Throughout history, people have made use of vinegar. Its uses have ranged from tackling household chores to cooking. Lately, apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been receiving a lot of attention within the natural health community. People from all walks of life are professing the benefits of ACV. Some of the benefits of apple cider vinegar include weight loss, improved diabetes symptoms, and protection against cancer.
Promotes Weight Loss By Suppressing Appetite
Apple cider vinegar can speed up the metabolism and suppress your appetite. Multiple human studies suggest that vinegar helps you consume fewer calories. To lose weight, you must create a calorie deficit. In other words, you must burn more calories than you consume. Consuming ACV at meals, will make an individual consume 200-275 fewer calories per meal.
Improved Diabetic Symptoms?
Multiple studies have found apple cider vinegar can help people with Type 2 Diabetes. Individuals with this condition will experience elevated blood sugar levels. An increase in these levels is due to an insulin resistance or an individual’s inability to make insulin naturally. In past studies, people who consumed apple cider vinegar lost weight and lowered their blood sugar. Studies are ongoing.
Protection Against Cancer?
Cancer is a horrible disease. It does not discriminate and it decimates the human body without mercy. One study tested stomach cancer cells from rats and humans. It found that acetic acid in ACV was effective at killing the cancer cells. This may be a promising find for treating certain gastric cancers. More research is needed.
Try A Recipe
Apple cider vinegar can be consumed in many different forms like gummy vitamins. There are tons of recipes that can be researched to help you incorporate it into your diet. Just make sure you never consume it without diluting it. You don’t want to cause damage to your tooth enamel and esophagus.
One recipe you can try is one or two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar diluted in 8 ounces of water. You can squeezed a few tablespoons of lemon juice and add some ice. If you prefer spicy drinks, add raw honey and red pepper.
If you have you used apple cider vinegar, let us know your experience in the comments.