It is easy to say that one of the healthiest foods in the world is apple cider vinegar (ACV). Many people from all over the world use this potent ingredient in order to prevent and treat different health problems.

Some people use it to lose weight and it is also amazing for the gut bacteria and it can ease any digestive problems. Apple cider vinegar contains many healthy nutrients and it has different health benefits.

That is why it is very important to include it in your everyday diet. These are some amazing facts about apple cider vinegar.

Health Benefits

– It contains a lot of acetic acid. One recent study that was conducted by one group of researchers in Japan revealed that this acid can help you to control fat accumulation and high blood pressure. Another study that was conducted by one group of researchers in Europe, examined the sodium and acetic acid influence over the blood glucose and certain biological responses into a combined meal among healthy subjects.

– It possesses cancer-fighting properties. In one study that was conducted by one group of experts in China it was revealed that vinegar and vegetable consumption can decrease the risk of esophageal cancer. For some specific cancer type its effectiveness is specific because it can increase the bladder cancer growth by 4.4 x.

– Apple cider vinegar is amazing bacteria killer and potent disinfectant. If you want to balance the bacteria from your external body, you suffer from athlete’s foot or if you have a yeast infection, you should do a bath with apple cider vinegar.

– Apple cider vinegar also reduces bad cholesterol and it inhibits cardiovascular diseases. Some medical experts claim that it can help to reduce the LDL (bad) cholesterol, since it has chlorogenic acids which help lower the bad cholesterol. At the same time it prevents the crystallizing and accumulation in the bloodstream.

When not to use apple cider vinegar?

It is important to be very careful when it comes to apple cider vinegar. Like we mentioned before, it is not suitable for everyone. In some cases it can negatively affect the bladder cancer patients and other people as well.

People who shouldn’t use apple cider vinegar are:

General warning

It is not recommended to drink 8 ounces of apple cider vinegar daily. Long-term consumption can cause problems including low potassium.

Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers

Some medical experts claim that there is no evidence how apple cider vinegar can interact with your body and that is why it is safer for pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers to avoid its consumption.

Diabetics

Apple cider vinegar can affect people who have both type of diabetes, but it can be especially negative for people with type I diabetics, because it can reduce the blood sugar level. If you want to use it anyway, the blood sugar level has to be carefully monitored.

Some experts claim that insulin can reduce potassium levels and this means that big amounts of apple cider vinegar can decrease the potassium levels in your body as well. Consuming apple cider vinegar together with insulin can cause significant decrease of the potassium levels in your body.

Note: people who take the following medications: hlorothiazide (Diuril), Digoxin (Lanoxin), furosemide LASIX, chlorthalidone (Thalitone) and hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Microzide) have to be aware of the combination of the medications mentioned above.

They reduce the potassium levels and apple cider vinegar can reduce them as well. Lack of potassium can lead to increase in side effects from the medications above.