Many have deemed ACV or apple cider vinegar as a miracle cure for various health problems. Here is a list of 11 proven health benefits of consuming it.
Apple cider vinegar is the latest buzzword in the world of health and nutrition! People have been sipping it by gallons each year to heal their body. Read on to know about 11 ways in which it affects the body if consumed regularly.
You get accustomed to its flavor. Most people are reluctant to try it out at first, but mixing it with some water and honey helps to protect the throat and taste buds. And, as you start consuming it on a daily basis, you get accustomed to its flavor.
It may decrease the appetite. The foremost reason for many to have ACV is for it to assist in weight loss. ACV is known to reduce appetite and maintain the feeling of fullness for long after meals.
May control sweet cravings. ACV may control the craving for sweets, particularly when it is mixed with honey. It is pretty low in calories itself (about 3 calories per tablespoon) and the presence of acetic acid in it helps to curb the sweet tooth.
Digestion may improve. ACV contains probiotics, which are very beneficial for the digestive tract as it helps to control bloating and constipation.
May reduce blood sugar. It increases insulin efficiency to break the sugar molecules and if consumed regularly ACV can assist in stabilizing and regulating the blood sugar levels.
Improve heart health. ACV helps to lower the triglyceride and cholesterol levels, thus reducing the risk of heart attacks.
Improves absorption of nutrients. ACV helps to improve absorption of nutrients from food. For example, it helps intestine to better absorb calcium, iron, and other vitamins and minerals.
Reduces cancer risk. A few studies have suggested that ACV can kill cancer cells and restores the alkaline/acid balance of the body. As cancer cells thrive in acidic environment, this notion could be true.
May protect against bacteria. ACV has antibacterial and antifungal properties, which are of great benefit to protect the digestive tract, face acne, and foot odor.
Combats bad breath. It is also beneficial against bad breath and can be used for rinsing and gargling purpose only after diluting it with some water. But, do not use it as a replacement for mouthwash.
May weaken the teeth enamel. The ACV can alter the tooth enamel by causing its wear and tear and result in dental erosion. The loss of minerals may also lead to tooth decay, which can be prevented by diluting ACV in five times its amount in water before use.