Apple cider vinegar, or ACV, has gained a lot of popularity recently as a health tonic. Proponents claim it’s useful for controlling blood sugar and boosting weight loss, improving digestion, and even reducing systemic inflammation. And while some health claims might be unrealistic — for example, apple cider vinegar won’t do much for serious illnesses, like cancer — apple cider vinegar does have health benefits.
ACV contains vital nutrients like vitamins A, B, C, and E and minerals magnesium, iron, and potassium. Additionally, apple cider vinegar also contains fiber. Apple cider vinegar also contains shreds of the “mother”, a substance that contains yeast, bacteria, and cellulose and which forms as fruit juice ferments into vinegar. These strands of the mother contain healthy probiotics.
Thanks to the nutrients it contains and its acid content, apple cider vinegar can be good for controlling blood sugar, supporting weight loss, and improving digestion. You can even make your salad safer by killing salmonella bacteria on your lettuce. Let’s take a look at the health benefits of apple cider vinegar, and how you can add more of it to your diet.