When you think of it, there’s only one thing that tastes better than fresh, raw apple cider: raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. In fact, it’s so good for you that you may want to stock up on it! But what kind of apple cider vinegar is the healthiest? And, more importantly, what kind is the healthiest for you? While whole-apple cider vinegar packs more calories per serving than the white-apple variety, it’s the whole, unprocessed, raw, unfiltered stuff that’s the healthiest option. So, how can you use raw apple cider vinegar to your advantage? Here are some of the best uses for raw apple cider vinegar you should not miss:
You’re probably already aware of the fact that certain fruits, vegetables, and herbs add flavor to dishes such as salads, soups, and casseroles. While you can certainly add raw apple cider vinegar to these recipes, why not use it in place of the vegetables or fruits you normally use? For example, you can substitute apple cider vinegar for the carrots, sweet potatoes, or sweet potatoes you normally use in soups or casseroles. This way, your finished dish will taste much more Accutane than before.
Boost your immune system
Many people worry that adding raw apple cider vinegar to their diet will boost their immune system, leaving them unprotected against colds and flu. However, the capsaicin in raw apple cider vinegar actually inhibits the activity of your immune system, making your body less likely to respond to harmful invaders. In one study, mice fed diets with large amounts of raw or unpasteurized apple cider vinegar developed significantly reduced levels of interferons, the proteins that trigger an immune response.
When your immune system is fighting off an infection, it produces anti-inflammatory chemicals that go about their business undisturbed by your brain’s desire for a rest. This state of affairs is known as homeostasis, and researchers believe that by “balancing” out your brain’s inflammation-inducing chemicals, your immune system is able to prevent brain inflammation and shrinkage. In one study, mice fed diets that contained large amounts of raw apple cider vinegar developed lower levels of inflammation in their brains than mice fed a non-acidic diet.
Cure your acne
Like many kids, you might remember a time when you woke up with acne all over your face. Even though natural cures for acne exist, using raw apple cider vinegar has been proven to help treat and even prevent acne in adults. One study found that mice fed a diet high in vinegar developed fewer pimples than those fed a non-vinegar diet. And another study found that when acne-prone people consumed a high-dominant acid diet, their skin became less acidic and acne was reduced in severity. What’s more, consuming large amounts of vinegar for a long period of time did nothing to stop acne in people.
Fight chronic inflammation
You might have heard rumors that consuming too much vinegar is bad for you, but a high-dominant acid diet isn’t necessarily harmful. It’s actually been proven to be very good for your body; in fact, a high-fat, high-cholesterol diet maybe even better for you. Placebo-controlled studies have found that consuming a diet high in monosodium glutamate (i.e., food with large amounts of sodium) can lead to excess acidity in the body, which can damage your teeth enamel, gums, and bones. But eating a diet with large amounts of acidic food doesn’t necessarily mean that you have problems with tooth enamel, gums, and bones. It just means that you should be careful because too much of this can hurt you.
Diabetes is a condition in which the body’s inability to absorb and use blood sugar results in too much of a chemical called insulin. While it’s normal to feel hungry while on Accutane, fasting is actually harmful to your health. It results in a high-pitched voice, dry mouth, and reduced blood sugar. However, consuming small amounts of sugar, or even sugar in a liquid form, such as coffee, can prevent your body from using insulin properly. Diets with added sugar, or sweets, tend to be high in calories and low in nutrition. So, while it’s great to ban sweets from your diet while you’re on the medication, you should still be careful not to eat too much sugar.
Remember, you’re not just trying to cleanse your body of acne. You’re trying to cleanse it of all harmful chemicals and toxins from your diet. So, while you may enjoy drinking plain old vinegar for its health benefits, you should probably stock up on extra-virgin olive oil instead. In fact, a diet rich in olive oil and fish is proven to prevent heart disease, protect your brain from aging, and boost your immune system. And for your final thought, don’t forget to take your acne medication. A poor diet can lead to acne, and poor diet quality can lead to much more serious conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.