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Apple Cider Vinegar and Your Health

By Rachel Carver

It is common to consume more carbs during the winter months while spending more time indoors. Many consider the shifting seasons a time to reset the body, adopting new healthy habits. But should apple cider vinegar be one of those habits as the weather warms?

Speculations link apple cider vinegar to increased energy, weight loss, and improved digestion. Read on to learn more about this trend and whether or not it is for you.

Claim: It's Good for the Gut

Similar to other raw fermented liquids such as kombucha, unpasteurized apple cider vinegar contains high amounts of enzymes and probiotics. Probiotics  help with digestion and overall gut health. We've all seen grocery store yogurt labels that point out probiotics in specific brands.

However, you need to consume the probiotics in their raw form for the benefits. Pasteurization kills raw strands. If you see web-looking strands in your apple cider vinegar bottle, you know you have a natural brand.

Claim: It Blocks Starch and Fat Absorption

Acetic acid found in raw apple cider vinegar may block the absorption of starch. If you are pre-diabetic, vinegar might help control blood sugar spikes if consumed before a starchy meal. However, research suggests people who are not pre-diabetic experience little to no benefit.

Claim: It Can Detox Your Body

Many cleanse diets say that apple cider vinegar can be used to remove body toxins. However, there is no scientific evidence supporting the idea that it can clean your liver or other organs. There are also no facts supporting vinegar's ability to melt fat or help with weight loss. One study found it may suppress appetite when added to water before a meal, mainly because of nausea caused by vinegar's acidity. However, just drinking water before you eat can help with hydration and keep your portions smaller without having to stomach the strong taste of apple cider vinegar.

The Bottom Line

Experts do not recommend consuming high amounts of apple cider vinegar. It can be hard on your teeth and your stomach lining. Read labels. Buy the raw apple cider vinegar to get the most benefit. And be prepared. Saying this has a sour taste is putting it mildly. However, it might give you a boost when incorporated into your overall health and wellness routine. Air on the side of caution and consume small amounts.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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