15 Benefits of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

September 16, 2015 by  
Filed under A Healthy Diet

By Alex Beckis 15 Sep 2015

In ancient civilizations, people found natural remedies for common ailments. These remedies mostly came from nature or from natural products produced within ancient societies. In our modern society, such remedies are either forgotten or rejected in favour of pharmaceutical products.

One such natural healing elixir is apple cider vinegar. It has unique healing and preventative properties for a large variety of common ailments.

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) was discovered 5,000 years B.C. and was well known in the ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece. It was used as a natural antibiotic and antiseptic in 400 B.C.

How to make or buy high quality apple cider vinegar

Organic apple cider vinegar is produced with a long and slow fermentation process using apples or cider as the core ingredient.

You can find instructions online on how to make it yourself. An example is the site apple-cider-vinegar-benefits.com.

The alternative is to buy the vinegar, preferably through a health store. The ACV stored by supermarket chains is most commonly a filtered variety (clear) whereas the preferred vinegar should be a “murky” liquid. The murky texture of organic ACV is caused by the formation of what is called “mother of vinegar”, an amino acid substance. Its sour taste comes from beneficial substances like acetic and malic acids. The major health benefit of ACV is its alkaline properties which is the opposite environment to that in which most diseases thrive.

Health benefits of ACV

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ACV contains potassium, magnesium, iron, enzymes, malic and acetic acid, calcium, vitamins A, B and E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and beta-carotene.

Here is a list of the major health benefits of apple cider vinegar. Much like coconut oil, different sources attribute more than 50 benefits to this vinegar.

  1. Reduces the risk of cancer by making the acidity and pH level of body fluids alkaline, Cancer cells do not grow in an alkaline environment.
  2. Limits the growth of prostrate cancel cells.
  3. Improves the metabolism so that you can burn more excess body fat. Also improves digestion.
  4. Enhances the skin and stops skin itches. ACV contains alpha hydroxyl acids just like expensive skin creams.
  5. Kills flu bacteria and cures sore throats.
  6. Regulates the body’s pH balance.
  7. Improves the level of energy in the body.
  8. Reduces blood sugar levels because it is anti-glycemic.
  9. Lowers cholesterol levels because of the presence of acetic acid in the vinegar.
  10. Increases satiety to prevent over eating.

In addition to these health benefits, ACV is a v very effective household liquid. Use it as:

  1. As an effective deodorant.
  2. A household cleaner because ACV contains organic acids which kill bacteria.
  3. An effective aftershave.
  4. An effective treatment for nail fungus.
  5. By mixing 10% of vinegar with 90% of water, you can soak fruits and vegetables briefly in order to kill bacteria.

Embrace this ancient and magic liquid and incorporate it into your daily nutrition plan. It is inexpensive and very easy to digest and use.