The American Heart Association lists eating a heart-healthy diet as one of the most important things you can do to lessen the chance of suffering from a heart attack, and you can start by adding apple cider vinegar to your meal plan. ReactDx, innovators of the Holter patch, discuss apple cider vinegar’s heart health benefits below!
Lowers Blood Sugar Levels
CNN reported that apple cider vinegar helps regulate blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Just before bedtime, half of the participants ate 1 ounce of cheese with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, while the other half ate 1 ounce of cheese and 2 tablespoons of water. When blood sugars were examined the next morning, the individuals who consumed the vinegar had lower blood sugar levels than the ones who just drank water.
Since being overweight increases a person’s risk of both a heart attack and coronary artery disease, seeking to reach a healthy weight is essential. In a study done with rats published in National Institute of Health’s U.S. National Library of Medicine, apple cider vinegar was shown to improve obesity by protecting against the accumulation of fat in the liver. Apple cider vinegar also makes a person feel full, which can assist in an individual’s weight loss efforts.
Reduction in Blood Pressure
Acetic acid is the main component of apple cider vinegar. It lowers your blood pressure by reducing your body’s renin enzymes production, therefore decreasing the renin-angiotensin hormone, which is responsible for increasing your blood pressure. Through this chain of events, apple cider vinegar effectively keeps your blood pressure in a healthy range.
There are several ways one can add apple cider vinegar to their diet. It can be added to a tea, sprinkled over a pile of cooked vegetables, or consumed directly from the bottle. Our innovated Holter patch is another tool to monitor your heart. Call 800-234-3278 to learn more about this device, or visit our News Page to read up on the latest findings.