Apple cider vinegar is made through fermentation. This process turns the sugars in apples into alcohol. Then active good bacteria are added into the solution to turn the alcohol into vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is unfiltered so the good bacteria and enzymes that develop in the solution are not “killed.” Thus, apple cider vinegar contains high levels of acetic acid.
Acetic acid can inhibit or even kill harmful bacteria from acne and E. coli. Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is said to have used vinegar to clean wounds.
Acetic acid can also preserve organic products like vegetables and fruits. Thus, it has had a long history of being used as a natural pickling agent all over the world.
A Type 2 diabetic patient’s body has very high levels of blood sugar because it can no longer produce insulin or it resists insulin production. Apple cider vinegar has been proven to improve insulin responses and lower blood sugar levels.
One study has shown that just 2 tablespoons of the vinegar before a person sleeps can significantly lessen fasting blood sugar by morning.
Certain studies have shown that drinking apple cider vinegar while having a meal high in carbohydrates can make someone feel satiated. When a person feels full, then she/he will not indulge in overeating. Also, this sensation of fullness can extend for hours, which can reduce the chances of unplanned snacking.
Also, one study conducted among 175 obese people for 3 months showed that daily intake of apple cider vinegar could be a factor in the reduction of weight and belly fat.