Vinegar has been used throughout history for everything from skin tonics to household cleaners.
Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician and “Father of Modern Medicine,” believed in the healing properties of vinegar, as did the ancient Babylonians before him and the Samurai warriors in Japan later on.
Apple cider vinegar, or as it is more affectionately termed “ACV”, has been popular as a multi purpose remedy since the nineteen seventies. It was during this time that a particular book was published which brought its various health benefits into the spotlight. That book was called “Folk Medicine” and it was written by Dr. D.C. Jarvis.
In it, this simple country Doctor mentioned his observations of the health benefits of ACV for farm animals that appeared sickly. He also then began recommending ACV to his patients as a remedy to ward off sickness, help with digestion, and even aid in easing arthritis pain and in weight loss.
It is important that the ACV used is organic and unfiltered, so that it keeps its nutritional value in place. The hazy looking stuff that settles to the bottom is thought to be the most valuable part of organic, unfiltered ACV. This is called “the mother”, and it is thought to be the most nutritious part of the ACV for therapeutic benefits.
From there, apple cider vinegar enjoyed popularity as a universal cure-all remedy on and off for the next few decades. It enjoyed a resurgence in the new millennium; people started to use it when dieting and reported that it helped them in their weight loss efforts.
The hypothesis is that ACV helps to stabilize blood sugar for a longer period of time, which in turn helps to control the appetite. The recommendation is generally to take 1-2 teaspoons of ACV mixed with water, before each meal. This addition to each meal may also help those with diabetes since it is thought to keep blood sugar levels stable for several hours.
Thanks to naturalnews.com for this information.