Apple Cider Vinegar; what’s the hype

Now a days you hear or read about the Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. Lots of your family friends will be recommending you to have Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) for various reasons. But for your information not everyone has got beneficial effects from ACV due to certain reasons.

Apple Cider Vinegar

How Apple Cider vinegar is Made?

First apples are crushed and liquid is squeezed. Then bacteria and yeast are added to start the alcoholic fermentation process and sugars are converted into alcohol. The second fermentation then convert the alcohol into vinegar.

Benefits of ACV

  • Its helps you to alkalise the pH which is one of major factor to keep you disease free and prevent many infections

    Studies have shown that ACV can potentially lower blood sugar levels which is useful for diabetic patients; in pre diabetic patients it cuts down sugar levels for 50% while with type II it can reduce it to 25%

  • It has digestive benefits too by increasing the good bacteria population and aids in digestion of proteins by stimulating more acid release in stomach which is responsible for breakdown of protein

  • It acts as a great antioxidant and has anti microbial and anti bacterial properties as well while relieve in symptoms in certain diseases like arthritis, gastro oesophageal reflux, high blood pressure, certain type of cancers and other inflammatory diseases

  • As it can potentially change your pH so it helps in improving skin tone, sunburn, dandruff and acne issues, itching, skin rashes, bad breath, body odour,

Cautions:

Note that few times ACV can cause side effects like anxiety, dizziness, panic attacks, diarrhoea, constipation etc
ACV is powerful detoxifier so it can give various symptoms to people who have weak immunity or people who are deficient in nutrients required for detoxification pathways to work optimally.
ACV being high in histamines can worsen the symptoms in people having hyper immune system. People who are reactive or sensitive or allergic to certain foods are at increased risk of getting side effects from ACV.
You should stop ACV immediately if you experience any of these symptoms after taking ACV:

  • Anxiety

  • Dizziness

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Headaches

  • Hypertension

  • Arrhythmia

If you got any of these symptoms drink lot of water and avoid ACV completely. Taking a anti histamine will help to subside the symptoms.

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