The benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is an interesting adjuvant for our health and also for our beauty; to be used both as a substitute for classic vinegar and as a supplement, natural apple cider vinegar helps our body to detoxify, our skin to get rid of impurities and in general increases our resistance and our energy. Also, apple vinegar helps speed up the metabolism and therefore somehow favors weight loss, even if it is not the first reason for which it should be taken. Let’s find out some of the benefits of apple vinegar, how to use it and take it and also the contraindications.
What is apple cider vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar is made from fermented apple cider and this results in a product full of healthy probiotics and enzymes and with zero sugar and calories
Apple cider vinegar: benefits
- It is alkalizing which means it helps our body to maintain the correct PH level, the one that allows our body to work properly;
- Helps to lower the level of sugars in the blood and in the body;
- It helps to lower blood pressure and, consequently, decreases (not by itself, of course) the chances of heart problems;
- Speed up the metabolism by promoting weight loss;
- Decreases the formation of insulin, the hormone responsible for accumulating fat;
- Improves the production processes of digestive enzymes, favoring the flat stomach;
- Helps the detoxification process of the body;
- Improves digestion;
- Strengthens the immune system;
- It is antioxidant;
- Helps to lower cholesterol level.
Apple cider vinegar: contraindications
There are no serious contraindications when you take apple vinegar, but remember that excessive intake could cause damage to your tooth enamel and cause gastrointestinal disturbances. It is not recommended for those suffering from osteoporosis or ulcer.
How to take apple vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can be taken in different ways but the most common, and which allows you to benefit from the many positive effects of this natural ingredient, is to dilute a teaspoon of vinegar inside a cup of hot water and drink it near or away from meals on average twice a day. You can also take a tablespoon of undiluted vinegar, in the morning on an empty stomach. If you wanna use it as a toner or to fight fungus, just prepare a solution made of a various range of essential oils and cider vinegar and sprays it when it’s necessary.
Other Apple Cider Vinegar Uses and Benefits
Apple vinegar is used for several reasons, including those mentioned above, but can be used for many things. Among these:
To induce bacteria into your stomach
By adding beneficial bacteria into your stomach, the apple cider helps in increasing the immunity and in improving the ability to digest and absorb nutrients. Incorporate one to two tablespoons into your diet per day.
As a substitute for the shampoo
The vinegar shines and degreases the hair in a natural way and is suitable for those who want to wash their hair as naturally as possible. Just mix a breakfast cup of water with half a cup of vinegar breakfast, sprinkle the mix on the hair, mix well and rinse.
As a toner for the face
To invigorate the skin on the face and neck, vinegar is ideal. Mix in equal parts cold water and vinegar and pass the natural tonic on face and neck morning and evening.
To reduce age-related spots
Apple vinegar naturally contains alpha hydroxy acids and for this reason, mixed with water in equal parts, can be buffered on the spots of face, hands and neck and left to act for a few minutes . Consistently, the spots will fade.
AGAINST a sore throat
Gargle with 1/4 tepid water and 1/4 of vinegar help the throat to find relief. The same remedy is used to defeat heavy breath problems.
AGAINST THE FLU
Hot water and vinegar to be inhaled help the nose to free itself and help to defeat the cold. The first impact is not the best but you get used to it easily.
To cure a sunburn
Apple vinegar works great against sunburn. Simply mix half a cup of vinegar breakfast with four breakfast cups of water and, using a cotton cloth, pass the liquid on the burned surface.
What’s the best apple cider vinegar?
There are a few things that you’ve to evaluate when buying apple cider vinegar. First of all, you should always look for unfiltered apple cider vinegar, also referred to as “apple cider vinegar with the mother”. A good apple cider vinegar is also unpasteurized and it always comes into a glass bottle so to keep the high acidity levels of the product. For me, Bragg is the perfect apple cider vinegar and I use it every day.
[NB: The information contained in this post cannot be considered medical. It’s based on the direct experience of the owner of the blog and research. It is therefore recommended to always consult a specialist if you have health problems and/or you are taking medication]