Are you the type of person who “Googles” to get answers to health questions?
If so, you may have come across apple cider vinegar as a cure. Some people think it’s not good for anything but use in salad dressings. After all, it doesn’t have high levels of vitamins or minerals. But a lot of people use it for their hair or their skin. Others swear it’s the best thing for everything from bee stings to heartburn to warts.
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) may surprise you!
It has some real health benefits BUT, (I can’t stress this enough), You HAVE to use the RIGHT kind. And don’t worry, I’m going to tell you exactly what to look for on the label.
What Is Apple Cider Good For?
There have been some real scientific studies on ACV. These have shown a lot of ways that apple cider vinegar can boost your health. There’s evidence that ACV:
1. Lowers blood sugar
Vinegar helps improve insulin sensitivity. It lowers blood glucose and insulin responses. This is great for people who are pre-diabetic and want to lower blood sugar levels.
People with diabetes can benefit from apple cider vinegar too, but should talk to their doctor before adding it to their daily regimen.
2. Helps with weight loss
Apple cider vinegar can help with weight loss in a couple of ways.
First, it reduces blood sugar spikes. That means you won’t have so many cravings. Also, when you drink it, it makes you feel full faster. That means you eat less.
One study showed that people who take vinegar with their meals eat an average of 250 fewer calories later on.
3. Lowers cholesterol
Preliminary studies have shown promise that apple cider vinegar could lower triglyceride levels. It also contains chlorogenic acid, which is an important antioxidant.
So, ANY Apple Cider Vinegar Will Do?
It seems like we should all be taking the simple step of drinking a spoonful or two of ACV every day. But not all apple cider vinegar is the same, and it’s important to know what to buy and how to use it.
Only unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar contains what is known as the “mother”. Look for the words “contains the mother” on your label.Tweet
But WHAT is “The Mother?”
The mother is a blob that makes the vinegar look cloudy.
To some people it looks like the vinegar is spoiled. But that blob contains the proteins and bacteria that make apple cider vinegar so effective and healthy.
Unfiltered ACV is full of probiotics too. That means it can help with digestion and prevent constipation.
If you’re going to add apple cider vinegar to your daily diet, make sure you do it the right way. Don’t drink it straight. That’s NOT a good plan.
Instead, add a tablespoon or two to a cup of warm water. Some people like to add a little bit of honey. I like to add the juice from half a lemon and a dash of cayenne pepper for a serious metabolism booster.
Also, sip it through a straw to protect tooth enamel. I do this every day and I challenge you to give it a try!
Yours in Health,
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