There has been a lot of buzz about apple cider vinegar and the health benefits associated with it. Studies have shown that consuming just a few tablespoons of the unfiltered, organic variety, can help regulate blood sugar, aid in weight loss, and promote better digestion.
In a Japanese study, subjects who drank water infused with apple cider vinegar lost 1 to 2 pounds more than their counterparts who consumed plain water. It is said to help stimulate the genes to break down fat. While one or two pounds aren’t exactly earth shattering, it is not a bad side effect.
Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial properties that can break down plaque, and fight bad breath, as well as sore throats.
ACV is a fermented food, which has been shown to encourage the growth of healthy bacteria in your gut, facilitating better digestion.
It is also shown to keep blood sugar levels in check, and contains polyphenols, which have been linked to possibly reducing cancer risk.
Drinking apple cider vinegar is not the most palatable, and taking it straight up may burn your esophagus, and damage tooth enamel. It is best to mix a tablespoon or two into a full glass of water, and add a little honey or a dash of fruit juice to sweeten it a bit. It can also be added to your morning smoothie.
It may not be a magic pill, but it can’t hurt to try it!
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