The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is all the rage these days. Why? Because it’s loaded with enough internal and external benefits to last a lifetime!

So, keep reading to learn all about this superfood serum and how it can change your life.

The vinegar that has everyone’s attention lately is the raw and unpasteurized variety. This is due to its recently recognized hefty supply of nutrients.

But, be warned. . . distilled vinegar is NOT the same!

The preparation of raw unpasteurized vinegar doesn’t remove all of the beneficial bacteria that the distilled varieties do. So if you’re taking gulps of distilled apple cider vinegar, please put the bottle down!

Raw unpasteurized vinegar contains ‘the mother’ or an accumulation of strands of enzymes which are made up of naturally occurring interconnected protein molecules1.

These murky enzymes (and their high nutrient count) are only found in raw unpasteurized vinegar.

Though it may give the vinegar a rough look, the mother contains immune-boosting nutrients and enzymes which benefit the body from the inside out.3

It’s not something you want to miss out on!

The main ingredient in ACV is acetic acid–an organic compound similar to stomach acid.

So, when vinegar is ingested it increases and improves the breakdown of nutrients. This means that the body is able to absorb more nutrients and reap the full benefits of the food it’s consuming.2

Jennifer Adler (Bastyr University associate professor and certified nutritionist) says that by helping break down these proteins and nutrients, apple cider vinegar can actually improve digestion3.

She recommends having an apple cider vinegar drink with dinner as the postmeal blood glucose of those who do is reduced by about 20%. Her explanation is that the vinegar slows sugar’s release into the bloodstream.3

Due to the nutritional properties and enzymes discussed above, ACV comes with tons of benefits! Just be sure to buy a raw unpasteurized variety to ensure you will actually reap the rewards of this potion’s magical properties.

[2] Kane, E. A. (2014). an apple a day. Better Nutrition, 76(12), 22.
[3] Kadey, M. G. (2010, October). apple cider vinegar. Vegetarian Times, (380). 22.

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