Digestion is a common problem. Our busy lifestyle makes it difficult to eat slowly, properly, and healthily. Indigestion is a symptom that your digestive juices are not performing the function for which they are designed. Your body is not disposing of excess waste. This causes heart burn, constipation, extra weight gain and eventually heart problems.
There are products in every supermarket and drug store that claim to cure indigestion and heartburn. They are often expensive and only provide temporary relief. To overcome indigestion you must regain the balance of your body function by stimulating your natural digestive juices to work in the manner that they should. The common link between indigestion, obesity and colon disorders is an inability of your body to break down the food that you eat and process it in the correct manner.
One simple cure is apple cider vinegar. Take one tablespoon apple cider vinegar in a glass of water with each meal. The acidity of the vinegar stimulates the natural digestive juices into performing their natural function and your body will start showing positive effects within a couple of days. Often on the first day of using it. You may no longer have to avoid eating spicy foods and the cost is minimal.
Vinegar is high in acetic acid, which like other mild acids, can increase absorption of minerals from the foods we eat. Vinegar may be especially useful for calcium absorption. Calcium keeps your bones strong and helps prevent osteoporosis. This is a great alternative for people who are lactose intolerant. Some of leafy green vegetables contain compounds that inhibit calcium absorption. Adding vinegar when you cook or eat these greens may help your stomach absorb the calcium.
Vinegar can potentially help control blood sugar levels. It can affect certain digestive enzymes that break down carbohydrates into sugar. This slows the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. Slowing sugar absorption gives an insulin resistant body more time to extract sugar from the blood. This helps prevent sugar spikes. Reducing this sudden burst of sugar into the blood after a meal reduces the amount of insulin your body needs to release at one time to remove sugar from your blood.
This article reflects the views of the author and is not meant to be medical advice. As with anything dealing with your health, you should see a medical professional for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of specific health problems.