Top 10 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar 

 

1.       Boosts Stomach Acid Production

ACV is rich in acetic acid, which has been clinically shown to boost stomach acid production in folks with low HCL production or hypochlorhydria.

2.       Healthy Cholesterol

Studies have shown that ACV can protect cholesterol from oxidation or damage, which is the main risk of high cholesterol. (1,2) ACV has also been shown to support healthy cholesterol and triglycerides. (2)

3.       Healthy Weight Loss

ACV has been shown in numerous studies to support healthy weight loss compared to BOB_PATRICIA_BRAGGgroups not ingesting ACV. ACV has also been shown to naturally reduce the amount of calories consumed, triggering a natural calorie-restrictive diet. (1,2)

4.       Healthy Blood Sugar

Many studies have shown that ACV has strong anti-glycemic, healthy blood sugar-supporting properties. In fact, in one study, it lowered an insulin response to sugar by 20%. (1,2) Studies suggest that ACV may prevent the complete digestion of sugars and simple carbohydrates. (2)

5.       Less Cravings

After a bread or bagel meal, ACV supported better energy and satiety compared to a group that did not ingest ACV. (1,2)

6.       Powerful Antioxidant

ACV is rich in antioxidants, such as polyphenols that have been shown to reduce the incidence of degenerative health concerns. Antioxidants are active in the lymphatic system, which supports the body’s immunity as well as detoxification. The antioxidants in ACV are particularly effective in mitigating the oxidizing impact of stress. (1,2)

7.       Topical Disinfectant

ACV has been shown to have antimicrobial properties for topical skin applications. Vinegar has been used for cleaning and treating nail fungus, head lice, warts, and ear infections. (1,2)

8.       Improves Assimilation of Nutrients

ACV also has been found to slow gastric emptying, which may allow the food to be more effectively broken down in the stomach – resulting in better assimilation of nutrients. (1,3)

9.       Inhibits Candida

ACV has been shown to have anti-fungal properties against Candida spp. in a study to determine the efficacy in treating oral candida. (4)

10.    Blood Pressure Support

Studies have shown that ACV helps to support healthy blood pressure levels by increasing the absorption of calcium from the large intestines, which is linked to lower blood pressure. (1)

Suggested dose

Take 1 teaspoon – 1 tablespoon with 8-12 ounces of water 15-30 minutes before meals for 1-2 months to achieve the desired results.

Precautions

ACV is not recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. ACV may lower blood sugar levels, therefore, patients on diabetes medications should monitor their blood sugar levels closely and consult with their primary care physician before beginning a regimen that includes ACV, as the combination may cause blood sugar levels to drop too much. Dose adjustments may be necessary for diabetes medications that are taken.

Moderate Interaction: Patients on Digoxin (Lanoxin), Insulin, or Diuretics should exercise caution, as these medicines can lower potassium levels. Large amounts of ACV can decrease potassium levels as well, and the combination may result in a potassium deficiency.

Thanks to: The Hearty Soul

 

subscribe to my blog

 

 

      

About Bob McCauley

Bob McCauley, ND (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He is a naturopathic doctor, Master Herbalist and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), Achieving Great Health (2005), The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water, (2006) which is the only book on the market that exclusively addresses Ionized Water, Twelve (Fiction, 2007) and Honoring the Temple of God (2008). He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, which was heard by thousands of people each day. His guests included some of the most well-known and respected names in the natural health world. With the help of his father, Dr. Robert F. McCauley, Sr. (Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1953) they started Spartan Water Company in 1992, which sold vended water machines in supermarkets. Robert Jr. founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has the certifications of S-5 and D-5. The McCauley family has a long history in the water industry. Bob's father pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 for his thesis on removing radioactive strontium from water. He earned his doctorate in Environmental Engineering in less than 2 years, one of the shortest doctoral studies in the history of MIT. He taught civil, sanitary and environmental engineering at Michigan State University for 18 years before retiring to run Wolverine Engineers & Surveyors of Mason, Michigan, for 17 years. His reputation throughout Michigan as a water quality expert was legendary. Bob worked for his father's company for 12 years learning the water business, which dealt primarily with municipalities, including water quality and sanitary sewer issues. After apprenticing with his father, Bob moved on to the bottled water business. He established greater Michigan's biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral – Premium Natural Water. He was introduced to Ionized Water in 1995 and has done more to promote Ionized Water than anyone else in the industry. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol . Bob is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association).
This entry was posted in General. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *