Apple cider vinegar is all the rage, and for a very good reason! Being packed with many nutrients, it offers a wide range of health benefits, from supporting weight loss and fighting diabetes to lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure levels. Read on to learn more about the things ACV can do for your health!
Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, a compound which prevents the accumulation of body fat and unhealthy liver fat, thus promoting weight loss. For optimal results, use homemade apple cider vinegar!
Studies done by the Central Research Institute in Japan (2009) and Johnson and Buller (2005), found that a small amount of ACV can help lose weight. According to these studies, as little as a tablespoon (15ml) is enough to blast belly fat and lose inches.
Another study, published in Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, showed that consuming apple cider vinegar on a daily basis led to a lower body weight, abdominal fat, and waist circumference.
Mixing a tablespoon of ACV with an 8oz glass of fruit juice/ warm water is an easy way to incorporate it into your daily diet. Another option is to add it to your salads.
In addition to this, there are other ways apple cider vinegar can boost your overall health. Check them out!
According to a 2007 study that looked on the effects of vinegar on fasting glucose levels, taking two tablespoons of vinegar before bedtime helps reduce them. In other words, ACV helps fight off diabetes while helping those being overweight.
Lowering Cholesterol Levels
According to a recent study by Panetta, taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar on a daily basis helps lower cholesterol levels in an all- natural way. Add it to your morning smoothie, which is an excellent way to incorporate it into your diet.
Lowering Blood Pressure
As explained by Iman (2015), ACV ‘oxidizes and thins the blood, which is important in preventing high blood pressure.’ Lowering blood pressure and lowers the risk of getting heart disease or experiencing a stroke.
Apple cider vinegar improves the appearance and texture of your hair, thus making it stronger and much shinier.
In brief, taking as little as a tablespoon of ACV on a daily basis works wonders for your cholesterol and blood pressure levels, your hair, your waistline, and your overall health. Add it to your diet as soon as possible and feel the difference in no time.