Miracle in a bottle- Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is one of the simplest, most inexpensive tools that should be in every home cupboard.
This versatile secret weapon takes on bacteria, blood sugar issues, sore throats, coughs, gallstones, cardiovascular concerns, fungus, digestive challenges, and more.
Of all the herbs, health protocols, and super foods, apple cider vinegar may benefit the most people and have the greatest variety of benefits period it's also very inexpensive.
Apple cider vinegar has gained so much popularity in recent years that it is now available nearly anywhere you can find basic white vinegar! To get the full, nutritional benefits, be sure to get organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar with the mother. The mother is the name given to the good bacteria used to turn the fermented apple cider into vinegar. It typically has a cloudy, somewhat stringy appearance. Don't let that throw you; It is composed of good bacteria and yeast. Just turn the bottle upside down a time or two to mix well and get all that goodness mixed into the bottle before pouring yourself a shot.
Phenolic compounds are also plentiful in apple cider vinegar. These include Gallic acid and catechin, which have been shown to hinder the growth of cancer cells; In fact, they are toxic to cancer cells!
Epicatechin is another phenolic cotton pound that promotes muscle growth.
Cholinergic acid helps reduce the uptake of carbohydrates and glucose during digestion, potentially helping maintain a healthy weight.
Caffeic acid acts as an anti-inflammatory, and some research has shown it may slow the progression of cancer P.-coumaric acid Is yet another anti-inflammatory and scavenges free radicals.
On top of that, apple cider vinegar contains the electrolytes potassium, magnesium, and calcium, which are important for regulating chemical reactions and maintaining fluid balance in cells. You're probably familiar with the electrolyte drinks and powders marketed to athletes. Rather than consuming all those unhealthy, brightly colored, sugary drinks, consider adding some apple cider vinegar to your water.
Not only is apple cider vinegar great at helping to maintain function, but it also contains several vitamins and nutrients the body needs as well. Apple cider vinegar is loaded with B vitamins from B1, B2, B6, biotin (B7), the natural easy to use form of what is commonly known as folic acid(b9), niacin (B3), and pantothenic acid B5), And vitamin C. All B vitamins help convert carbohydrates, fats and proteins into the proper fuel and building blocks the body uses. Vitamin C is legendary in its function in the immune system, as well as supporting healthy inflammation levels and regulating the effects of free radicals.
It isn't just vitamins; Apple cider vinegar also contains minerals that support healthy functions. Outside of the electrolytes mentioned above, apple cider vinegar also contains iron while iron isn't an electrolyte, it has an important task list as well. Iron supports the red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body. This is why when iron levels are low, fatigue is usually intense period that's not all; Iron also plays a role in gastrointestinal processes, the immune response, and helps maintain and regulate body temperature. This humble little vinegar sure packs a punch even beyond the smell.
In a 2004 study, participants received a meal of a white bagel, butter, and orange juice. They were also given 4 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar. In insulin resistant participants, insulin levels decreased, and insulin sensitivity increased the results suggest taking one to two tablespoons before each meal may help keep your blood sugar stable.
Other studies looked at other variables, including fasting glucose rates and increased satiety, which also may help with weight loss and in restoring ovulatory function in women with PCOS. These studies point to the need for apple cider vinegar to be taken seriously as a possible addition to people's wellness toolbox.
Apple cider vinegar has long been used by those played with heartburn, acid reflux, diarrhea, vomiting, and a host of other digestive maladies.
Apple cider vinegar has a similar pH to stomach acid. Many people believe the cause of heartburn and acid reflux has to do with too much acid in the stomach. Unfortunately that isn't necessarily true. Often it stems from not having enough stomach acid!
Taking apple cider vinegar can provide the stomach with the acid needed to function as it should stomach acid helps sterilize and breakdown food so the nutrients extracted from the foods are available to the gut at the right time without additional bacteria that shouldn't be! The timing of how the stomach empties and how well food is sterilized is crucial to digestive health and requires the right amount of acid. When everything is functioning correctly this also helps reduce gas and bloating.
If it burns by taking a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar, it may mean you have a fungus overgrowth. It is possible to test to determine whether the required and beneficial flora is in the correct place in the GI. Apple cider vinegars antibacterial qualities indicate it may help with bad breath and serve as an inexpensive and healthy toothbrush cleaner. Studies have shown it fights Enterococcus faecalis in the teeth.
Make sure to dilute the apple cider vinegar down before using it as a mouthwash, as the acidity of the undiluted vinegar may damage teeth. For the same reason rinse your toothbrush well with water before using it again. ---Dr Patrick Flynn
***Dr. Amber's Fire Cider uses organic, raw, unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar.