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A Glimpse Into The Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar


July 30, 2021

Don’t get intimidated by apple cider vinegar’s strong and bitter taste. Its health benefits are many and worth few seconds of bitterness. 

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has become popular in recent years, especially after a few celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Scarlett Johansson have sworn by ACV health benefits.

Even if it seems to be new for so many people, apple cider vinegar has been used over centuries as a home remedy, from treating sore throat to aiding digestion. Apple cider vinegar has various healthful properties, including antimicrobial and antioxidant. Let’s have a look at its main benefits.

It May Reduce Body Weight

One of the main reasons ACV became so popular among celebrities is that it aids weight loss. According to a study published in 2009, acetic acid (AcOH), a main component of vinegar was found to suppress body fat accumulation. Other studies showed that ACV increases the feeling of fullness, helping the individual to eat less. 

It Helps To Control Blood Sugar

Acetic acid blocks enzymes that help us digest starch, and it lowers the amount of sugar in the bloodstream after we eat starchy meals like bread or pasta. The easiest way to incorporate apple cider vinegar in your meals is to add a bit on salads, sauces, and marinades.

It May Alleviate Sore Throat

Apple cider vinegar is known as a throat elixir and one of the best home remedies to treat sore throat. However, the ACV must be properly diluted. Otherwise, it can erode esophageal tissues, causing more harm than good.

A basic recipe to treat a sore throat is a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, a teaspoon of honey, and a small pinch of cayenne pepper stirred in a cup of warm water.

It Helps To Kill Harmful Bacteria

ACV is an excellent remedy to fight bacteria. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, used apple vinegar to treat many issues, including cleaning peoples’ wounds. Besides that, you can wash salad and lettuce by submerging them in water for 20-30 minutes with a tablespoon of ACV.


It May Combat Dandruff

If you’re having scalp issues like itchiness, irritation, and dandruff, acetic acid may alter the scalp’s pH, and it may reduce yeast growth.