Raw, organic, unpasteurized and unfiltered ACV is one of the most amazing things you can find! Below, you have a list of 38 proven benefits and uses of apple cider vinegar you have probably been unaware of:
1. Rich in Acetic Acid
One study, which was made in Japan, proved that acetic acid will help your organism in controlling the blood pressure.
Just like information, acetic acid is not vinegar; it is a substance that vinegar consists. People call it mother, because during the fermentation process the acid bacteria grow inside the liquid till it becomes nontoxic slime.
In case you like to use this ingredient in your juice recipe, you need to avoid distilled vinegar, it needs to be raw.
2. Anti cancer properties
Cancer is the silent killer which becomes one of the most common causes of death, nowadays. There are proves that cancer can be cured. One study which was made proved that vinegar can kill at least several types of cancer.
However in a separate study done in Serbia, results showed that vinegar consumption increased bladder cancer 4.4 times. Based on these studies, vinegar is found to have anti-tumor properties thanks to the acetic acid bacteria but may provide various effects depending on the type of cancer.
3. Proven disinfectant and bacteria killer
Before any scientific study was done, Hippocrates has been using vinegar to treat wounds over 2,000 years ago and modern research has proven that vinegar can kill some types of bacteria like E. coli and S. aureus. It isn’t as effective as commercial products like Clorox, but it does not have chemicals in it so it is safe to use in washing produce and is also known as a natural food preservative.
4. Lowers Bad Cholesterol and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease
The biggest risk of having high cholesterol is that it can lead to much heart disease. In case when bad cholesterol clogs the arteries, there is a huge risk of cardiac arrest.
Apple cider vinegar can help lower because it contains chromogenic acids that help lower LDL or bad cholesterol, preventing it from accumulating and crystalizing in the bloodstream. You should remember that the research was only done to rats which can or cannot translate to same results on humans. One study was done on over 70,000 women showed that an increased intake of oil and vinegar salad dressing reduced the risk of ischemic heart disease.
Taking preventive measures and consuming protective foods into our diets is of utmost importance, given the fact that we are constantly surrounded by toxins. The good news is that ACV contains unique acids which attach to toxins and flush them from the body easily. To release toxins, you can either consume ACV or add it into your bath along with some Epsom salts.
6. Helps in Losing Weight
A Japanese study found that acetic acid could prevent accumulation of body fat. One test was done on mice and the rest on people.
The one done on mice involved feeding them a high-fat diet. One group was given acetic acid and one wasn’t. At the end of the study, the one given acetic acid developed up to 10 percent less body fat than the ones that weren’t given acetic acid.
The test done on people involved 175 obese people who were divided into two groups. They were fed similar diet but one of them had vinegar and the other had plain water. The results of the study showed that the group given vinegar lost 1-2 pounds.
7. Prevents the onset of Diabetes by lowering Postprandial Glycemia
For those who don’t know postprandial glycemia simply refers to the elevated blood sugar levels that occur after a meal – this is a big factor why pre-diabetics progress to type 2 diabetics.The term pre-diabetes means that an individual has elevated blood glucose levels but not high enough to be considered as type-2 diabetes. If left undiagnosed it can lead to type 2 diabetes in 10 years or less. Researchers from Arizona University found out that drinking vinegar juice that included 20 grams of apple cider vinegar, 49 grams of water and 1 teaspoon of saccharine after a meal (bagel and orange juice) resulted in a 35% decrease.
Another way to lower down postprandial glycemia is walking around for 15 minutes after a meal instead of sitting down like most of us do.
8. Reduces Bacterial Infections on Teeth
In one study, made with more than 100 teeth, was proved that apple cider vinegar will reduce and eliminate the bacteria from your mouth and teeth.
9. Apple cider vinegar can help type 2 diabetics improve insulin senility
In a study done by the American Diabetes Association in 2004, 3 groups of people were given a concoction of 20 grams apple cider vinegar, 40 grams of water and a teaspoon of saccharine and after 2 minutes were given a meal that consisted of a white bagel, orange juice and butter.
These 3 groups include people with type 2 diabetes and non-diabetic individuals who are either insulin sensitive (these are control subjects) or insulin resistant. 29 people in all participated in the study.
The study revealed that apple cider vinegar increased insulin sensitivity in insulin-resistant individuals by 34% and type 2 diabetics by 19% . Dr. Mercola who also cited the study said that the type 2 diabetics who participated in the study improved blood glucose levels by 25% while pre-diabetics had lower blood glucose compared to healthy individuals (control subjects) who participated.
Consider yourself lucky, if you aren’t familiar with candida overgrowth, Candida is a parasitic bacterium which can cause yeast overgrowth leading to low energy, yeast infections, poor digestion and other uncomfortable symptoms.
Mainly candida occurs when a person has a poor diet, also high in refined sugar and carbohydrates, and it can take over when the gut flora compromised by antibiotic use or birth control.
An effective tool is ACV in the kit of someone trying to rid themselves of draining candida. When you are treating candida also you can look at lemon water as a possible solution.
Since time eternal as a cure for foot fungus and is great for killing molds it has been used vinegar.
11. Prevents Muscle Fatigue after Exercise
Muscle fatigue can often be a symptom of mineral and electrolyte depletion. To make sure the body has ample electrolyte stores take a Tabs of ACV with water before a workout. The natural pH of our bodies when it’s in balance create an environment where elimination of excess lactic acid in the muscles easily occurs, this stasis also plays a crucial role in oxygenating our bodies during exercise (18).
12. Cures Dandruff
Apple Cider Vinegar is very efficient at fighting dandruff. Blend it with equivalent proportions of water and put on your scalp with a cloth or a spraying bottle. Keep on for 60-120 minutes with a bathing cap and then rinse. To achieve maximum results, this should be done at least once or twice a week.
13. Reduce sunburns and insect stings
In case you have experienced sunburns, or you have been bitted by an insect, it is not so terrifying, because apple cider vinegar is here to give the problem a solution. You need to soak a cotton ball into the vinegar and add on the affected area. You need to repeat this action several times.