What Are the Health Benefits of Apple Cider, Vinegar and Honey?


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Apple cider vinegar supports the immune function, helps with constipation and diabetes and contributes to blood sugar control, notes WebMD. Honey has proven beneficial in healing wounds and slightly aiding in cough suppression.

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There are many supposed health benefits of apple cider vinegar and honey, but outside the laboratory, some claims are unproven. However, scientific research has shown apple cider vinegar helps to control blood sugar levels, states WebMD. Apple cider vinegar has similar properties of certain medications in how it affects blood sugar. It exhibits anti-glycemic effects as it blocks some starch digestion. The prevention of some starch from digestion regulates the amount of sugar absorbed into the blood. Unfiltered apple cider vinegar contains probiotics and can support immune functions and help some people with constipation.

Manuka honey, made in New Zealand, is occasionally used to treat pressure sores and chronic leg ulcers according to WebMD. Its pH content leans towards acidic and aids in its healing property. Medihoney, which is purified by ultraviolet light, was approved by the FDA in 2007 as a remedy for treating skin ulcers and wounds. It is not used to treat burns as it can cause pain. In addition, honey eases nighttime coughs in children and calms inflamed membranes.

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