In recent days, there have been a huge number of contents out there, talking about two, three or four ingredients to cure all kinds of heart problems, even in my blog also. This time it must be changed.
In that case can’t we just solely depend on a single ingredient, which will do the job of repairing your heart diseases?
Yes, that is Apple cider vinegar (ACV).
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has always been a household remedy in healing various diseases for years.
The most significant ingredient in ACV is acetic acid which is popularly known as vinegar. And acetic acid plays the major role in reducing cholesterol level, blood pressure, heart diseases and aids in weight loss.
Some of recent studies show that ACV has nutrients that can bring down blood pressure levels and improve heart health.
It is an open secret that about 1 in every 3 American adults has a higher than normal blood pressure and cholesterol problem. So it is high time you took ACV with way more seriously.
Now We will see the reasons behind using ACV more often, So let’s start.
1. ACV Can Reduce Blood Pressure By Reducing Renin Activity
Acetic acid in vinegar reduces the activity of the enzyme renin to reduce blood pressure. You must drink 2 tablespoons (30 ml) diluted in water every day.
If you have hypertension then situation is complicated as it increases the risk for diabetes, stroke, and heart attacks. During Hypertension, blood flows through blood vessels too high on a sustained basis.
One research on hypertensive rates showed that, the acetic acid in ACV could significantly lower blood pressure levels.
The researchers shows that, Apple cider vinegar helps in reducing the renin activity. This enzyme helps in increasing blood pressure.
2. Can Lower Cholesterol and Prevent Fat Deposit
In a recent study, it is found that 30 ml of ACV twice a day could lower bad cholesterols. But it would be a considerate decision for you to take a maximum of 30 ml a day to avoid possible side effects.
Actually, the blood pressure is also depending on the lipid profile. It includes such as HDL (good cholesterol,) LDL (bad cholesterol), and triglycerides.
When the level of LDL (Low-density lipoprotein) and triglycerides go higher and the level of HDL (
HDLs usually clear away the LDLs. ACV’s flavonoids check LDL oxidation and search for free radicals to prevent cell damage and oxidative stress, reducing the further risk of atherosclerosis.
But always bear in mind, Cholesterol isn’t bad at all. In fact, It is essential for the body. Without cholesterol, your body can’t produce different kinds of
3. ACV Can Flush out Toxins and Improve Blood Flow
ACV helps neutralize the toxins and hence improve the blood flow since it eliminates the arterial narrowing.
Yes, High blood pressure (HBP) can cause blood clots that will cause block in the arteries.
Apple cider vinegar can avoid unnecessary blood clotting. Researchers suggest using ACV as it helps keep blood flow
4. ACV Can Reduce Obesity-Related Blood Pressure
You know that overweight and obese people are always stays in the redline to high blood pressure.
American Heart Association states that, losing 5 to 10 pounds can help as well as prevent high blood pressure problems.
Having just 1 tablespoon of ACV a day for 12 weeks helped a group of obese Japanese people reduce 1.2 Kg (2.6 pounds) on average.
People those who had 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar lost 1.9 Kg that is 3.7 pounds on an average. ACV can reduce your calorie intake by up to 275
5. It will reduce the risk of atherosclerosis
Actually, the bad cholesterol (LDL), when combine chemically with oxygen, deposits plaque in the arteries, causing atherosclerosis and heart diseases.
ACV can lower blood pressure (BP) by reducing the bad cholesterol (LDL) and by suppressing the activity of renin and enzyme that raises BP.
ACV’s flavonoids check LDL oxidation and search for free radicals to prevent cell damage and oxidative stress, reducing the further risk of atherosclerosis.
If you find the taste of the vinegar too strong or scary, here is some important solutions to follow:
- Sprinkle ACV over meats or roast vegetables for some energy and added health benefits from your fresh vegetable intake.
- Make a delicious salad dressing with ACV and heart healthy extra virgin olive oil. Whatever taste it is, you should use this instead of heavy mayonnaise or store-bought salad dressings.
- Make a vinegar drink by diluting ACV with water and adding in some honey to sweeten it.
- Add some ACV to a glaze for your fish or meat.
- Toss some popcorn in ACV.
- Add a spoonful of ACV to a smoothie to cut the sweetness and add some flavor.
Avoid ACV Pills
Recently the American Dietetic Association tested 8 different brands of ACV tablets and suggested to avoid ACV pills, after a woman reported throat burn caused by an ACV tablet stuck in her throat,
On the other hand, Apple cider vinegar is acidic and can erode teeth.
Dilute ACV if you use it regularly and don’t forget to use a straw when drinking.
Cleaning your mouth with water after taking apple cider vinegar also helps to protect against acid erosion of tooth enamel. Try to monitor the ups and downs of your blood pressure daily.
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