Organic apple cider vinegar is great for your hair and scalp. It cleans the hair and gives it volume and shine, but it also prevents hair loss. Apple vinegar reduces itching of the scalp and eliminates dandruff by destroying bacteria or fungi that are confined in hair follicles. Once you venture into the world of apple cider vinegar you won’t turn back.
BENEFITS OF APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (22 diverse ways to use apple cider vinegar in your home)
- It’s no secret that vinegar is an excellent household cleaner. What some people don’t know is that raw, unfiltered vinegar contains all the bacteria-fighting benefits that some commercial vinegar lack. To make your own cleaning solution, simply mix equal parts water and apple cider vinegar, plus a little elbow grease, to get your home free of dirt, bacteria, and toxins cleaners. Don’t worry, the vinegar smell goes away as it dries.
- Consuming apple cider vinegar can help you feel more full, which can help you eat less. A study has also shown acetic acid, found in ACV, to slow fat accumulation. If the flavor is too strong for you to sip on it’s own, try adding apple cider vinegar to juices, salad dressing, and even water to incorporate it into your diet.
- It can remove stains from teeth. Rub teeth directly with ACV, and rinse with water.
- Despite vinegar being acidic by nature, it actually helps to balance your pH levels, which helps support a healthy body, decreasing chronic inflammation and warding off illness.
- Reduce sugar cravings naturally! Steer your taste buds towards sour rather than sweet with apple cider vinegar. Mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of chilled water for a tangy, refreshing drink.
- Say goodbye to fruit flies! Pour a small amount of apple cider vinegar into a jar then seal the opening with cling wrap. Poke pin-sized holes into the cling wrap and leave the jar in the kitchen. Fruit flies will be drawn to the scent of apple cider vinegar then become trapped inside the jar.
- Dilute a tablespoon of ACV into warm tea and drink before a meal. Vinegar stimulates digestive juices (HCl – hydrochloric acid) that help your body breakdown food.
- Add a cup or two of ACV to a bath and soak for ten minutes. This helps the skin feel soothed and cool, as well as restores the skin’s pH.
- Avoid toxic chemicals in deodorants! Dab a small amount of apple cider vinegar under each armpit for a natural, refreshing deodorant.
- Keep your blood sugar stable! A study involving type 2 diabetic patients found that taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed was effective in lowering blood sugar by the next morning. Dilute the vinegar in a glass of water first before drinking.
- ACV can be used as a natural aftershave. Fill a bottle with equal parts ACV and water, and shake before applying to the face.
- Boost your bone broth! Adding apple cider vinegar to your bone broth while it’s bubbling away can help to extract valuable minerals from the bones.
- Soothe sunburn! Add one cup of apple cider vinegar to a lukewarm bath to soothe painful sunburn.
- Fight off a sore throat! With its antibacterial properties apple cider vinegar may help as a gargle to ward off pathogenic bacteria. Dilute one tablespoon in a glass of water and gargle three times daily.
- There are lots of recipes for using ACV as a weed killer. You can use it on its own, mix with dish soap, water, salt and/or lemon juice.
- ACV makes an awesome natural flea repellent, that actually works! Simply apply topically to your dog’s skin or put in a spray bottle and spray over fur and in the dogs bed.
- Make your skin glow! With its antimicrobial components, apple cider vinegar acts as a natural cleanser. Add a dash of apple cider vinegar to a bowl of water then splash your face to clear away impurities.
- Create melt-in-your-mouth meals! Impress your dinner guests by adding apple cider vinegar to marinades to help tenderise meat, chicken or fish and create a succulent feast!
- ACV can aid in weight loss.
For daily weight management, add 2 teaspoons of ACV to 16 ounces of water. This concoction can be sipped throughout the day. Data shows some limited, yet significant, weight-loss benefits from sustained daily intake of acetic acid (which is the main ingredient in ACV).
20. Preserve your leftovers! Stop avocados, apples, and other fruits from going brown by adding a few drops of apple cider vinegar to the exposed flesh then cover.
21.In addition to lowered blood sugar and weight loss, a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry showed interesting findings regarding apple cider vinegar and cholesterol. Lowered VLDL levels and lowered triglycerides were discovered in lab rats who were given apple cider vinegar alongside a high cholesterol diet. The rat who were not given ACV did not see the same drop in cholesterol.
22. Multiple studies have shown a correlation between apple cider vinegar and lower blood sugar levels. In one study participants took two tablespoons of ACV before bed and saw their blood sugar 4 to 6 percent by the time they woke. The anti glycemic effect of the acid in apple cider vinegar is what helps with insulin sensitivity.
It’s effective for pretty much anything — your skin, your hair, your house, and even your pets can benefit from its qualities. Raw, organic, unfiltered, and unpasteurized, ACV is so much more than a salad dressing! The more murky it looks the better because this shows it hasn’t been filtered of all its goodness. When taking it orally, start with small doses (as your taste buds adjust) and always mix with water. Be warned, you may become an apple cider addict!
Original article by theheartysoul.com. Republished with permission of the author.