Adding apple cider vinegar to a glass of lukewarm water in the morning can lower your blood pressure. It is best to drink it on an empty stomach. It should not be combined with high blood pressure medicines. People with high acid levels, though, should avoid drinking it in the morning.
In addition to taking blood pressure medication, people should follow a healthy diet that limits salt, red meat, and added sugar. Drinking apple cider vinegar may help balance blood sugar levels and support weight loss efforts. However, you should always consult your healthcare provider before trying a new remedy. For the time being, there are no established studies showing for definite that apple cider vinegar can lower blood pressure.
Apple cider vinegar is believed to reduce blood pressure by lowering sodium levels. It also contains potassium, which helps lessen the negative effects of sodium on the heart. The recommended daily allowance of potassium is 4,700 milligrams, but a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar contains less than one-tenth of that.
A clinical study is ongoing in the U.S., in which half of a hundred and twenty-two people have been treated with apple cider vinegar. The other half received a placebo solution. The results of the study suggest that the vinegar may help lower blood sugar levels and suppress appetite. It has also been shown in animal studies to improve the production of good cholesterol. Additionally, researchers believe it may accelerate the emulsification of fats.