Top 11 Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits
By now are you probably tired of hearing about the magic healing properties of products such as green tea, coconut oil and yes, even different types of vinegar? However, they are hot topics for a reason. They all have many awesome health benefits and are extremely affordable and versatile... In this article we shall take a look at the helpful apple cider vinegar benefits for your health.
The best way to take apple cider vinegar is orally. However, it is recommended that you mix it with either lukewarm or cold water. If you are cringing at the thought of its strong acidic taste, you can always mix in a little honey to help sweeten it up. If you want to use it topically, you need to first dilute it with equal parts water. We shall highlight some of the most effective apple cider vinegar benefits from weight loss to hair care.
1. It can help fight bad breath
Is your dining room too small to sit farther from your friends for them not to notice your bad breath? Well, buying a bigger house is not an option, this problem must be solved, and apple cider vinegar can help you. It is full of antibodies that can help kill the germs that cause bad breath. Simply use ac vinegar mixed with water as a mouthwash to help alleviate bad breath. There are conflicting theories that It can also help whiten your teeth. Either way, if this proves to be true, you would get double the benefits with your daily mouth rinse. However, after rinsing with It, you should rinse it again with water as too much It can damage the enamel on your teeth. Remember, a little bit goes a long way!
2. It can help relieve pain from jellyfish stings
There are many theories about way to relieve the excruciating pain from a jellyfish sting... from urine to hot water. However, it has been proven that ac vinegar does in fact relieve the biting sting from jellyfish.
3. It can help promote good bone health
It can promote good bone health due to the fact that its acidic properties can help balance the pH levels in your body. This can help prevent osteoporosis in women and help keep your bones stronger as you age.
4. It makes an excellent facial cleanser
It has been proven to fight acne. However, you do not apply It directly to your face. It is highly acidic and too much can damage or dry your skin so you need to mix it with equal parts water and simply dab a small amount on the affected area or use it as a face wash. Only allow it to sit for a few minutes before rinsing it off completely with warm water. If you are prone to dry skin you might want to apply a gentle moisturizer after washing your face with this homemade cleaner.
5. It can help relieve minor heartburn
For those who suffer from minor heartburn and other digestive, or tummy ailments (such as diarrhea), ac vinegar can help soothe your stomach. It contains bacteria fighting properties as well as a great number of antioxidants. Simply mix equal parts with warm water and drink to relieve your heartburn. It is also said to be effective at helping ease the “aftereffects” of “accidental” exposure to gluten from those who suffer from celiac or gluten sensitivity issues.
6. It can safely clean veggies and fruits
With so many recent scares of E Coli and Salmonella outbreaks, everyone wants to ensure that their produces is thoroughly cleaned before consumption. It has been proven to significantly kill the pathogens and germs in produce. All you need to do is fill an empty spray bottle with equal parts water and vinegar and spray it on your fruits and veggies then rinse before eating.
7. It can help regulate your blood sugar
It can help lower insulin levels in those who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes or other blood sugar issues. If you take two tablespoons of it diluted in water before bedtime you sugar levels can decrease especially overnight.
8. It can help fight dandruff
If you tend to suffer from dry, itchy scalp, you should rinse your hair with equal parts water and ac vinegar once a week. As added bonus, it helps prevent breakage and can leave your hair soft and shiny. Plus if you have curly hair it adds extra bounce to your locks. Wash your hair as usual and then rinse with the It and water mix. You can use this effective hair rinse twice a week unless you have very dry hair.
9. It can help with weight loss
If you drink it diluted with water before a meal, you can help decrease your appetite. It helps boost your metabolism and helps you feel fuller longer. Again, if you don’t like the taste you can always add a little honey to give it a more pleasing flavor.
10. It can boost your energy
You can save a lot of money (and calories) by simply drinking water and ACV before a workout, or any other time you need an energy boost. The potassium and enzymes found in this combo can give you a safe and natural energy boost any time of the day!
11. It can help with sore throat, colds and sinuses
As soon as you start to feel the effects of a cold, sinus infection or sore throat, drink some vinegar and water. The potassium in It can help break up mucus and the acidic properties can fight off the germs that cause colds.
There you have it... 11 ways in which apple cider vinegar benefits our overall health!