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The Essential Advantages of Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Health

You may have already heard of some benefits of apple cider vinegar, but it has a lot more benefits than you may actually think. Apple cider vinegar is known for being a miracle liquid because of its high vitamin and mineral content, its high levels of beta-carotene, and its ability to boost a person’s metabolism and immune system.

The known benefits of apple cider vinegar

Regular ingestion of apple cider vinegar can improve your health in different ways. One of the most popular benefits is related to the enhancement of energy and metabolism. Apple cider vinegar, especially the raw, organic kind, contains acetic acid, which is thought to improve protein production. With improved protein production, the body can break down fat more easily as well as help suppress your appetite. In addition, it can decrease the retention of water in the body.

By making apple cider vinegar a regular part of your diet, you can experience a distinct energy boost. This is because of the amino acids, enzymes, and potassium in apple cider vinegar, which is thought to prevent the buildup of lactic acid. Lactic acid often develops after you exert extreme physical activity – and when the buildup of lactic acid exceeds its limits, there will be more acid in your tissues and muscles, which can result in fatigue and exhaustion. But with just one or two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar dissolved in water and taken regularly, you can prevent the buildup of lactic acid in your body and experience more energy.


There’s more: apple cider vinegar with ‘the mother’


But we’ve only been talking about regular, organic apple cider vinegar. There is such a thing as apple cider vinegar with ‘the mother,’ and this brings even more amazing benefits to your health. But what is it, and what makes it different from regular organic apple cider vinegar? Simply put, apple cider vinegar with ‘the mother’ is apple cider vinegar which still contains the original culture of healthy bacteria. If you’ve ever heard of the term SCOBY (related to the making of a drink called Kombucha), then you know what we’re talking about.

‘The mother’ in apple cider vinegar is comprised of highly-beneficial bacteria and acids which can contribute to the regulation of a person’s blood sugar levels as well as blood pressure and the dissolving of deposits of cholesterol in the arteries.

The physical difference

Apple cider vinegar with the mother is easy to spot. Since it’s unfiltered and unrefined, the liquid will appear murky and ‘unclear.’ If you find vinegar that is clear, this means that it has already been pasteurised and will not contain the ‘mother.’ Whilst regular apple cider vinegar is also useful for cleaning purposes (as they don’t leave any residue), apple cider vinegar with the mother is more often useful for direct consumption or for cooking.

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