Apple cider vinegar facts

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  • Apple cider vinegar 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 sold unfiltered and unpasteurized.
  • It may have a dark, cloudy sediment.
  • The sediment in apple cider vinegar is called mother of vinegar and consists mainly of acetic acid bacteria.
  • Unfiltered and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar is sold in health food stores, online and in some grocey stores.
  • Apple cider vinegar is used primarily for health purposes.
  • Hippocrates is believed to have used it as a health tonic.
  • American soldiers are said to have used it to combat indigestion, pneumonia and scurvy.

  • It was the book Folk Medicine: A Vermont Doctor’s Guide to Good Health, by D.C. Jarvis, M.D., published in 1958 that started the medicinal use of apple cider vinegar.

    • Jarvis recommended apple cider vinegar as a cure-all.

    • Jarvic claimed that it was unusually rich in potassium .

    • Jarvis wrote that mixing it with honey, which he called “honegar,” enhanced its healing power.

    • Jarvis also wrote that apple cider vinegar could destroy harmful bacteria in the digestive tract and recommended it as a digestive tonic to be consumed with meals.

  • Folk Medicine became a bestseller and stayed on the bestseller list for months selling more than 245,000 copies in a single week.
  • Apple cider vinegar became popular again In the 1970s with claims  that apple cider vinegar along with kelp, vitamin B6 and lecithin helped people lose weight.

  • Apple cider vinegar may help to lower glucose levels to aid in diabetes control.

  • 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 reflux.

  • 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.

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