An apple a day keeps the doctor away. And drinking apple cider vinegar may keep a lot of problems at bay. Here are ten benefits of drinking or using apple cider vinegar in your everyday life.
Vinegar can get rid of pathogens and kill bacteria. The acid in the vinegar can stop the multiplication of bacteria in food and it has been used for treating fungus, lice and infections.
Numerous studies have shown that vinegar can increase insulin sensitivity. This helps people suffering from Type 2 diabetes which is characterized by insulin resistance (their bodies can’t produce insulin). Vinegar also reduces blood sugar levels after meals.
Some studies suggest that apple vinegar increases satiety and makes you eat less during the rest of the day. Consuming vinegar along with an overall healthy diet may help you lose weight.
Rat studies showed that vinegar consumption reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease like strokes and heart diseases. It can also reduce blood pressure and blood triglycerides. Observational studies in human showed that women who eat vinegar salad toppings had a lower rate of heart disease than others.
Some studies showed that vinegar is associated with a lower risk on cancer. It may kill cancerous cells and shrink tumors.
One teaspoon of honey and another of apple cider vinegar with a glass of warm water may help you digest your food better. Drink it half an hour before your meal.
If you’re suffering from a sore throat try drinking ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar and ¼ cup of warm water every hour. The acidity will reduce the infection and make you feel better. It may also help with stopping hiccups.
The potassium present in the vinegar can reduce the bacteria growth leading to nasal congestion. Drink a glass of water mixed with a teaspoon of vinegar.
One home remedy for nighttime leg cramps is consuming a cup of water mixed with vinegar. Cramps are sometimes caused by a lack of potassium which can be found in vinegar.
Some suggest vinegar can help in acne treatment and getting rid of dandruff. It can also be used to whiten the teeth and make bruises fade faster.