Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV) for Expecting Mothers Yes or No?
The answer to this question depends on what the doctor tells you.As it is known that Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV) interferes with some kinds of drugs you may be taking while pregnant.
So with regards to the question it’s best to consult your doctor to find out whether you can take it during this period.
But nevertheless you would be glad to know that apple cider vinegar (ACV) has some fantastic health benefits .Find out more in this post.
What is Apple Cider Vinegar and How is it Made?
During the harvest season the apples are picked and there is usually an excess,The farmers sell of their produce and the remainder which they where unable to sell are gathered ,washed crushed and allowed to ferment.
We are all familiar with the fermentation process where sugar is converted into alcohol by micro organisms ,also after turning the sugar into alcohol it is further processed into an Acetic acid which is the Apple Cider Vinegar .
Types of Apple Cider Vinegar
There are 2 types of Apple cider vinegar
this type of apple cider vinegar has gone through rigorous filtration process in order to remove harmful bacteria like (E. coli).
This type of apple cider vinegar has not gone through any filtration process like the pasteurized type. It has slot of harmful bacteria in it.
Pregnant women are advised to stay away from this type as it contains harmful bacteria that can cause damage to them and their unborn child.
—The reason is because when you are pregnant your body’s immunity reduces, So if you take the unpasteurized ACV,a lot of harmful bacteria will get into your body.
Unpasteurized ACV is suspected to be responsible for a lot of miscarriages and still births all around the world
Difference between Pasteurized and Unpasteurized Apple cider vinegar
To tell the difference between the two…
For the unpasteurised type ,it’s usually cloudy(the liquid is not clear as it contains sediments from the process of making it)
While the pasteurized-type (ACV) is a clear liquid( pale amber in color) as it has been thoroughly filtered.
Health Benefits from the Use Apple Cider Vinegar
1.Used as treatment for Yeast Infections
Apple Cider Vinegar contains special components that can cure or control yeast infections like candida to some extents.You can either drink or apply the ACV for cure of the yeast infection.
Note ; that in order to use ACV for the treatment of a yeast infection,It is applied on the affected skin area or also by diluting the apple cider vinegar in your bathing water.
You can also decide to drink the (ACV)- take 2 tablespoon of ACV mixed in a cup of warm water ,take it twice a day until the infection is cured.
2.Detoxification of the Body
Apple Cider Vinegar is packed with good anti-oxidants which will clean up the body system and maximize nutrient absorption for a more efficient metabolism thus improving your digestion.
4.Treatment of Diabetes
ACV helps control the blood sugar levels and insulin production .It is advisable that seek your doctors opinion before jumping into any alternative treatment for any kind of diabetes or ailments.
5. Used to Cure Acne
The body of a pregnant woman undergoes alot of changes which will cause a hormonal imbalance.
Generally hormonal imbalance cause acne breakouts .Apple Cider Vinegar has properties that gives it the ability to act as a a skin toner which balances the skin pH level.
For full effectiveness of this cure be patient as the acne will not disappear overnight.To apply the ACV,mix it with pure distilled water in a ratio of 1:3 and apply on the skin with a soft cloth or material.
5.Treatment of Morning Nausea
This is most beneficial for pregnant women ,as ACV will give you relief from those regular terrible morning sickness during the early stages of pregnancy(first trimester),
By calming the acids in the stomach known for inducing the nausea.
In order to take this treatment, mix 2 tablespoons of of the ACV in a cup of warm water and take it early in the morning.
5.Promotes Weight loss
Taking an Apple Cider vinegar just before a meal, will help reduce the amount food that you take as you would feel full after taking the drink.
ACV can aid as a cure for UTI ,the enzymes in the ACV will slow down the growth of UTI-causing bacteria.
Note that If your urine is cloudy during pregnancy this might be a symptom of a UTI.
Yes !We ve listed quite a number of Benefits of taking Apple Cider Vinegar . There are also some side effects.
Side Effects of Taking Apple Cider Vinegar while Expecting
- Irritation in the stomach and Throat
- ACV is highly acidic and can possibly wear off your enamel
- ACV might interfere with some medications , and this may harm both you and the fetus.
P.S The weight loss with (ACV) picture is over exaggerated.I know!!