Organic apple cider vinegar is nothing but a product of fermented pressed apple juice which is then converted into vinegar. During this procedure the emphasis is to use organic apples which should be unfiltered, unpasteurized and unheated in order to keep the original ingredients intact.
You can notice the ‘original ingredients’ at the bottom of a jar or a bottle formed as a cloudy string. However, do not let this fool you and make you think there is something wrong with the drink. Quite opposite to what you see, a lot of those beneficial elements and compounds found in apple cider vinegar such as enzymes, pectin and minerals are a part of that string. If you simply donot want to see that string on the bottom, make sure to shake the bottle before using its content.
Apple cider vinegar is a very good health remedy and has many beneficial properties, not only those coming from the apple, but many, many more. Ten of these beneficial properties are given below which are common and popular:
Good for improving of the digestion process
A mixture prepared from a glass of water and apple cider vinegar can help you to significantly improve your digestion. To prepare this mixture simply mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a big glass of water and drink it about 15 minutes before starting a meal. This will help your digestive system to digest the food and all healthy elements found in it more efficiently. A good advice is to use unpasteurized and raw apple cider vinegar because the filtered and pasteurized kind lacks enzymes and many other helpful nutrients. Raw, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar is filled with healthy beneficial minerals such as the acetic acid, malic acid, pectin, enzymes, amino acids and many others. To have a healthy digestive system, drink this mixture few times a day.It is recommended you do this before every meal for a better boost.
Relieves constipation, other intestinal problems, as well as heartburn
Apple cider vinegar mixed with water can also help you normalize a low stomach acid condition that is a possible activator of heartburn. As for those with chronicle heartburn and ulcer problems, pure apple cider vinegar might cause problems because of its strong acidity. If you find yourself having any such problem, make sure to use a diluted kind. The pectin fiber, an ingredient extracted from apple, found in the vinegar, has a positive effect on the gastrointestinal tract helping with cramps and stomach gasses. Apple cider vinegar can also be a mild laxative to be used when having problems such as constipation.
Kills intestinal bacteria and prevents Candida
The compounds found in apple cider vinegar such as the malic and acetic acids help in the conditioning of the intestinal flora. Also they have antibacterial, anti-fungal and antimicrobial properties so they might even help in controlling of infections such as the candida fungus which attacks the intestines.
Strengthens and boosts the immune system
As the immune system is closely connected to the condition of your intestinal flora, it is logical that an increase in probiotic bacteria would strengthen it. Malic acid’s antiviral properties make apple cider vinegar a good preventer of common diseases such as the cold. Drinking apple cider vinegar can also help you dispose of all unnecessary mucus in your body, can help cleanse your lymph system and can help in alleviating allergies.
Helps with regulation of blood sugar levels
Acetic acid is actually the main compound found in apple cider vinegar which helps with the digestion of simple carbohydrates in the body. This consequently leads to lowering of the sugar levels in blood. Also, some studies concluded show that the apple cider vinegar has anti – glycemic effect and can improve the natural secretions of insulin in the body. It is therefore considered a good preventive measure for diabetes and sensitivity in high insulin resistant individuals.
Helps with high blood pressure
Animal studies conducted show that raw, organic apple cider vinegar helps in lowering high blood pressure. This is mostly because the apple cider vinegar helps in increasing of the production of nitric oxide in the body, therefore causing relaxation of the blood vessels.
Helps in cleansing and detoxifying
Besides the already mentioned beneficial and healing properties, drinking of diluted, raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar helps in cleansing and detoxifying of the liver. As mentioned before, a mixture of one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water before each meal is a good start.
Helps in losing weight
As mentioned earlier, it is important to say again that the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar is what makes it a powerful remedy for fighting with all those extra body pounds you might have. In addition to the liver cleansing properties, apple cider vinegar also suppresses the accumulation of lipids and fat in the body. The fact that drinking apple cider vinegar lowers your appetite says it all when it comes to losing weight.
Reduces bad breath
Acetic and malic acid as already mentioned above have antibacterial properties, so they will also help in killing all those harmful bacteria in your mouth responsible for creating of bad breath. Use the mixture to gargle it in your mouth for some 20 seconds to help you for this purpose.
It is beneficial to your skin
Last beneficial property of the apple cider vinegar is that it balances the PH level in your skin and helps with problems such as acne.
As you would have understood by now that drinking only a bit of apple cider vinegar mixed with water can do wonders for you and your body. For good health, prepare this apple cider vinegar – water mixture and start enjoying its benefits today.