Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar that is obtained by apples, and usually it is light to medium amber colored. Organic apple cider vinegar provides antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties.
It has been used in the treatment of numerous ailments, ranging from hiccups to cold. This vinegar has also found great application in treating serious ailments like diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity and even cancer.
Carol Johnson, Ph.D. and Director of the Arizona State University’s Nutrition Program, says that raw and organic apple cider vinegar prevents the digestion of starch to a point where, ‘’It doesn’t block the starch 100%, but it definitely prevents at least some of the starch from being digested and raising your blood sugar.
’’ We have some more great news for you. You can make your own apple cider vinegar, same as your smoothies and fresh juices.
Homemade apple cider vinegar
- 3 tsp raw sugar
- 3 small apples
- filtered water
Wash and clean your apples. Cut them into chunks, and transfer the pieces to a clean glass jar. Dissolve the sugar in some water, then add the solution to the jar content. You can always add more water if necessary. Make sure it covers the apples. Cover the jar with a clean towel, and secure it using a strap. Store it at room temperature for 2-3 weeks.
Take out the apple chunks, or just strain the liquid. Pour it back in the jar, and seal it tight. Keep your jar in a dark place at room temperature for additional 4-6 weeks. Make sure you stir the liquid once in a while.
Your vinegar is ready for use after a month. Keep in mind that the longer it ferments, the more acidic it will get. Start using whenever you are satisfied with its taste.
Source: Weekly Healthy Life