5 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Dt. Pushpanjali Bangam    15-07-2021 Consult

Apple cider vinegar's strong suit is balancing pH levels, and creating a healthy, alkalized state when you eat or drink it-or use it a skin-care product. It's also pretty renowned in natural-health circles for curbing digestive issues, spiking weight loss, promoting great skin, and banishing a handful of other pesky afflictions. 

1. Digestion and food poisoning
Vinegar contains malic acid, which can help common digestive issues like constipation or acid-reflux. And because it's a trifecta of antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties, a tablespoon or two in an eight ounce glass of water may even help with a case of food poisoning.

2. Weight loss
It won't replace eating well and exercise, but apple cider vinegar may help you feel full longer, and some natural-health experts say its enzymes and soluble fiber can aid in fat metabolism.

3. Lowers blood sugar levels and fights diabetes

Apple cider vinegar has shown great promise in improving insulin sensitivity and helping to lower blood sugar responses after meals. If you're currently taking blood sugar lowering medications, then check with your doctor before increasing your intake of apple cider vinegar.

4. Source of the vitamins and minerals 

When your stomach isn't producing enough acid, this impairs the absorption of nutrients as well as B6, folate, calcium, and iron.

5. It kills bad breath

You might have heard that the antibacterial properties of vinegar can kill microorganisms responsible for bad breath - and in theory, this is true.

Some people like to dilute it in water and drink it as a beverage. Common dosages range from 1-2 teaspoons (5-10 mL) to 1-2 tablespoons (15-30 mL) per day.

Definitely don't go above that, because excess consumption may have harmful effects.