What are some of the Apple Cider Vinegar benefits?

Answer by Harini Pandiyan

Apple cider vinegar is a sort of vinegar made from fermented apple juice; adding yeast into apple juice turns the sugar in the juice into alcohol. Apple cider vinegar has a long history as a home remedy, used to treat various health issues like sore throat, controlling the blood sugar level, and other issues. It has multiple health benefits, and some of them are:

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  1. Lowers Blood Sugar Level: Studies have proven that consuming few teaspoons of apple cider vinegar before food improves insulin response and reduces blood sugar spikes if consumed with meal.
  2. Helps Reduce Belly Fat/ Lose Weight: There is no proven research that apple cider vinegar helps in weight loss, but it's friendly to any diet as it has fewer calories and no carbs, fat, fiber, or protein.
  3. Lowers Cholesterol: Apple cider vinegar has antioxidants, which help to reduce the LDL/ Bad cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglyceride level.  
  4. Lowers Blood Pressure: Consuming apple cider vinegar helps control renin (a hormone produced by kidneys responsible for dilating and constricting blood vessels). Apple cider vinegar relaxes your blood vessels, as blood pressure rises when the blood vessels are constricting. 
  5. Decreases the Risk of Cancer: Regular consumption of apple cider vinegar slows down the growth of cancer cells in your body, preventing and reduce the risk of getting cancer.
  6. Improves Digestion: If our stomach has low hydrochloric acid (HCl), it's hard to digest foods; the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar supplements the hydrochloric acid level in your stomach improves digestion.