APPLE CIDER VINEGAR HEALTH BENEFITS AND NUTRITION FACTS

Posted in LIQUID FOOD AND SAUCE HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

HEALTH BENEFITS:

1. Fights diabetes

vinegar may help to lower glucose levels, making it a beneficial treatment for people with type 2 diabetes. Two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar along with 30g of cheese before bed led to a 4-6 per cent decrease in fasting blood sugar levels.

2. Reduces appetite and cravings

vinegars that can suppress appetite is believed to be acetic acid, which helps to reduce the glycemic index of foods, slowing the rate at which sugars are released into the bloodstream and lessening appetite.

3. Lowers bad cholesterol levels

apple cider vinegar can significantly reduce harmful blood lipids that contribute to high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people who suffer from hyperlipidemia (too many fats in the blood).

4. Helps shift kilos

While many people swear that apple cider vinegar has helped them lose weight, the scientific evidence for this is a bit light.

5. Promotes glossy tresses

While this may not be scientifically supported, many apple cider vinegar fans swear it works wonders for their hair, making it glossy, shiny and dandruff-free. Beauty blogs suggest adding one part vinegar to one part water and using it as you would conditioner  that is, apply it to your hair and let it soak in for between five and 15 minutes before rinsing.

6. Polishes wood

Another known use for this wonder-worker is in the conditioning of wood. A concoction of half a cup of any vegetable oil with half a cup of apple cider vinegar is said to create a furniture polish that will clean and treat wooden furniture and surfaces, and remove water stains.

7. Aids digestion

Taken before each meal, apple cider vinegar improves digestion and is particularly beneficial for people with stomach issues such as reflux, bloating and indigestion. She suggests using it either to make a salad dressing or taking one teaspoon with water before each meal.

8. Tones, clarifies and clears the skin

Apple cider vinegar’s list of widely touted benefits for skin health is long. Converts say it can be used as a toner (one part vinegar to two parts water), and left on overnight to fade age spots and acne. Others have sung its praises for keeping skin clear when ingested as a tonic.

9. Gets rid of warts

Again, there’s no scientific evidence to support this, but a host of online testimonials attest to its wart-zapping powers. The predominant method used by supporters is as follows: Each night before going to bed, soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and keep it in place with a sticking plaster. Leave it on all night – 24 hours a day if possible – for a week, changing the dressing each evening. The wart may swell and throb, then start to turn black within the first two days, and disappear completely after a week or two.

10. Works as an all-purpose cleaner

Ditch the chemical, commercial sprays for something you don’t mind spraying around your loved ones. This concoction is said to gently clean and disinfect household surfaces: one part vinegar to two parts water, plus a few drops of tea tree oil for its antibacterial qualities.

 NUTRITION FACTS:

AMOUNT PER 100 GRAMS

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

PERCENTAGE OF RDA

Calories

22

 

Total Fat

0 g

0%

Cholesterol

0 mg

0%

Total Carbohydrate

0.9 g

0%

Dietary fiber

0 g

0%

Sugar

0.4 g 

 

Protein

0 g

0%

VITAMINS

Vitamin A

0.0IU

0%

Retinol

0.0mcg

 

Vitamin C

0.0mg

0%

Vitamin D

~

~

Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)

0.0mg

0%

Vitamin K

0.0mcg

0%

Thiamin

0.0mg

0%

Riboflavin

0.0mg

0%

Niacin

0.0mg

0%

Vitamin B

60.0mg

0%

Folate

0.0mcg

0%

Food Folate

0.0mcg

 

Folic Acid

0.0mcg

 

Pantothenic Acid

0.0mg

0%

MINERALS

Calcium

16.7mg

2%

Iron

0.5mg

3%

Magnesium

12.0mg

3%

Phosphorus

19.1mg

2%

Potassium

174mg

5%

Sodium

12.0mg

0%

Zinc

0.1mg

1%

Copper

0.0mg

1%

Manganese

0.6mg

30%

Selenium

0.2mcg

0%

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