You’ve probably heard people talking about apple cider vinegar. In recent years, an effort to get away from the use of toxic chemicals has led many people to go back to their roots, embracing all natural products that can be used just as effectively as their dangerous counterparts. Apple cider vinegar is a favored choice for people who wish to have a healthier and more organic lifestyle. Not only is it excellent for safely cleaning homes, including those with pets and young children, but consuming the solution also has a number of health benefits and can assist in the treatment of several ailments.

apple-cider-vinegarFermented products have historically been used to attain physical balance because they contain beneficial bacteria, called probiotics. Consuming a large glass of water with just 1 tablespoon of ACV, which is produced by fermenting apple juice into hard apple cider and then fermenting that cider into vinegar, can help eliminate 6 common health problems. Let’s take a closer look.

GI Tract Issues

Stomachaches are a common nuisance that plagues many people. Often, people with chronic stomach issues are in pain because of an imbalance of the bacteria in their GI tract. Healthy bacteria are needed in the GI tract because it helps food to break down fully and boosts immunities against trace amounts of common illness-causing foodborne bacteria. 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar a day can help to eliminate bloating, chronic diarrhea, gas, and acid reflux. A study done by the Journal of Food Science noted that vinegar has powerful anti-pathogenic properties that fight against foodborne bacteria both in food and in the human body.

Bad Cholesterol

Having a high count of bad cholesterol, called LDL cholesterol, puts you at greater risk for strokes, heart attacks and peripheral artery disease, which can shorten or dramatically alter your life. Apple cider vinegar provides support to the liver and helps it to produce bile, a substance which is vital in the processing, creation and breakdown of cholesterol in the body. 1 tbsp a day can help to lower LDL levels and maintain healthy liver function. Cambridge University performed a study in which rats showed a dramatic lowering of LDL cholesterol over the course of 19 days of ACV consumption.

Blood Sugar Issues

Diabetics fighting to keep high blood sugar under control are always on the lookout for ways they can treat the issue without needing yet another expensive prescription. Blood sugar spikes after a meal are common and can be exhausting and unpleasant, making you feel ill. Apple cider vinegar acts naturally to balance the body’s blood sugar levels as well as reducing A1C levels, which are a measure of your body’s average glucose production over a 12 week period. ACV can help patients to manage diabetes and naturally boost their energy. The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition noted that consuming apple cider vinegar reduces the body’s glucose and insulin responses after a meal.

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a problem faced by many people. We live in a stressful world, and risk factors for drinking, smoking, high-intensity jobs and unhealthy diets can make blood pressure skyrocket. Heart attacks, strokes, aneurysms, heart failure and other serious or fatal events can result from high blood pressure when it is not being treated. Apple cider vinegar can help to naturally lower blood pressure thanks to its primary ingredient, acetic acid. Consuming 1 tbsp a day can keep blood pressure low and reduce renin activity.

Arthritis

Arthritis, a common but very painful condition, causes inflammation of the joints that can seriously limit mobility. It is a condition that often develops with age, but it does occur less commonly in young people. Pain management can be a difficult thing because many doctors and patients which to avoid the use of heavy duty opioids, but less potent medication don’t always work. Apple cider vinegar can help to treat the problem at its source by providing phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and calcium, four minerals that are often deficient in arthritis sufferers. 1 tbsp of ACV a day can help to dull the pain by replenishing these key minerals as well as provide antioxidants that help to slow the progression of degenerative disorders.

Sinus Infections

Nobody wants to get saddled with a sinus infection, but we all do from time to time. Many people want to avoid the doctor for a minor sinus infection, knowing they can wait it out and not wanting to pay for an expensive visit and prescriptions. Apple cider vinegar can greatly benefit a minor sinus infection as it has the properties necessary to break down mucus and help you eliminate it, keeping your sinuses clearer and getting pesky bacteria out of your body. The antibiotic properties present in the vinegar can also help to gradually eliminate the infection. A study by Medscape noted the antibacterial properties of vinegar, which has been used since the time of Hippocrates to treat an infection.

Apple cider vinegar is a potent natural solution derived from the juice of one of the world’s favorite fruits. A double fermentation process produces an end result that can provide organic body benefits, an all natural cleaning solution for the home and more. Learn more by watching this video.

 

Source: http://positivemed.com/2016/03/18/apple-cider-vinegar-2/