Apple cider vinegar is the talk of the supplement world. Rightfully so, as this simple concoction has many health benefits such as blood sugar stabilization, weight loss, skincare, and several others. Including apple cider vinegar in your diet could be the building block for many other healthy changes.
Here are a few of the reasons we are loving ACV:
1) All the Good Stuff-
Apple Cider Vinegar with the Mother contains enzymes, proteins, and good bacteria. That's not all... ACV also contains potassium, amino acids, and some antioxidants! Brands with 'the Mother' aka Organic, Unfiltered brands also offer even more benefits.
2) Bye-Bye Bacteria-
ACV is a natural antibacterial product. Vinegar helps to kill pathogens, including bacteria! Thousands of years ago, Hippocrates (also referred to as the Father of Medicine) would use vinegar to treat wounds. It can also be used to cleanse skin with acne or preserve certain foods!
3) Balancing Act-
ACV can naturally work in your body to balance your blood sugar. Whether you struggle with Type 2 diabetes, or just want to prevent an intense spike in sugar levels after a sweet meal... a few sips of this can help! Listen to our latest podcast episode for several research studies on how ACV can help aid blood sugar.
4) Drops Those LBS-
Weight loss can be complicated for some, but what if something simple added into your diet could help? Apple Cider Vinegar has been proven to help individuals in studies lose weight and consume less calories. The vinegar itself can boost satiety which leads to less calorie consumption throughout the day. All with a few simple sips!
5) Heart Health is Wealth-
With heart disease as one of the leading cause of death in the US, it's no surprise that a supplement with potential to aid in heart health is so popular. While there is not enough research on the effects in humans yet, several studies have shown that ACV can lower triglyceride and cholesterol levels in rats. It has also improved blood pressure, and lowered risk factors for kidney disease.
6) Get Glowing-
If you're searching for a beautiful complexion without the pricey skincare products... then the beauty store has met its match. ACV can be applied topically as a toner or face wash to improve skin tightness, brightness, and clarity. just be sure to dose it correctly because the acidity can also burn skin.
Overall, it's clear that ACV has many potential benefits. Whether it's a gummy, a tonic, or mixed in some water... let us know if you try! Chat with your doctor to see if this is a supplement that could work for you. Check back to our Scavenge-ology podcast to learn more, and to hear our interview with Mark of Hilbilby Cultured Food! Check out his revolutionary product Fire Tonic, which combines the pros of ACV with several other healthy additives.