Apple cider vinegar is great for resolving digestive problems while not altering the good bacteria in your gut.
This drink has tremendous health benefits that you can tap from here are some health benefits of Apple cider vinegar.
- ACV is rich in Acetic acid which helps to regulate your blood pressure as well as fat buildup.
- ACV has anticancer properties and in China it has been proven that the combination of ACV and veggies help in the treatment of and reduction of the risk of oesophageal cancer.
- Apple cider vinegar is an effective antimicrobial agent. If you have yeast infection or even athlete foot, then ACV will help you.
- ACV will help you to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease as well as lower your bad cholesterol level (LDL).
You should not use apple cider vinegar under the following conditions:
- If you consume more than 8 ounces of ACV daily for an extended period of time you could increase your risk of developing osteoporosis.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding it is better to be safe than sorry and avoid taking ACV as the breast milk will deliver whatever the mother consumes to her baby and likewise a pregnant woman will transfer whatever she eats to her unborn baby. ACV may be too harsh for the infant and unborn child.
- Where you are suffering from type II diabetes it is advisable to be careful as ACV will lower your blood sugar, so consult your doctor before taking ACV along with your prescribed medication.
- When you take ACV in large quantities your potassium levels will be drastically reduced especially if you take ACV along with insulin shots as insulin also lowers potassium in the body.
If you are on any of these drugs it’s advisable you stay clear of ACV:
- Chlorothiazide (Diuril)
- Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)
- Digoxin (Lanoxin)
- Furosemide (Lasix)
- Chlorthalidone (Thalitone)
These drugs will lower the potassium level in your body, so if you consume ACV you will further reduce your potassium to a dangerous level.