancer fighting properties
Research has shown the vinegar can shrink and kill some types of cancer cells. A study in China suggests that vegetable and vinegar consumption reduces the risk of oesophageal cancer. It is thanks to the acetic acid bacteria that vinegar has anti-tumor properties and it contains polyphenols which has anticancer and antioxidant properties.
7. Dental Care
Apple Cider Vinegar has the potential to reduce bacterial count on teeth, and these antibacterial properties can also kill the microorganisms responsible for bad breath.
8. Removes Excess Candida
Candida is a form of yeast that lives in your mouth and intestines. An excess of candida can lead to thrush, fatigue, poor memory and sugar cravings. Because Apple Cider vinegar is rich in natural enzymes it can help to rid your body of this excess candida and reduce the likelihood of these problems occurring.
9. Cleans fruit & veg
Because of its antibacterial properties vinegar is the best thing to clean fruit and veg as it significantly reduces pathogens like salmonella. Simply fill an empty spray bottle with diluted vinegar, spray they fruit or veg and rinse with regular water before serving.
Try our organic Apple Cider Vinegar from Biona and let us know your healthy tips.