Updated: Feb 27, 2019
If you are a fitness freak or a health conscious person then you must heard about one of the most popular health product “Apple cider vinegar”. Some of the fitness freaks including me found apple cider vinegar revolutionary and magical health product due to its outstanding & surprising results on health issues from weight loss, fat loss to heart diseases & cancer. A tons of studies has proven the results claimed by ancient doctors in regards to his wonderful health effects. Apple Cider Vinegar has a long history as a home made product for cooking, baking, salad dressings, preservative, and its vast popularity attracted the scientist for an immense research how it may help in treating various health problem and medical conditions.
I got to know about apple cider vinegar when I decided to loss fat to get shredded six packs, my trainer has introduced me to apple cider vinegar, and only said that it is very effective, but my curious mind started searching the researches and proved studies to back his believe in apple cider vinegar. After reading tons of studied I found apple cider vinegar a very useful health product and trusted the trainer to give it a try. Believe me the results are amazing when I combined it with my fat loss diet & shredding workout program, just within 3 month I got my dreamed shredded physique, I had worked hard inside gym and kitchen both to reveal those sexiest muscle group, but I can say that apple cider vinegar also deserve few percentage of credits in revealing those dreamed abs. Lets dig dipper why “Apple Cider Vinegar” is actually famous for….!
What is Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar in the natural health community. Apple cider vinegar has the main ingredient Acetic acid, Apple cider vinegar is typically 5 to 6 % acetic acid and rest all is water. Acetic acid has a pH of 2.4, (pH is a logarithmic scale used to specify the acidity or basicity of an aqueous solution, it is a scale calibrated from 0 to 14, where 0 to 6 is acidic, 7 is neutral and 8 to 14 is base).To maintain our body healthy over a long period of time it is very important to fix the pH in a healthy range. As pH is so important in transporting minerals within the body, maintaining the proper functioning of digestive enzymes, keeping the metabolism well and active. Our body has its own pH, our every part of the body has different pH. i.e blood has pH between 7.35 to 7.45, the stomach has pH between 1.5 to 3.5. The slight change in pH value can have a drastic effect on your health.There are two main reason due to which our healthy pH range of stomach get disturbed which are:-
As we grow older the production of gastric acid i.e HCL is decreased which result in decreasing the required acid level hence the pH rises and tends towards alkaline it is a very dreadful condition because our body becomes very prone to infection, bacteria, and certain diseases like cancer etc. When we drink apple cider vinegar it brings back the acid level in the stomach to a normal healthy pH range of stomach, thus as we grow older apple cider vinegar become very helpful.
2. Eating habits
As we are in the modern world, here lots of people depend upon junk food, tea, caffeine, which increases the acid level inside the stomach, thus the stomach healthy range of pH get disturbed, the stomach becomes too much acidic which is very dangerous as lots of dreadful diseases develop in an acidic environment. When we drink apple cider vinegar it brings back the acid level in the stomach to a normal healthy pH range of stomach.
Bottom line: If we do not maintain the healthy level of pH inside the stomach it leads to a various problem like stiff body, kidney stone, gallstone, cataract, arthritis etc.
Manufacturing Apple cider vinegar has two basic steps in manufacturing which are:-
Step 1: apple to cider
Step 2: Cider to vinegar
Step 1: apple to cider
Here best quality apple are picked up and crushed in crusher to yield apple juice, apple juice is a simple carbohydrate which has a sugar called fructose (natural sugar in fruits). The fructose of apple juice is then converted into cider(or alcohol) by fermentation process by the help of bacteria and yeast(single cell microorganisms), this process takes 2-3 weeks to complete naturally but manufacturing company’s add some chemical, bacteria & yeast from outside to accelerate this process of conversion of apple juice’s sugar into cider (a alcoholic liquid).
Step 2: Cider to vinegar
In step second the cider is converted into vinegar by the help of acetobacter, acetobacter are basically group of acetic acid bacteria, their job is to convert cider or alcoholic liquid into acetic acid with the help of oxygen present in the air. The vinegar formed has main constituent is acetic acid, Apple cider vinegar has 5-6 % acetic acid and rest all is water.
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How Apple Cider Vinegar helps in Weight loss?
Apple cider vinegar helps in weight loss in three-way which are:-
1) Increase Satiety (reduce hunger).
When you consume apple cider vinegar it gives a feeling of fullness, where stomach will feel satisfied, & you will consume fewer calories on daily basis.
2) Reduce blood sugar level.
Apple cider vinegar reduces the blood sugar level by increasing the insulin sensitivity of the body, insulin sensitivity is the parameter which tells the pancreas the amount of insulin to be produced to take up the blood sugar or glucose from the bloodstream up to the cells of our body, higher the insulin sensitivity better the health.
3.) Apple cider vinegar balances the acid/alkaline level in the body.
When we consume apple cider vinegar it maintains the balance of acid/ alkaline level in our body which results in the formation of good bacteria in our microbiome. ( Microbiome is an environment of body's microorganism). the microbiome contains the estrobolome which is an enteric bacterial gene whose jobs is to eliminate excess estrogen level from our body. (estrogen is a primary female sex hormone but it is present in both the sexes, in the male it is present in small amount & in the female, it is present in large amount, estrogen promotes fat storage, water retention, salt retention, cortisol hormone etc). when you consume apple cider vinegar it helps to balance the acid/ alkaline level which results in the development of good bacteria in the body which helps in better digestion & removal of excess estrogen from our body.
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Apple Cider Vinegar benefits
a) Promotes better sleep.
When you consume 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar before bed sleep it promotes a healthy & deep sleep thus it accelerates the production of various hormones I.e HGH(human growth hormone) which is a key hormone in fat burning and tissue growth. It also helps in a better mood by balancing the cortisol hormone after a deep & better sleep.
b) Improve PCOD/PCOS Symptoms
PCOD is a polycystic ovarian disease which is hormonal disorder in the female body in which an ovary of the female has developed a small follicle which inhibits the production of an egg or ovulation process. The research shows that when you consume the Apple Cider Vinegar for 3 to 4 months the ovulation process is resumed by 50 to 60 %.
c) Decrease Cholesterol level.
When you consume Apple Cider Vinegar daily it reduces the LDL (Low-density lipoprotein) which is kind of bad cholesterol, it is considered as bad because it promotes the formation of plaque within the arteries, thus blocky the pathway of oxygenated blood from heart resulting in heart attack. When you consume Apple Cider Vinegar it increases the HDL (High-density lipoprotein) it is also considered as good cholesterol as it helps is exist of excess cholesterol from the human body.
d) Lower Blood Pressure.
When you drink Apple Cider Vinegar it lower the blood pressure because it reduces the activity of an enzyme called MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE 8(also called Neutrophil collagenase, which is present in our connective tissues) its main job is to reduce the diameter of the blood vessels thus whenever the diameter of blood vessels gets reduced it results in Increasing the blood pressure.
Apple Cider Vinegar helps in detoxification of the body by flushing out the toxic and harmful substance of the body. Apple Cider Vinegar also contains good bacteria which is quite helpful in digestion. Apple Cider Vinegar contains the PECTIN, it is a fiber present in the fermented apple, that promote the healthy digestions. Pectin is the key ingredient that encourages the growth of good bacteria and reduces the growth of bad bacteria.
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Why bodybuilder need Apple cider vinegar?
The top five reasons why a bodybuilder needs to have apple cider vinegar in his daily diet is:-
1. It flushes guanidine from our body, Guanidine is a byproduct of protein metabolism, it is very alkaline thus it can cause muscle cramp, twitch, nerve pain etc. Guanidine also blocks the activity of digestive enzymes.
2. It helps in protein break down.
3. It increases insulin sensitivity.
4. It helps in minerals transportation.
5. It boosts the enzymes activities. Watch out complete video on it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN2eYOS4q6E&list=PLrCjq1l6RqOoMSxKumgzMiWqcAQxHWg0d
1) No vitamins 2) Very fewer minerals 3) It consists 93 % water, 6% acetic acid and 1% malic acid. 4) No fats and No Proteins 5) Low calories (3 kcal in 1 tbsp) Watch out complete video on it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k90fuMQSuo&t=22s
Best way to use
Best way: 1 tbsp in 250 ml of water
Max dose: 2 tbsp a day
The best time: 1)Morning on an empty stomach 2) Before night sleep
Drink: 500 ml lukewarm water+ 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar + 1 tbsp honey + 1 lemon take it on empty stomach in the morning
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Always drink apple cider vinegar after diluting it with water i.e 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar in at least 500ml of water. Drinking it directly may result in mouth burn, esophagus burn and damaging of tooth enamel (hardest & outermost surface of teeth) because apple cider vinegar is highly acidic, it has a ph range of 2.5.
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