Apple Cider Vinegar and Digestive Problems – a marriage made in heaven?
Throughout this article, we will be exploring whether apple cider vinegar does help aid digestion problems is a fact or a myth.
Firstly, let’s talk about the different types of Apple Cider Vinegar:
- Filtered Apple Cider Vinegar
Generally it tastes quite similar to the unfiltered one. It looks lighter in colour and does not contain any “bits” otherwise known as the “mother”.
- Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
Tends to look darker in colour and have “bits” in the liquid. The floating bits are known as “The Mother”, which are the important ingredients that people are actually paying for. “The Mother” is acetic acid bacteria, which are probiotics and play a vital role to protect your gut and digestion system.
Is it a myth that Apple Cider Vinegar helps with bloating?
As a naturally acidic product, Apple Cider Vinegar does help people with low stomach acidity to increase their acid levels which in turn, aids your stomach and digestion system to process food. As much as high stomach acidity can be harmful (with the associated acid reflux reactions), low stomach acidity can be harmful too because your body cannot digest food easily. Bloating can often result because of problems in the stomach and the pH of its juices. Apple Cider Vinegar helps to regulate and keep your stomach acid at an optimum level.
Most importantly, “the mother” from our Apple Cider Vinegar contains antimicrobial substances, which means that the bacteria that produces excessive gases in the upper intestines and the stomach can be killed by it. As well as helping to reduce bacteria in the whole digestion tract.
So, what’s the best way to use your Apple Cider Vinegar?
For any of you that have opened a bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar will notice, that it has a very vinegary smell – so you feel more inclined to adding a dash to your fish & chips rather than drinking it, but some other really easy ways to get your daily dose includes:
- Adding it to your salad dressing sometimes on its own or with balsamic vinegar
- Add a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar to your warm cup of water and drink it as a drink
- Add it into your daily smoothie or fruit juice
So, how do I know if I am purchasing the right Apple Cider Vinegar?
From our personal experiences and suggestions, we would highly recommend to use raw, unfiltered, organic Apple Cider Vinegar. The strands of yeast and bacterial in these unfiltered apple cider vinegar are completely natural. Raw unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar contains natural trace minerals, probiotics, proteins and enzymes that are not in any filtered Apple Cider Vinegar and so the health properties associated with this type of Apple Cider Vinegar are stronger.
An Apple Cider Vinegar we recommend is the Wedderspoon Apple Cider Vinegar with Manuka Honey. It’s crafted in New Zealand from cold-pressed organic apples and naturally fermented to preserve the ‘Mother’ of Vinegar. Wedderspoon add a delicious helping of Monofloral Manuka Honey for a slightly sweet, slightly tart taste. It’s the perfect addition to daily tonics, energizing elixir, salad dressings, or to add a zesty kick of flavour to any dish.