Ah, Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) – the holy grail of natural ingredients. But what are the benefits and why is it so popular in the wellness world?
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been documented by Hippocrates (Circa 400 BC) to have been prescribed for a variety of illnesses and preventative needs. Fast forward a few thousand years and today Wikipedia still states that ACV has no medicinal or nutritional value. So why are so many people worldwide including ACV religiously into their daily routines? Most commonly taken as a ‘shot’ of the raw product purchased at their local health food store, we’re sure it’s not because they love the taste.
Try googling ACV, and you’ll find hundreds of listings discussing the health benefits and even articles based on scientific studies of both humans and animals consuming ACV. So what are the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar and how can we incorporate this superfood supplement into our routine?
Here are five benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar for your health:
Apple Cider Vinegar contains a variety of essential and health-boosting properties including vitamins B1. B2 and B6; biotin; folic acid; niacin; pantothenic acid; and vitamin C. it also contains small amounts of the minerals sodium, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Organic, unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar, however, also contains “mother,” which is an essential element of organic ACV which supermarket “home brand” forms of liquid ACV and other powdered capsule forms may not have. The all-important “mother” includes strands of proteins, enzymes and friendly bacteria and has been well documented as the most effective component of organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
Balancing blood sugar levels is a biggie. Diabetes is a widespread disease and ACV has been demonstrated to work with insulin in the body to both lower and maintain blood sugar levels. As a result, your energy levels will be stronger and more consistent, you’ll feel less tired after meals and in some cases, your need for prescription medicine will reduce. ACV also helps with your metabolism and contributes to maintaining a healthy blood sugar balance in the body.
It has been shown that ACV can increase satiety or the feeling of ‘fullness’. This allows your body to know when it’s full and removes the ‘need’ to overeat, leading to a decrease in daily calorie intake and in turn, contributing to weight management and the potential to reduce belly / visceral fat.
Currently, heart disease is the world’s most common cause of premature death. Several studies have shown that ACV can reduce “bad” cholesterol levels in the body and lead to a better triglyceride balance and a reduced risk of developing heart disease along with a potential reduction in blood pressure.
Apple Cider Vinegar can also assist with toning, clarifying and clearing the skin. ACV has been claimed to help remedy skin conditions and reduce the signs of premature ageing. Many people also claim to use ACV for their hair health, helping to reduce dandruff and add shine and volume to the hair.
So, whilst the Medical Industry does not currently support the use and potential benefits of daily ACV intake, the scientific studies and reports from REAL people who are regularly taking ACV are overwhelming. So why not try it for yourself!
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This article was written by Glenn Summerville, Pharmacist and Head of Product Development at Tonik.
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