14 benefits of apple cider vinegar

  • Deepa Gupta | New Delhi

    June 13, 2017 | 04:36 PM
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Experience the many health benefits of apple cider vinegar and stay hale and hearty.

 

Vinegar is used for various cooking purposes and in several dishes since ancient times. But what is apple cider vinegar? Apples are crushed and exposed to yeast, which ferment the sugar and turn it into alcohol. Later, bacteria are added to the alcohol solution, which ferment it further and turn it to acetic acid. Owing to its numerous health benefits, it has become widely popular among fitness-conscious people. Here is a list of some health benefits you might not be aware of:

Weight loss: Apple cider vinegar helps you to eat less by increasing satiety. After consuming it, you will feel full and consume 200-275 less calories for the rest of the day. By reduction in calorie intake every day, you will start losing your weight overtime. It can reduce your belly fat, waistline and overall weight. Experts say daily intake of 30 ml of the cider dissolved in one glass of water on empty stomach can reduce 1.7 kilograms of weight over a period of three months.

Help in detoxification: Apple cider vinegar detoxify the body as it is a part of balancing the body’s pH level. It helps in detoxification of liver by stimulating cardiovascular circulation.

Lowers blood sugar levels: One of the prominent benefit of the cider is for patients with type 2 diabetes which is characterised by elevated blood sugars in context of insulin imbalance. Elevated blood sugar is also a major cause of ageing and various refined chronic diseases. Two tablespoons of the cider dissolved in one glass of water, consumed before bed time, can reduce fasting sugar by four per cent.

Boost energy: The main active component of apple cider vinegar is acetic acid which has persuasive biotic effects. It helps the body to maintain a healthy alkaline pH level and hence boosts the energy levels of the body. 

Natural preservative and disinfectant: Apple cider vinegar kills bacteria and prevents them from multiplying that can cause harmful effects. If you want to preserve food in a natural way, this product is safe to use.

Heart friendly: Apple cider vinegar contains antioxidant chlorogenic acid, which helps to protect LDL cholesterol particles from being oxidised. Thus, it reduces the risk of heart diseases and blood pressure too.

Hair shine: Rinse your hair thoroughly with apple cider vinegar after shampooing, several times a week. Add ½ table spoon of vinegar in one cup of cold water and pour the solution through your hair after shampooing. It will boost your hair shine for sure.

Spotless teeth: Rub apple cider vinegar directly on your teeth and rinse with water. You can remove stains from teeth by doing this.

Fade age spots: Dilute apple cider vinegar with two parts of water and spread over your face with a cotton ball. Leave it overnight. Your age spots and acne scars will disappear with time if the treatment is continued for few days. 

Soothe sunburns: Add one cup of apple cider vinegar in one bucket of water. Leave it for 10 minutes. Take bath with this water and get relief from sunburns.

A natural aftershave: Next time your after shave bottle empties, fill it with equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water. Shake it well before applying on your face after every shave.

Treats tired feet: Rub apple cider vinegar on your exhausted feet and feel the relief you get with this massage.

Reduces mucus: Apple cider vinegar breaks up mucus, sinus infections and their related symptoms such as soar throats and headaches.

Improve memory: Owing to the presence of natural enzymes, apple cider vinegar helps in getting rid of poor memory, fatigue, sugar cravings and yeast infections.

This natural remedy can change your life. Today, this miracle product is highly recommended by doctors for healthcare. Use it and experience its many health benefits.