Everything you Need to Know about Apple Cider Vinegar - Sunergetic

Everything you Need to Know about Apple Cider Vinegar

Everything you Need to Know about Apple Cider Vinegar


Apple cider vinegar has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Historically it had been used for a variety of ailments, including food poisoning, dandruff and toothaches. A dilution of apple cider vinegar was drunk by Ancient Persians to prevent the accumulation of fatty tissue in the body. [1]

Hippocrates reportedly used vinegar to manage wounds while medical practitioners in the 1700s used vinegar to treat a variety of health ailments.

How is it made?

Vinegar is made by a fermentation process, which leaves it rich in antioxidants including acetic acid, gallic acid, catechin, epicatechin and many other health-promoting properties. In a second fermentation process, the alcohol is converted into vinegar by acetic acid-forming bacteria. Acetic acid and malic acid give vinegar its sour taste.[2]

10 Reasons to Take Apple Cider Vinegar:

1. Can help you lose weight:

ACV has been linked by many nutritionists and health professionals for its ability to assist in weight loss. It has an ability to neutralize the PH levels in your body and reduce sugar and salt cravings.

A recent research was done in Japan to study the link between ACV and weight loss. In the study, 175 people took either apple cider vinegar or water daily for 12 weeks. Their diets were similar. They kept food journals. At the end of the study, those who used vinegar had lost slightly more weight. On average, the vinegar group lost 1-2 pounds over the 3-month period. They gained it all back after the study was over.

2. Can help reduce blood sugar:

Apple Cider Vinegar has been shown to help reduce blood sugar spikes alongside a healthy diet regiment.

Carol Johnston a professor of nutrition at Arizona State University found something interesting while developing menus at the college to help prevent and control diabetes. Her studies indicate that 2 tablespoons of vinegar before a meal will dramatically reduce the spike in blood concentrations of insulin and glucose that come after a meal. [3]

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3. Naturally Lowers Cholesterol:

Pectin is in both apples and apple cider vinegar and LDL (the bad cholesterol) attaches itself to the pectin, which is a fiber, and the cholesterol is eliminated. Apple Cider Vinegar can be used to lower cholesterol if it is the result of poor diet or genetic predisposition.

In May 2005 the Japanese Society of Nutrition and Food Science determined that two-three tablespoons per day will maximize the cholesterol lowering benefits.[4]

4. Antioxidant Support:

Apple Cider Vinegar is rich in antioxidants including catechin, galluc acid and chlorogenic acids. It is a great source for immune health and can help keep you from catching colds and feeling lethargic.

5. Improves Nutrient Absorption:

The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar can increase your body’s absorption of important minerals from the food you eat. Adding ACV to your salad dressing may also help you absorb more nutrients from your leafy greens.[5]

6. Improves Digestion:

Apple cider vinegar is commonly used to ease digestive issues. A tablespoon before your meal can stimulates digestive juices that help your body breakdown food. Many digestive related issues stem from high levels of acidity in your body. ACV is well known for its PH balancing properties and ability to help with acid reflux. 

7. Good for your skin:

Apple cider vinegar makes a great natural toner and can leave skin looking healthier. Its antibacterial properties help keep acne under control, and the malic and lactic acids found in apple cider vinegar soften and exfoliate skin, reduce red spots, and balance the pH of your skin. Here are our favorite beauty boosting foods for your skin.

8. Boosts Energy:

Exercise and sometimes extreme stress cause lactic acid to build up in the body, causing fatigue. Interestingly, the amino acids contained in apple cider vinegar act as an antidote. What's more, apple cider vinegar contains potassium and enzymes that may relieve that tired feeling. Next time you're beat, add a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar to a glass of chilled vegetable drink or to a glass of water to boost your energy. [6]

9. Can Help Alleviate Heart Burn:

Apple Cider Vinegar is a good option to take before an acidic meal such as citrus fruits or burgers. Adding acetic acid from ACV to your stomach can help neutralize bad acids and provide you with a little bit of comfort.

10. Helps with Cough and Sore Throat:

Gargling with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of salt dissolved in a glass of warm water forms an acidic coating in your throat that can kill germs.

Checkout our powerful Apple Cider Vinegar Tea Cleansing Recipe:

How do you make organic raw apple cider vinegar?

Homemade Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar:

by Tales of a Kitchen

 Prep time: 5 mins

Total time: 2-3 months


  • 3 small apples (core and peel included, no stem)
  • 3 tsp raw sugar (I used muscavado)
  • filtered water to cover


  1. Wash and chop your apples into medium sized pieces (or use the peels and cores of 6-7 small apples after making a pie). Place them in a clean, rinsed and sterilized wide mouth jar.
  2. Mix the sugar with 1 cup of water and pour on top of the apples.
  3. Add more water if needed to cover the apples.
  4. Cover the jar with a paper towel or a cheesecloth and secure it with a band. This keeps nasties away while letting the liquid breathe.
  5. Place the jar in a warm, dark place for 2-3 weeks – I just kept it in my pantry.
  6. Strain out the liquid and discard the apple pieces.
  7. Return the liquid to the same jar and cover it again (same paper or cheesecloth).
  8. Return the jar to the same warm, dark place and leave it do its thing for roughly 4 to 6 weeks, stirring with a plastic or wooden spoon every few days or so. I’ll be honest with you, I wasn’t that organised with my stirring (oftentimes forgot), but my vinegar still loved me.
  9. After the first 4 weeks, you can begin to also taste your vinegar and once it reaches an acidity you like, you can actually transfer it to a bottle with a lid and begin using it. [7]


  1. A Spoonful of Vinegar Helps the Sugar Go Down. February 8th. Accessed May 26th, 2017. http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/a-spoonful-of-vinegar-helps-the-sugar-go-down/.

Chris. 2014. Tales of a Kitchen. August 19th. Accessed May 29th, 2017. http://talesofakitchen.com/raw/homemade-organic-raw-apple-cider-vinegar/.

Dallmeier, Lorraine. 2013. Apple Cider Vinegar – Natural Beauty throughout History. Accessed May 26th, 2017. http://www.herbhedgerow.co.uk/apple-cider-vinegar-natural-beauty-throughout-history/.

Editors, Reader's Digest. n.d. 13+ Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar. Accessed May 29th, 2017. http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/apple-cider-vinegar-benefits/.

Manning, Joy. 2009. Apple Cider Vinegar and Health. September. Accessed May 26th, 2016. http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/features/apple-cider-vinegar-and-health#1.

Stathis, Jaime. 2015. Can You Lower Cholesterol With Vinegar? . June 23rd . Accessed May 26th, 2017. http://www.livestrong.com/article/36003-lower-cholesterol-vinegar/.

Wolfe, David. n.d. 1 Tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar for 60 Days Can Eliminate these Common Health Problems. Accessed May 29th, 2017. https://www.davidwolfe.com/1-tbsp-acv-eliminate-health-problems/.

Everything you Need to Know about Apple Cider Vinegar
James Scarmozzino

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