Cider vinegar comes in various flavors, the most common being the apple cider vinegar. Vinegar is generally used for many cooking and household purposes. It is high in acetic acid- the main active compound in vinegar.
Vinegar production is similar to that of alcohol because, it also goes through fermentation process. Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting the sugars contained in apple. The fermentation process converts the sugars to acetic acid, the active compound in vinegar.
Aside from its household use, vinegar is also very useful to human health. It also help to improve health to help maintain well-being.
1. The popular benefits of apple cider vinegar
i. It has potent biological effects, Vinegar has high acid content and because of this, it is used for many biologic purposes.
ii. It has certain protective effects against cancer.
iii. It lowers blood sugar level thus improve symptoms of diabetes.
iv. It has the potency to kill bacteria.
v. Help in losing excess body fat.
vi. It is useful as a disinfectant.
vii. Vinegar lowers cholesterol level.
viii. It is a good preservative, this is due to its ability to inhibit bacteria growth.
ix. It reduces the risk of heart diseases.
Unfiltered apple cider vinegar is organic and contains proteins, enzymes and healthy-bacteria that are good for the human health. Vinegar is also calorie containing but its calorie content is low, this makes it ideal for diabetics. It is thus good for regulating blood sugar levels.
2. Vinegar kill pathogens
it is potent in killing certain microorganisms. It is capable of killing bacteria, which qualifies it for its domestic use in the kitchen. Vinegar is used to wash fruits and food items to be consumed to get rid of possible disease organisms it might contain.It can also be used to wash raw meat, fish or chicken before cooking and for better cleansing of pathogens.
3. Vinegar can be used to treat some diseases
It can treat some diseases caused by microorganisms such as lice, warts, ear infections and nail fungal infections. It is a natural food preservative. It can be used to prevent food from spoiling due to its ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria.
Not only does vinegar contain the above nutrient and has the various health benefits listed above, it is also rich in vitamins and minerals. It contains tiny amount of potassium that is good for the body for proper functioning. It contains antioxidants and amino acids too.
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