9 Uses For Apple Cider Vinegar You May Not Know About!
Apple cider vinegar has many health benefits and non-health related uses, commonly referred to as ACV. In cooking, you can substitute ACV for almost any other vinegar because of it’s mild flavour which has a hint of apple. For those that lead a natural and as chemically free life as possible, ACD can be used for cleaning, hair conditioning, skin care, pet care and much more
I have a mix of two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water twice a day and the results have been remarkable, such as immediate energy, better digestion, whiter teeth and glowing skin, just to name some
For best results it is recommended to use raw unfiltered organic apple cider vinegar, my favourite brand is Bragg’s which you can buy in most grocery stores or online. The recommended dosage ranges from 1-2 teaspoons three times per day, but excess consumption may have damaging effects and never drink it straight up or it can damage the lining of your esophagus or your tooth enamel
9 Uses for apple cider vinegar
Aids in weight loss
Apple cider vinegar increases your metabolism, reduces water retention and there are studies that show it can suppress appetite. Mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with 16 ounces of water and drink half hour before dinner.
Because it contains potassium and enzymes, apple cider vinegar can help with muscle recovery after a workout and boost your energy. Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with a glass of cold water
Digestion and heartburn
Apple cider will improve the acid content of your stomach, thus resulting in decreased heartburn and helping with indigestion. Mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water and sip just before indulging in rich foods
Before you brush your teeth, gargle with a mix of a ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of water. The vinegar will kill bacteria in your mouth and gums, whiten teeth and help remove stains. Brush your teeth right after with a toothpaste or baking soda and rinse with water
To remove residue from hair product build up and also help with detangling the hair, use a mix of equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar and work into freshly shampooed hair, leave on for 3-5 minutes and then rinse well The apple cider vinegar will also make your hair nice and shiny, because it works by closing the cuticle of the hair. When using apple cider vinegar regularly, you can revitalize your hair and keep it smooth and soft.
Soak a clean cotton ball with apple cider vinegar and rub the bug bite. It will stop the itch and the bug bite disappears fast. (love this one, I always carry a small bottle of ACV with me, it’s magical)
About 50% of nail disorders are due to fungus. Fungus can’t grow in an acidic environment, this is where apple cider vinegar comes in, by increasing acidity and balancing the skin’s pH you will prevent fungus from growing and eventually kill it. To use, dip a cotton ball into ACV and apply to infected nails and let it dry. Repeat 4 times daily
Most germs can’t survive in an acidic environment. When you feel a sore throat coming on gargle with a solution of ¼ cup warm water and ¼ cup apple cider vinegar and gargle every one to two hours
Apple cider has only 3 calories per tablespoon. Add to marinades to tenderize meat, use in salad dressings to add delicate fruit flavour or mix with milk to make buttermilk in an instant
In summary, apple cider vinegar shows to be very healthy
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This article is for informational purposes only and is not meant to offer medical advice