How Can ACV Help Benefit Your Health?

We probably all know that person that has a bottle of apple cider vinegar in their house. People have used it for several different purposes over the centuries. The various claims that people make about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar have prompted some researchers to take a look at some of the benefits it can offer, and compare these things scientifically so that the truth behind these claims can be revealed. Scientists have since found that apple cider vinegar provides a range of health benefits which can be seen by having just one tablespoon of it per day.

Apple Cider Vinegar Is Good For Your Heart

Apple cider vinegar contains significant amounts of potassium and magnesium. These two minerals help to relax the blood vessel walls and reduce levels of sodium in the blood. The result of these two actions is a reduction in blood pressure, which reduces the amount of work that the heart has to do to get the blood around the body. Apple cider vinegar has also been shown to improve levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) which is the good kind. It also stops the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol using chlorogenic acid. Oxidized LDL cholesterol is one of the major factors towards heart attacks and strokes and so apple cider vinegar protects against this.

It’s Good For Your Metabolism Too

A study conducted by Arizona State University shows that apple cider vinegar helps people to feel more full and reduced the blood glucose when taken daily. It ca, therefore,e help with the prevention of developing diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Apple cider vinegar also increases circulation to the liver and the acidic nature of it and its antioxidant content help to detoxify the liver. It also acts in the lymph nodes and improves lymph circulation which removes infectious toxins.

Most strikingly, scientists also found out that apple cider vinegar can help people lose weight when taken daily. This could be because it increases satiety and lowers overall body fat.

Apple Cider Vinegar Also Protects Your Organs

But there’s still more that apple cider vinegar does. It helps with the absorption of calcium which can then be deposited in the bones and protect them from osteoporosis. A teaspoon with each meal helps to absorb more of the calcium from that meal, which is especially important for women who are aging and at greater risk of osteoporosis.

The antioxidants in apple cider vinegar also help to protect each and every organ by reducing the chemical damage from free radicals. Free radicals are dangerous molecules that react with cell membranes and proteins and damage them. They come from the body’s own metabolism and from infections and the environment.

Free radicals also cause accelerated aging in the skin and organs, so consuming these antioxidants from apple cider vinegar helps to slow down the aging process.

Lastly, apple cider vinegar is able to relieve all sorts of digestive disorders like indigestion, bloating, gas and heartburn. The research behind this is still ongoing but the theory is that these problems are precipitated by a low acid environment in the stomach and apple cider vinegar helps to correct that.