ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) has long been used for its numerous health benefits, such as controlling weight, balancing the pH levels, and increasing gut beneficial bacteria.

The ability to balance the blood sugar levels is one of the most powerful abilities of ACV. There was a study conducted at Arizona University State, which included 11 candidates, all with type 2 diabetes. The candidates took prescription drugs, but didn’t take insulin. Also they were given 2 tablespoons of ACV along with their snack, which was 1 oz of cheese prior bedtime. It was discovered that the participant had blood sugar reading in the morning, when they were given the same snack, but with 2 tablespoons of water instead of ACV.

More Studies Have Proven the Positive Effect that ACV Has on Blood Sugar Levels

A recent study has proven that healthy individuals, adults with type 2 diabetes, and adults with pre-diabetes had reduced blood glucose levels after consuming an ounce of ACV along with a meal that consisted of white bagel and butter and a glass of orange juice.

Moreover, the pre-diabetics had improved glucose levels by half and those with type 2 diabetes had reduced the blood glucose levels by 25%.

Additionally, studies have confirmed that ACV is able to control weight. ACV contains acetic acid, which activates the trigger genes which set off the ability of the enzymes to break down fat, therefore preventing weight gain.

There was a similar study in Japan, and it included obese candidates whose waist measurement, body mass index, and body weight were similar. They were divided into three groups. The first group was given ½ ounce of ACV, the second 1 ounce of ACV and the third didn’t consume ACV. It was concluded that those who consumed ACV had smaller waist circumference, lower BMI and reduced body weight.

The Effects that ACV Has on Cancer Cells and Immune Support

ACV detoxifies the lymphatic system, which improves the homeostatic function. This could be due to its content of antioxidants that decreases oxidative damage and promotes the function of the organs and blood.

ACV is a powerful antimicrobial agent and it is powerful alternative to harmful and costly chemical disinfectants. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is resistant to disinfectants is destroyed by acetic acid.

It has been scientifically proven hat ACV can kill off cancer cells. According to a study which was conducted in Japan, vinegar promotes apoptosis in leukemia cells. In a similar study, rice vinegar was able to stop lung, bladder, prostate cancer, as well as breast tumors and malignant colon tumors.

Recipes for Sore Throat and Digestive Health

People who are afflicted with issues like ulcers, acid reflux, and colitis can benefits tremendously of ACV and also from fermented vegetables. Fermented products contain lactic acid, which strengthens the gut microbiome.

According to the results of a mice study, ACV can be a boon to digestive health. It was discovered that when acetic acid is added to water, the mice had more good bacteria in their guts, therefore they had reduced symptoms of gastrointestinal disease.

In order to promote gut health, you need to make a mixture of 1 teaspoon of raw honey, 2 teaspoons of AVC and a cup of warm water. A powerful remedy for a sore throat is a combination of honey and ginger. Moreover there is another remedy, and it goes like this:

  • ¼ teaspoons ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon ACV

Also, the following recipe is a perfect salad dressing.

  • ½ teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of ACV
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Several fresh basil leaves
  • Some ground black pepper

ACV for Health, Beauty and More

A lot of people say that one tablespoon of ACV can eliminate hiccups.

In order to speed up the healing process and reduce inflammation you need to place a cloth, which is soaked in ACV, directly on the bruise.

Since it is very acidic, ACV balances the pH levels. This makes it great for toenail fungus, poison ivy, Athlete’s foot, dandruff, sunburn, warts, and wounds, toning the skin, burns, acne, and bug bites.

Additionally, ACV can be used in the household, for cooking and cleaning.

Source: articles.mercola.com

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