Apple cider vinegar is a fermented juice of crushed apples. This fermented juice probably contains vitamins and minerals found in the apples from which the cider is made.
These vitamins and minerals include:
- Vitamins B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- significant amounts of Acetic and Citric Acid
- Folic acid
- Pantothenic acid
- some pectin
Apple cider vinegar has been used for medicinal purposes for at least 12,000 years, in Assyrian Babylon, used by the Egyptians and used by the Greeks 2,400 years ago.
Incorporating apple cider vinegar into your diet will be beneficial to your health and it’s easy to do.
Use it in salad dressings, mayonnaise and in your favorite cooking recipes.
Some choose to dilute it in water or inside their favorite beverage and drink it. 1-2 teaspoons to 1-2 tablespoons per day is the average recommended intake of the beneficial properties of apple cider vinegar.
Two tablespoons of ACV in a glass of water twice a day, mixed with a tablespoon of honey, is said to cure colds, flu, and cancer, help with weight loss and great healing of wounds and scar treatment.
Apple Cider Vinegar For A Sinus Infection
Apple cider vinegar is especially loaded with B vitamins, such as Vitamin B1, B2, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, calcium. These vitamins can significantly boost your immune system and therefore can help fight or prevent sinus infections.
All you need is ¼ cup of ACV, 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper, freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon), a tablespoon of honey and ½ cup water. Mix all ingredients well and drink.
4 Lessons Learned From Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar With Every Meal
1. The body is able to use iron from the food we ingest when accompanied by apple cider vinegar. The acid helps release iron within the food we eat.
Iron is a key component of hemoglobin and myoglobin, which are responsible for transporting oxygen to cells throughout the body. Oxygen is necessary for burning calories which is converted into energy for our body.
2. Apple cider vinegar can be beneficial for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes * and is beneficial for the function of insulin and blood sugar levels. It significantly lowers blood glucose and insulin responses, decrease blood sugar and ingesting 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed can reduce blood sugar by 4%.
3. Several studies have suggested that apple cider vinegar can help you eat fewer calories and burn those calories for energy, thus helping you lose weight.
Eating a high-carb meal with apple cider vinegar can increase your sense of fullness. Studies have shown that people are likely to eat 200-275 fewer calories for the rest of the day.
A study on obese individuals found that “daily consumption of vinegar led to decreased abdominal fat, waist circumference, lower blood triglycerides, and weight loss.” The study was conducted over a twelve-week period.
4. In China, the ingestion of apple cider vinegar is associated with reduced esophageal cancer. It is also possible that apple cider vinegar can help prevent cancer based on current research.
This is important when trying to heal naturally from cancer, to alkalize the body. Plain vinegar has a neutral ash pH factor. When trying to achieve a more alkaline internal pH level, taking baking soda with apple cider vinegar will reduce the bicarbonates that the pancreas has to produce. This treatment should further assist the alkalization and oxygenation of the body, creating an environment that is difficult for cancer to grow, let alone survive.
Other benefits of Apple cider vinegar:
Slow digestion (gastroparesis)
Soothes leg cramps and pain
It settles the stomach
Soothes sore throat
Helps with sinus problems
It lowers high blood pressure
Relieves arthritis pain
Prevents and fights infections
Strengths of weak bones (osteoporosis)
It fights and soothes acne
It soothes and promotes healing after sunburn
It soothes bites and prevents infections
Heals and prevents dandruff
Fight vaginal infections (vaginitis)
Acid Reflux/Indigestion Depression
Colds and Flu
Note: If you are currently taking blood-sugar-lowering medications, consult your doctor before increasing your apple cider vinegar intake.