Apple cider vinegar is well-loved for all the right reasons. This simple condiment seems to be able to treat any ailment. Being one of the most trusted health foods of all time, apple cider vinegar got everyone embark on a full-fledged ACV diet.
We do not blame you for doing so, but before you get up and make everything in your diet ACV-infused, make sure you have only the right and true information about this elixir.
1. All apple cider vinegar in the supermarket are the same.
Perhaps, you think that any apple cider vinegar in the market is suitable for health uses, but actually it comes in two variants: the filtered and the unfiltered one. If you need your ACV for cooking, the filtered variant is the ideal pick. If you need your ACV for detox and skincare, the unfiltered variant is your best choice as it contains the natural elements that provide the most health benefits you’re seeking for.
2. It cannot harm you.
Sure, apple cider vinegar is loaded with health benefits, but that doesn’t mean there are no side effects. Be careful in consuming it as a drink. Because of its strong acidic content, experts said that it can erode the teeth’s enamel. Also, if you drink this too often, it can reduce the potassium level of your body.
3. It’s to harsh for the skin
With its strong odor and high acid content, your instinct might tell that ACV is too strong for your skin. But the truth is, it is an effective and the most natural facial toner and make-up remover you can use, as long as it is diluted in water. We do not recommend ditching your entire skincare for this stuff, though. Just know that whenever you feel like a pimple is about to pop or you want some extra cleansing after a day of full-glam make-up, you know you can count on this stuff.
4. It’s a cure for diabetes
Many believe that apple cider vinegar is the secret for curing diabetes because of its ability to stabilize sugar levels. However, although it’s beneficial for people with insulin resistance or at preventing the onset of diabetes on people who are not diagnosed with it, there’s no study that says it can replace diabetes medication. If you have diabetes and interested in trying out ACV, make sure to ask your doctor first.
5. Taking it before breakfast helps you eat less.
Sorry, but no. Drinking apple cider vinegar early in the morning with your stomach empty can be too much for your digestive system and may even cause heartburn. If possible, stay away from tonics, supplements and elixirs that suppress hunger, especially when taken early in the morning, and fill up on a hearty, protein-based breakfast instead.
Apple cider vinegar is a great boost of extra health benefits you get from healthy eating and regular exercise. But keep in mind that it can never change the effects of unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle.