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Top 10 benefits of apple cider vinegar-

Apple Cider vinegar or cider vinegar (ACV) is made by alcoholic fermentation of organic apples. The healthy bacteria (Acetobacter) are then added to the liquid which converts the alcohol into vinegar giving it a sour malic taste.

For centuries people are using apple cider vinegar to cure numerous ailments.

Here are top 10 benefits of having apple cider vinegar:

1.ACV aids in weight loss-

The acetic acid, which is perhaps one of the most beneficial components of cider vinegar controls the satiety aspect of metabolism. Hence daily 8 ounces consumption of ACV is scientifically proven to help in weight loss.

2.ACV cures skin sores-

The succinic acid and citric acid in conjunction with the acetic acid and lactic acid found in abundance in ACV has antibacterial and antimicrobial action. ACV acts against strains of Candida and is useful in treating fungal sores.

3.ACV is known to cure digestion-

Apple cider vinegar alters the BMR to aid in proper digestion( When consumed prior to the meal with 16 ounces of lukewarm water)

4.ACV regulates blood sugar levels-

One of the most successful tests conducted about apple cider vinegar has shown to stabilize blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes.

5.ACV lowers cholesterol-

With the daily intake of ACV, the levels of LDL cholesterol have shown a significant fall. At the same time, the essential HDL cholesterol levels are maintained thus preventing heart disorders.

6.ACV reduces blood pressure-

Cider vinegar is rich in potassium, it balances the sodium component in blood thus lowers blood pressure levels.

7.ACV prevents acid reflux-

Apple cider vinegar is one of the key ingredients in treating Gastro-oesophageal reflux disorder (GERD).

8.ACV soothes sunburns-

Topical application of apple cider vinegar helps in combating free radical damage and soothes the sunburn skin preventing its peeling.

9.ACV balances your pH-

Apple cider vinegar is recommended for people who have increased levels of uric acid in the body.People suffering from gout and bunions are especially recommended to have a daily dose of ACV.

10. ACV helps in flu-

ACV contains beneficial bacteria that can help strengthen our immune system and relieves cold symptoms.

Dr. Nisha Kumar

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