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is a type of vinegar made by the fermentation of apple cider.
It may also be known as cider
vinegar, ACV, acetic acid
During fermentation, sugar is broken into
alcohol and then into vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar contains lactic, citric and malic acids as
well as acetic acid.
Apple cider vinegar is a light yellow-brown color.
It is often
unfiltered and unpasteurized.
It may have a dark, cloudy sediment.
The sediment in apple cider vinegar is called mother
vinegar and consists mainly of acetic acid bacteria.
unpasteurized apple cider vinegar is sold in health food stores, online
some grocey stores.
Apple cider vinegar is
primarily for health purposes.
Hippocrates is believed to have used it as
American soldiers are said to have used it to combat
pneumonia and scurvy.
the book Folk Medicine: A Vermont
Guide to Good Health, by D.C. Jarvis, M.D., published in
1958 that started the medicinal use of apple cider vinegar.
apple cider vinegar as a cure-all.
Jarvic claimed that it was unusually
Jarvis wrote that mixing it with honey, which he called
its healing power.
Jarvis also wrote that apple cider
destroy harmful bacteria in the digestive tract and recommended it as a
tonic to be consumed with meals.
Folk Medicine became a
on the bestseller list for months selling more than 245,000 copies in a
cider vinegar became popular again In the
1970s with claims that apple cider vinegar along with kelp,
and lecithin helped people lose weight.
Apple cider vinegar may help to lower glucose levels to aid in
A small study found that using vinegar with white bread lowered
post-meal blood glucose and insulin levels.
For weight loss apple cider vinegar has become popular as a
“fat-burner” and as a natural appetite suppressant.
There’s an apple cider vinegar diet, which involves taking one to
three teaspoons of apple cider vinegar or apple cider vinegar pills
before each meal.
A small study in 2005 found that those who ate a piece of bread
with a small amount of white vinegar felt more full and satisfied than
those who ate the bread alone.
A home remedy for dandruff is to mix 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
with 1/4 cup water, sprayed on the hair and scalp, and left on 15
minutes to an hour then washed from the hair.
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A 2006 study found that rats fed acetic acid had lower
total cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Apple cider vinegar in water is a popular home remedy for acid
Apple cider vinegar is a home remedy for acne dabbing a mixture
of one part vinegar and three parts water onto the pimple.
Preliminary studies suggest that the acetic acid in vinegar may
help to lower blood pressure.
Undiluted apple cider vinegar, in liquid or pill form, may damage
the esophagus and other parts of the digestive tract.
Apple cider vinegar may damage tooth enamel.
Excessive apple cider vinegar consumption may lower blood
potassium and lower bone mineral density.
Vinegar applied to the skin may cause burns and scarring.
Prolonged use of apple cider vinegar could lead to lower
potassium levels, which could increase the risk of toxicity of cardiac
glycoside drugs such as Lanoxin (digoxin), insulin, laxatives and
diuretics such as Lasix (furosemide).
Because apple cider vinegar may affect blood glucose and insulin
levels caution is recommenede if used with diabetes medications.
Because apple cider vinegar may lower blood pressure use
caution if combined with high blood pressure medications.
None of the benefits listed in these apple cider vinegar facts
have been confirmed by large scale scientific studies.
The US Food and Drug Administration does not recognise apple
cider vinegar as a treatment or cure for any disease or condition.