Apple Cider Vinegar – this acid has sweet benefits!
Posted Nov 21 2008 4:34pm
Though apple cider vinegar is produced by fermenting apples and is acidic solution, unlike other acids, if taken in correct quantity and diluted, will not burn you anyways. In fact, one of the characters of apple cider vinegar is burning the fats and not you. Apple cider vinegar is also known as cider vinegar and is often sold unfiltered. The vinegar has brownish-yellow color and it smells typical vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar has drawn everybody’s attention in past few years and the market for this wonderful supplement (yes, we will call it as supplement) is skyrocketing in cosmetic industry. It has alleged benefits on health and beauty but thought it is very popular across the world. Its benefits must make you remember ‘Old Wives Tale’ – “an apple a day keeps a doctor away” and “to eat an apple before going to bed makes a doctor beg for his bread!”.
Researchers have measured about 90 different substances in apple cider vinegar. Thirteen types of carbolic acids, four aldehydes, eight ethyl acetates, twenty ketones and eighteen types of alcohols and the list go on…! Apple cider vinegar also contains some of the most essential minerals, Vitamins and trace elements and some important acids such as lactic acid, acetic acid, amino acid and a lot of enzymes. In the form of potash and apple pectin, experts do not deny that apple cider vinegar is good in roughage too.
The minerals and trace elements are potassium, fluorine, iron, copper, chlorine, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium, silicon and sulfur. Apple cider vinegar has significant amounts of Vitamins like C, E, B1, B2, B6, A and Provitamins like beta-carotene.
The whole caboodle of those wonderful essential elements make apple cider vinegar a potential supplements for human beings. The vinegar is very effective in detoxifying various organs and so the systems in our body. Apple cider vinegar is a blood purifier and it helps breaking down the fatty tissues, extra mucous and phlegm deposits from the respiratory tract. It also boosts up kidney, bladder, liver and pancreas functions that help digesting and/or filtering toughest materials if any. Apple cider vinegar will help oxidizing the blood that will consequently prevent the blood from becoming thicker and gluey, one of the most dangerous conditions that can bring various life-threatening problems like heart attacks and strokes.
Apple cider vinegar is known to promote digestion and assimilation in the body. it helps eliminating the unwanted materials from the bloodstream and also help flushing the toxins from the blood and lymphatic systems. Off the official notes, there are many examples of people who regularly take a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water just before meals and are unaffected by indigestion, diarrhea, stomach upsets and/or abdominal cramps. This also indicates that the vinegar help neutralizing toxic material eaten if any.
In order to get maximum benefit out of this wonderful supplement, one can take it daily or very frequently. The only thing to be noted is it should be taken diluted. You can take 1-3 tsp of apple cider vinegar just before meals diluted into water or any fruit juice. Some people report that taking apple cider vinegar diet pills are far easier than to consume it raw. This also helps getting rid of acidity, which is, however, a rare case if taken diluted.
Apple cider vinegar has also been used as very effective agent against obesity. Many weight loss programs include supplements of apple cider vinegar. Since Lord Byron made it popular in 1820s, the vinegar has been tagged as a ‘diet miracle’ according to Fad Diet Timeline by the American Dietetic Association.