Cleansing properties of apple cider vinegar
It is believed that the acetic acid contained in apple vinegar helps cleanse the body from drugs and alcohol. Many doctors believe that drinking vinegar both internally and externally cleanses the body.
Acetic acid contributes to the toxic compound being bound with other molecules, resulting in the formation of new components. Then those biologically inert compounds are easily excreted from the body.
Apple cider vinegar to fight obesity
It is a well known relationship between weight loss and cider vinegar. Every morning, people are happy to drink a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, especially whole (unpasteurized), organic type, mixed with a glass of warm water, because they firmly believe that it helps them lose weight, fills them with energy and improve digestion. There are studies which note the fact of the influence of acetic ingredients such as fiber on weight reduction.
In addition, fiber and nutrients of apple cider vinegar will help those who are watching calories. As fresh apples, apple cider vinegar contains pectin – a kind of fiber, which is mainly found in fruits. It reduces appetite. Those who drink a tablespoon of vinegar diluted in a glass of water half an hour before a meal, swear that it decreases the appetite. Another benefit of apple cider vinegar is its ability to maintain balance of sodium and potassium in the body. When this equilibrium is normal, people eat less because they don’t feel hungry.
Apple cider vinegar for cancer prevention
Cancer is the second among fatal diseases in the world, and this word is literally terrifies the world’s population. But the risk of cancer can be reduced.
Scientists now know that one of the mechanisms of cancer prevention is good nutrition, and studies have shown certain antioxidant properties of fruits and vegetables, especially when combined with apple cider vinegar, which contains beta-carotene, a carotenoid.
Carotenoids act as building blocks of the body to produce vitamin A, another powerful antioxidant, deficiency of which is associated with cancer of respiratory system, colon and bladder. Vitamin A and caratenoids work together to protecting the body from different forms of cancer linked to chemical toxins. So the doctors know that foods rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C, E and beta-carotene, can fight the molecules of free radicals that cause degeneration of normal cells into malignant tumors. Apple cider vinegar contains beta-carotene and fiber, which is not a magic potion, but is extremely helpful in reducing the risk of cancer.
Cider Vinegar helps cope with type 2 diabetes
Do not be surprised that apple cider vinegar can be used as a remedy for type 2 diabetes, which usually develops after age of 40. This is a very common disease characterized by elevated levels of sugar or glucose in the blood, which is a result of the inability of the body to produce its own insulin, a hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other food components into energy.
Symptoms of diabetes include feeling of hunger, unusual thirst, blurred vision, frequent urination, weight loss and fatigue.
However, most people with type 2 diabetes as well as people suffering from elevated cholesterol levels can control the disease through diet and lifestyle changes. Apple cider vinegar comes to aid in these cases.
The researchers found that consumption of apple cider vinegar in food helps slow the growth of blood sugar that occurs after eating foods rich in carbohydrates.
There are numerous other uses for Apple Cider Vinegar.
Here are some examples.
It can be used to treat angina, flu and cough by gargling the throat with some apple cider vinegar diluted in warm water.
It is great for treating anemia, as it contains iron in a very absorbent form, vitamin B12 and folic acid.
It’s used to fight arthritis, acme, and kidney stones.
It helps lower cholesterol due to the high content of pectin that inhibits fat absorption. Pectin, combined with beta-carotene anti-oxidants, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Sunburns can be treated by rubbing the affected area with water/vinegar solution. Vinegar PH is strangely very close to skin PH therefore it can be used for beauty purposes. Rubbing vinegar solution can have a beneficial effect on dry or greasy skin – it becomes smooth, silky and great-looking.
Rinsing your mouth with a weak vinegar solution strengthens gums and breaks down dental plaque.
Rinsing your hair with vinegar solution helps repair tired and brittle hair and also fights dandruff.
Word of caution
Keep in mind that vinegar, just like any other acid, has a tendency to eat away the acid-alkaline environment of the stomach (if taken on an empty stomach), thereby damaging the gastric mucosa, as well as tooth enamel. So make sure to rinse your mouth after taking vinegar.
People with gastritis, elevated gastric activity, and also people with liver problems should not use apple cider vinegar.
It is also recommended to “cycle” the use of apple cider vinegar – that is, take 10 -12 day break every 2 months.