CHARLOTTE – Despite its current popularity, apple cider vinegar benefits have been well-known and consumed for centuries. With at least 30 potential uses and a host of proven health benefits, this is a must-have item in your medicine cabinet.
Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar made from apple cider that has undergone fermentation to form health-promoting probiotics and enzymes, giving it significantly less sugar and fewer calories than apple cider or apple juice. In fact, it only takes one to two tablespoons of ACV to take advantage of the health benefits of apple cider vinegar and each tablespoon has just 3–5 calories.
Historically, ACV has been used for a variety of different purposes, such as helping to detoxify the liver, purifying blood, cleansing the lymph nodes and boosting immunity. Today, ACV has re-entered the spotlight for its potent health-promoting properties.
Health Benefits – Log onto my Blog at www.VitalityGinger.com for the complete list of my top 30 uses for ACV.
To maximize the apple cider vinegar benefits, you should pick organic, raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar whenever possible. It should also be murky with a web-like appearance and the mother still intact to get the most nutritional bang for your buck.
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar -free of genetically modified organisms and synthetic additives.
Raw Apple Cider Vinegar -unheated and unprocessed, the “mother” intact, which is a cluster of proteins, enzymes and beneficial bacteria.
Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar -When ACV is filtered, it removes the mother as well as any sediment, leaving behind a clear, amber vinegar.
Although apple cider vinegar consumption is healthy and safe for most people, consuming large amounts can lead to some negative effects on health.