Apple Cider Vinegar and Heart Disease: The Evidence

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Managing heart disease only takes about two to three teaspoonful of Apple Cider Vinegar a day. Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? There is enough evidence out there to verify this claim. It’s a fact which has been proved by medical science over and over. 

Studies point out that vinegar or acetic acid solution when administered to rats reduce the systolic blood pressure by 20 mmHg. It also helps reduce the effects of renin and aldosterone by up to 40% and 30% respectivelyThese are the two hormone responsible for increasing the blood pressure. Lowering the activity of these hormones would help control and level the blood pressure. 

Evidence based studies on the benefits of apple cider vinegar 

According to Nurse’s health study which involved 1000 nurses, it was noted that using apple cider vinegar lowered the risk of heart disease. The effect was observed in nurses who took a healthy dose of salads mixed with oil and vinegar on a daily basis. While some people might say that it was the Omega fats present in the oil and not the vinegar which worked

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it was actually the other way round. A second study was carried out in which a group of nurses who ate salad topped with mayonnaise dressing. While it did contain the rich Omega 3 fatty acids, there was no vinegar in their diet and as a result no reduction in heart disease either. 

Apple cider vinegar balances the lipid profile. The presence of chlorogenic acid (found in apple cider vinegar) prevents the arteries from becoming clogged with bad cholesterolIn order to demonstrate its effects; apple cider vinegar was given to two groups of rats for four weeks. One was a group of normal rats and the other comprised of diabetic rats. It was observed that the bad cholesterol was reduced by around 47% while the good cholesterol increase by 34% in the first group. However, it also reduced the amount of triglycerides and increased HDL in the second group as well. In other words it was apparent that Apple cider vinegar helped manage cholesterol levels. 

The claim that fruits and vegetables reduce the development of chronic disease is backed by scientific evidence. This can be attributed to the presence of phytonutrients present in vegetables and fruits. Apples are rich in quercetin, catechin and phloridzin. All of these are strong antioxidants. However processing the juice can greatly lower the nutritional content. On th

e other hand Coral trees and processed apple cider vinegar is completely unprocessed and is rich with phytonutrients.  

Call tree is apple cider vinegar is one of the best organic vinegar out there. It has proved to be beneficial for many people. You want to ensure your heart health make sure that you drink it on a regular basis. It should be kept in mind that Apple cider vinegar differs from Apple cider and plain apple juice. It is in fact a fermented and concentrated drink, which contains all the goodness of the nutrients found in apples 

References:

T Kondo, M Kishi, T Fushimi, S Ugajin, T Kaga. Vinegar intake reduces body weight, body fat mass, and serum triglyceride levels in obese Japanese subjects. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2009 Aug;73(8):1837-43.

Boyer J, Liu RH. Apple phytochemicals and their health benefits. Nutrition Journal20043:5

2008 Shishehbor, A. Mansoori, A.R. Sarkaki, M.T. Jalali and S.M. Latifi, 2008. Apple Cider Vinegar Attenuates Lipid Profile in Normal and Diabetic Rats. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 11: 2634-2638.

Johnston CS, Gass CA. Vinegar: Medicinal Uses and Antiglycemic Effect. MedGenMed. 2006; 8(2): 61.

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