As the name suggests, Apple Cider Vinegar is a type of vinegar made from cider or apple. Its color is usually pale to medium amber. It is commonly called as ACV and has been around for a very long time.
Various researches have been conducted to establish the health benefits of apple cider vinegar.1 Each one recognizes its usefulness in treating various diseases.2 Apple cider vinegar boosts your overall health, it is even prescribed by physicians.3
Here Are 5 Reasons Why You Should Take Apple Cider Vinegar At Night:
1. Helps Lose Weight
You walk, you run, and you sweat, but that excess weight refuses to go. Give apple cider vinegar a try and you can lose that excess fat around your body. Apple cider vinegar helps lose weight as regular consumption of 1-2 tablespoon of ACV reduces body fat.4
Apple cider vinegar also increases your feeling of fullness and prevents you from consuming more calories.5
Take a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar at night and say goodbye to weight loss worries!
2. Treats Bad Breath
Lots of people suffer from bad breath or halitosis, it can be due to poor oral hygiene, dry mouth, smoking or even because of the food we eat.6 Whatever be the cause, apple cider vinegar can help you treat bad breath. Apple cider vinegar has anti-microbial properties that helps in treating the bad breath.7
The antiseptic properties of apple cider vinegar helps break down the plaque and fights against the bacteria that causes bad breath.8
3. Helps Lower The Blood Sugar
One of the most beneficial uses of apple cider vinegar is to lower the blood sugar. Apple cider vinegar helps improve the insulin sensitivity and significantly lowers the blood glucose level.9 ACV is proven to lower the blood sugar level after a high-carbohydrate meal.10 Regular consumption of just two tablespoons of ACV can reduce the levels of fasting blood sugar.11
4. Prevents Indigestion
Indigestion affects your mood, it can even disrupt your daily activities. When your stomach has little acid it can lead to acid reflux, apple cider vinegar can help restore the acidity and give you a good digestion.12
Drinking a glass of water mixed with apple cider vinegar will give you a healthy digestive ability and a good start to your day!13
5. Helps Treat Sore Throat
Painful throat, dry scratchy throat, swollen glands, and redness in the back of the mouth are some of the symptoms of a sore throat.14 However, you need not live with a sore throat as apple cider vinegar can give you the much-needed relief.15
The bacteria that causes sore throat cannot survive in acidic environment created by apple cider vinegar. Consume a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before going to bed and problems of sore throat will be a history.
- Apple cider vinegar may interact with your existing medication, consult your doctor before consuming apple cider vinegar.
- Avoid consuming too much apple cider vinegar as it may cause stomach irritation.
- Consult a doctor before consuming apple cider vinegar and seek medical assistance immediately if you face any problem.
|↑1, ↑12||Johnston, Carol S., and Cindy A. Gaas. “Vinegar: medicinal uses and antiglycemic effect.” Medscape General Medicine 8, no. 2 (2006): 61.|
|↑2||Functional Foods & Beverages. American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).|
|↑3||Beyond the Hype: Apple Cider Vinegar as an Alternative Therapy. University of Washington.|
|↑4||Kondo, Tomoo, Mikiya Kishi, Takashi Fushimi, Shinobu Ugajin, and Takayuki Kaga. “Vinegar intake reduces body weight, body fat mass, and serum triglyceride levels in obese Japanese subjects.” Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry 73, no. 8 (2009): 1837-1843.|
|↑5||Östman, Elin, Yvonne Granfeldt, Lisbeth Persson, and Inger Björck. “Vinegar supplementation lowers glucose and insulin responses and increases satiety after a bread meal in healthy subjects.” European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 59, no. 9 (2005): 983-988.|
|↑6||Aylıkcı, Bahadır Uğur, and Hakan Çolak. “Halitosis: From diagnosis to management.” Journal of natural science, biology, and medicine 4, no. 1 (2013): 14.|
|↑7||Mota, Ana Carolina Loureiro Gama, Ricardo Dias Castro, Julyana Araújo Oliveira, and Edeltrudes Oliveira Lima. “Antifungal activity of apple cider vinegar on Candida species involved in denture stomatitis.” Journal of Prosthodontics 24, no. 4 (2015): 296-302.|
|↑8||Entani, Etsuzo, Mito Asai, Shigetomo Tsujihata, Yoshinori Tsukamoto, and Michio Ohta. “Antibacterial action of vinegar against food-borne pathogenic bacteria including Escherichia coli O157: H7.” Journal of Food Protection® 61, no. 8 (1998): 953-959.|
|↑9||Johnston, Carol S., Cindy M. Kim, and Amanda J. Buller. “Vinegar improves insulin sensitivity to a high-carbohydrate meal in subjects with insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes.” Diabetes Care 27, no. 1 (2004): 281-282.|
|↑10||Brighenti, F., G. Castellani, L. Benini, M. C. Casiraghi, E. Leopardi, R. Crovetti, and G. Testolin. “Effect of neutralized and native vinegar on blood glucose and acetate responses to a mixed meal in healthy subjects.” European journal of clinical nutrition 49, no. 4 (1995): 242-247.|
|↑11||White, Andrea M., and Carol S. Johnston. “Vinegar ingestion at bedtime moderates waking glucose concentrations in adults with well-controlled type 2 diabetes.” Diabetes Care 30, no. 11 (2007): 2814-2815.|
|↑13||Why You Should Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Digestion. Curejoy Inc.|
|↑14||Sore throat. National Health Service.|
|↑15||Why You Should Take Your Apple Cider Vinegar at Night. Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine.|