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6 Shocking Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

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If you’re up on the latest health news, you’ve definitely seen a plug or two for apple cider vinegar. Gaining popularity as of late, apple cider vinegar only contains about 3 calories per tablespoon, which is very low. And it’s used for many different health remedies and diet substitutes, which make it very versatile! Read on for some of the top apple cider vinegar benefits for you!

1. Reduce Blood Sugar

Elevated blood sugar can also be a problem in people who don’t have diabetes since it is believed to be a major cause of ageing and various chronic diseases. So, pretty much everyone should benefit from keeping their blood sugar levels stable. One of the healthiest ways to do that is to avoid refined carbs and sugar, but apple cider vinegar may also have a powerful effect. Since apple cider vinegar improves insulin sensitivity during a high-carb meal, have a tablespoon or two drizzled on your salad or mix it in a glass of water to help reduce blood sugar after a meal.

2. Weight Loss

A study in obese individuals showed that daily vinegar consumption led to reduced belly fat, waist circumference, lower blood triglycerides and weight loss. Vinegar along with high-carb meals can increase feelings of fullness and make people eat 200-275 fewer calories for the rest of the day, which will eventually lead to weight loss. Just try this healthy side dish that has apple cider vinegar as an ingredient and watch the pounds melt away! 

3. Heart Health

Apple cider vinegar may also contain the antioxidant chlorogenic acid, which has been shown to protect LDL cholesterol particles from becoming oxidized, a crucial step in the heart disease process. Just a half an ounce a day has been shown to reduce cholesterol and improve heart health. Try our cabbage, carrot, & apple salad recipe for this awesome health benefit!

4. Reduces Blood Pressure

If high blood pressure is a health concern for you, think about adding some apple cider vinegar into your diet. Use it in a salad dressing or mix into your favorite juice in the morning to put your blood pressure in check!

 

 5. Beauty Benefits

We told you it was versatile! Used as a toner for acne prone skin, apple cider vinegar can leave skin looking healthier. Its antibacterial properties help keep acne under control, and the malic and lactic acids found in apple cider vinegar soften and exfoliate skin, reduce red spots, and balance the pH of your skin. Mix it with water to find the right potency for your skin and feel the glow!

6. Ward Off Colds

Apple cider vinegar is also an antibacterial liquid so it helps ward off those nasty colds and even a slightest sniffle. As soon as you feel the prickle of a sore throat, drink some germ-busting apple cider vinegar to help deter the infection right away! Turns out, most germs can’t survive in the acidic environment vinegar creates. Mix 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup warm water and gargle every hour or so, or add a couple of tablespoons to your favorite hot tea. 

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