People today try to improve their lifestyle by making better healthy and natural choices. These choices not only reduce the risk of developing illnesses, but also helps you lift your mood, look better, and even saves you money!
Of the many steps you can take getting into the “healthy life club”, improving your eating habits is one of the most important, along with exercise and good sleeping habits. We are going to learn today about the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar in your diet, and why everybody is talking about it.
Apple cider vinegar has been around since ancient times, when it was used to treat infections and colds. Today we use it to improve digestion, because it’s a natural laxative, improves heart health, lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure. It also helps improve insulin sensitivity and controlling blood sugar levels. If you want to lose weight, consuming it increases satiety, and promotes the reduction of belly fat. Some people even use it to mitigate acid reflux.
Apple cider vinegar is basically apple juice, after a process called fermentation. Adding yeast turns the sugars in this juice into alcohol, and the bacteria turn the alcohol into acetic acid, giving the vinegar a strong smell and sour taste.
Raw apple cider vinegar contains natural probiotics (bacteria, but friendly), that can help with your immune system and gut health. It also provides antioxidants, substances that can prevent oxidative cell stress and damage.
Unfortunately, drinking the Apple Cider Vinegar straight is not recommended. It can erode the enamel of your teeth. You may use it for cooking, baking, for salad dressings and as a preservative. You can add 1 to 2 tablespoons to water or tea if you want to take it for health reasons.