Well I have finally decided to give Apple Cider Vinegar a try. I have been researching it heaps and you can see this great article here at. But My reason for taking it is not weight-loss (sure that would be great) it is for cleansing out a 6mm annoying little stone in my Gallbladder. I don’t know if it will work or make things worst but with a surgical consult booked in I am prepared to try anything else first. Have you tried Apple Cider Vinegar? If so what for? Share your stories here.
Apple Cider Vinegar is essentially made from fermented apples. Yes, I said fermented. The most basic way to make it involves letting the apples turn brown, putting them in a jar and covering them with water. Depending on how you make it, it can take anywhere from 1-6 months to ferment. When it is done, you remove the large pieces of apple and you are left with apple cider vinegar.
Or you can just buy it.
Not all apple cider vinegar is created equal, however. You ideally want unpasteurized, organic apple cider vinegar (apples are one of the EWG’s dirty dozen with regards to pesticide exposure) with “the mother.” It’s a really strange description but “the mother” are the leftover strands of protein from the apple that are high in enzymes and minerals your body needs. It makes the vinegar look a little bit cloudy, but you really don’t see it when you shake it up.
1. Fights germs
Apple cider vinegar is a natural antiseptic, antibiotic and germ fighter. Its antimicrobial properties can clean surfaces in your home and help fight germs in your body. One of the most prescribed antibiotic drugs, penicillin, is derived from a fungus, it’s not that far off to consider that fermented foods would fight bacteria as well.
2. Promotes a healthy gut
Because apple cider vinegar is a fermented food, it helps support the good bacteria in our bellies much like probiotic supplements. Because the health of your gut determines the strength of your immune system, it can help keep you healthier and helps support your body’s germ-fighting abilities. It can also reduce gas, bloating, and heartburn.
3. Balances blood sugar
Apple cider vinegar lowers glucose levels which can help improve insulin sensitivity causing fewer spikes to your blood sugar levels. This is helpful for everyone because insulin resistance can wreak havoc on our bodies and cause weight gain, but is especially beneficial for diabetics.
4. Clear a stuffy nose
I am not exactly sure why apple cider vinegar helps clear sinus passages but it does. This was the reason I began drinking it to start with. I had read that it can help with clogged sinuses and the first time I took it, it not only cleared them, my sinus headache went away as well.
5. Soothes a sore throat
I have read a few different reasons why this is true. Gargling with apple cider vinegar can help kill the germs causing a sore throat because of its high alkalinity. Germs just can’t survive. I have found that often my sore throat is caused by sinus drainage, so this is a result of the apple cider vinegar helping to clear a stuffy nose. Either way, I noticed a marked improvement.