Apple Cider Vinegar is often titled as “Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother”
Ever wondered what does “Mother” mean? What are its benefits & uses and why does it need to be captioned? Well, here is an explanation to all your querries.
“The Mother” in Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is the cloudy floating substance or the murky appearance that you see in the bottles of ACV. This is nothing but strains of beneficial bacteria that seem to have the whole lot of health benefits.
In the ancient times Apple cider vinegar remained as a popular remedy for cough & cold and also for cleaning of wounds. However in the recent times research suggests that “The Mother” in Apple cider vinegar has whole lot of benefits. A few are listed below.
It could support & help in Digestion:
As stated above Apple cider vinegar with mother contains healthy benificial bacteria that is gut-friendly & helps you keep digestive system working efficiently. For those troubled with stomach problems like indigestion or heartburn ACV with mother could provide some relief since it neutralises stomach acid and the acetic acid in ACV fights harmful bacteria.
It could support Weight Loss:
ACV is used as a potential weight loss drink. The health benefits of apple cider vinegar are aplenty. The acetic acid present in it is known to reduce belly fat and further suppress body fat build up. Studies suggest apple cider vinegar helps shed kilos and supports in weight loss. Adding a tablespoon of ACV into a glassful of water and drinking first thing in the morning may help burn belly fat.
It may control/lower blood sugar levels:
Intake of ACV with mother before a high carb meal helps prevent blood sugar spikes as per the recent studies. This makes it a natural drink to Keep your blood sugar levels in check. Incase you are conscious on calories intake, studies have shown that the acetic acid found in ACV stops your body from absorbing the calories from carbs.
As a beauty ingredient for Hair Skin & Nails:
Alkaline shampoos often lead to air breakage and dryness. Replacing your usual shampoo with a bottle of raw unfiltered unpasteurised ACV could give you more manageable hair and helps you combat dry, brittle hair and itchy scalp. The antimicrobial effect of ACV helps control bacteria which leads to itchy scalp.
As the Apple Cider Vinegar demonstrates antibacterial and antifungal effect it is widely used as a natural treatment for healthier skin and nails. It is also used as a skin toner to balance the skin’s pH there by making the skin soft and smooth. A commonly used “foot soak” for rough, cracked heels or mild fungal nail.