Apple cider vinegar is an unpasteurised, organic product with a wide variety of uses. From salad dressings to beauty products, cider vinegar has been used as a traditional medicine for centuries. Some health benefits are mentioned below.
Healthy oral hygiene: Using apple cider vinegar as mouthwash provides a variety of benefits. In addition to easing bad breath, the vinegar can remove stains on the teeth and provide relief from thrush and chronic gum infections. To use it as mouthwash, mix two teaspoons into about 1/4 cup of water. Swish for about 20 seconds and then either swallow it or spit it out. Brush your teeth directly after to rinse away the acid and prevent damage to your tooth enamel.
Aids in Diabetic: Apple cider vinegar provides some relief for people who suffer from diabetes. While it cannot cure the disease, its natural components can help to control blood sugar by slowing how fast it rises after eating. When used in combination with a healthy, diabetic-friendly diet, the apple cider vinegar has proven to ease symptoms such as weakness, frequent urination, thirst and fatigue.
Reduce weight loss: One of the most appealing benefits of apple cider vinegar for many people is that it can aid in weight loss. The vinegar’s acetic properties work as an appetite suppressant as well as reduces water retention and increases metabolism.
Reduces bloating: If you have ever suffered from slow digestion, feeling of being bloated. Instead of suffering through it, try using a bit of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water. Because it is highly acidic, the vinegar increases the acid in your stomach, which helps you to digest the food you have eaten more quickly. By digesting your food more quickly, the vinegar will also help you to fight acid reflux that causes an extremely uncomfortable burning sensation.
Energizes muscles: Whether you are an athlete or simply know that you will be using your muscles more than normal on a specific day, apple cider vinegar can help to produce more energy for them right before you take on a major physical task. Endurance athletes often drink the diluted vinegar before competing. Apple cider vinegar helps turn the carbs you eat into energy, giving you that extra “oomph” to get through an intense workout or another grueling physical activity.
Remedies an upset stomach: If you are suffering from diarrhoea or other symptoms due to a bacterial infection, mix one or two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into some water or clear juice. The antibiotic properties can help fight the bacteria and the pectin in the vinegar creates a protective coating for your body that helps to soothe spasms in the intestines. Use this mixture as a remedy up to three times a day during the duration of your illness for the best results.
Scrubs your oven: The benefits of apple cider vinegar are not just for your body. It can also be quite helpful around the house. Oven cleanings, consider using some apple cider vinegar to help with the job. Make some warm and soapy water and then add a few splashes of vinegar to the mixture. Use it to clean your oven and you’ll have a sanitary, fresh-smelling and sparkling oven in no time.
Now a days it is easily available to get Apple Cider Vinegar in food shops and not so expensive so buy a one and try today the benefits I have told.
The article is compiled by Dr Golam Nabi, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Z H Sikder Women's Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka.