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If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, what does apple cider vinegar do for your anti-aging diet?

Apple cider vinegar is the superfood you get after pulverized apples are fermented twice. During the two-step process, pure apple juice is fermented into alcohol with the addition of bacteria and yeast; the alcohol then becomes vinegar. Apple cider vinegar tastes sour because it contains malic acid and acetic acid. During the fermentation process, amino acids and enzymes are formed, but the superfood still also contains many vital nutrients for your anti-aging diet, such as beta-carotene, pectin, and potassium.

Apple cider vinegar has been known for centuries as a “cure all” ingredient and several ancient civilizations have benefited from this powerful superfood. Empires from Egypt, Babylon, Greece, and Rome used it for many medical conditions, from digestive health to healing external wounds. Hippocrates, who is known as the father of medicine, could also be found healing his patients with this traditional superfood.

When you purchase the superfood, it’s important that the “mother” is still intact. This is a cobweb-like ball of living enzymes that floats with the apple cider vinegar; it contains many beneficial enzymes, bacteria, and living nutrients. The best version of apple cider vinegar is unpasteurized without any additives, fertilizers, pesticides, or chemicals, and is made from organic apples. Some bottles of this superfood don’t contain the “mother,” so make sure you check the label for the best quality to obtain all of its anti-aging benefits.

From younger looking skin and smoother hair to improved digestion and health, apple cider vinegar should definitely be part of your anti-aging plan. Here are five ways this superfood can help you continue aging well:

1. Improves Skin Quality

Improve the appearance of your skin as you age by adding apple cider vinegar to your anti-aging skin care routine—you can apply the superfood as a toner, or drink it as a tonic. Both methods result in quick overall skin improvements. Apple cider vinegar can help smooth dark spots under the eyes, as it kills bacteria and balances your skin’s pH levels.

This superfood can also easily absorb excessive oil on the skin, which is the leading cause of acne. Dilute apple cider vinegar with two parts water, and use it as a toner on your face before bed. Drinking two to three tablespoons with water before meals also boosts your anti-aging skin care routine.

2. Boosts Potassium5 Different Ways to Look and Feel Younger with This Simple Ingredient

Adequate levels of potassium are important for your anti-aging diet. Potassium is often considered the mineral of youthfulness because it has many anti-aging benefits, including the maintenance of skin and arteries, and the support of tissue, cell, and organism growth. Another downside of having low potassium is you always feel tired. One of the reasons apple cider vinegar is considered a superfood is because it’s rich in potassium. However, keep in mind that consuming too much of the superfood can have the reverse effect and actually lower your potassium levels.

3. Great for Anti-Aging Hair Care

As part of your natural anti-aging hair care routine, apple cider vinegar works great as a rinse. The superfood will add to your hair’s body and give it a noticeable shine, while removing residue left behind from your chemical hair products. It also helps balance your hair’s pH levels, eliminates dandruff, reduces frizz, and seals cuticles. Mix one part apple cider vinegar with one part cold water for maximum results. After you shampoo with a natural product, pour the superfood mixture into your hair and then rinse it off.

4. Improves Digestive Health

Apple cider vinegar is an important superfood for digestive health because it allows the stomach to produce hydrochloric acid. The body loses more acid through the aging process, but this superfood can help prevent the onset of a digestive health disorder. Apple cider vinegar’s organic acids, like acetic, lactic, and propionic acids, are helpful for healthy digestion. Also, the pectin in this superfood works as a protective coating in your body, helping to soothe intestinal spasms and shield the colon lining.

To improve digestive health, take two to three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar a day with water before meals. You can also mix the superfood into salad dressings; combine it with honey and olive oil.

5. Helpful for Your Weight Loss Diet

This superfood can help normalize body weight. There is evidence showing that daily intake of one of apple cider vinegar’s main ingredients, acetic acid, can benefit a weight loss diet. Participants in a 12-week study experienced considerable reductions of abdominal fat, waist circumference, triglyderides (contributor of bad cholesterol), and overall body weight. This is why apple cider vinegar is a key superfood in many weight loss diet plans.

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