Apple cider vinegar is made from apples that have undergone fermentation to form health-promoting probiotics as well as enzymes thereby giving it less sugar and fewer calories than the apple juice. It has a characteristic amber color.
Over the years, apple cider vinegar has been used for different purposes; cooking, baking, bathing etc because of its natural health benefit. It is rich in minerals, vitamins (vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C and E) and pectin.
These are the top 6 amazing things apple cider can do for you.
Enhances weight loss
Regular consumption of apple cider vinegar helps in losing weight. It also decreases calorie intake. Calorie is a fat substance that builds up in the arteries causing them to narrow and harden.
It regulates blood sugar
The body produces insulin which manages sugar level in the body. Insulin is the hormone responsible for transporting sugar from the blood to the tissues which uses it as fuel. Apple cider vinegar improves the sensitivity of insulin.
It fights infection
Apple cider vinegar has an antiseptic property that fight against bacterial and fungal infections. It can also be used in treating ear infections and bladder infections.
To treat an ear infection, dilute it with water and rinse the ear with it. For bladder infection, drink a teaspoon of diluted apple cider vinegar.
Reduces blood pressure
High blood pressure is one of the major factors of heart disease. It makes the heart work more than usual thereby weakening the heart muscle. Apple cider vinegar helps to keep the heart healthy and strong. Aside using apple cider vinegar, you should eat more food with magnesium and potassium. Swap salt and processed food for whole foods.
It soothes cough and cold
Apple cider vinegar can be used as a remedy for common cold and cough. Mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, honey and warm water. Drink one teaspoon of the mixture three times a day and watch your cold and cough disappear like thin air.
It treats constipation
Apple cider vinegar can be used as a natural treatment for constipation. It contains pectin; a fiber that promotes bowel movement. Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drink it three times a day.
It nourishes the hair
Apple cider vinegar can be used as a conditioner for the hair. It nourishes the hair, gives it a good shine and soft texture. It can also be used to treat dandruff as it restores the pH balance of the scalp.
Mix equal portions of apple cider vinegar to the scalp and leave for a few minutes before you rinse it out.