Apple Cider Vinegar is prepared by exposing crushed apples to yeast which ferments the sugars and turns them into alcohol and adding bacteria ferments it further turning the mixture into acetic acid which is the main active compound in vinegar.
Organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar also contains a substance known as the ‘mother’ which appears like strands and consist of proteins enzymes and friendly bacteria. Here are 5 proven benefits of ACV.
ACV helps in weight loss when consumed on an empty stomach first thing in the morning. Add a teaspoon of ACV to a glass of warm water and drink it to reap the benefits of the concoction. However, this has to be backed with a proper diet and exercise.
ACV regulates blood glucose level and helps in controlling diabetes. One should definitely add it to their anti-diabetes diet in the right quantity.
Due to its antiseptic properties, diluted ACV can be used to clean wounds. Also one can add it to salads as a dressing to enhance the flavour and kill certain microorganisms in fruits and vegetables especially leafy vegetables.
ACV contains prebiotic pectin, a type of soluble fibre found in fruits and vegetables. Beneficial bacteria that resides in your gut feasts on pectin hence encouraging a healthy gut microbiome.
Apple Cider Vinegar contains antioxidants called polyphenols that fight free radicals in the body giving you one more reason to add it to your daily diet.
One must consult with their doctor on the dosage to consume ACV in order to reap its benefits. For More information on health and fitness, check out our Health section on zeezest.com