Recently, the popularity of apple vinegar has grown rapidly as models and entertainers openly support this type of vinegar. In the blink of an eye, it has gained a reputation for accelerating weight loss, creating beautiful skin and lowering cholesterol levels.
Does apple cider vinegar deliver what it promises?
Before we discuss the advantages of apple cider vinegar, let’s first explain the differences between it and other types of vinegar.
The name says it all: apple cider vinegar comes from apples. It is often not filtered, and the production process takes longer than with other types of vinegar. The result is a less acidic form of vinegar, due to the chemical nature of apples.
Other types of vinegar’ may be put into ‘filtered vinegar’ because of the filtration process they have to undergo. They are generally made from sugar, rice or coconut. In addition, filtered vinegars are more acidic than apple vinegar because the distillation process often involves filtering impurities into sugar, rice or coconuts.
The difference already says a lot about apple vinegar: it has a low pH and goes through a natural distillation process.
These are the three most important health benefits of apple vinegar:
Balancing pH level
Due to the natural process of distillation of apple cider vinegar, it will maintain a balanced pH level, which is inherent to fruits and vegetables. Taking it alone with food and beverages has the same alkaline effect as eating fruit and vegetables. A good pH balance can be very beneficial in promoting the growth of good bacteria.
Since healthy intestines are essential for maintaining good health, people with hormonal and lifestyle-related diseases are advised to reduce the amount of allergens, such as dairy products, sugar and gluten, and to increase consumption of fruit, vegetables and lean meat. You can also add a healthy amount of apple cider vinegar to your daily diet.
Apple cider vinegar helps regulate blood sugar levels and helps you lose weight
Controlling blood sugar levels is the most popular effect of apple cider vinegar. It is said that it is best to eat a tablespoon of this vinegar in the morning before a meal, and because it can help relieve insulin resistance, even people with type 2 diabetes can benefit from this morning scheme.
From a small group of 29 participants, a study published by the American Diabetes Association showed that a daily dose of apple cider vinegar before a meal not only significantly regulates blood sugar levels, in diabetes sufferers but also in healthy people with a predisposition to diabetes.
Another Japanese study, published in the Journal of Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, showed that taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar for 12 weeks resulted in a weight loss of one to two kilos. However, after removing it from their diets, the participants put back all the weight. It was considered important to take the it regularly in order to enjoy the benefits of this vinegar.
Effective insulin resistance management can lower your sugar levels, help you make better food and lifestyle choices, help reduce your crazy appetite and ultimately help you lose weight.
Cleanse your skin.
Apple cider vinegar is also popular for its ability to help cleanse your skin and give it a natural glow. It’s best to drink a tablespoon of LCA with a glass of warm water at night before going to bed. It reduces insulin and cortisol levels and helps to balance hormones. Balanced hormones always lead to clean, youthful skin and help soothe chronic skin conditions such as eczema and cystic acne.
These are some of the major advantages of apple vinegar, which prove that it has a significant advantage over other types of vinegar. Why not include it in your daily diet to ensure a healthier and more balanced life?