Well, the actual scientific studies say so! The high content of acetic acid (the GOOD BACTERIA) added to the two-part fermenting process makes this vinegar healthy for your gut. Most health and weight issues start with poor gut health so:
Probiotic + Apple Cider Vinegar = Healthy Gut, Healthy You
We recommend organic unfiltered brands like Braggs because they contain the “mother”. This is the stuff that settles to the bottom, the good stuff. It is the strands of protein, enzymes and that good bacteria.
Here are the proven benefits of Acetic Acid. The main difference between Apple Cider Vinegar and other vinegars.
- It helps lower blood sugar
- Decreases insulin levels – less insulin sensitive
- Improves metabolism
- Reduces fat storage – burns fat
- Suppresses appetite – by promoting a fullness because it delays stomach emptying
We love to give you proof:
In one study, obese people who took 1-2 tablespoons (15–30 ml) of apple cider vinegar daily for 12 weeks lost weight, body fat, belly fat as well as lowered their triglycerides (Triglycerides are a type of fat (lipid) found in your blood).
Once your body has reached capacity for your glycogen, the liver turns these calories into a triglyceride and stored in fat cells for when they are needed. If your storage is filled to capacity, your triglycerides become too high and you are at risk of heart disease.
The vinegar also contains an antioxidant called chlorogenic acid which protects your LDL cholesterol levels. YEY! This means it will help regulate your cholesterol levels.
Because apple cider vinegar lowers your blood sugar (glucose) and insulin even if you eat a higher carbohydrate meal it will actually lower those levels as well.
This sounds like a natural miracle to us!!
How to use it
The recommended dose for these health benefits are 1-2 tablespoons (15-30 ml) per day, mixed with water. You can also add it to food like salad dressing or cook with it. It’s easier to drink when it’s cold so leave it in the refrigerator. Make sure you spread it out to 2-3 doses throughout the day.
It seems to make sense to have it before meals since it will help promote fullness and is in your system ready to take on your food. Taking it a half hour or so before is best but anytime you can get it in will still have health benefits. Taking more than the recommended dose can be potentially harmful by lowering your blood potassium and creates bones loss.
Start with 1 teaspoon (5 ml) and see how you tolerate it and do not take more than 1 tablespoon at a time because it can make you feel nauseous.
It’s a cheap, simple way when used properly to guard yourself of illness, disease and weight gain so give it a try!!