Vinegar has been used for centuries for many different purposes, from making pickles and dressing salads to polishing armour.
Nowadays the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar makes it an attractive, and affordable option for both weight loss and your overall health.
Let us look at Apple Cider Vinegar in more detail to see what benefits it can provide.
What is Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple Cider Vinegar is simply pulverized and fermented apples.
When the alcohol is left to ferment even further vinegar is the result.
How can Apple Cider Vinegar help with weight loss?
Following the publication of the book ‘Folk Medicine’ that was written by D.C. Jarvis, Apple Cider Vinegar has become increasingly popular as a weight loss aid.
It is believed that it can burn body fat rather than storing it, while studies have shown that it can lower the glycemic index of high carb foods such as pasta, therefore slowing the release of glucose into your bloodstream.
In simpler terms Apple Cider Vinegar can make you feel fuller for longer by reducing the speed that your stomach is emptied.
These are not the only weight loss benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar as it can aid digestion too, which can help to remove the stored waste from your colon and intestines.
Other health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Weight loss is not the only benefit of Apple Cider Vinegar, the following health benefits can also be experienced:
If you want to add extra body and shine to your hair then Apple Cider Vinegar may be the solution.
Just mix a cup of water and 1/2 a tablespoon of vinegar in an old shampoo bottle and rinse through your hair a few times week for improved hair health.
It can also be used to treat dandruff by mixing both water and vinegar together in equal measurements.
Simply spray the mixture onto your hair and wrap with a towel, leaving for 15-60 minutes before rinsing.
By running a bath (not too hot) and adding a cup of vinegar you can ease the pain of sunburn by soaking for around 10 minutes.
Just a teaspoon of vinegar followed by a glass of water has been shown to help ease heartburn.
Although research is still in its early stages there is evidence to suggest that Apple Cider Vinegar could help to lower blood sugar levels.
If you have diabetes however, you may want to speak to your doctor beforehand as this form of vinegar contains chromium that may affect your insulin levels.
Where to buy Apple Cider Vinegar?
If you are looking to buy Apple Cider Vinegar then you cant go far wrong with than Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar, which is available to buy from the Vitamin Shoppe in both a 16oz and 32oz bottle.
The 32oz bottle is particularly cost effective at just $4.69 a bottle.
Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar is made from organically grown apples, and is free from any preservatives.