Today Danni tried out a glass of Apple Cider Vinegar after hearing that it is mean’t to be really good for you.
Apple cider is a type of vinegar made by the fermentation of apple cider. It is a light yellow brown colour, but can also be taken in tablet form. It can be found in health food shops, online or in grocery stores. It is used in salad dressings, marinades, vinaigrettes and food preserves, but is known primarily for its health and healing benefits. It mentions having it with honey and this is supposed to enhance its healing powers.
There are a reported number of possible benefits but also some cautionary measures to take into account……
Benefits include :
Reduces blood cholesterol and heart disease risk – apple cider vinegar contains pectin which is said to attach itself to cholesterol and then carries it out of the body
May help with diabetes – It is said it may help control blood sugar levels, which in turn helps ward off diabetes complications.
Prevents cancer and ageing – said to be high in beta carotene, a high antioxidant which protects bodies cells from damage.
Fights obesity – aids weight loss. It is said to be high in fibre, keeping you feeling satisfied and full for longer. A daily dose stating to help control or reduce your appetite.
Protects against osteoporosis – Apple cider vinegar is said to allow 1/3 more calcium to be absorbed from green veg than otherwise gained.
Helps with dandruff – by mixing 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of water and spritzing it on your hair and scalp, leave for between 15 – 60 minutes and wash off, it is said to restore the P H balance of the scalp and discourage the yeast like fungus thought to trigger dandruff.
Helps with acne – using 1/4 vinegar with 3 parts water and dabbing on spots, helps to calm and reduce them.
Points to consider :
Apple cider vinegar shouldn’t be used or taken unless undiluted. If it isn’t diluted it could potentially burn your throat, your digestive tract or your skin, depending how you’ve used or consumed it.
If you are considering using it for health purposes, it would be best to consult with your doctor first.