Sunday, 5 January 2014

How does apple cider vinegar help you improve your health and well-being?

How does apple cider vinegar help you improve
your health and well-being?

The source of apple cider vinegar health benefits is the apple which has long been known as a nutritional powerhouse. It contains many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber, while at the same time havingvery little fat and sodium.

Apple cider vinegar, made from whole apples and not pasteurized or filtered, will also contain all these nutrients plus the many enzymes and organic acids produced during the two fermentations needed to make the vinegar.

Many experts believe that these extra fermentation products are important elements in apple cider vinegar's health benefits and weight loss properties. 



The following list quantifies much of the nutritional bounty found in apples:
1 Medium Apple (138g)
Calories:......... 81 calories
Water:.......... 115.8 grams
Carbohydrates: 21.1 grams
Protein:........... 0.3 gram
Fat:................ 0.5 gram
Dietary Fiber:.... 2.8 grams
Vitamin A:....... 74 International Units
Vitamin C:........ 8 milligrams
Vitamin B1:....... 0.02 milligram
Vitamin B2:....... 0.02 milligram
Vitamin B6:....... 0.07 milligram
Folic acid:........ 4 micrograms
Niacin:............. 0.1 milligram
Pantothenic:..... 0.08 milligram
Sodium:........... 1 milligram
Calcium:......... 10 milligrams
Magnesium:...... 6 milligrams
Zinc:............... 0.05 milligram
Manganese:...... 0.06 milligram
Potassium:..... 159 milligrams
Phosphorus:..... 10 milligrams
Iron:............... 0.25 milligram
Copper:........... 0.06 milligram
From: Food Values of Portions Commonly Used, 15th ed., Jean A.T. Pennington (HarperCollins, New York) 

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