What is Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar, also known as ACV, has been used for centuries as a natural elixir. It’s the result of chopped apples being soaked in water at room temperature to allow the natural sugars to ferment and form ethanol. Bacteria then turns this ethanol into acetic acid for apple cider vinegar.
What are the Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar?
There are several health benefits, which include:
Helping to Reduce Heartburn and Acid Reflux
Acid reflux symptoms usually begin when there is too little acid in the stomach. Apple cider vinegar is acetic acid, so this could help remedy this situation by balancing your body’s pH levels.
Assisting with Healthy Weight Management
The acetic acid in ACV helps to suppress your appetite, increase your metabolism and reduce water retention, which is a great combination if you’re looking to lose a few pounds.
Supports Healthy Blood Sugar
Studies have shown that ACV has strong anti-glycemic properties that support a healthy blood sugar level. The vinegar actually blocks some of the digestion of starch, preventing it from raising your blood sugar.
Contains Antioxidant Properties
ACV contains many antioxidants, such as catechin, gallic acid, caffeic and chlorogenic acids that help keep your body healthy and running smoothly.
Improves Nutrient Absorption
It turns out that using ACV as a salad dressing does more than just add a great zesty flavour! The acetic acid in it can help to increase your body’s absorption of important minerals from the food you eat. Therefore, adding vinegar to your salad dressing may also help you absorb more nutrients from your leafy greens.
ACV increases the acidity in the stomach, which allows it to digest the food you’ve eaten and helps propel it into the small intestine.
May Help Your Muscles Produce Energy More Efficiently
Endurance athletes sometimes drink diluted vinegar before they carb-load the night prior to competition, as acetic acid can help the muscles turn carbs into energy to fuel intense exercise.
Balances Your Body’s pH Levels, which can Enhance Your Bone Health
Although ACV is acidic, it actually has a neutralising effect once it’s inside of you. This means it makes your body’s pH more alkaline. Because studies show that people who eat more alkaline diets (more veggies and less meat) tend to have greater bone mineral density, in theory ACV could help strengthen your bones.
Can Improve Skin Health
Studies have shown that treating acne scars with lactic acid over the course of a few months can lead to improvements in the texture, pigmentation and appearance of treated skin, as well as lightening of scars.
Cleans Fruits and Vegetables
The best way to clean produce is with diluted vinegar. Research suggests its antibacterial properties can significantly reduce pathogens such as Salmonella. Just fill an empty spray bottle with diluted vinegar and spritz your produce (salad stuff, fruits, etc.), then rinse in regular water before serving.
How Can I Take Apple Cider Vinegar?
If you don’t enjoy the bitterness of Apple Cider Vinegar, we recommend taking our Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules. These are all natural, vegan, non-GMO and contain 15mls of apple cider vinegar in each capsule. Simply take one capsule before a main meal, twice daily.
Are you ready to start reaping the health benefits for yourself? Try our Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules now.