APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a type of vinegar made by fermenting apple cider. It is made by crushing apples and extracting their juice, which is then fermented with yeast and bacteria to create alcohol. This alcohol is then fermented further to create acetic acid, which gives ACV its distinctive sour taste and strong odor.
ACV is believed to have several health benefits, particularly for digestion and gut health. One of the primary ways ACV helps with digestion is by increasing the production of stomach acid. Adequate stomach acid is essential for breaking down food and absorbing nutrients properly. ACV is also believed to have prebiotic properties, which means it helps to nourish the beneficial bacteria in the gut, leading to improved gut health.
Additionally, ACV has been shown to help with the management of blood sugar levels, which is important for overall health and gut function. It has also been suggested to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, which can help to protect the gut from damage and reduce inflammation that can lead to digestive issues.