Many people consume apple cider vinegar on a daily basis because they believe that it can treat everything from arthritis to dandruff. Fanatics of apple cider vinegar claim that it can cure anything.
Centuries ago, Hippocrates, yes Hippocrates, claimed that by consuming apple cider vinegar, the body could combat many common illnesses such as ear infections.
As of the present, there has been no research performed to prove these claims. On the other hand, studies have shown that apple cider vinegar can be used in the treatment of some health related issues.
Studies show that people with type two diabetes who drink apple cider vinegar prior to a meal can lower their glycemic index when the meal contains carbohydrates. It works similar to cinnamon in avoiding diabetic problems.
Apple cider vinegar can also aid in digestion because it contains acetic acid. The acetic acid enables the body to process and digest food easier because it keeps the stomach from releasing gastric acid too quickly. Therefore, when the body is digesting food, less gas is released.
Apple cider vinegar has been used by people to control their appetites and aid in losing weight. Studies have shown that when a person drinks apple cider vinegar prior to eating, his appetite decreases.
Drinking apple cider vinegar before eating also makes the person feel full faster and diminishes the desire to keep eating. For weight loss purposes, apple cider vinegar should be combined with a healthy diet and exercise.
Apple cider vinegar is believed, not proven, to treat a variety of other health problems.Â Some people claim that it reduces the problems associated with arthritis and gout.
It has also been used to treat yeast infections. Women who douche with an apple cider vinegar mixture have experienced relief from candida and thrush.
When a person is injured, the application of apple cider vinegar on a cloth to the injured area can reduce the severity of bruises that may appear. Apple cider vinegar applied to the scalp can reduce dandruff because the acidic nature of the vinegar attacks the fungus that causes dandruff.
If you are interested in using apple cider vinegar to treat certain health issues, you need to make sure that you use it properly. When buying apple cider vinegar, do not just buy it off of the shelf of your local grocery market.
You will need to go to a health food retailer who sells raw unpasteurized vinegar. The unpasteurized apple cider vinegar contains the enzymes and minerals that actually do the trick. After you have bought a bottle, shake it so that the threads disperse evenly.
If you are drinking apple cider vinegar, mix it with water and honey to make it more palatable. Make sure that you brush your teeth after drinking the mixture because the high acidic content can damage the tooth’s enamel.