How is apple cider vinegar made?
First step is adding yeast to crushed apples. By doing this the sugar from the apples gets fermented into alcohol.
Second step is to add bacteria to further the process of alcohol fermentation. By doing this the alcohol turns into acetic acid, which happens to be the main active compound in vinegar.
Acetic acid is also responsible for the notable polarizing love or hate smell and taste people distinguish vinegar with.
The 5 Natural Miracles of Apple Cider Vinegar:
This drink comes with many health benefits that have been used since the ancient Greeks.
- It is known for a substance called mother. Which is strands of proteins, enzymes, and good bacteria which is also responsible for murky appearance of the liquid.
- It is also used for killing pathogens and has been used for cleaning surfaces, wounds, and even food preservation.
- This drink has even been known to aid in the reduction of blood sugar levels. Which can combat type 2 diabetes and aging.
- Another popular usage for the product is a home remedy for some skin conditions like eczema. Due to its antibacterial properties, the idea is that apple cider vinegar could be used to clear infections like eczema.
- The most popular use of apple cider vinegar, however, would be its reputation for helping weight loss. Apple cider vinegar deceases calorie consumption by giving the sensation of feeling full. Not to mention the drink itself has very little calories as well with only 3 calories per tablespoon.
How You can Include It In Your Diet:
One easy way to incorporate more into your diet is by turning it into a lemonade.
Only need 5 ingredients for this easy recipe:
- 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp of maple syrup
- 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
- Carbonated water
You could also try Kombucha and just buy it from the health food section at your local grocery store. Which not only has apple cider vinegar but other components that make the drink a super health food too!
However, if not a fan of the sour taste, you could disguise it in salad dressings.
And then the rest is up to you!
Let me know your results or inventive ways you use apple cider vinegar, Brianna Hamilton