How Healthy Is Apple Cider Vinegar?
Have you actually heard of or used Apple Cider Vinegar before? If you are following this blog I’m sure you have. But just in case you haven’t I am going to lay out a little more information for you about it.
What is Apple Cider Vinegar made of?
According to WebMD, Apple cider vinegar is fermented juice from crushed apples. Like apple juice, it probably contains some pectin; vitamins B1, B2, and B6; biotin; folic acid; niacin; pantothenic acid; and vitamin C. It also contains small amounts of the minerals sodium, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Apple cider vinegar can also contain significant quantities of acetic acid and citric acid.
So, as you can see there is actually more to it than you think. I’m sure you get it has apples in it. And, from the taste, they are definitely a little more than ripe! If you are man or woman enough to shoot it straight you feeling the burn is for real..haha! Most recently we used Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar in a Basil Cashew Chicken Recipe and it added a nice little kick to it!. But, is that stuff good for you? There is a lot of debate on the web one way or another.
Is Apple Cider Vinegar Actually Good for you?
According to a 2018 Kris Gunnars article on Healthline.com, there are 6 Health Benefits from Apple Cider Vinegar, backed by Science. I mean Science is never wrong right? 😉
Here are the 6 benefits in short order:
- High in acetic acid, with certain biological effects.
- Can kill many types of harmful bacteria.
- Lowers blood sugar levels and fights diabetes.
- Helps you lose weight and fights belly fat.
- Lowers cholesterol and improves heart health.
- May have protective effects versus cancer.
To read all the explanations in detail feel free to go to healthline.com.
You can also learn more about 10 MORE benefits of apple cider vinegar!
In all seriousness, we love apple cider vinegar and we are going to keep using. If there are awesome health benefits, GREAT! If not the flavor it adds is really good!