Apple cider vinegar is common in almost every kitchen, as it is a great addition to numerous meals. However, the folk medicine also uses it in order to treat numerous conditions.
Even though studies have not confirmed all of these uses, experts have studied many of them and have provided evidence that this ingredient can provide amazing benefits.
For instance, a Japanese study included 175 obese people who followed similar diets. Only one part of these participants consumed apple cider vinegar while others didn’t.
Moreover, scientists have proven that it is also effective in lowering blood sugar levels. Namely, Carol Johnston, Ph.D., the director of Arizona State University’s nutrition program, claims that apple cider vinegar prevents the starch digestion which elevated the blood sugar levels.
Most people purchase commercial apple cider vinegar from either grocery or health food stores, but did you know that it’s incredibly simple to make on your own? Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make apple cider vinegar from scratch.
- The cores and peels of between 6-8 apples
- Two tablespoons of honey
- Enough water to submerge ingredients in
- Place the apple cores and peels in a large glass jar
- Fill the jar up with water so all of the cores and peels are submerged
- Pour in the honey and stir until it is dissolved
- Place a paper towel over the jar opening before sealing
- Let the mixture sit for two weeks before straining out the liquid
- Discard the residue left in the jar and pour the liquid back into it
- Let it sit for 4 more weeks, stirring daily