Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has been a homemade dietary remedy for a long time. But only recently has it gained mainstream popularity as a dietary supplement that aids with weight loss control, lowering cholesterol, and offsetting diabetic symptoms by reducing blood sugar levels. Sounds like the ideal partner to your diet, right?
It’s because it is! But how exactly should you go about including ACV in your diet? We answer some of your most commonly asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are the benefits of apple cider vinegar?
ACV is not a concoction of every vitamin and mineral under the sun. It is made by fermenting the sugar present in apples, which turns into acetic acid with the help of yeast. ACV has two iterations: filtered and unfiltered. Filtered ACV is generally pasteurized and processed, unlike unfiltered ACV which is more organic and contains a cloudy layer composed of strands of bacteria, enzymes and protein referred to as “mother”. The health benefits of ACV are said to be derived from “mother”.
ACV contains calcium, magnesium, and potassium, with the latter being considerably more in proportion to the former two. Potassium acts as an electrolyte in our body, while also helping in activating nerve impulses in the nervous system, consequently serving a key role in heart and muscle contractions.
ACV is an ancillary remedy to assist in the smooth functioning of various bodily processes. It helps in weight loss by helping you feel fuller. Pairing ACV, either as a supplement or in its natural liquid form, with meals results in a lower caloric intake per meal.
If you’re looking to stave off diabetic symptoms and lower your blood sugar levels, ACV acts as a great deterrent to starch digestion. Foods rich in starch spike blood sugar levels. The acetic acid in vinegar contains enzymes that block starch from being digested. In addition to the aforesaid benefits, ACV helps in reducing belly fat, blood triglyceride levels, BMI, visceral fat, and waist circumference, and also countering high cholesterol. ACV also promotes improved skin health, as acetic acid helps in balancing the natural pH of the skin and its antimicrobial properties prevent skin infections and eczema.
2. Should you take apple cider vinegar tablets?
Since ACV in its unfiltered form is quite acidic, unadvised consumption can potentially cause teeth enamel to erode, internal burns, and throat irritation. Wary of the side effects ACV can cause, Swisse has developed the Swisse High Strength Apple Cider Vinegar Tablets. The tablets, despite being composed of organic, unfiltered ACV full of the benefits of “mother”, are unacidic in taste and without the pungent smell. To make things even more better, the tablets contain 900mg ACV per tablet, ensuring you get as much of the goodness of ACV you can per dosage. Regular consumption improves blood sugar levels, metabolism and insulin levels, making the tablets ideal for woman suffering from PCOS as well.
3. Are apple cider vinegar tablets safe?
Swisse Apple Cider Vinegar tablets are completely safe to consume, backed by the recommendation of medical professionals. We advise you to strictly consume the tablets once a day, during or after a meal for a minimum of 30 days to see visible results.