Apple Cider Vinegar – Healthy or Hyped?

2nd April 2019

Apple cider vinegar (ACV for short) is basically made from apples, sugar & yeast and is put through a double fermentation process, and it has also become very popular among natural health enthusiasts.

 

Many supporters claim that consuming just a small amount of ACV can result in all sorts of health optimising wonders:

Some have even gone so far as to claim that Apple Cider Vinegar can kill cancer cells.

 

But have any of these miracle claims been proven by science?

 

Can these health issues really be alleviated just by consuming ACV?

 

Let’s find out more about whether Apple Cider Vinegar is really a miracle health tonic

 

Here is what has been purported about ACV:

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Of course, living a lifestyle of healthy eating and exercising daily can also contribute to a healthy weight 😉

 

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More research involving humans needs to be performed before recommending apple cider vinegar to help protect against cancer.

 

Is apple cider vinegar safe to consume, and how much should you use?

 

If you decide you want to experiment with apple cider vinegar, the commonly recommended dosage is 1-2 teaspoons per day, but up to 2 Tbs spread throughout the day.

 

It is also recommended to use raw, unfiltered ACV with the “mother” still intact.

 

However, be aware that too much apple cider vinegar can lead to unpleasant side effects, some even harmful, including the following:

 

While ACV does not contain any chemicals or other ingredients that some feel are unsafe or unhealthy, it is not recommended that apple cider vinegar be consumed straight up, as the acid could cause damage to your teeth if there is direct contact with your teeth enamel.

 

Therefore, consider mixing apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drinking it through a straw (reusable, of course!), or use it diluted in a recipe.

 

Also, consider rinsing your mouth with water and waiting at least 30 minutes before brushing your teeth after drinking it to prevent damage to your tooth enamel.

 

RECIPE

 

Here is a quick, simple, and tasty recipe for an apple cider vinegar beverage.

 

ACV Sparkler

 

500ml sparkling mineral or spring water

4 Tbs apple cider vinegar, raw & unfiltered

¼ – 1 tsp pure honey

Optional: Ice cubes or a few pieces of frozen fruit, like berries

 

Place all of the ingredients in a glass. Mix until the honey is dissolved. Add ice cubes or frozen fruit for chill and flavour, if desired.

 

REFERENCES

 

HEALTHLINE: 6 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, Backed By Science

HEALTHLINE: 7 Side Effects of Too Much Apple Cider Vinegar



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