The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Author: Sheridan Date Posted:22 June 2018
Many of you may have heard about Apple Cider Vinegar, but are you aware of the many health benefits of this versatile and effective natural product? Apple Cider Vinegar is made by combining apples and yeast. The yeast converts the natural sugars into alcohol and then bacteria is added, where it ferments the alcohol into acetic acid. You will see that the end result is murky in appearance. This is from the ‘mother’, strands of enzymes and friendly bacteria.
The History and Usage of Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) can date back to when Hippocrates (460-377BC), the Father of modern medicine, recommended it for coughs, open skin wounds and infections. He often used a preparation of vinegar and honey. Nowadays ACV has shown positive results in blood glucose control in people with insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes. It improves insulin sensitivity (the way your body responds to blood sugar levels) when eating a high carb meal, and lowers blood sugar levels after meals. Another study showed that body weight, abdominal fat, BMI, weight circumference and serum triglycerides lowered with the ingestion of ACV over a 12 week period.
How To Take It
ACV is a wonderful and very versatile natural product. You can use it in the following ways:
- Making mayonnaise, chutneys, salad dressings
- Just in time for winter - it makes a great addition to soups!
- Taken in water, either 15mls or 30mls after breakfast and dinner. But start off slow and work your way up steadily
Due to its acidic nature, be careful if applying topically or internally undiluted, as it may irritate and cause inflammation to the area. Also, use in caution with diabetic medication.
Wondering Where You Can Get It?
We have a great range available online here. Some of the varieties we stock include Organic ACV with Honey, Double-Strength ACV as well as flavoured varieties including Concord Grape Acai, Organic Lime and Ginger Spice. Have any more questions? Feel free to email us here