Apple cider vinegar contains many vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, copper and iron, among others. In addition to the possible benefits apple cider vinegar may have for weight loss there have also been claims that vinegar may help with acid reflux, high cholesterol and heartburn. It has also been suggested that apple cider vinegar may decrease blood glucose in diabetics, lower cholesterol, enhance memory, and slow the development of osteoporosis, cancer and the rate of aging. The regulation of blood glucose along with decreasing cravings are the primary ways apple cider vinegar can help you lose weight along with decreasing cravings. The vinegar itself does not lead to weight loss but it can make your weight loss routine more effective.
The difference between organic and non-organic apple cider vinegar is more than just how natural was the produce used to produce it. Non-organic vinegar has been pasteurized. It is a bright color that is free from cloudiness, which is meant to be more visually appealing. One of the main concerns surrounding non-organic apple cider vinegar is that the heating of the pasteurization destroys the health-enhancing properties of the vinegar. Because of this, the vinegar no longer contains intact enzymes and does not have the same health benefits of organic vinegar. Additionally, non-organic vinegar is not as easily tolerated by the body and can lead to gastrointestinal problems. Taking too much of the vinegar can also result in serious side effect so discuss the amount you should take with your doctor before starting a regimen.