Ever found your granny bringing apple cider vinegar with honey because her little cute grand-daughter is feeling cold?
This super-effective home remedy has very scientific and empirical history some of which is yet to be discovered (I believe it’s as ancient as the production of apple). There might be some old rotten (partially) apples were found by some lunatic who ate it because there was nothing else to get himself feed upon and he felt awfully comfortable in the severe cold. I’m making it up; the history can be like anything. But this apple cider vinegar is the unstrained juice of fermented crushed apples. It smells like aged wine and has acidic nature.
It is believed that some acids along with vitamin C and fibre might help boost the human immune system, that might be one of the reasons for considering apple cider vinegar effective for colds.
A lot more to discover!
Is Apple Cider Vinegar is overrated?
Obviously, not. There are certain background studies that indicate the efficacy of apple cider vinegar in dealing cold.
Such as organic apple cider vinegar has an element called MUST which is actually the pieces of the fermented apple in its unstrained juice. These musts are home to “Mothers” generally known as a bacterial colony that operated as probiotics in your body when you drink raw and organic apple cider vinegar. This can be a reason why apple cider vinegar is given so much importance in dealing colds.
Important to remember: Probiotics were proved to boost the immune system in 2011.
More of, the acidic nature of ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) might also support the cause. This acid dilutes the mucus in the throat and pushes it out of your respiratory system rapidly. You loosen phlegm that is your key way to recovery. This acid might also hunt down the pathogens that are causing the sickness. Golden home product!
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is not a just random statement. It has facts and research at its back. The ACV coming from raw apples have nutrients, minerals such as potassium, vitamins such as vitamin C and E and antioxidants that improve your respiratory function and might help you breathe easier.
Enough reasons to listen to your grandma now?
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Risks of Using Apple Cider Vinegar for Cold
As ACV is quite acidic in nature, it can affect and thin your stomach linings leading to the ulcer. So ACV should always be diluted in water before drinking it so that it doesn’t have that acidic effect on sensitive areas of your body. People with Ulcer and other related diseases should avoid using ACV for cold
More of, if you don’t rinse your teeth after drinking apple cider vinegar it can erode your teeth and enamel. Therefore, it’s better to be precautionary and to rinse your teeth with fresh water after using ACV.