The Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

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Dr Oz says, vinegar before working out can help you slim down for that swimsuit, "the acetic acid contained in the vinegar may switch on genes your body needs to pump out fat-burning proteins."

Wellness Times says, "apple cider vinegar is a vitamin and mineral smorgasbord. "

Apple Cider Vinegar "contains folic acid, niacin, biotin and vitamins B1, B2, B6 and C, along with phosphorus, potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium,” says Heather Mangieri, RD, spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Fight Germs -
From ReadersDigest.com
Reach for the vinegar. As soon as you feel the prickle of a sore throat, employ germ-busting vinegar to help head off the infection at the pass. Turns out, most germs can't survive in the acidic environment vinegar creates.

Curbs Appetite / Helps Control Blood Sugar -
From the Vinegar Institute (http://www.versitilevinegar.org) – Author Dr. Carol Johnston

A recent Swedish study found that consuming vinegar with high glycemic index foods cut expected rises in insulin and blood sugar. The study also found that subjects felt fuller.  Additionally, the researchers conclude, "The selection of pickled and fermented products or meal additives… may provide means to reach efficient levels of acetic acid. Addition of vinegar to carbohydrate-rich meals of high-GI character... offers a potential to lower the GI and increase the post-meal satiety.

Vinegar Benefits Blood Pressure Control and Lowers risk of Heart Disease - From WebMD.com
A study found that vinegar could lower high blood pressure.  Another large observational study found that people who ate oil and vinegar dressing on salads five to six times a week had lower rates of heart disease than people who didn't.

May Prevent Fat Build Up - From the Vinegar Institute (http://www.versitilevinegar.org) – Author Dr. Carol Johnston
According to foodnavigator-usa.com, a study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found that animals fed a high-fat diet (50% of energy from fat) and supplemented with acetic acid at two different levels developed about 10 per cent less body fat than mice just eating the high-fat diet. "The results of this study suggest that the acetic acid available in vinegar suppresses body fat accumulation by increasing fatty oxidation and thermogenesis in the liver through PPAR-alpha.”

Vinegar Helps Beat Workout Exhaustion - From ReadersDigest.com
Exercise and sometimes extreme stress cause lactic acid to build up in the body, causing fatigue. Interestingly, the amino acids contained in apple cider vinegar act as an antidote. What's more, apple cider vinegar contains potassium and enzymes that may relieve that tired feeling.

Vinegar Kills Cancer Cells - From WedMD.com
A few laboratory studies have found that vinegar may be able to kill cancer cells or slow their growth.

Study Suggests Vinegar Increases Calcium Absorption from Foods
From the Vinegar Institute (http://www.versitilevinegar.org) – Author Dr. Carol Johnston
University scientists in Ebetsu, Japan, have suggested that vinegar increases the extraction of calcium from food, based on two separate studies. The researchers say they found feeding laboratory animals a diet containing 1.6 percent vinegar for 32 days increased their absorption of calcium. Another study showed adding vinegar to boiling broth could boost the amount of calcium in chicken stock by 40 percent. The scientists believe the acetic acid in vinegar liquefies minerals in bones and shells.

Vinegar Helps Tummy Troubles
From ReadersDigest.com
If a bacterial infection is at the root of your diarrhea, apple cider vinegar could help contain the problem, thanks to its antibiotic properties. What's more, some folk remedy experts contend that apple cider vinegar, because it contains pectin, can help soothe intestinal spasms.

Benefit of Vinegar Consumption in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
From the Vinegar Institute (http://www.versitilevinegar.org) – Author Dr. Carol Johnston
Research was published in the November 2007 issue of Diabetes Care that demonstrated that vinegar ingestion at bedtime moderates waking glucose concentrations. The investigators at Arizona State University (ASU) found that the vinegar treatment was especially effective for the six subjects who had a typical fasting glucose greater than 7.2 mmol/L. Fasting glucose in these participants was reduced by 6 percent compared with a reduction of 0.7 percent in those with a typical fasting glucose less than 7.2 mmol/L. According to an article about the study, the researchers concluded, "Vinegar is widely available, it is affordable, and it is appealing as a remedy, but much more work is required to determine whether vinegar is a useful adjunct therapy for individuals with diabetes."

Antiglycemic Properties of Vinegar in Healthy Adults
From the Vinegar Institute (http://www.versitilevinegar.org) – Author Dr. Carol Johnston
Dr. Carol Johnston of Arizona State University (ASU) has been researching the use of vinegar in treating Type II diabetes. Most recently, Dr. Johnston and colleagues published research in the January 2010 online issue of Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, titled, "Examination of the Antiglycemic Properties of Vinegar in Healthy Adults." The researchers concluded that "The antiglycemic properties of vinegar are evident when small amounts of vinegar are ingested with meals composed of complex carbohydrates. In these situations, vinegar attenuated PPG (postprandial glycemia) by ~20% compared to placebo." In short, vinegar reduces PPG in healthy adults. Of note, the researchers state that taking steps to reduce PPG is recommended by the American Diabetes Association to limit complications of diabetes.

Study Suggests Vinegar Increases Calcium Absorption from Foods
From the Vinegar Institute (http://www.versitilevinegar.org)
University scientists in Ebetsu, Japan, have suggested that vinegar increases the extraction of calcium from food, based on two separate studies. The researchers say they found feeding laboratory animals a diet containing 1.6 percent vinegar for 32 days increased their absorption of calcium. Another study showed adding vinegar to boiling broth could boost the amount of calcium in chicken stock by 40 percent. The scientists believe the acetic acid in vinegar liquefies minerals in bones and shells. To read more, use the following link: www.thirdage.com

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