Apple Cider Vinegar and Health
You maybe having a cider vinegar in your pantry or might use it every day in your salads, however, you made a good choice!
But there is something more you can do with apple cider vinegar, some might know one or the other recipe from grandmother’s.
Vinegar have been existing since 8000 years ago and writings found from the Babylonians, Egyptians and Assyrians confirms their use of great health bringing products. In Mesopotamia as well as other middle eastern parts like Egypt, they used to brew a sour Beer called „Hequa“ which was made of barley.
The Roman Legionaries mixed some vinegar into their water to make the water drinkable.
From Hippokrates to Hildegard of Bingen, they all knew about the benefits from taking vinegar in small doses as a remedy for many diseases.
How does it become Vinegar?
There are heaps of sorts of vinegar made out of fruits and vegetables, malt, rice or wine and even whey or wood just to list a few, but the basis is always the same: alcohol (ethanol).
Fermentation is the biological way of the vinegar production and with the help of the bacterias acetobacter and gluconobacter the alcoholic base will be converted into vinegar.
In the case of apple cider vinegar, as the name ilplies, it is the apple cider which is being fermented.
Why Cider Vinegar could help with weight loss
Human being generally may consist of 65% of water and this approximate depends on the age and the gender of the person. A regulated water balance has a tremendous influence on your weight, it is the first thing you will lose, when you start a diet and you will gain back the fluids as quick as it went if you go on like before, meaning if you don’t change your habits and lifestyle.
Apple Cider Vinegar is rich in potassium and other minerals and trace elements that are especially helpful to maintain and regulate the body fluids.
Apple Cider Vinegar has many valuable vitamins, minerals and trace elements:
Vitamins: C, E, B1, B2, B6, A, Beta-Carotene, P
Minerals: Potassium, Sodium, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Copper, Silicon, Phosphorous, Chlorine, Fluorine, Sulfur
Hans Adolf Krebs, holder of the Nobel Price (1953) did research on the citric acid cycle in the human body and found out that our metabolism wouldn’t work without acetic acid. Human body produces a certain amount of acetic acid by itself. No fats and carbohydrates could be digested without it.
Vinegar activates the metabolism
With the intake of vinegar, the release of amylase will be facilitated. Amylase is an enzyme that catalyzes starch into sugar.
This means, taking the suggested amount of vinegar can help in digesting carbohydrates, furthermore it will slow down the emptying of the stomach which will effect the blood sugar level by increasing positively and giving you satiety longer.
The need of insulin will be diminished, research study (Carol Johnston, Phd, Arizona State University) (source WebMd) have shown the positive effect on taking apple cider vinegar and insulin.
Please contact your doctor before you start a treatment as a diabetic patient.
If you are having problems digesting at all and food will be in your stomach for years it seems (oh I can sing a song…) vinegar will definitely help the acid in your stomach. The organic acid is said to help in building up the small intestinal milieu which has a positive effect on the intake of minerals, especially iron.
Vinegar also helps regulate bacteria, and therefore can prevent fermentation in the gut through putrefactive bacterium, which means it lessens the flatulence, it lowers and supports the pH value which is positive for the microorganisms.
• regulates body fluids through minerals particularly potassium
• activates the metabolism
• balances blood sugar level
• regulates cholesterol level
• regulates digestive system by eliminating putrefactive bacteria
• good when you have diarrhoea
• detoxifies the body
• prevents sclerosis
• improves kidney functionality
• faster wound healing effects
• supports in better sleeping
• gingivitis – 1 tsp in glass water every morning and evening can prevent it, at the same time you will get whiter teeth
Taking Apple Cider regularly will present a constant weight reduction of 1 ½ pounds per week. Paired with a healthy diet and daily exercise or a walk you should see endurable success to gain back your natural weight.
How much to take:
2 tsp when you get up before breakfast in a glass of water
if you want to intensify, take the same amount with lunch:
2 tsp with lunch in a glass of water which will diminish your feeling of hunger.
After you reached your ideal body weight you should not take more than one glass of the apple cider drink a day.