Nine Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is very popular in the health community because the benefits are abundant ranging from curing hiccups to alleviating cold and viruses. Many people claim that apple cider vinegar (ACV) helped them combat diabetes, cancer, high cholesterol, weight issues and heart problems.

What exactly is apple cider vinegar? It is the acidic liquid packed with raw enzymes and good bacteria that is the result of the fermentation process of apples.

My favorite brand is Braggs raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar and you can find it in grocery stories, health food stories and even online.  You can start your day with a splash of ACV in your morning lemon water, add it to your pancake mix to make them fluffy, add to avocado dip, salad dressing, unsweetened cranberry juice and much more! Get creative and let your taste-buds explore the many tastes developed with apple cider vinegar.

Top Nine Health Benefits:

  1. Antibacterial: ACV is naturally antibacterial and can be used a a mouthwash to kill germs and bad breath when you dilute it in water. Gargle with it for a sore throat and strep throat. Drink it several times a day to help with stomach bugs and diarrhea. You can even apply to your skin to relieve rashes such as acne and insect bites.
  2. Anti-inflammatory: drinking ACV helps relieve systematic inflammation and since the root of many illness comes or is involved with inflammation then it’s a good proactive measure to swig back some apple cider vinegar.
  3. Promotes healthy digestion: ACV helps reduce acid reflux and IBS as the insoluble fiber coats the lining of the colon.
  4. Increases oxygen as it releases iron from the food you eat into your blood stream supplying more oxygen throughout the body.
  5. Normalize blood sugar levels: studies state drinking ACV before bedtime helped normalize blood glucose levels.
  6. Balance hormones by helping convert proteins in your food into amino acids necessary to synthesize hormones regulating mood and weight management.
  7. Control hunger and food cravings since the pectin, the soluble fiber helps you feel full and reduce snacking. Drink AVC 30 minutes after meals to feel full faster.
  8. Improve cholesterol and high blood pressure when taken twice daily and shown to improve circulation and healthy cholesterol.
  9.  Relieve Sinus pressure and head colds as it loosens excessive mucous, congestion and sinus pressure. You can also steam-inhale it to clear sinuses faster.

There are many more health benefits to using apple cider vinegar so it’s a medicinal product to keep handy in your pantry.

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