We’ve all heard that an apple a day will keep the doctor away, I’d like to think they meant Apple Cider Vinegar. For hundreds of years apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been used for a variety of health ailments ranging from allergies to improving diabetes. The functional compounds found in ACV are acetic acid, magnesium, potassium, enzymes & probiotics.
The most up to date research shows that ACV has been linked to curing high blood pressure, improving diabetes, acid reflux, and even supporting weight loss.
ACV contains over 90 nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, calcium, chlorine, iron, copper, sodium, and fluorine just to name a few. ACV is jam packed with vitamin C, along with vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, and vitamin E.
ACV actively detoxifies your body by cleaning out the liver and draining the lymphatic system. It neutralizes the body’s pH and helps to stimulate the cardiovascular system as well as improves bowel movements.
Acid Reflux & Heartburn
ACV is packed with probiotics and enzymes that help to neutralize the body’s pH. By drinking 2 tablespoons of ACV 30 minutes before a meal (diluted in 8 ounces of water or not) it helps to increase the gastric juices used to break down food in your stomach, which prevents acid reflux and heartburn.
ACV is known to break down mucus and clear out the sinuses. It supports lymphatic drainage and immune function.
Cold & Sore Throat
Because ACV is loaded with vitamins and probiotics, it is used as a cold and sore throat remedy and does it FAST!
Lower Blood Pressure
ACV has been proven through scientific research to lower triglycerides in the blood as well as lower blood pressure.
Medical research proves that the active ingredient in ACV, acetic acid, can regulate blood sugar and improve diabetes.
ACV is known to reduce sugar cravings. A study done by the Journal of Diabetes Care stated that ACV could promote weight loss. According to another study, test subjects lost 10% body fat under an ACV regimen.
Kills Candida (Yeast)
The effects of candida and yeast are bad breath UTI’s, lack of energy, and many digestive problems. ACV is known to promote the killing off of candida and yeast within the body, hence alleviating these issues.
***This is not a comprehensive list of ACV benefits, there are many more****