As much as medical science understands the benefits of probiotics – the good bacteria in the gut that saves the day when the digestive system is overrun with bad bacteria – more discoveries are constantly being made. This has propelled probiotics from the realm of beneficial to mandatory for good health and over the counter medicine savings.
Elie Metchnikoff, the ‘father’ of probiotics, first discovered the link between sustained elevated health levels and probiotics in the early twentieth century. Since digestive health and brain health are very closely connected, probiotics aid general wellbeing and also reduce levels of anxiety and stress.
They can be expensive to buy, but the great news is that inexpensive Apple Cider vinegar, through a process of fermentation, is incredibly rich in the prebiotics required to make probiotics.
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1. Stabilising blood sugar and aiding weight loss
Apple cider vinegar decreases blood sugar levels and also insulin sensitivity by about one-third to half. You’ll crave fewer sugary and carb-heavy foods, and be able to resist the urge to snack. If you can’t stand the taste, have it in a vinaigrette with your food.
Cider also aids weight loss by helping you consume fewer calories because you’ll generally feel more food satisfied for longer. If you’re on diabetic medication, always consult your doctor though.
2. Reducing cholesterol
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that builds up in the artery walls, causing them to harden. The heart, therefore, has to work harder to pump blood through. Studies have linked the apple cider acid compounds to an increase in good cholesterol, HDL, and a decrease in bad cholesterol, LDL.
3. Reducing fungus such as yeast infections, as well as IBS
Few things are worse for a woman than recurring, stubborn yeast infections. Most antibiotics don’t address the overgrowth of Candida Albicans in the long run, and you’ll need to take probiotics after taking the antibiotic anyway.
Incorporate the cider as part of your daily routine, add some to your bath water to maintain a healthy pH balance ‘down there’, dab some on the affected area and use a cider-water solution as a douche as well. It also helps to get rid of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and alleviate the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), another prevalent gut-related disease.
4. Fighting fungal infections such as Athlete’s Foot
As an antifungal remedy for athlete’s foot or toenail fungus, say bye-bye to expensive podiatrists and soak your feet in a vinegar solution.
5. Reduce acne and scarring
The vinegar kills off the bacteria causing acne, tightens pores thanks to the acid which is mild enough even if you have rosacea and reduces scarring by sending the body’s own ability to heal its epidermis into overdrive.
The benefits of apple cider vinegar are vocal and the science tells no lies.