The health benefits of apple cider vinegar have been widely documented, having been used for its medicinal value for at least the last 12,000 years in various regions of the globe. It’s been cited as being used by the Egyptians in Assyria Babylon as well as by the Greeks around 2,400 years ago.
Apple cider vinegar is basically just a fermented juice derived from pulverized apples. The juice contains a plethora of different vitamins and minerals, including B-complex vitamins B1, B2, and B6, vitamin C, folic acids, niacin, pectin, and classics like potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium–making it quite the nutritional powerhouse.
The average recommended dose of apple cider vinegar to take daily is anywhere from 1-2 teaspoons to 1-2 tablespoons.
Here are four things that happen once you start to make apple cider vinegar a part of your daily life:
The body and iron
Consuming apple cider vinegar helps our bodies fully utilize the iron we gain from other foods. Iron is very important for the blood, as it’s a key component of hemoglobin and myoglobin, both of which are responsible for transporting oxygen throughout the body.
Insulin and blood sugar
Apple cider vinegar helps insulin function and regulation of blood sugar levels by lowering blood glucose and insulin responses. Two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before going to sleep can even help reduce fasting blood sugars by up to 4 percent.
Numerous studies show that apple cider vinegar helps you eat less and burn more calories. High carb meals when paired with apple cider vinegar helps you to feel full, and thus less likely to eat more as your day goes on. One study even found that obese people who consumed apple cider vinegar daily saw reduced belly fat and waist circumferences.
Consumption of apple cider vinegar has been linked to a reduced risk of esophageal cancer, research in China has found. When treating cancer naturally, alkalizing the body is an important part of it.
Adding baking soda to apple cider vinegar effectively reduces the bicarbonates the pancreas produces. This helps to oxygenate and alkalize the body, creating an environment not suitable for cancer growth.