Apple Cider Vinegar for High Blood Pressure?

apple cider vinegar and blood pressure

Apple Cider Vinegar, an ancient folk remedy, can possibly treat several health problems. Loaded with minerals like phosphorus, calcium, potassium, magnesium, copper, as well as vitamins, pectin and bio-flavonoids, it helps in maintaining blood sugar levels, high blood pressure, helps in weight loss and many more.

High blood pressure is a common illness in which the continuing force of blood against the artery walls is higher than normal rate of 120/80 mm Hg. [1] This invites lots of different health problems. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 67 million Americans have high blood pressure problem, which is approximately one in every three adults. Even though the medications may help to maintain high blood pressure, it does very less to resolve the core problem compared to ACV. People have been using ACV as a home remedy to cure your high blood pressure since long before.

Ingredients Fact Sheet

Amount - 1 cup (239 g)
Calories - 50

Ingredients

Quantity

Daily Value %

Minerals

Sodium

12.0 mg

0. %

Potassium

174 mg

5 %

Calcium

16.7 mg

2 %

Magnesium

12.0 mg

3%

Phosphorus

19.1 mg

2 %

Iron

0.5 mg

4%

Copper

0.0 mg

1 %

Manganese

0.6 mg

30 %

Dietary Fiber

0 g

0

Cholesterol

0 mg

0

Total Fat

0 mg

0

Total Carbohydrate

2.2 g

1%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

*Source: Nutrient data for this listing was provided by USDA SR-21

How Apple Cider Vinegar helps in treating high blood pressure?

Contains Calcium

To help calcium work well, plenty of vitamin D and magnesium are necessary. Calcium maintains the pH level of your body preventing it to fall to an acidic state. As Apple Cider Vinegar is the best source of calcium this will help to maintain blood pressure of the body.

Holds Potassium

Potassium is identified as a vital high blood pressure remedy. It is also named as “detergent for the arteries” as its function is to clean the arterial walls and remove excessive sodium away from the body. This helps to naturally maintain your blood pressure level. These positive benefits make ACV one of best solutions to cure high blood pressure. However, to maintain the effects of the ACV, you should avoid food and drinks that contain high amount of sodium such as bread, canned food, cheese, fried food etc. to get better results.

Rich in antioxidants

High blood pressure deposits a lot of pressure on the arteries walls, and the blood gets combined with the free radicals causing several health issues. Apple Cider Vinegar is loaded with these antioxidants that helps heal such problems reducing the effects of high blood pressure.

Research

Consuming enough amounts of calcium and magnesium can maintain your blood pressure level. Lack of these minerals have been related with the problem of high blood pressure. Men require around 500-600 mg and women should take in 1,000 to 1,200 mg of calcium per day from all sources. [2]

According to Brenda Skidmore, a holistic health expert at Disabled World, Apple Cider Vinegar is potent to maintain the body's pH level which may help reduce high blood pressure. It can actually break down fat deposits and phlegm in the body and assists in proper circulation as well as minimizes pressure of blood against the arterial walls. [3]

One of the researches carried out among rats in 2006 showed that ACV worked in maintaining blood pressure level. No tests have been done on humans though. [4]

Drink Green Tea with Caution

Be careful to consume Apple Cider Vinegar if you have gastro-paresis problem with diabetes as ACV slows down stomach emptying and it may add on to the problem. "I’m concerned that drinking vinegar, even diluted in water, increases acid in your system, which puts a strain on your kidneys and bones,” says Michael Dansinger, MD, director of Tufts University’s diabetes lifestyle coaching program.

DIY Recipe of ACV for maintaining blood pressure

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of ACV
  • A glass of water
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

Steps

  1. Take a glass of water.
  2. Mix apple cider vinegar and honey in it.
  3. Serve.

Note: Drink it twice daily for better results.

How much Apple Cider Vinegar should you consume?

Avoid consuming Apple Cider Vinegar without diluting will harm your esophagus and tooth enamel. Taking a glasses of diluted ACV before meal, twice a day is considered a healthy amount to consume.

However, high blood pressure is a serious problem. If you have high blood pressure, you need to consult your physician about it before just taking ACV and hoping it'll be cured.