Apple cider vinegar is one of the most beneficial natural ingredients because it has many health benefits such as balancing the pH levels in the body, aids weight loss and raises the beneficial bacteria in the stomach.
A combination of ACV, ginger and honey will help you in the treatment of sore throat, all you have to do is to mix 1 tablespoon of ACV, ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger, 2 tablespoons of water, ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and 1 tablespoon of raw honey.
ACV has the ability to regulate blood sugar levels. Experts from the Arizona University State conducted a study on 11 patients suffering from type 2 diabetes which instead of insulin, took prescription drugs in combination with a dose of 2 tablespoons of ACV and 1 oz of cheese prior bedtime.
According to the results, the sugar levels were significantly regulated in the morning.
Moreover, the results from another study showed that the blood glucose levels in healthy people, adults with type 2 diabetes and those with pre-diabetes have reduced with the consumption of an ounce of apple cider vinegar with a meal which included a white bagel and butter and a glass of orange juice.
The blood sugar levels were lowered by 25% in those with type 2 diabetes, while in pre-diabetics 50%.
ACV can be used in the treatment of numerous different skin issues due to its acidic nature which balances the pH levels.
Moreover, ACV has high antioxidant content which helps in elimination of toxins from the lymphatic system thus preventing oxidative damage.
According to some studies, ACV can also destroy cancer cells since it promotes apoptosis in leukemia cells. One study even showed that rice vinegar can prevent breast, prostate, colon, lung and bladder cancer.
Due to its high acetic acid, ACV aids the enzymes to break down fat thus preventing weight gain.
Scientist from Japan conducted a study on obese individuals who had similar wais measurements, body weight and body mass index and they were divided into 3 groups.
The individuals from group one were given half an ounce of ACV, the second group received one ounce of ACV and the third did not take ACV at all. According to the results, the individuals who received ACV on a daily basis have reduced body weight, had smaller waist circumference, and lower BMI.
Fermented veggies as well as ACV are a rich source of lactic acid that boosts the gut microbione.
In order to treat gastrointestinal issues, you should add a teaspoon of raw honey and 2 teaspoons of ACV in a cup of warm water and drink it.
To stop hiccups, just drink a teaspoon of ACV. To soothe an inflammation and to reduce bruises, soak a cloth in ACV and place it onto the affected area.
ACV is antimicrobial agent which has the ability to replace the expensive chemical disinfectants.
Apple cider vinegar is a versatile ingredients used in the household, for cleaning as well as for cooking and here is the amazing combination for a delicious salad dressing:
- 1 tablespoon of ACV
- ½ teaspoon of minced garlic
- Several fresh basil leaves
- Some ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice