4. Heart Health and Blood Pressure
One bigger observational study discovered that those people who ate vinegar and oil dressing on salads 5 to 6 times a week had lower rates of the heart diseases than those people who didn’t. The researchers have suggested that the reduction in blood pressure might be caused by the essential reduction in the activity of renin and the subsequent decrease in angiotensin II. The potassium in the apple cider vinegar balances the sodium levels in the body, and that aids in maintaining healthy levels of blood pressure. The apple cider vinegar also contains a magnesium, which is a mineral that relax the blood vessel walls and also lowers the high blood pressure. Another study in rats, discovered that the vinegar can lower the high blood pressure.
5. Hair and face health
It is everywhere known that you can use the apple cider vinegar as a rinse for your hair to add healthy shine after the shampooing. Recycle an old bottle of shampoo and fill it with half teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and one cup of cold water. Pour the mixture through the hair after the shampooing several times per week.
Also, you can dilute the apple cider vinegar with 2 parts water, and spread it over the face with a cotton ball like a toner at night, or in the morning before you apply the moisturizer. Also, you can dab apple cider vinegar directly onto the age spots and leave it like that overnight to lighten the color.
6. Restores the Alkaline/Acid Balance
The apple cider vinegar helps your body to have a healthy alkaline pH level. Some alternative practitioners recommend the use of apple cider vinegar in order to balance the acid/alkaline levels of the body. The theory that stands behind the alkaline diet is that the blood is slightly alkaline, with a normal pH level of between 7.35 and 7.45, and that the diet should reflect the pH level as the body frequently strives to achieve the state of equilibrium.
7. Weight Loss
The vinegar, for thousands of years has been used for weight loss. That is because the white vinegar may help people feel full. One study (Ostman, E. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2005) of 12 people discovered that those people who ate one piece of bread together with small amounts of vinegar felt a much more satisfied and fuller than those people who just ate the bread.
One study on mice provided in 2009 showed that consuming acetic acid, which is the active component in apple cider vinegar, upregulates the definition of genes for the fatty acid oxidation enzymes in the liver and causes a suppression in the body fat accumulation. In one double-blind experiment, the obese Japanese were appointed to 3 different groups that were based on similar body weights, BMI or body mass indexes and waist circumference. Each one of these three groups drank a 500 ml drink that contained either 0 ml, 15 ml or 30 ml of vinegar every day for 12 weeks. Those people in the 15 ml and 30 ml groups had a lower BMI, waist circumference, visceral fat area, serum triglyceride, and body weight to the group of 0 ml. The 12 week weight losses were simple: 1.2 kg in the 15 ml group, and 1.7 kg in the 30 ml group. These 2 groups consumed a very similar number of calories and also performed a similar amount of physical exercise, so the effect is not likely to have been because to some lifestyle changes and impact on the appetite. It was concluded that the consumption of the vinegar may reduce the obesity.
Organic or unpasteurized ACV or apple cider vinegar has mother of vinegar – a cobweb-like appearance and can make the vinegar looks a little congealed. That is the best way to consume the apple cider vinegar.