OK. DOWN THE HATCH.
Gross. I hope this works. Hey there health nuts and internet crazers,
Trace here for DNews. There are broad claims regarding the efficacy of apple cider vinegar’s
power to curb appetite, burn fat, cure rashes, stop heartburn, bring down fever, and cure
asthma, treat wounds, reduce the effects of aging, and even cure diseases like cancer!
Is this a miracle drug?! No. It’s not. But… that doesn’t mean it’s bunk.
what is it/how it’s made Vinegar is a derivative of alcoholic beverages.
To make their bottled delights, winemakers ferment grapes with yeast. The yeast eat sugar
from the grapes and poop out alcohol! Yum! To make vinegar is the same, but acetobacter
bacteria is added to wine! The bacteria eats the alcohol and poops out acetic acid. Acetic
acid is what make vinegar, vinegar! The word vinegar comes from French for sour wine, although
it can be made from wine, beer, rice, or other fermentables like wood. Apple cider vinegar
is made with — you guessed it, double fermented apple cider. Apples to hard cider to apple
cider vinegar. Personal note: why did y’all mess up a good thing?
what’s special about it? According to the USDA apple cider vinegar
contains none of the vitamins A, B6, C, E, or K, and no niacin, riboflavin, thiamin,
pantothenic acid or folate. What it DOES contain, according to the FDA, is a minimum of 4% acetic
acid, and a lot of water. This means vinegar (or acetic acid) likely won’t make you thinner,
and there’s no scientific support of it as a skin toner. And when Medscape General Medicine conducted
a review of the research on vinegar, they found it was not recommended as an anti-infectious
medicine orally or topically, and probably doesn’t fight hypertension. And in terms of
its cancer-fighting claims, while it did shrink leukemia cells and tumors in lab experiments,
but that affect hasn’t been shown in humans at all.
does acetic acid have any special properties (yes)
Now a 2015 study in PlosONE did find small concentrations of acetic acid can help reduce
bacterial growth on surfaces and PubChem lists acetic acid as having mild antibacterial and
antifungal properties, which is why vinegar can be used as a mild household cleanser…
But putting vinegar on your face is probably not the best idea. Pimples are bacterial infections
of the sebaceous glands, so it might decrease bacterial load there. However, it’s not recommended
by any real scientific research. Though, I did find a 1916 book for nurses that recommended
vinegar as a treatment for acne, but it also advised putting mercury on your face.
so what about ingesting vinegar? Drinking vinegar was studied far more often.
Acids are known boosters of mineral absorption, so a tiny bit of vinegar on a green leafy
salad can help our digestive systems absorb more calcium from the leaves than we would
naturally! And, a 2004 study of 11 people with Type 2 diabetes found when participants
consumed a tiny bit of vinegar they had higher sensitivity to insulin — that’s a good thing.
And though this study was too small to generalize to all humans, research is ongoing and is
really positive! The thing is, don’t drink too much. Vinegar is an acid and will damage
the throat and stomach lining and erode teeth. There’s a reason it’s diluted. And speaking
of deluded… if you leave vinegar alone, the same bacteria that fermented the alcohol
to turn it to vinegar will eventually grow a massive colony — which some call a mother.
Yep, acetobacter bacteria grows into kombucha, eventually. There you go crunchy greeny birkenstock-wearers…
go be friends. wrap
Look, swapping vinegar into salads and foods instead of using creams or salts will not
only help you suck in more minerals but keeps you from eating unhealthy stuff! Win-win! but if you’re interesting in drinking the
pre-made ACV derivative, kombucha, maybe you should learn about that first in this video
WTF is Kombucha? Have you tried this? Are you against it?
YT tell us in the comments…
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