Apple Cider Vinegar Health Benefits (Weight Loss, Skin Care, & Digestion) + Apple Cider Shallot Vinaigrette Recipe

Apple cider vinegar has long been used as a remedy for various diseases. Useful properties of apple cider vinegar have been studied for many years; even Hippocrates used ACV. This is one of those products that should always be kept in the kitchen!

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Bragg’s brand (pictured), Apple Cider Vinegar is considered the best version on the market. It is organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar that contains “mother,” strands of proteins, enzymes and friendly bacteria that give the product a milky appearance. Some health practitioners believe that the “mother” is responsible for most of the health benefits.

WEIGHT LOSS

Apple cider vinegar can help in the fight against excess weight. There are many folk remedies, recipes of traditional medicine, which is not to be trusted because they are without scientific basis. Apple cider vinegar is one of the few natural resources that has the effect of which has been studied and it’s a pretty safe tool to help fight weight gain.

Due to the special enzymes and acids in apple cider vinegar, ACV intake contributes to satiety. When we have a sense of satiety, we stop eating. Eating less food promotes weight-loss. Of course, the use of apple cider vinegar is not a magical cure by itself. Combination of a balanced diet and exercise with apple cider intake consistently will lead to results.

For the purpose of weight loss, apple cider vinegar can be taken by dissolving 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar in a glass of water, drinking 1-2 times a day. ACV can also be used for the preparation of salad dressings (see recipe below post).

Apple cider vinegar helps to reduce blood sugar levels. Using ACV to reduce blood sugar levels is a science-based fact and can be a good help for people suffering from diabetes. Drinking ACV improves insulin sensitivity. When adding apple cider vinegar, studies have been recorded that levels of blood sugar decrease, even when using high-carb meal. Typically, a decrease in blood sugar is 19 – 34%. This is a good basis for the approach of apple cider vinegar in the diet of diabetics. ACV is one of many solutions that can be used to control high blood sugar.

DIGESTION

Apple cider vinegar can be useful in solving the problems of the digestive tract. At first, it may seem strange that a product with a high acid content can be useful for treatment of diseases of the digestive tract. However, studies have shown that supplementation with apple cider vinegar, usually has a positive effect on the digestive system. ACV stimulates the production of gastric juices and enzymes that contribute to the successful digestion. Adding apple cider vinegar in small quantities to liquid (water, tea, etc.) helps to eliminate heartburn and constipation.

FOOD POISONING

Apple cider vinegar is obviously acidic; however, it has an alkaline effect due to the way it is metabolized in the body. Therefore, it can reduce various food poisoning symptoms. It can calm the gastrointestinal lining and kills the bacteria, giving you instant relief.

Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a cup of hot or cold water and drink it before eating your food. Keep drinking the mixture throughout the day to alleviate food poisoning symptoms.

HEART HEALTH & BLOOD PRESSURE

Drinking apple cider vinegar can help to improve heart health. The health status of the heart in some way is correlated with the level of sugar in the blood and weight loss. When we lose weight, the blood sugar levels are reduced; therefore, the state of the heart is also improved.

Apple cider vinegar can help to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.

COLDS AND SORE THROAT

Apple cider vinegar is becoming a popular remedy for sore throat; it contains antibacterial ingredients, and has beneficial effect on the common cold. Just mix two tablespoons in hot or cold water and drink throughout the day on empty stomach. Gargling with the same mixture is also recommended for instant soothing effect.

SKIN CARE

Apple cider vinegar can be used as an anti-bacterial tonic for the face. Just mix 50/50 ACV and filtered water in a bottle. Use as toner in the morning and evening. Due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties, ACV can be an effective tool in the fight against acneic skin.


Apple Cider Shallot Vinaigrette
Serves 4
Yummy, Healthy Vinaigrette for Salads - minus the refined sugar and preservatives!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  2. 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  3. 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  4. 1 tablespoon raw honey (preferable manuka)
  5. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  7. 1/2 cup olive oil
  8. 1 1/2 tablespoons minced shallots
Instructions
  1. Mix apple cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, dijon mustard, raw honey, sea salt, and pepper in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.
  2. Slowly add olive oil, stirring with a whisk. Stir in shallots.
Notes
  1. Pour the vinaigrette over your fave salad and enjoy!
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6 comments

  1. Bernard Eng says:

    Hey, I used to drink this Apple Cider Vinegar before when I was still a kid! This is such an old brand already! Well, good stuffs never drop! That’s why I’m still seeing this product over a decade! It was prepared by my mom and I just missed the taste! I think I gonna get 1 for my own right now since I’m living alone outside!

  2. Jessy says:

    Hey just wanted to give my 2 cents here

    I have been using this stuff for about a year now (my brother introduced me)

    And to be honest one time I had food poisoining (Im sure it was) and i took an extra dose of apple cider vinegar and I was able to hold off going to the hospital (it wasn’t THAT BAD) and saved ALOT of time…

    Def something handy to have in your daily life!!!

    thanks for the site ….. gotta help a lot of people get healthy in 2015!!

    • Kseniya says:

      I have a similar story pertaining to food poisoning. I was sick for a whole week (not exaggerating), but refused to go to ER. Apple Cider Vinegar was the last draw to flush all the toxins out and sure enough…I got better! It can definitely be a life saver!

  3. Chase says:

    Thanks for the good read. My Grandmother prefers to use Apple Cider Vinegar, she never told me why. Now I know. Thanks!

    As a side note.
    Can you add a post in the future about Tarragon Tea? I like the taste of this tea. I think it’s good for me.

    • Kseniya says:

      Hi Chase,
      Hmm…I will have to do some research on tarragon tea. I’ve never actually used it myself, but do know it’s supposed to be a relaxant. Perhaps, I’ll steep the herb and try it out before bedtime. Thanks for stopping by!

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