Since ancient times, apple cider vinegar is in use for various treatments including mouth freshener, coughs, and infections. Even today, apple vinegar is often presented as a weight loss aid, acid reflux remedy, and more.
Although the possible benefits of apple cider vinegar always come into question, there are some dietitians that back up those claims. With that said, research is still under process to find out the factual results and prove once and for all the benefits of apple cider vinegar.
Before we start with the proven benefits of apple cider vinegar, let's see what it's made of. For medical references, we will be mentioning statements from Beth Czerwony RD, who works in Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition for adults.
What's Apple Cider Vinegar made of?
It starts with the best locally grown apple. The fermentation of apple juice is done twice to make apple cider vinegar or ACV for short. In stores, you can buy ACV either pasteurized or raw apple cider vinegar. Sometimes apple cider vinegar that comes in raw form has cloudy sediment, which may be due to natural bacteria and yeast. These substances, known as “the mother”, which often gets mentioned on ACV bottles.
Nutritional Value for Apple Cider Vinegar
Normally, nutritional facts mentioned on a label have all the info about the vitamins and minerals that a product has. In the case of apple cider vinegar, it may not show any large amount in vitamins. However, most people think its benefits are more than just the nutritional value mentioned. As Beth Czerwony, RD puts it, its potential benefits are found in substances that aren’t part of the standard nutrition label.
As some of you may know, apple cider vinegar’s claim to fame is acetic acid, also found in our stomachs. FYI acetic acid is formed during the fermentation process. On its own, acetic acid has a variety of health benefits that also seems to find its way into apple vinegar.
Additionally, raw apple cider vinegar or ACV with mother is known to have:
- Natural probiotics (friendly bacteria).
They may help with your immune system and improve gut health.
These are substances that can prevent damage to your body’s cells.
Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
There are some studies that suggest apple cider vinegar could boost your health. Beth Czerwony explains, some studies suggest apple cider vinegar could boost your health. But the studies available online are small and need further research to prove their claims. Hence, the ongoing research on ACV.
A few other possible benefits of CIRCA - Apple Cider Vinegar include:
- Lowering Blood Sugar
The most common health claim for apple cider vinegar is related to diabetes and blood sugar control. There are few small studies found that recommend consuming ACV after a meal could lower the blood glucose (sugar). This could be most beneficial to people with type 2 diabetes. However, doctors suggest that apple vinegar lowers your glucose levels a little but not enough. You will need a healthy diet and a good exercise plan for that.
- Calming Acid Reflux
Acid reflux also called gastroesophageal reflux disease, it’s unpleasant. Even though there’s no science to back up apple cider vinegar’s anti-heartburn power, many people still swear it as an acid reflux remedy.
- Weight Loss
It has commonly mentioned often that apple cider vinegar may help with weight loss. One small study even shows that adding apple vinegar to a healthy diet may help people lose some weight.
Best Way to Use Apple Cider Vinegar
Like other ACV’s in the market, our Circa – Apple Cider Vinegar is easy to use. Just add one tablespoon of CIRCA in a glass of water and take it with your meal or as a morning routine. Additionally, apple vinegar adds a tangy zip to marinades and salad dressings, which is why most recipes have (spoiler alert!) vinegar as a secret ingredient. Moreover, you can also add a splash or capful of CIRCA to your favorite sauces and stews for extra flavor.
Like regular vinegar, many people also use apple cider vinegar in jarring and pickling. This way, Its acidity kills bacteria that can cause food to spoil.
Potential Side Effects
Like everything processed, apple cider vinegar also has some side effects. These could be minimized when using apple vinegar correctly. Some effects are as follows:
Is it ok to Use Apple Cider Vinegar?
From the above discussion, it's evident that in small quality, it is safe to use apple cider vinegar. However, health professionals say that apple cider isn't proven to treat many health conditions. This is why we recommend using one tablespoon of our CIRCA – Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass of water to reduce its overwhelming effects.
Furthermore, if you take any medications or have health conditions, please ask your doctor before using apple cider vinegar or any other natural or homemade remedy.
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