Immunity, Detox, and Digestion: Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has become the king of super foods and with good reason: it can significantly improve your health. Not to be confused with the regular cooking-based apple cider vinegar, organic and unfiltered ACV can be consumed each day with water, on your food, or in supplement form. Let’s take a look at the proven benefits of apple cider vinegar as well as how you can start using it to support your health and wellness.
Boost Your Immunity
When cold season arrives, what do you do to prepare your body? If you’re like most, you take synthetic vitamins with no proven science. There’s an easier way to boost your immune system: apple cider vinegar.
Studies show that apple cider vinegar has anti-microbial properties, meaning it’s able to kill off those bad germs that spark our seasonal colds. It can also destroy the bacteria that causes food poisoning. What’s more, thanks to its natural vitamin and mineral profile, ACV is a great source of immune-boosting nutrients.
Apple cider vinegar is a raw and fermented product that is teeming with gut-friendly bacteria known as probiotics. The probiotics that are found within ACV have been shown to promote healthy digestion while alleviating digestive issues such as diarrhea. Apple cider vinegar is a natural way to decrease or eliminate many symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome.
Great for Weight Loss
While it may not spike your metabolism like garcinia cambogia, apple cider vinegar has been shown to be a valuable tool for weight loss.
As we mentioned above, ACV improves digestion and the bioavailability of your foods. In other words, what gets eaten is properly used in the body.
Studies show that taking apple cider vinegar with a meal helps to increase satiety, meaning you’ll feel fuller after each meal. This can result in less calories consumed throughout the day.
What’s more, one study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry demonstrated that adding apple cider vinegar to your diet results in weight loss, reduced risk of obesity, and improved cholesterol levels.
Protects Your Heart Health
Cardiovascular disease is considered one of the most preventable diseases as many of its causes are related to lifestyle choices. If you are eating a diet high in sugar and trans-fat then dealing with a high-stress routine, you’re placing a lot of pressure on your heart. This can quickly result in unstable blood pressure and eventually heart disease.
Apple cider vinegar has been suggested to be one of the best natural ways to complement heart health. It’s been shown to reduce blood pressure, taking strain off of the heart and decreasing risk for complications.
Might Fight Some Types of Cancer
While research is still ongoing, what has been found is quite promising. Studies have suggested that apple cider vinegar might have anti-cancer benefits. Apple cider vinegar contains compounds called polyphenols and melanoidins; these along with several other nutrients found in ACV provide antioxidant properties. Antioxidants are important for destroying free radicals, which can cause oxidative damage and increase risk for illness and disease.
Do You Use Apple Cider Vinegar?
If so, what benefits have you noticed? Have any questions about how ACV can help you? Let us know in the comments below!
Written by David Sautter
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.