Top 6 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar: “The Sour Wonder Food”
By Global Master Chef Karl Guggenmos
We hear a lot about so called “Wonder Foods” these days.
They are said to be super healthy and help in a variety of health issues from weight loss to fighting diseases like cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.
Apple cider vinegar is considered one of these “Wonder Foods”.
It has actually been touted as a super healthy food for decades, if not centuries, and just recently, it was accepted as super-beneficial by the scientific/medical community.
So, what is apple cider vinegar anyway? And what does it have in it that is so healthy?
Well, apple cider vinegar is the fermented juice from crushed apples.
Unfiltered, apple cider vinegar has more preserved nutrients. It also contains strands of proteins, enzymes and healthy bacteria.
Finally, Apple cider vinegar contains pectin, vitamins B1, B12, B6, vitamin C, biotin, folic acid, niacin pantothenic acid along with magnesium, iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium.
How is all of this good for us? Well, here are 6 health benefits:
- It supports blood sugar regulation, especially beneficial people suffering from diabetes.
- It supports weight loss. The acetic acid appears to turn on enzymes that break down fat.
- It seems to support overall “gut health” providing good bacteria for the digestive process.
- It is helpful against harmful pathogens preventing or helping fight fungus infections.
- It may improve heart health by lowering cholesterol, triglycerides and regulating blood pressure, all important for a healthy heart.
- Some research reports a potential of Apple Cider Vinegar to support the killing of cancer cells.
In next week’s kitchen tip, we’ll learn about different ways to incorporate apple cider vinegar in your diet.