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Benefits Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar
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Welcome to my 'Benefits Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar' post!

First of all, I must congratulate you for taking the time to do your research on this topic of green living. It is no surprise to say that apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular kinds of vinegar in the natural health community. This is because it has a lot of health benefits that are largely supported by scientific studies.

Is there truth and research behind these claims? There are different ways to take this natural remedy and in today's article, we will be discussing the benefits of drinking it. Is drinking apple cider vinegar the way to maximize these benefits?

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What is Apple Cider Vinegar?

This vinegar is made from fermented apple juice. Essentially it is formed by fermenting the sugar from apples. This turns them into ethanoic acid, the main active ingredient in vinegar, and is recognized for its health benefits.

Most often, we use it in marinades, vinaigrettes, salad dressings, chutneys, and food preservatives.

Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar...

You can find numerous diets and health fads online that support the idea of drinking apple cider vinegar as a means of cleansing the body, aiding in weight loss and other health benefits.

The majority of the research behind these claims has been conducted on animals and limited research has been done on humans. Although more research is needed in this field, so far there awesome relatively consistent results between the research that has been conducted.

Uses and Dosage...

Although cider vinegar is natural, drinking vinegar straight and undiluted isn’t recommended. Doing so can cause problems such as eroding the enamel of your teeth if you consume excessive amounts of it.

Therefore, you must dilute vinegar when consuming it. This can be done in several different ways. The safest way is to dilute vinegar in food. If you are reading this you are interested in drinking it, although this is not the safest method, diluting it with water is the best way to reduce or and potentially eliminate risk.

Mix it in a cup of water with some honey and drink it once a day. Some people wonder what time of day it is best to do this. Although there is not yet any evidence on the benefit of drinking it in the morning, it makes the most sense to do so for two reasons.

Firstly, your stomach is empty so it is likely to have a greater effect. However, having a small amount of food in the stomach is safer because of the acid it the vinegar. Secondly, it is easier to take vinegar daily when you establish a morning routine. Therefore I recommend taking it in the morning, with your breakfast.

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar...

Some of the health benefits include aiding weight loss, cleansing the gut, reducing cholesterol, lowering blood glucose levels, and improving the symptoms of diabetes. Amazing, isn’t it? It is a great home remedy with numerous uses. let us take a look at some of these in more detail.

Soothe a Sore Throat...

Vinegar has antibacterial properties that provide some relief to a sore throat by killing the bacteria. To help a sore throat, I like to drink a cup of warm water that has one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed in along with a tablespoon of honey.

Cleansing the Gut...

A huge issue in today's society is obesity. The bacteria inside our intestines play a huge role in our cravings and therefore what we eat.

However, it is also important to mention that the body has a system the efficiently detoxifies the body. Although this system works well in healthy people, certain foods in our diet today can have negative implications on our digestive system and the bacteria inside our gut.

Cleansing the gut with apple cider vinegar is an effective way of establishing and maintaining a healthy balance of bacteria in the gut. It flushes out the waste and removes unnecessary toxins. I did this when I wanted to start losing weight and it worked great.

Unfiltered apple vinegar helps flush out waste from our body while retaining the useful bacteria. It is often taken alongside honey to cleanse the colon and restore the gastrointestinal system.

Weight Loss...

When the gut has a healthy balance of bacteria, it is easier to maintain healthy body weight. Research shows that adding one or two tablespoons of apple vinegar to your diet and consuming it diluted in water, can assist you in losing weight. It reduces fat storage, increases fat burning, reduces appetite, and improves blood sugar and insulin response.

Cider vinegar consists of acetic acid which promotes fat loss in several ways. It does so by reducing your body fat percentage, causing you to lose belly fat, and reduce your blood triglycerides.

It is also known to reduce your appetite and hunger feelings making it useful in supporting people who are trying to regain a healthy eating schedule. This is because it contains ethanoic acid, a kind of acid that has hunger-suppressing effects.

Recently, Japanese doctoral students conducted a research study to examine the effects of apple cider vinegar on body fat in obese adults. The study found that participants who had consumed apple cider vinegar had lost 2-3 pounds in body weight.

Moreover, the research study concluded that apple cider vinegar is highly effective in reducing waist circumference, visceral fat, triglycerides, and body mass index (BMI).

It is important to note here that drinking apple cider vinegar is not a magic cure for weight loss. The most effective way to lose weight is to maintain a healthy balance and getting sufficient exercise every day.

Reducing Cholesterol...

Another research study found that participants who took apple vinegar not only lost more weight than those that took a placebo but also had lower triglycerides and total cholesterol.

The people that took apple vinegar also had significantly raised levels of HDL (HDL) cholesterol. Doctors sometimes refer to HDL cholesterol as “good cholesterol” because it can help lower the danger of heart problems.

Lowering Blood Glucose Levels...

A small study in people with diabetes reported that consuming two tablespoons of apple vinegar before bedtime reduced blood glucose by 4% the subsequent morning. Numerous other studies show that vinegar can improve insulin function and lower blood glucose levels after meals.


Reducing Diabetes...

To date, one among the foremost convincing applications of vinegar helps treat type two diabetes which is characterized by high blood glucose levels caused by insulin resistance or the lack to supply insulin. However, people without diabetes also can enjoy keeping their blood glucose levels within the normal range, as some researchers believe that good blood glucose levels reduce aging and some chronic diseases.

The most effective way to regulate blood glucose levels is to avoid refined carbohydrates and sugar. Yet apple cider vinegar can be beneficial too. It can improve insulin sensitivity, reduce blood glucose, reduce fasting blood glucose, improve insulin function, and lower blood glucose levels after meals.

However, again this does not mean that apple cider vinegar is a magic cure. The National Centers for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) says it’s vital that people do not replace medical treatment with unproven health products.

If you’re currently taking blood-sugar-lowering medications, ask your healthcare provider before increasing your intake of any sort of vinegar.

Benefits Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar: The Final Verdict!

In closing, apple cider vinegar can be a beneficial aid for our health, however, it should not be used to replace medications. Taking apple cider vinegar raw and undiluted can have negative implications so it is advised to at least take it with water but ultimately the best way to consume it is naturally in your food.

Limit your daily dose to one or two tablespoons in diluted and water and rinse your mouth with water afterward to stop dental erosion.

Please use the space provided below of you have any questions to clarify.

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Reader Comments

  1. This is awesome! I realized that apple cider vinegar is an excellent source of things, but I didn’t know what things. lol
    There’s also been confusion over whether the vinegar should be normal or white. I’ve read that white is for cleaning and apple is for ingesting. You have done a good deal of research. Thank you for posting!!

    1. Cleaning vinegar is the most effective for cleaning, but there is no reason why you couldn’t use apple cider vinegar. It really just comes down to personal preference. Thank you for stopping by.

  2. Nice article! There was a time when Apple Cider Vinegar was the craze and was pushed by media as having several health benefits. I didn’t know it was also used as a cleaning agent, just like baking soda! Thanks for the article, should start to stock up on ACV as a natural house cleaner.

    Do you have any recommendations on how to remove the pungent smell? Thats probably the only thing that I’m not too keen on, but would love to start using it around the house. I just dont want the house to smell like ACV!

    1. Hello again Mark,

      You can remove the intensity of the smell by adding a couple of drops of pure essential oils. For cleaning, I would recommend lemon but all citrus is effective for cleaning. I now prefer the smell and would never return to toxic cleaning products.

      I hope this is helpful.

  3. Hi Eco Catherine, I enjoyed reading your great article on Does Apple Cider Vinegar Work? Everything You Need To Know. There’s a lot of helpful and interesting information.

    I use Apple Cider Vinegar for my homemade salad dressing. Sometimes I will put 2 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar in my green tea with lemon. It’s a healthy bacteria for the gut. Also, I will put just a little Apple Cider Vinegar in dogs water bowl.

    I agree with you that Apple Cider Vinegar has a lot of health benefits, but I didn’t know that you can use it as a cleaning agent. The next time I clean my windows and mirrors, I am going to try it. Thank You For Sharing!

    Best Wishes,

    1. Hi Margaret,

      Thank you so much fo reding. I love your idea of mixing apple cider vinegar with your green tea. It is a very healthy product for the gut.

      It works wonderfully on windows, please reach out if I can assist you in any way.

  4. Great info! Question for you, I started to use apple cider vinegar and then stopped for awhile. Does apple cider vinegar go bad? I have one that is open but was kept in the fridge and another that was opened (why I had 2 open I have no idea) and was left in the pantry? Should I get rid of either of these, or both? Thanks!

    1. Hi Heidi,
      Apple cider vinegar does not go bad, however, the quality will deteriorate. Many people don’t like the taste when this happens and it can go cloudy. I hope this helps. Just let me know if you have any more questions.

  5. Hi Catherine,

    I fully agree with you. Apple cider vinegar has been a primary go-to for me when I have a sore throat and cough. We also leverage it as our household cleaning agent. It has been a couple of years now that we have saved a lot by using apple cider vinegar in place of the chemical-based and branded cleaning agents.

    1. Hello Junior,
      I am pleased that you are already taking advantage of th benefits of apple cider vinegar. It is amazing how much money can be saved when you switch to natural cleaning alternatives. Thank you for reading.

  6. Hi Catherine,
    Excellent post about ACV. I knew about it being used for pretty much everything but haven’t started using it for ‘Stuff’. It never occurred to me read about its use, but today i read it and as you mentioned its a great product for household cleaning. You have convinced me to start using it.
    As you mentioned in your post that you just have to squeeze the apples to make a ACV. Is it really what it is? Would love the full recipe? Please share with us if you know how to make it at home.
    Thank you

    1. Hi,

      Yes, it really is very simple with only three ingredients: apple scraps, cane sugar and filtered water. I will add the recipe to the post.
      I hope this helps. Thank you for reading.

  7. Great article, Catherine! I have used apple cider vinegar before, but I had no idea that it contained so many health benefits (especially contributing to weight loss and reducing diabetes). I have typically used it when I’m sick (common cold, flu, etc.), and does an excellent job of flushing out the system and draining out mucus/cold-causing bacteria. I have saved your article and will share it with my friends and family. God bless you!

  8. I would love to consume ACV for its health benefits. But when I try drinking it diluted with water, I get such heartburn and I cannot stand the taste of it. But I have a friend who drinks it all the time (diluted in water) and she doesn’t mind the taste at all and has no side effects from it.
    Great article as always!

    1. Hi Teresa, if you are struggling to drink it on its own I recommend adding it to your food. My favorite recipe involves jalapenos pickled in apple cider vinegar. I use it to make guacamole. It is delicious.

  9. I found this well researched article very interesting. I’ve heard of apple cider vinegar and it’s cleansing properties, but as a skin cleanser for blackheads. However I like the idea of drinking it for health benefits. I don’t think my dentist would be too happy though as he’s warned me about the perils of acidic fruits! Rinsing your mouth after may help though he’s always recommended waiting an hour before cleaning them.

  10. I don’t know Apple cider vinegar, so I guess I never had it. But reading your article makes me want to try it. If the cider is from fermented apples, my husband can’t have it. Fermented food is ‘hot’ nowadays with the virus, for its immune system benefits, but my husband has a risk for gout and then fermented stuff is off-limits.
    All the things we need to know!! That’s why it’s great that your investigations are always extensive. Thanks, Catherine 🙂

  11. Hey Catherine,

    Well, there is so many great benefits apple cider vinegar gives to the body, just incredible. I really enjoyed reading your article post.

    This is something that I’m going to try out now in the very near future, taking it in the morning with light breakfast.
    The health benefits are really wonderful cleaning the gut, weight loss that’s a big one, reducing cholesterol, Lowering blood glucose levels.

    Haha, will it make you younger-looking as well, only joking? 🙂
    It really has so much to offer humans, animals and you can even clean with apple cider vinegar.

    Thanks for sharing
    Tommy. 🙂

  12. Hi,

    Another great article, thanks for taking the time to put this together.

    I’m very interested in the blood/glucose lowering ability of AVC. I normally manage my levels with keto eating, but its good to know that I can use this too.

    Do you have a suggestion about the appropriate dose for this? I would probably take it with food.

    Thanks again.

  13. Thank you so much for that great informative article. I have always been intrigued by ACV, but the acidic part of it puts me off. I think if you suffer from IBS or other stomach issues, this could be harmful to you. Correct me if I am wrong please. However, those that can take it do see benefits. I have seen this with people I know. Your article has definitely initiated my interest again. Thank you.

    1. Quite the opposite, in fact, it can be used to treat stomach symptoms. This vinegar has antibacterial properties that may be helpful in the treatment of bloating.
      It stimulates the hydrochloric acid in your stomach and assists in the healthy breakdown of foods, without creating harmful toxins.
      This digestive regulation can help you feel less bloated!
      I hope this helps.

  14. Hi Catherine,

    Lovely article on apple cider. I have always been aware of its benefits and glad that you’re educating us with more knowledge!

    Cheers to healthy living.

  15. Thank you Catherine for this beautiful article. I must admit I don’t drink enough of ACV as I should. Reading about all the good effects just reminds me of how I need to get back on it. I appreciate you writing this.

  16. Hi there,

    What a neat article, I’ve often heard of apple cider vinegar, but didn’t really know the first thing about it till now! If it has that many health benefits, I’m not surprised that it’s so popular. Think I’ll have to join the bandwagon.

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