What is Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar, or cider vinegar, is a vinegar made from fermented apple juice. t is made by crushing apples, then squeezing out the juice.
Apple cider vinegar is made through a two-step process.
- First, yeast is added to apple juice to break down the sugars and turn them into alcohol.
- Second Step, healthy bacteria is added, which converts the alcohol into acetic acid.
This bacteria often forms a cloudy accumulation of yeast and acetic acid bacteria what is known as The Mother, because it is the catalyst that gives rise to the vinegar.
Something more about The Mother in Apple cider Vinegar
The mother consists of dozens of strains of beneficial bacteria that seem to have health benefits. Unrefined Unfiltered UnPasturized ACV have a murky appearance which indicates it still contain the mother culture. Clear and pasteurized vinegars typically do not contain the mother culture and don’t carry the same benefits. This good bacteria also refered as the mother, helps to keep your digestive system running smoothly, so that you can get the most out of the food that you consume. Probiotics are also great for the immune system, the majority of which is located in your digestive tract. The good bacteria in your digestive system compete for resources with the bad bacteria, thereby maintaining a healthy balance which can help prevent you from getting sick.
If you are going to use ACV for a health remedy, look for Nutritiogenx Apple cider vinegar, raw unfiltered unpasteurized with “the Mother,” which are available at major online stores like the Amazon & Flipkart.
Apple Cider Vinegar Uses & Benefits
There are many health related uses for apple cider vinegar. Consuming raw apple cider vinegar on a daily basis has been shown to be useful in maintaining normal body processes, including healthy blood sugar levels. It has been used as a natural remedy for many things. While science is yet to prove many of the health claims associated with ACV, there is no harm to try ACV for some of its benefits. Consider trying ACV as an inexpensive natural remedy to improve heart health, control blood sugar, loose weight, improve skin tone and healthy hair. Of course, with any medical condition, consult your doctor before changing any part of your lifestyle.
ACV 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. Here’s how apple cider vinegar helps shed kilos and how you can use it in your weight loss. Adding a tablespoon of ACV into a glassful of water and drinking first thing in the morning may help burn belly fat. To make you ACV drink tastier & more effective for fat loss try adding 1 tea spoon of lemon juice with one pinch of cinnamon powder to 15 ml of ACV diluting to a glass full of luke warm water. Try this for at least 3 months.
Improve Heart Health:
Certain studies suggest that the acetic acid in Apple Cider Vinegar may help reducing blood pressure. ACV may help increase production of the blood vessel relaxing compound nitric oxide. It may also help inhibit enzymes that cause blood vessels to constrict. One person I know took 2-3 TBSP a day of ACV with mother in luke warm water for several months which helped him show improvements in blood pressure.
A diet high in acetic acid has been shown to be associated with lowered blood pressure, triglycerides, and cholesterol. These results correspond with better heart health and a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.
The beneficial acids in the “mother” of apple cider vinegar are great for hair, and this is one reason that ACV is often recommended as a hair rinse for conditioning hair and increasing shine.
Apple Cider Vinegar can be very effective against dandruff. Mix with equal parts water and apply to scalp with spray bottle or cloth. Leave on for 1-2 hours with a shower cap and rinse. This can be done 1-2 times a week for best results.
Unrefined Apple Cider Vinegar is also often used in skin remedies and beauty recipes. When mixed with equal parts of water (and a few drops of essential oil for fragrance) ACV makes an excellent firming toner for the skin. You can do this at night after washing, and in the morning before you apply your moisturizer. A dab of it can also be left on the skin overnight to fade age spots or acne scars. It’s also a recommended agent for warts. It has also been shown to be effective against acne without drying the skin. To use as a toner, keep the mixture in the fridge, and apply with a cotton ball after a bath.
The high concentration of vitamin C, fiber, and acids in the are believed by some to boost immunity while breaking up the congestion that comes with a cold. The mother is what holds the good bacteria that work as probiotics when you consume ACV with mother. Probiotics have shown to have an immune-boosting effect, which might be why drinking apple cider vinegar boosts your immunity.
Helps control Sugar and improve conditions of PCOS:
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of major causes of irregular menstruation . Research has shown that possibility of vinegar (ACV) to restore ovulatory function through improving sugar controlling hormone sensitivity in PCOS patients.
Unrefined apple cider vinegar, high in beneficial compounds, is also known for its ability to help keep blood sugar in check. It isn’t a wonder drug, but studies have shown that it can help lower blood sugar and improve sugar controling hormone sensitivity. (source)