If you’re on any of these medications, do not use apple cider vinegar
We all know that apple cider vinegar is a health food. It’s good for your gut bacteria, and helps with digestive issues. It’s one of those things that’s just seems to have made it’s way into every health “nut” out there’s pantry. And for good reason.
Health Benefits of ACV
Apple Cider Vinegar is Rich in Acetic Acid: Results of a research study in Japan suggest that acetic acid may help control blood pressure and fat accumulation. Investigators in Europe looked at the influence of sodium acetate and acetic acid on blood glucose and other biological responses to a mixed meal in healthy subjects.
Has Cancer-Fighting Properties: A study was done in China, where they discovered that vegetable and vinegar consumption reduced the risk of oesophageal cancer. However, it’s effectiveness seems specific to certain types of cancers as it can increase the growth of bladder cancer by 4.4x.
It is a Proven Disinfectant and Bacteria Killer:
Need to balance out your external body bacteria? Perhaps you have a yeast infection, or are suffering from athlete’s foot. A bath with ACV can help with that.
Lowers Bad Cholesterol and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease: Apple cider vinegar can help lower because it contains chlorogenic acids that help lower LDL or bad cholesterol, preventing it from accumulating and crystalizing in the bloodstream.
This study was only on rodents though, so it’s also a good idea to balance a healthy diet to keep low LDL levels.
Research Says That Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help Type-2 Diabetics Improve Insulin Sensitivity
In a study done by the American Diabetes Association in 2004,
3 groups of people were given a concoction of 20 grams apple cider vinegar, 40 grams of water and a teaspoon of saccharine and after 2 minutes were given a meal that consisted of a white bagel, orange juice, and butter.
These 3 groups include people with type 2 diabetes and non-diabetic individuals who are either insulin sensitive (these are control subjects) or insulin resistant. 29 people in all participated in the study.
In a world filled with so many toxins, we should all be taking precautionary measures by incorporating protective foods into our diets. We’ve discussed many of the sources of toxins in previous articles so we won’t be overly redundant in this article.
The unique acids in ACV bind to toxins and allow us to release them more effectively.