Apple cider vinegar is a liquid we all have in our kitchen. It is mostly used as a salad dressing, but the amazing liquid has numerous health benefits as well. It can treat a variety of diseases including diabetes, stroke and heart disease, improve the quality of your skin and hair and destroy harmful bacteria as well.
ACV has been used for various diseases and conditions for a long time, although it was first introduced as a food preservative. However, thanks to the presence of garlic, acetic and caffeic acid as well as catechins and epicatechin, it can be used to improve our overall health.
Here are some of ACV’s main health benefits:
ACV can regulate your blood sugar levels and treat and prevent diabetes.
ACV can reduce the levels of chlorogenic acid in your body, inhibit the oxidation of LDL cholesterol and prevent a variety of cardiovascular problems. This can also drastically reduce the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.
Promotes weight loss
Apple cider vinegar is great for reducing weight as it promotes satiety and helps you eat less. By drinking it regularly, you will consume 200-270 calories per day and lose up to 1 pound in a short time.
Great against the flu and infections such as sinusitis
ACV has powerful antibacterial properties which can fight infections such as the flu and sinusitis. Add a teaspoon of the liquid in a glass of water, then apply a bit in your nostrils and breathe in deep.
Thanks to its antibacterial properties, ACV can fight a sore throat and reduce the pain. Gargle some of it 2-3 times a day to relieve the problem quickly.
ACV can treat all digestive problems including acid reflux easily and effectively.
Sunburns, bug bites and poison ivy stings can be easily treated with ACV – just dilute the liquid with some water and apply it on the affected area
Soak a cotton ball in ACV and apply it on your moles, then leave it to work overnight and repeat the process until the wart shrinks and falls off.
ACV can detoxify your liver and restore its normal function while also boosting your immune system.
Candidiasis is a common yeast infection which may cause fatigue, memory loss, depression, and headaches, as well as intense sugar cravings. Luckily, it can be treated with ACV – add 2 tablespoons of it in a glass of water, then drink the solution before breakfast and before going to bed.
Besides these health benefits, ACV can be used for these purposes as well:
Cleans fruits and vegetables
Wash your fruits and vegetables with water and ACV to kill the bacteria on the surface and prevent further problems.
Here’s a great recipe that will eliminate weeds from your garden:
- 30 ml. of orange essential oil
- 1 tablespoon of molasses
- 1 tablespoon of liquid soap
- 500 ml. of ACV
Mix the ingredients in a spray bottle, then spray the solution on the weeds in your garden to eliminate them easily.
Mix ½ a cup of vinegar with 2 tablespoons of baking soda, then soak your silverware in the mixture for a couple of hours before rinsing with water. This will restore the shine of your silverware.
A quality hair rinse
Wash your hair with a mixture 1/3 of a cup of ACV and 4 cups of water, then wrap with a shower cap and leave the mixture to work for an hour. Repeat the process twice a week for best results.