Recent research has shown that vinegar have a high amount of antioxidants which have the power to slow down premature aging and reduce the chances of cancer. Additionally, the healing potential of vinegar has been scientifically proven.
The most popular type of vinegar is apple cider vinegar which is made from the cider of apples. The apples are mashed and then squeezed into liquid. Afterwards, bacteria and yeast are added so to initiate the fermentation process. Fermentation is when sugars turn into alcohol. Next, the product becomes vinegar through healthy acid-forming bacteria. This process gives vinegar its sour taste.
This type of vinegar has various uses, that is, it’s widely used as a salad dressing, a food preservative, and it’s also added to marinades, vinaigrettes, and chutneys. Besides being used as food, apple cider vinegar can successfully treat a long list of conditions and diseases. Here are some of them:
Lowers high blood pressure
According to a study, the consumption of ACV after a meal high in carbs was able to reduce the blood sugar glucose levels by 19 % to 34%.
Prolongs the feeling of satiety
ACV has the power to prolong fullness, according to a recent research. This results in less consumption of food and less calorie intake. In a study, the people who drank ACV ate 200 to 275 calories less in a period of 24 hours.
Reduces the chances of heart diseases
Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause for death in the world. Apple cider vinegar can reduce the levels of bad cholesterol as the chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant in vinegar, prevents the cholesterol particles from oxidizing.
There has been a new discovery about the connection between regular intake of apple cider vinegar and a reduction in the number of esophageal cancer patients.
Eliminates unhealthy bacteria
As it possesses anti-bacterial properties, apple cider vinegar is used as a food preservative. Also, this characteristic makes apple cider vinegar a great natural remedy for treatment of ear infections, nail fungus, and warts.
Treats sore throat
Apple cider vinegar successfully removes the bacteria causing the soreness because it has the power to destroy germs. You need to gargle with a ¼ cup of acv mixed with ¼ cup of warm water when your throat is sore. You will immediately feel relief.
It treats acne
The malic and lactic acids in ACV exfoliate and make the skin softer, which in return reduces the redness caused by acne and balances the skin’s pH.