Did you know that apple cider vinegar has over 60 beneficial properties? This is the result of a four-year research project by the World Health Organization (WHO) known as the “Healthy Diet and Lifestyle Project”. The project was launched as part of the WHO’s efforts to “reduce the global pandemic burden by [making] new and existing public health policies more effective and responsive to changing needs” (Khan, 2017).
The results of the project showed that drinking 1 cup of apple cider vinegar per day was as effective as taking antibiotics, statins, and folic acid supplements in combating disease. In fact, the Health Revolution project revealed that just one cup of raw, unpasteurized, sweetened, and ACV-fortified apple cider vinegar has up to 14 times more health benefits than one cup of regular vinegar.
This article covers 6 health benefits of ACV powder, including its uses, potential side effects, and how it can help you.
In an effort to find a cancer-fighting agent that did not have the side effects associated with other medications, a research team at the University of Western Ontario in Canada conducted an in-depth study on the anti-tumor properties of ACV. After analyzing over 2,000 studies related to the use of vinegar in cancer treatment, they found that “the possible protective properties of ACV are due to the presence of listed compounds such as acetic acid, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals” (Gonzales, 2017).
Boost Immune System
The immune system is responsible for protecting the body from infection. In order to do this, it uses a combination of white blood cells and antibodies to target and attack harmful organisms. The more-immunity cells your body has, the less likely it is to develop infections.
There are several ways to boost your immune system, including taking vitamin C and E, zinc, vitamin B-12, and folic acid.
Improve Heart Health
Heart attacks and strokes are the results of an abnormal heart rhythm or tachycardia. The two main types of heart rhythm are regular and rapid. Regular heart rhythm is the result of a normal heartbeat, while rapid heart rhythm is caused by an underlying heart condition such as a slow heart rate, a congenital heart defect, or an electrical problem in the brain.
In order to stay healthy, your immune system needs to be “friendly” toward its surroundings. This means it needs to be balanced, or “pro-inflammatory”. It also means that your body’s natural “flavor” needs to be there for the taking.
Increase Metabolic Activity
When the body’s immune system recognizes a harmful organism, it goes into overdrive, or “resignification”. As a result, your GI (gastrointestinal) tract may become inflamed and digestive enzymes are released in order to further “clean up” the body.
Support Brain Health
Brain health is important, but it is not sufficient on its own. In order to reach maximum potential, a person’s brain must be supported by healthy, balanced body systems. This is why brain health is coupled with good health in the rest of the body.
The positive health effects of drinking one cup of ACV every day are vast. In fact, it is one of the most beneficial beverages you can drink. Not only does it have many health benefits, but it can also help in weight loss, improving liver and pancreatic function, and managing many other conditions such as gout, acne, diabetes, and high blood pressure.