Apple cider Vinegar and Benefits
Apple cider vinegar has been studied for its health benefits and is thought to be the active ingredient in ACV. Here’s a quick guide to ACV’s medicinal applications:
Diabetes—In one study, drinking 1 Tbs. of ACV in water (before meals) was shown to lower fasting blood glucose among adults at risk for type 2 diabetes.
Blood pressure—According to animal-based research, drinking ACV may help lower high blood pressure.
Cholesterol and triglycerides—Diabetic rats fed a diet enhanced with apple cider vinegar experienced a reduction in triglycerides and a boost in HDL, or ”good” cholesterol.
—Some research shows that ACV supports liver detoxification and overall circulation. Holistic practitioners recommend its use for reducing acidity within the body (i.e., balancing the body’s pH), as well as easing indigestion, combating candida yeast, and breaking up mucus throughout the body.
Weight loss—All types of vinegar, including ACV, are thought to help promote weight loss by increasing satiety between meals.