Did you know somewhere in the baking and condiment section of your local grocery store, you have a product which can serve as an all-purpose cleaner, aid your digestion, do away your dandruff and lower your cholesterol all at the same time?
It’s not hard to guess, we are talking about Apple Cider Vinegar which was used even by our Father of modern medicine Hippocrates for a variety of things and here are some of its amazing benefits for you!
Drain your sinus
In between those difficult times when your nose is stuffed up from a cold and nasal spray is out of stock? Mix a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink to help sinus drainage which is a key to kicking your sinus infection.
It has been said that apple cider vinegar has the potential to stop the histamine response or allergic reaction thus providing you gradual relief.
Pump up your energy
Why take energy drinks with artificial flavors and colors when you have a mother of tonic in your hand?
Feeling tired? Just add some apple cider vinegar to a glass of water to kick some potassium and enzymes into your system for that immediate energy boost. Moreover, when extreme workout and stress causes lactic acid to build up in the body, the amino acids in apple cider vinegar act as an antidote thus relieving your system.
No more dandruff!
When you have tried almost all of those promising shampoos to get you rid of your recurring dandruff but in no vain, worry no more. Your all-weather friend apple cider vinegar has powerful enzymes that are capable of killing both bacteria and fungal infections.
It is the presence of bacteria on the surface of your scalp that leads to dead skin cells which in turn causes flaking and itchiness.
Wash off your hair gently with a shampoo to get rid of excess oil and rinse your scalp and hair with a combination of warm water and apple cider vinegar and rinse it off with water after keeping it on for a few minutes.
Say yes to weight loss
No. You just can’t be a couch potato and leave it all to apple cider vinegar to lose your weight for you. But you can let it aid your digestion and increase your metabolism. Since apple cider vinegar stimulates digestion, it reduces the amount of time that fat remains in the digestive tract. Moreover, pectin in apple is also known to make you feel fuller and more satisfied. So, go for a little apple cider vinegar before those large meals.
Fight foot odor:
Getting rid of bad smells is one of apple cider vinegar’s forte and when it comes to your feet, it does just that. So whenever smelly feet becomes your nemesis, soak your feet in a solution of apple cider vinegar for a minimum of 15 minutes.
Clear up your skin
One of the most magical aids for your skin is present in your bottle of apple cider vinegar. Soak a cotton ball in diluted apple cider vinegar and wipe your face gently with it. The acidic layer absorbs excess oil, reduces fine lines and makes your skin feel smoother.
Apple cider vinegar also works wonders for your acne. Its antibacterial properties help keep acne under control and balance the ph level of the skin as well as reducing red spots.
Burnt skin cure
If soothing a really bad sunburn is your concern, apple cider vinegar is what you need immediately to sooth your skin. Add a cup of apple cider vinegar to your bath water and give that amazing goodness of AVC to your skin.
You must have heard about rubbing banana peel or using baking soda with lemon juice to whiten your teeth, but did you know ACV does the same job in a safe and germ-free way?
Dilute apple cider vinegar with water and gargle in the morning. Do this regularly to help get rid of stains on your teeth and whiten them. But ensure that you use it in the diluted form as the acidic nature might harm your teeth if used undiluted.
Not only does it help to whiten your teeth, apple cider vinegar also helps in keeping your mouth odor at bay along with helping a sore throat you may have.
Apple cider vinegar can be of great use when it comes to keeping your home sparkling clean. It is non-toxic, odor absorbing and is anti-bacterial – which means its time to say goodbye to those harsh chemical cleaners.
All you need to do it is mix one part of Apple Cider with one part water and pour it into a spray bottle and get going.
Apple cider vinegar can be used to help get rid of warts. All you need to do is dip a cotton ball in the vinegar and bandage the affected area overnight. Repeat this process until you see your warts turning black. Continue to do so even after your warts have peeled off to ensure the virus does not come back.
Improves Type II Diabetes
Drinking 1 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with water before a meal can help keep blood sugar levels from rising. Apple Cider Vinegar stops the enzyme that converts starch into sugar, minimizing the amount of starch that’s digested. Studies have found Apple Cider Vinegar has similar effects to diabetes medications metformin and acarbose.
You can also have 2 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with water at bedtime to help lower your glucose levels upon waking. Acetic acid has an anti-glycemic effect perhaps by changing the gluconeogenesis process in the liver.
There are an incredible array of supposed cures for this very common digestive problem. Some of the more enduring alleged cures for hiccups include holding your breath or eating a bit of sugar. It is said that a teaspoon of vinegar can stop hiccups with its strong taste, which is said to have a relaxing effect on the nerves in the throat that cause hiccups.
A Sore Throat
Apple cider vinegar is extremely acidic, and it is difficult for germs to survive in that kind of environment. A mixture of 50 percent apple cider vinegar and 50 percent warm water can be used to gargle about every hour or so. Bathing your mouth and throat in the acidic liquid may help kill off whatever it is that is causing a sore throat.
Although there is no definitive evidence to suggest that apple cider vinegar can help lower cholesterol in humans, an animal study that was conducted in 2006 showed that apple cider vinegar given to rats helped lower their cholesterol count. A study conducted in Japan also suggested that just a half-ounce of apple cider vinegar per day contributed to lower cholesterol levels in humans.
Anyone who has experienced leg cramps knows that they can be incredibly painful and almost impossible to stop once they get started. It’s quite common for leg cramps to be caused by low potassium levels. Mixing 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water with a teaspoon of honey may be just what’s needed to alleviate those painful cramps.