January 2, 2023 - Bhoomika Singh, Webmedy Team
Updated Version - July 8, 2023
Apple cider vinegar has been used as a home remedy for quite some time. There are many health benefits associated with apple cider vinegar, such as antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. It can offer other benefits such as help in losing weight, reducing cholesterol, lowering blood sugar levels, and improving the symptoms of diabetes.
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Apple cider vinegar helps in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, high blood sugar levels occur due to insulin resistance or the inability to produce insulin. Several studies have shown that there is an improvement in insulin function and blood sugar levels after consuming apple cider vinegar. High blood sugar level is a major cause of aging and various chronic diseases. So even people without diabetes can benefit from keeping their blood sugar levels normal.
Apple cider vinegar speeds up digestion and activates gastrointestinal enzymes. There are many enzymes in the stomach and other places in the body that are dormant. Acid is one of the activators of these enzymes that help break down proteins and digest food faster.
Apple cider vinegar speeds up the breakdown process of food, which helps in complete protein digestion. Your liver needs a specific amount of acid to produce bile, which then gets released to the gallbladder. Apple cider vinegar can help serve as a trigger and release the bile that's congested in the liver. You, then, feel less bloated. Acid also helps release enzymes from the pancreas for more complete digestion.
Calcium, magnesium, and iron all need a certain pH to be absorbed. If your stomach is too alkaline, you won't be able to absorb as many minerals. Vitamins K, C, and even B12 need acid to be absorbed.
Apple cider vinegar is a common remedy for dry skin and skin conditions like eczema. Skin is naturally slightly acidic. Using topical apple cider vinegar can help rebalance the skin's natural pH, and improve the protective skin barrier. Given its antibacterial properties, apple cider vinegar may help prevent skin infections associated with eczema and other skin conditions.
Apple cider vinegar can help boost your immune system with its antibacterial properties. It can stimulate white blood cells to speed up the fight against infection.
Vinegar is commonly used for cleaning and disinfecting things. It can treat nail fungus, lice, warts, and ear infections. Vinegar is also a food preservative. This prevents the food from getting spoiled by bacteria.
You can take 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar per day mixed in a glass of water.
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