Raw, organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized, apple cider vinegar is so much more than a salad dressing! Here are 6 proven benefits of apple cider vinegar that you may have never realized!
According to a recent Japanese study, the acetic acid found in vinegar prevents the build-up of body fat. One test was done with mice, the other with people.
In the test done on mice, scientists fed two groups of mice on a high-fat diet. After that, one group was given acetic acid and the other group wasn’t. The results showed that the mice that were given acetic acid developed less body fat (up to 10%) as opposed to mice that weren’t given acetic acid.
In the test done on people, 175 obese but healthy people were divided into two groups. Both groups were on a similar diet, but one group was only given plain water while the other had some vinegar too. At the end of the 12-week period, the people who consumed vinegar lost an average of 1-2 pounds.
As we live in a world filled with so many toxins, it’s extremely important to take preventative measures in order to maintain good health. This includes incorporating protective foods into your diet. The unique acids in ACV bind to toxins and enable their more effective elimination.
You can also add a cup of ACV into a hot bath with some Epsom salts in order to stimulate your lymphatic system into releasing toxins.
This parasitic bacteria causes yeast overgrowth, which leads to low energy, poor digestion, yeast infections, canker sores and other uncomfortable symptoms. Candida proliferation normally occurs when a person has a poor diet, especially one high in refined sugar and carbohydrates, as well as when the gut flora is hampered by antibiotics or birth control.
ACV is particularly effective in treatment of candida. What ACV does is improve digestion along with the acid/alkaline balance, thus promoting healthy bacteria in the gut.
Vinegar has long been used as a cure for foot fungus. Plus it’s extremely efficient in killing molds.
So far there hasn’t been any specific evidence that ACV can destroy candida. However, since yeast is a fungus, it only makes sense that ACV would prevent this parasite from overgrowing.
Prevents Muscle Fatigue After Exercise
Muscle fatigue can often result from mineral and electrolyte deficiency. It’s highly recommended to take a tbsp. of ACV with water before a workout to make sure your body gets ample electrolyte stores. When balanced, the natural pH of our bodies creates an environment where elimination of excess lactic acid in the muscles occurs easily, which also plays an important role in oxygenating our bodies during exercise.
Reduce Sunburn and Insect Stings
Apple cider vinegar is extremely beneficial in treatment of both sunburns and insect bites. To reduce burn sunburn, use equal portions of ACV and water and apply to the skin with a cotton fabric. Also, you can relax in a bath with moderately hot water and a cup of ACV. For insect bites, apply ACV directly on the infected area.
Dandruff can also be successfully treated with ACV. Mix equal proportions of ACV and water and apply on your scalp with a cloth or a spraying bottle. Keep it on for 1-2 hours under a bathing cap and then rinse. Do this at least once or twice a week for best results.