Acetic acid, which makes apple cider vinegar It is about artistic use of it and mainly the medicinal uses. Whether it is effective in the treatment of diabetes, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, heart disease, cancer.
Is it just as good as it is being advertised?
Is it really useful ?, How useful is it?
And about its use behind research, data, and evidence.
And what are its side effects?
Originally all types of vinegar are made of acetic acid. Acetic acid is very strong in undiluted form (because it can burn your throat) which is made by fermentation of all kinds of fruits, sugarcane, and grains. Like alcohol is made from food fermentation.
Similarly, fermentation of all types of food leaves acetic acid. Even the smell of garbage is due to acetic acid, which is made from the fermentation of food products. This acetic acid is made by bacteria called acetic acid bacteria. This bacteria is ubiquitous, it is present everywhere. As it spreads easily through houseflies, and all types of microorganisms, it is also present inside our body, inside our intestine, inside the vagina of women, acetic acid is present with other acids (like lactic acid). Due to these acids, the vaginal fluid is acidic. Acetic acid or other acids have a protective role in the vagina because it contains anti-bacterial properties.
Fats and carbohydrates present in our diet are also digested with the help of naturally occurring acetyl group (which is the main constituent of acetic acid). The acetyl component mixes coenzyme A to make Acetyl-CoA.
And inside our body helps to digest fat and carbohydrate in glycolysis and Krebs cycle. Acetic acid bacteria creates acetic acid and makes it secret. With this acetic acid, vinegar is formed. The concentration of acetic acid in different types of vinegar with water and flavor can vary from 5-20%.
Apple cider vinegar is made of apple cider. So basically the apple cider vinegar is acetic acid. And acetic acid is a weak acid but strong enough to damage your mucosa.
It is so strong that acetic acid is used as a chemical solvent in various industries, such as paints, adhesives, inks, cleaning agents.
Acetic acid is corrosive, it can burn the skin if it is applied one-sided, then it is used in this form. The 1% acetic acid solution is antibacterial, it kills bacteria present on the skin when applied to the skin.
In earlier times, to inject acetic acid injected into cancer cells, it was done in the 1800s.
It was also used only to apply for cervical cancer screening.
Acetic acid on the surface of the cervix, As a result, the area of cancer cells turned white. But it is obsolete, nowadays there are better tests for cancer detection.
Nowadays, 1% acetic acid is used as an antiseptic, antibacterial, for the transition of the external ear in diluted form, as recommended by WHO.
Vinegar which comes in 5-20% acetic acid, vinegar also has antibacterial properties, hence it can be used topically for external ear infections and will kill the bacteria when applied to any surface.
Vinegar or acetic acid is not applied inside the ear, it is recommended only for external ears. Do not use it for any type of ear infection without the advice of a doctor.
Secondly, as far as the study of vinegar is concerned, the study done on rats found that after consuming vinegar regularly in rats, it was found that after the meal, blood sugar was not so much as normal it happens. But this effect is not seen with ordinary sugar/carbohydrate white rice, sugar, dessert. This effect was seen with a complex carbohydrate such as brown bread, brown rice, sweet potato.
In the digestion of complex carbohydrate vinegar aids and measured 2 hours after the meal, blood glucose is not high in food, when vinegar is consumed with complex carbohydrate. And thus HBA1C, which tells average plasma glucose for the last three months, also decreases.
However, these findings are not consistent. Not all studies have been seen, so things need more research. This effect is seen because our body also makes acetic acid for digestion. It is obvious that it has a role in digestion. The same can be said for fat digestion. When consumed with fatty foods, vinegar helps in digestion but there is no use to take it separately. It has been observed that after taking acetic acid with food, there is a lot of satisfaction. Thus, there is little help in reducing weight. All these effects are seen.
Acetic acid also contains antioxidants such as polyphenols such as flavonoids, phenolic acids, aldehyde. All these polyphenols antioxidants protect you against oxidative damage such as aging, cancer, but keep in mind that these properties are also present in other acids such as citric acid.
In fruits, vegetables also have a small amount of acetic acid. Thus eating all the fruits and vegetables will fulfill the requirement of antioxidants.