Consuming apple cider vinegar may not be one’s cup of tea as you’re immediately greeted with a sharp acidic smell upon opening the bottle. Some call this vinegar a miracle drink, due to the many surprising health benefits linked to apple cider vinegar. To know how this drink can have a positive effect to your body, we’ve listed some benefits below.
Helps with weight loss
This is our favorite, and it’s probably one of the many reasons to why apple cider has become a household ingredient. It is said that drinking apple cider can stimulate weight loss by changing your metabolism. Besides that, you might have decreased appetite and fill fuller for much longer. With all these facts in place, there’s probably some truth to it. Plus, there are only three calories per tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
Craving for sweets will decrease
The acidic properties present in the cider makes you less interested in sugar, and the honey ensures that you still have something sweet when you want it.
Improves digestive system
The prebiotics in the apple cider vinegar helps to regulate the micro-organisms in your digestion. The acid in your stomach will be better regulated which directly improves digestion.
Lowers blood pressure
This might sound downright surprising, but apple cider vinegar can help to boost your insulin which makes it better to break down sugars in your body, even after a carbohydrate-rich meal. “Apple cider vinegar can prevent insulin resistance, a symptom of pre-diabetes,” says holistic health expert, Amy Leigh Mercree. Apple cider vinegar however is not to be taken as a replacement to insulin shots for diabetics.
Helps to absorb nutrients better
An old study on animals showed that apple cider vinegar can help your body to absorb nutrients better. The study revealed that calcium were better absorbed into the intestines when apple cider vinegar was consumed. The same applies to iron absorption.