Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been praised by many by it’s ability to balance the pH, increase good gut bacteria and help control your weight, and other benefits for your body.
A study at Arizona State University have tested 11 volunteers with type 2 diabetes (diagnosed by a doctor) who weren’t taking insulin but continued taking their prescripted medications. The study started with the idea to confirm the thesis that ACV has the ability to balance your sugar levels.
Each participant took 2 tablespoons of ACV with an ounce of cheese before sleep. The researchers demonstrated that in the morning the participants had normal sugar levels, and lower comparing to those who had snack without consummation of ACV.
A recent study also showed that three groups of adults, first those who are in the beginning of getting a diabetes, those with type 2 diabetes and the third are the healthy ones, after taking an ounce of ACV all had lower blood glucose levels when they ate a high-carb meal, they had a bagel with butter and a glass of orange juice, and the groups were compared. Those with pre-diabetes improved their blood glucose levels by almost half, and the subjects with type 2 diabetes cut their blood glucose levels by 25 percent.
Just as dramatic the results were when ACV was tested for cutting fats of our body. The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry reported a study on mice that were fed with high calorie meals along with the active ingredient in apple cider vinegar: acetic acid, and they ended up with 10% lower body fat.
Also in Japan were made new studies, but instead of mice they chose obese adults for more precise results, and the contestants were also split by three groups. For 12 weeks, the first group drank half an ounce of ACV, the second had a beverage with 1 ounce and the third ones had drink with no ACV. When they finished the research, those who drank the cider vinegar had lower body and belly fat, smaller waist measurements and lower triglycerides compared to the others.
Several tests have shown that ACV provides is detoxification of your lymphatic system which then helps optimize homeostatic function in your body. The Truth About Cancer says:
“Cider vinegar was recently determined to be a strong antimicrobial agent and alternative to toxic and expensive chemical disinfectants. One of the most fatal bacterium, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is resistant to disinfectants but is found to be killed by acetic acid.
Especially in patients who are immunosuppressed, apple cider vinegar is an excellent natural antimicrobial tonic to rid of harmful bacteria and provide immune support.”
Test tube studies show that ACV can kill cancer cells. One study particulary in Japan the researchers used several types of fermented vinegars to induce apoptosis (programmed cell death) in leukemia cells.
For everyday gut health you can create a mixture of honey, vinegar water and ginger. Here’s the recipe:
- 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. water
- 1 Tbsp. raw honey
- ¼ tsp. ground ginger
- Optional: ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
Make tiny sips every few hours and try to swallow slowly so your throat will get the maximum amount of the mixture. It prevents getting a sore throat and helps the immune system.