Then we hear how magical and amazing apple cider vinegar (ACV) is. They range from acne and sunburn healing to weight loss and cancer prevention.
The most popular ACV brand seems to be Braggs. You can also create yours from scratch.
Vinegar has been appreciated by all gurus. But unfortunately, few claims are scientifically proven. To fully benefit from it, you must know the myths of the facts.
Some safety tips first
Apple cider vinegar, like other types of vinegar, is like acid to your body. Don’t drink directly!
Instead, you should dilute it. Add a tablespoon (maximum 2) of vinegar to a glass of water.
Otherwise, it will be too acidic for your esophagus. It is also easy to breathe and send acid to the lungs. According to some people, it looks like a sunburn on the lungs. Imagine that!
Also, certain foods can negate the effect of vinegar. Others may extend it. To be safe, drink apple cider vinegar on an empty stomach. It is a great way to start the day. But it’s probably not as good as a drink before bed!
Now, here are some amazing things that will really happen if you drink (the diluted version) of apple cider vinegar.
You will get an acetic acid booster.
The vinegar is made in a two-step process.
First, bacteria and yeast are added to the apple cider. Apple sugars are converted into alcohol. Then it is fermented. Alcohol is converted to acetic acid.
Acetic acid is a major component of LCA. Acid is often used for medical purposes. Pharmaceutical versions of acetic acid are used for the ear canal and other conditions.
Some research suggests that it helps control blood pressure and unclog arteries.
You will have a better diet for diabetics
Type 2 diabetes is a disease that affects millions of people worldwide. Diabetics cannot produce insulin or have insulin resistance. This means that the cells do not respond to insulin as they should.
Insulin plays an important role in lowering blood sugar.
Vinegar has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity in people with insulin resistance. Even after a carbohydrate-rich meal, participants experienced a greater drop in blood sugar.
It was also able to lower blood sugar when consumed as a salad dressing. Another study found that just 2 tablespoons of stroke can reduce fasting blood sugar by 4%.
That is why a large amount of apple cider vinegar is included in diabetic diets.
But if you have type 2 diabetes, first think about consulting your doctor! Make sure there are no complications with your medication!
You will benefit from better digestion.
You have probably heard all about probiotics. These are live microorganisms that aid digestion and destroy harmful bacteria. We know them for yogurt and other products, like skin creams.
There are five types of probiotics in apple cider vinegar. They may or may not be alive when you drink your cup of vinegar.
Fortunately, there is another part of the VCA “mother” (this dirt at the bottom of the bottle): prebiotics.
Prebiotics, unlike probiotics, are a special form of fiber. They feed the good bacteria (probiotics) already present in your intestine.
Pectin, the prebiotic, is also what slows down glucose absorption. There have been studies that show that pectin binds cholesterol, which absorbs less.
Most of the benefits of LCA are due to prebiotics. So make sure to shake your LCA bottle well and remove the dirt at the bottom!
You will Lose Weight
ACV is often touted as a miracle of diet. Unfortunately, this claim is riddled with myths and facts.
The acetic acid in the vinegar works against the enzymes in the stomach that digest starch. This can prevent you from absorbing calories from carbohydrates. And it can probably help you lose weight. A handful of studies support this claim.
But no one yet knows how effective the VCA is because not enough research has been done.
However, there is evidence that strokes can make you feel fuller.
Increases satiety, which means you could eat less. In one study, white bread with 3 levels of vinegar was served. The higher the level of acetic acid in the vinegar, the fuller the participants will feel. They also had lower blood sugar and insulin levels.
This can help you eat 200 to 275 fewer calories that day!
The bottom line is that apple cider vinegar can help you. There is no harm in taking it before each meal (if kept within limits). But it won’t work on its own.
The most effective way to lose weight is to always eat healthily and exercise regularly.
Some things to consider with apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar certainly has some health benefits, but there are also downsides. For one, the acid it contains can wreak havoc on your teeth and potentially burn your throat. We do not recommend taking it directly but dilute it in water. Add a little honey to make the drink more flavorful and drink it with a straw to surround your teeth as much as possible.
Also, stroke is not recommended for people with chronic kidney disease because the kidneys may not be able to process excess acid. People who take diuretics or lipid-lowering medications may find that VAC lowers potassium levels too much. Similarly, diabetics taking medications to control insulin can have dangerously low blood sugar