So what exactly is all the hype on Apple Cider Vinegar? I’m sure most of us have heard the numerous benefits taking a “shot” of this vinegar daily has on our health. For those of you who haven’t it is said that Apple Cider Vinegar is considered to be a miracle treatment for just about everything. Not only does it aid in acne curing, high blood pressure lowering, promotes weight loss, as well has stabilize blood sugar and cure cancer capabilities, but it is also said to be a natural anti-inflammatory.
Apple Cider vinegar is made out of fermented apples, bacteria and yeast. Doesn’t sound so appetizing does it? Let alone on a daily basis! While all of the health claims are yet to be proven the ones we do know are confirmed are:
- Stabilizes Blood Sugar: Studies show that due to the vinegar’s acetic acid content it aids in stabilizing blood sugar levels. How exactly? Antiglycemic properties are found in the acetic acid and are known for their blood sugar lowering capabilities. Drinking apple cider vinegar in water before a high starch/carb meal can help regulate your insulin and blood sugar from rising to fast after the meal!
- Promotes Weight Loss: A study done in Japan found that drinking a dose daily helps individuals lose both more body weight and fat. Part of this is due to the fact the vinegar makes you feel fuller longer.
- Believed to Help Fight Cancer: Although it is not exactly known yet how or why, research shows that some vinegars have positive effects at decreasing tumors affiliated with certain types of cancers. Many people advise that is is nature’s cancer cure. With more research done the exact benefits are soon to be known.
While there are numerous benefits to this amazing vinegar some believe it is a little too good to be true. Is it really as safe to consume daily as all those who seem to believe it is? One thing is for certain, experts advise drinking apple cider vinegar diluted in water and never by itself. Because its is so severely acidic it can burn your throat, esophagus, mouth and upset your stomach. It is also believed to cause tooth erosion, yellowing of the teeth and tooth decay. Drinking excessive amounts can also lead to lower your body’s potassium levels which can in turn lead to health problems and weak bones.
The old statement is tired and true, everything in moderation and there is such thing as too much of a good thing! Explore the benefits of apple cider vinegar for yourselves. Even if it is solely on occasion when you feel a need for a bodily cleanse, dilute 4 teaspoons in 8 tablespoons of water and reap the proven health benefits!