Apple cider is the a non-alcoholic drink made from apple that is popular in the United States. This drink has not undergone any form of fermentation or any process of sweetening. It may sometimes be opaque because of the apple particles that are left suspended in it. Originally a seasonal drink apple cider was only available in the fall and is served during the holidays but is now available all throughout the year due to the availability of freezing.
Apple cider is distinct from cider or hard cider which is the alcoholic version of the drink although in some areas this distinction in terms does not apply.
Apple Cider Vinegar- Apple cider vinegar results when apple cider is allowed to undergo a fermentation process. In the process the sugar contained in the Apple cider is converted by microorganisms into alcohol and then to vinegar. Like with any kind of vinegar it contains several types of acid mainly acetic acid. It has been gaining in popularity in recent years largely because of the claims that it can bring in a lot of health benefits.
Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar– There are several health benefits that are claimed for apple cider vinegar. One of the claims is that it can help in diabetes. It has been shown that those who suffer from Type II diabetes who drank two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar experienced an improvement in their blood sugar level.
Another study that was conducted has proven that acetic acid which is found in apple cider vinegar as well as other types of vinegar can stabilize blood pressure. Another research has shown that cholesterol levels were significantly reduced with the use of apple cider vinegar. The problem with both of these studies is that they were conducted on animals and not on humans.
Apple Cider Vinegar for Sin Care- One of the most exciting benefits that has been claimed for the use of apple cider vinegar is its effects on the skin and hair and how to care for it in the proper way.
This type of vinegar can be used for treating acne. Because of its natural content it can be used to treat skin problems that might be infected with bacteria already. It can help prevent irritation and infection which are the most common problems that are connected with acne problems. To treat acne with apple cider vinegar, what you can do is to dilute one part of the vinegar in three parts of distilled water. It is important to use distilled and pure water to make sure that there are no impurities in it. The resulting solution can then be applied to the spot where there is an acne problem. You have to be careful about the application since the acid content of the vinegar might burn the skin surface.
This type of vinegar can also be used as an aftershave for men and for treating outbreaks of skin rashes that might happen from time to time.
These are just some of the benefits that can be derived from apple cider vinegar.