Apple cider vinegar has been a new craze in 2019-2020, it saw many people drinking a glassful like it’s some alcoholic beverage or something that everybody drinks but isn’t very tasty.Some people have even created what they call an ‘Apple Cider Vinegar Diet. It is said to have many amazing health properties and can be used for many other things as well such as a cleaning product. If Apple Cider Vinegar isn’t taken correctly or you drink too much of this potent liquid, you may end up with some dangerous health risks that can be prolonged or even permanent.

1  What is Apple Cider Vinegar made of ?

Apple Cider Vinegar is produced with apples of course! It is a mixture from apple juice and yeast, it is then processed through a distilling stage then gets fermented where the sugar particles in the apple juice dissolves and turns into a form of ethanol. It later than goes through a second fermenting stage where the acetobacter (a type of bacteria), creates acetic acid that forms a strong vinegar taste. These bacteria also create a thick layer which is usually taken out, by taking it out, you lose a lot of natural enzymes and good bacteria. The difference between Apple Cider Vinegar and normal white vinegar is that Apple Cider Vinegar is somewhat more natural vinegar as you can see by the color of the liquid. Most vinegars tend to strip out all the good stuff and made from more water than anything to make it look more appealing to consume. Though organic ‘mother of vinegars’ contains protein, healthy bacteria, and enzymes.

1 The Health benefits

Like whole apples, ‘an apple a day, keeps the doctors away’ Apple Cider Vinegar has many health benefits starting from being a well-known antimicrobial and an antioxidant. This helps with things such as weight loss, reducing your cholesterol levels, preventing or improving symptoms of type 2 diabetes and even helps aid your blood sugar levels as well. Apple cider vinegar is a great source of potassium, but usually, this is the only mineral that this substance can provide. Apple cider vinegar is known to have little to no other minerals or vitamins. The best way to obtain the health benefits from apple cider vinegar is by incorporating it into meals, drinking it on its own, or even digesting pills and supplements.

 

 

3  The other uses

 

 

Cleaning – Like regular white vinegar, Apple Cider Vinegar can be used to many woods, Linoleum, tiles, and much more. It is commonly used to clean floors, wood furniture, countertops, stovetops, and even inside a kettle!

 

 

 

Skincare/Haircare – Apple Cider Vinegar can be used for spot treatment and a facial toner. There have been studies shown that Apple Cider Vinegar helps balance your skins PH levels and tighten up the skin cells, leaving you with healthy-looking skin. You can also use this as a hair rinse treatment a few times a week to achieve shiny and renewed hair.

 

 

4   The Risks

The risks of consuming and using Apple Cider Vinegar is quite high. It can cause side effects such as deterioration of teeth, failing digestive issues, can cause burns or irritation to your skin. Gastroparesis is a repercussion of ingesting too much and is also closely linked to type 1 diabetes.

5   Summary

In summary of looking through the risks, I wouldn’t consume Apple Cider Vinegar unless it was recommended by my doctor or dietician. There is nothing worse than hurting the inside of your body without really consulting someone who has a degree and knows what is best for you. But I would recommend using Apple Cider Vinegar in your hair, maybe once or twice a week.