What is apple cider vinegar?
The term vinegar derives from the Latin acētum, whose etymological root is ak- (to be pungent), from the verb acēre (to sour).
The use of vinegar is very ancient, as it is already mentioned in the Bible. Hippocrates (460-370 BC) used it as a medicine and in the Middle Ages, it was used to protect people from the plague.
To obtain apple cider vinegar, the apple juice is fermented in large wooden barrels, until it becomes cider. Once the cider is obtained, as with wine vinegar, bacteria of the genus Acetobacter are added, thanks to which the final transformation into apple vinegar will take place.
Properties of apple cider vinegar
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” This saying comes from popular wisdom and confirms the most recent medical discoveries: apples are rich in mineral salts including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and sulfur, elements such as iron, magnesium, copper, vitamins, especially vitamin A and C, proteins, sugars, fibers, and pectin, which acts as a detoxifier of the body.
The precious substances of apples are found in all parts of the fruit: in the core, the pulp, and the skin, and in apple vinegar they are even more concentrated.
Apple cider vinegar is made up of about 90% water. It contains a good amount of minerals, especially potassium, and vitamins. If used regularly, it has diuretic properties and helps burn excess fat. It has a remineralizing action, as well as anti-inflammatory and bactericidal properties.
Apple cider vinegar can be used on mosquito bites to relieve burning and itching. It is also a light and low-calorie condiment: 100 ml of apple cider vinegar provides about 20 calories.
Cosmetic use of apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar can also be very useful for cosmetic use and is a panacea for skin and hair. Sponging with water and vinegar or an apple cider vinegar bath (just pour a glass into the bathtub) helps in keeping the skin velvety and fresh. Mixed with water, apple cider vinegar can also be used for cleaning your face; in practice, thanks to its properties, it can act as a tonic. Applied to the scalp, it helps fight dandruff.
The 10 benefits of Apple Vinegar
“Glucose tolerance test showed that apple cider vinegar was effective in lowering blood glucose level after 60 minutes of glucose administration and this was maintained up to 120 minutes.” (Iman et al., 2015)
- It improves the production of saliva and digestive enzymes. This leads to a decrease in abdominal bloating, and digestive problems.
- It contributes to the maintenance of a correct weight: it stimulates the metabolism, and at the same time reduces the desire for sweets.
- It activates the immune system and kills bacteria, fungi, and other micro-organisms.
- It stimulates circulation and contributes to the drainage of fat cells and cellulite.
- It can be used to relieve acne, insect bites, fungus. It is also a powerful antioxidant.
- It contains malic acid, which means that it can relieve joint pain and fight the formation of stones.
- It alkalizes the human body.
- Since it is created also of apple peels, it is rich in triterpenoids, which counteract the proliferation of cancer cells.
- It can be used to make vapors: it tones the lungs favoring the expulsion of mucus. It also kills any pathogens present in the air, limiting the infection.
- It can be used to gargle, in a solution of water and vinegar: in this way you can relieve canker sores, bleeding gums, toothache, and infections of the oral cavity.
It even seems that apple cider vinegar could help with some issues of the reproductive system of women:
“Applications of integrative medicine are popular amongwomen suffering from vaginal candida infections and theseremedies can be advised by some clinicians.” (Ozen, B.; 2019)
To get all these benefits, simply use apple cider vinegar in your diet.It can also be taken every morning, mixing 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of honey in a glass of water: this drink contributes to the prevention of diseases and the maintenance of a correct state of health.
Apple cider vinegar gummies
These powerful food supplements taste good, are easy to swallow, and unlike capsules and tablets they do not cause gastrointestinal reflux and represent a valid support for your health. Make sure that the gummies you choose are of a flavor you appreciate and make sure that each serving contains 500 mg of apple cider vinegar.
Gummies made with apple cider vinegar will improve your energy levels, relieve digestive problems, renew your skin, and detoxify your body. They allow you to enjoy all the benefits of apple cider vinegar without the side effects of liquid vinegar. Chewing on gummy candies is a simple and practical way to include this exceptional natural remedy in your daily routine.
Apple cider vinegar promotes the improvement of body functions, gives general well-being, helps your body to purify itself, and makes you feel deeply regenerated. The unique acid profile of apple cider vinegar promotes detoxification by binding to toxins and thus helping you to eliminate them from the body.
Apple cider vinegar gummies for children
Apple cider vinegar, antioxidant and very rich in potassium, contains malic acid (which is present mainly in apple peels). This is one of the reasons why it is important to choose a good apple cider vinegar, which is made with whole apples (therefore peel + pulp + core) and which is organic, to benefit the most from its properties.
It is quite interesting to mention that apple cider vinegar contains a high content of potassium, a substance which our diet is often lacking and which is instead very important for children, as it helps growth, metabolism, and proper functioning of the nervous system.
The widespread use of malic acid in children and infants is not recommended, even though they can benefit from the right dose of apple cider vinegar. Therefore, when it comes to gummies, the recommended dose is no higher than one per day.