apple-3452429_1920.jpgApple cider vinegar is an effective natural remedy for hundreds of health problems. In essence, it balances the body by bringing about a range of health benefits.

The drink is made by fermenting apple cider in a two-step process. First, apple juice is fermented into alcohol, and then the alcohol is fermented into vinegar. Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar contains mother of vinegar, similar to the scoby found in Kombucha. (HuffPost)

Nutritionally has only 3 calories per tablespoon (15 grams) and virtually no carbohydrates. It contains small amounts of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, and calcium. Like apple juice, it may contain pectin, vitamins B1, B2 and B6; biotin, folic acid, niacin, pantothenic acid, and vitamin C. (OrganicFacts.net)

The range of health conditions that often benefit from the use of apple cider vinegar is staggering. Unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar contains a colony of bacteria, referred to as the “mother”, which has a cobweb-like appearance. This bacteria is gut-friendly and is often considered the most nutritious part of the apple cider vinegar.

The amino acids in this vinegar are effective antiseptics and antibiotics, whereas the acetic acid content in the vinegar can aid in the treatment of various fungal and bacterial infections.

Apple cider vinegar also binds with enzymes to metabolize fats and carbohydrates. This may be the reason it helps with weight loss and diabetes.

Apple Cider Vinegar also seems to help regulate blood sugar. A study published in Diabetes Care found that when the participants downed two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed with a snack (one ounce of cheese), they had lower blood sugar levels the next morning, compared to when they ate the same bedtime snack paired with two tablespoons of water. (Health.com)

There are too many benefits to write down here. But taking this great food (in moderation) seems to help with so many problems that it would be a shame to leave out of your whole food arsenal. Give it a try, you won’t regret it.