You may already have a bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar in your pantry because it becomes a delicious addition for pickles, salad dressings and marinades etc. But do you know that it can turn out to be extremely helpful for your health too? Yes, apple cider vinegar has been suggested as a folk remedy capable of curing many things from warts to flu and it has also been found capable of preventing several other diseases.
In this article we’ll take a look at some great health benefits associated with apple cider vinegar:
1. Weight Loss: Did you know that apple cider vinegar can help you in losing weight?That’s right. This was found in a study conducted on 175 obese people in Japan. For the study these people were advised to take either vinegar or water daily for a period of 12 weeks.
All other things were similar including diets, food journals and so on. After 12 weeks, it was found that those who consumed vinegar regularly lost slightly more weight than those who consumed water. Those people gained the lost weight back after that study was over.
The reason behind this is still unknown, but researchers think that one possible reason may be activation of certain genes that cut down fat. Whatever the reason, it has been suggested that this remedy helps in losing weight faster.
2. Blood sugar:Apple Cider Vinegar can help a lot in curbing your diabetes condition as well. According to researchers, the anti-glycemic effect of apple cider vinegar is very well documented, which helps in blocking a little part of starch digestion. It definitely doesn’t block the digestion of starch completely, but blocks the digestion of excessive starch that may raise your blood sugar levels after digestion. This brings us to the next benefit.
3. Digestion:As I said above, apple cider vinegar helps in blocking the digestion of extra starch. And that undigested part of starch can help in feeding good bacteria inside your body. Consuming unfiltered apple cider vinegar before consumption of starch can provide numerous probiotics and good bacteria to your body that help in supporting our immunity system.And for some people, it may even help in combating constipation.
Note: Don’t even think about consuming it directly. It’s so acidic that it’ll damage the enamel of your tooth. Dilute one-two tablespoon of it with a glass of water and sip along with your meal.