Superfoods might steal the spotlight in the media, and exotic herbs and plants might make more exciting smoothie ingredients, but sometimes your most common kitchen items can transform your wellbeing much more effectively. One such item is apple cider vinegar!
This humble, fermented form of apple juice serves as a wonderful addition to any salad, a great marinade for various meats, and a food preservative. But in addition to being delicious, ACV can be a very helpful addition to your diet if you wish to improve your health. Here’s what you can expect!
Take care of your cholesterol
If you’re struggling with high cholesterol levels, perhaps ACV can help. There are a few studies that indicate that ACV might be a good dietary addition for cholesterol-related issues. That, however, also requires you to take better care of your diet in general for ACV to have any impact on your wellbeing.
Balancing cholesterol levels to keep your heart healthy is crucial, so make sure that you have other habits under control while you’re trying out a natural remedy such as ACV.
Weight loss assistance
Just like ACV might help you manage cholesterol levels, it might have a positive impact on preventing the accumulation of fat in your body in general. Since it can be beneficial for your blood sugar levels, managing your appetite, as well as fat accumulation, ACV is a promising supportive tool for those who’d like to keep their weight in check.
Manage your blood sugar levels
Truth be told, you cannot rely on any single ingredient to resolve your blood sugar levels or diabetes. But when combined with a healthy diet and slowly transforming your habits, ACV has the potential to help you balance your blood sugar levels and thus manage your diabetes.
If you’re taking any prescription medication to keep your blood sugar levels under control, be sure to check with your doctor if you can drink ACV or if it could interfere with the effect of your meds.
Support your detoxing efforts
Vinegar has strong antimicrobial properties, making it very powerful against bacteria. When consumed properly and regularly, ACV might help you heal your gut. Combined with a good detoxing strategy, ACV can contribute to your efforts to cleanse your body, boost your metabolism, and help improve your immune system.
You can add a tablespoon of ACV into 8ox of water and consume it with a bit of honey if you dislike the taste. Be sure to keep track of how your body reacts to drinking ACV, so that you can stop if you react poorly.
Contribute to your skin health
As you can imagine, thanks to its antimicrobial properties and precisely because it can help you detox, ACV is also a potent ally for your beauty routine. If you’ve never used apple cider vinegar to clean your skin, it might be a good idea to dilute it in water or your existing mild cleanser and see how your skin reacts.
It can be very helpful for acne-prone skin, as well as people struggling with eczema and other forms of skin irritation. Since everyone has unique skincare needs, and especially if you have a skin condition, make sure to check with your dermatologist if ACV would be a good match for your skin before you try it yourself.
Chances are you already have a bottle of ACV in your cabinet, waiting for you to test out your next salad dressing recipe. Hopefully this will be your motivation to start using it on its own, or at least, more frequently. In case you’re not sure how you can leverage it better in your diet and your specific health needs, you can book an appointment with us, and we will make sure you’re on the right track.