Last Updated on January 7, 2021
Vinegar is not only a food preservative, it also has many medicinal uses to treat several conditions. The slow fermentation process of vinegar leave it in rich bio-active components, that give it an antimicrobial, antioxidant and many other beneficial properties.
Some people take one or two teaspoons of vinegar a day, mixed in a cup of water, in the morning or before meals, and they report many benefits from doing so.
Vinegar seems to be anti-glycemic and has an agreeable effect on blood sugar levels. One hypothesis is that vinegar may inactivate some of the digestive enzymes that break down carbohydrates into sugar
causing to slow the conversion of complex carbohydrate into sugar from a meal into your bloodstream, and thus preventing sugar levels spikes. Many studies and researches support the use of vinegar as a diabetic treatment.
2. Heart health
Polyphenols, such as chlorogenic acid, which is found in high levels in apple cider vinegar, can improve your health by preventing cardiovascular diseases. Some animal studies showed that vinegar also decreases the damaging form of cholesterol.
3. Weight loss
Vinegar can help you lose weight, thanks to its anti-obesity effect by increasing fullness and reducing the consumed amount of food. A research found that consuming vinegar along with bread lowers both glucose and insulin responses, as well as it raises levels of satiety (which is related to the acetic acid level in vinegar). Resulting in a monthly weight loss.
4. Sinus Congestion
Apple cider vinegar helps your body to break up and reduce mucous, which assists to clear you sinuses. As it also has antibacterial properties that make it effective against infections.
5. Sore throat
The useful antibacterial properties of apple cider vinegar, may also be a remedy for sore throat. Make a mixture of warm water and one-third cup of apple cider vinegar, and gargle as much as needed.
6. Digestion and Acid Reflux