For years, triglycerides, a sneaky kind of limpid fat in our blood, hid in the shadows and many in the medical field ignored them as a threat to healthy hearts. During that same time period, two voices – Paul and Patricia Bragg – provided clear warnings about the dangers of high triglyceride levels. In their best-selling book, Apple Cider Vinegar: Miracle Health System, they stated that apple cider vinegar was one of the best wholistic weapons against the accumulation of fat in our blood streams.
It turns out that Paul and Patricia were right on both counts. Medical scientists are now agreeing that high triglyceride levels are an indicator of looming heart disease – the number one killer in the United States.
“If you’ve been keeping an eye on your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, there’s something else you might need to monitor; your triglycerides,” stated a recent article sponsored by the Mayo Clinic. “Having a high level of triglycerides in your blood can increase your risk of heart disease,” which causes about one in fourth deaths in the US each year.
In the past, few doctors paid attention to triglycerides, but medical research now supports what Paul and Patricia have said for decades. It has become an indicator that medical professionals are now taking quite seriously.
Apple cider vinegar, which offers an extraordinarily wide range of health benefits from healing damaged skin to helping prevent gall stones, has been found in medical tests to reduce triglyceride levels. A study from Japan, for example found that: “Body weight, BMI, visceral fat area, waist circumference, and serum triglyceride levels were significantly lower in both vinegar intake groups.” The 12-week study concluded that daily intake of apple cider vinegar could also be useful in the reduction of obesity.
The dangers of high triglycerides are finally being taken seriously, as Paul and Patricia Bragg recommended for decades. There are many other health issues discussed in the Apple Cider Vinegar Book – you can get your copy inside!