About the product
The Bragg company was founded in 1912 by Paul Bragg, an alternative health food advocate and fitness enthusiast. Today Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the most popular vinegars sold worldwide. It is made from organically grown apples and does not remove the cloudiness from its vinegar, known as ‘The Mother’. The Mother is basically a cluster of enzymes, friendly bacteria and strands of proteins and is suspected to contain health benefits.
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The vinegar itself contains very few calories or carbs, and no fat. If mixed with lemon juice, salt and coconut oil, makes for a tasty salad dressing. A study reported a significantly lower risk for fatal coronary heart disease among participants in the Nurses’ Health Study who consumed oil and vinegar salad dressings frequently (5+ times a week) compared with those who rarely consumed them. (Source National Center for Biotechnology Information).
Possible health benefits
Improved calcium absorption and/or blood pressure regulation
Studies have suggested that vinegar consumption improves calcium absorption and/or blood pressure regulation in humans (Source National Center for Biotechnology Information).
Managing type 2 diabetes
Multiple small studies have suggested that vinegar may help managing type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels. Type 2 diabetes is characterized by high blood sugar levels caused by insulin resistance or the inability to produce insulin.
Research suggests that vinegar offers the following benefits for blood sugar and insulin levels:
- A small study suggests vinegar may improve insulin sensitivity by 19–34% during a high carb meal and significantly lower blood sugar and insulin response.
- In a small study in 5 healthy people, vinegar reduced blood sugar by 31.4% after eating 50 grams of white bread.
- A small study in people with diabetes reported that consuming 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bedtime reduced fasting blood sugar by 4% the following morning.
- Numerous other studies in humans show that vinegar can improve insulin function and lower blood sugar levels after meals.
This is not a medical recommendation. Please seek medical advice from a doctor when making dietary change. If you’re currently taking blood-sugar-lowering medications, check with your healthcare provider before increasing your intake of any type of vinegar.
Other possible uses
Digestion aid, skin toner and constipation relief.
Did you know
People have traditionally used vinegar for cleaning and disinfecting, treating nail fungus, lice, warts, and ear infections. The use of vinegar to fight infections and other minor conditions dates back to Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine (460-377 BC), who recommended a vinegar preparation for cleaning ulcerations and for the treatment of sores.