If you’ve been following this channel for a while, you probably know that we love apple cider vinegar. It’s appeared in several recipes here, either to help you lose weight or to treat acne. But that’s not all it can do.
Apple cider vinegar is especially useful for improving digestion, controlling blood sugar, relieving symptoms of gastric reflux, freshening breath, soothing sore throats, beautifying hair, and more.
Despite being so beneficial to your health,apple cider vinegar may not do as much good in some cases.
That’s why in today’s video we’re going to show you 3 things apple cider vinegar shouldn’t be used for:
Although apple cider vinegar is recommended as a natural way to control blood sugar levels, people with type 1 diabetes should avoid it.
This is because many diabetics have digestive problems and can develop a condition called gastroparesis, in which the nerves in the stomach don’t function as they should, causing a delay in emptying the stomach.
This makes the administration of insulin very complicated because it’s difficult for the person to know when the food has been digested.
Some small human studies have shown that apple cider vinegar also causes delayed gastric emptying, which can make this condition worse.
Some studies have shown that the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar can erode tooth enamel. To avoid this, it’s recommended to dilute apple cider vinegar in water before consumption.
However, people who suffer from sensitive teeth should be especially careful because hypersensitivity usually occurs when there’s already loss of tooth enamel or receding gums.
In both cases, the tooth is more exposed to the acids in food, which can lead to more pain or even greater loss of enamel.
In this case, it’s recommended not only to dilute the apple cider vinegar, but also to drink it with a straw thus avoiding contact of the substance with the teeth.
If you take medication
Those taking prescribed medications should consult a doctor, as apple cider vinegar can interact with some medications.
Some examples of medications that can interact with apple cider vinegar include diabetes medications, which can lower blood sugar and potassium levels too much.
This also applies to medications to lower potassium levels in the blood. In addition, some diuretics can also interact negatively with apple cider vinegar and cause a large loss of potassium in the body.
Therefore, it’s important to pay attention to the amount of apple cider vinegar when taking diuretics.
In addition, when consumed in large amounts and over a long period of time, apple cider vinegar can cause side effects such as nausea and vomiting, burning in the throat, and indigestion.
Some people may even experience stomach irritation. Still, you don’t have to completely avoid apple cider vinegar in your diet. If you’re one of those people who don’t tolerate apple cider vinegar well, you can take it in smaller amounts.
And as we said before, always dilute apple cider vinegar in water and avoid consuming than 2 tablespoons of this liquid per day.
Drinking it with a straw is also a good strategy, especially for those who suffer from hypersensitivity of the teeth.
Now tell us, do you consume apple cider vinegar often? Have you ever had any of these symptoms?
Source(s) / Reference(s):
Effect of apple cider vinegar on delayed gastric emptyin
In vitro study on dental erosion caused by different vinegar varieties
Apple cider vinegar side effects