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Did you know these dangers of apple cider vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar, a product with multiple health and remedial benefits is not always safe for human health, says research. Taking a huge amount of vinegar can cause undesirable effects. That’s why diet experts emphasize a moderate use of apple cider vinegar.

A review study explains that all vinegar, including apple cider vinegar, is helpful against multiple health problems such as obesity, bacterial infections, heart problems, cancer, and others. But what most of the people don’t know is that there is almost no research on the most accurate way and dosage to use vinegar.

As the guidelines are not clear, people often tend to consume an enormous amount of apple cider vinegar that brings many dangerous health problems. Some of these dangers of apple cider vinegar are as follows.

It may cause a tooth decay

Do you know that all kinds of vinegar are acidic? It also goes for apple cider vinegar and that’s why taking too many acidic food ingredients damage your teeth. This acidity weakens the tooth enamel and gradually leads to tooth decay.

Previously people were not sure about the link of apple cider vinegar and tooth decay. Many of them experienced a toothache or sensitivity to sweet foods temperatures. All of these signs show that tooth enamel is damaging. It eventually leads to cavities that essentially require fillings. To prevent apple cider vinegar to cause your tooth enamel decay, always use it in a diluted form.

It may reduce your potassium levels

There is scientific evidence that suggests that apple cider vinegar may cause potassium levels to go down. This condition is medically called hypokalemia and not anyone suffering from hypokalemia shows symptoms.

If it enters to a moderate or severe stage it shows signs such as muscle weakness and paralysis at different parts of the body. That’s why you should never use apple cider vinegar in high quantity.

It interacts with blood sugar and disturbs it

There is some research data that suggests that any vinegar (including apple cider vinegar) can affect the body’s natural regulation of sugar levels.

However, there is no clear explanation on how it takes place thus it requires more research. For the safe side, any diabetic person should not take apple cider vinegar on his own, without consulting a doctor.

It causes multiple GIT problems

The most common use of apple cider vinegar is in weight loss. However, the research explains that it reduces the rate with which the food makes its way out from the stomach. That’s how it suppresses appetite and makes a person feel fuller. D

Due to the acidic nature, it is better to drink a diluted version of apple cider vinegar. Especially if someone is suffering from digestive issues, never use concentrated apple cider vinegar.

It may burn the oral cavity

The acidic nature of of vinegar means that is someone uses it directlt on the skin, it may burn it. The chances are even more high if it is an undiluted vinegar.

According to the National Capital Poison Center, there are thousands of people which experienced serious burns from using concentrated acids (including apple cider vinegar) and required immediate treatment.

Safe way to use apple cider vinegar

It is better to use apple cider vinegar only if you truly need it. taking a large amount of vinegar for the long term may fall a person for its possible side effects.

To reduce the chances of side effects of apple cider vinegar to hit you, make sure that

  • You are taking a small quantity of it
  • You are using diluted solution of vinegar
  • Limiting its contact with teeth and overtime time when it touches your oral cavity (or skin)

 

Areeba Hussain

The author is a Medical Microbiologist and a healthcare writer. She is a post-graduate of Medical Microbiology and Immunology with distinction. She is an author of six research papers and currently working as a research associate in a Research Lab.

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