Apple cider vinegar is a common substance that can be used for a lot of home remedies. Here’s a few benefits of this handy ingredient:
1. WEIGHT LOSS – Japanese researchers found that sipping on a beverage containing one or two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar a day has helped obese subjects lose two to four pounds after 12 weeks.
“Apple cider vinegar has plenty of acetic acid that helps supress appetite and increases metabolism," Monica Amsterdam, Director of Nutrition at the Medical and Wellness Center in N.J., told Medical Daily. Mix 1 teaspoon of ACV with a cup of water and drink it before going to bed.
2. LOWERS BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS – An Arizona State University study discovered that when diabetics and pre-diabetics consumed two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before two meals each day, there was a major reduction in insulin sensitivity before and after meals.
Regularly take 2 teaspoons of ACV before going to bed.
3. NIGHT TIME LEG CRAMPS – Lack of potassium is often the cause for nocturnal leg cramps. It usually affects the elderly and athletes.
Dr. Martin Scurr, General Practitioner and Health Writer for the UK Daily Mail newspaper, says many drugs, including the malarial drug quinine and also diazepam, have been prescribed to help leg cramps, but he warns against the side effects of these pharmaceutical chemicals.
Instead, mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with a glass of warm water and drink it before going to bed.
4. PREVENTS INDEGESTION – Indigestion is a common problem. To help resolve this, mix 1 teaspoon of ACV and honey in a glass of warm water and drink it half an hour before going to bed.