Can you believe that there is one natural product that can benefit your home, health, beauty/hygiene, and diet? And it might already be in your pantry!
Apple cider vinegar is a kitchen staple that has numerous health benefits. Some of its uses include cleaning, washing hair, preserving food, health care, and improving skin function. It can also be used in all sorts of recipes, including salad dressings, soups, sauces, hot drinks and more.
History of Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar, a common cooking ingredient, has been used since ancient times as a form of medicine. In fact, around 400 BC in Greece, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, prescribed apple cider vinegar mixed with honey to treat a variety of illnesses.
The power of apple cider vinegar comes from its properties, including acetic acid, malic acid, potassium, magnesium, probiotics, enzymes, and polyphenols.
Because it is anti-bacterial, anti-septic, anti-viral, and anti-fungal, apple cider vinegar has many amazing uses.
Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar
1. Accelerates Weight Loss
Some short-term studies have shown that consuming apple cider vinegar may help you eat fewer calories, lose weight and reduce belly fat.
2. Serves as an All-Natural Household Cleaner and Odor Neutralizer
It’s said that apple cider vinegar can eliminate bad odors. You can try it out by diluting apple cider vinegar with water to make a deodorizing spray. This creates a natural home remedy alternative to odor neutralizers.
3. Cures Colds and Sore Throats
It’s thought that its antibacterial properties help kill off the bacteria that could be causing your illness. If you try this home remedy make sure that you gargle with diluted apple cider vinegar.
4. Heals Poison Ivy and Bug Bites
According to VeryWell Health, if you have mosquito bites, poison ivy, or jellyfish stings, a weak apple cider vinegar solution dabbed onto bites and stings may help itching and irritation.
5. May Reduce Warts
Apple cider vinegar is supposedly a natural remedy for getting rid of warts. It’s likely effective for removing warts from the skin due to its acidic nature.
6. Serves as a Natural Conditioner for Shiny Hair
According to Healthline, an apple cider vinegar hair rinse is said to remove product buildup, detangle and add shine to your hair.
Try mixing 1 part apple cider vinegar with 1 part water and pour the mixture over your hair. Leave it in for a few minutes before washing it out.
7. Is a Natural Deodorant and Mouthwash
Wiping your underarms with diluted apple cider vinegar is said to be a homemade alternative to commercially produced deodorants. Additionally, its antibacterial properties may help with bad breath.
8. Regulates Blood Sugar and Fights Diabetes
Apple cider vinegar is claimed to help diabetics control their blood sugar levels.
Some studies have shown that consuming vinegar after a high-carb meal can improve insulin sensitivity by as much as 34% and reduce blood sugar levels significantly.
9. Repels Fleas and Ticks on Your Pets
It’s thought that spraying a mixture of 1 part water and 1 part apple cider vinegar onto your pet will create an environment that fleas won’t want to hang around in.
10. Soothes Sunburn
Apple cider vinegar can be added to a cool bath or mixed with cool water and lightly spritzed on affected areas to relieve pain and discomfort.
Additional Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
- Eases Varicose Veins
- Eliminates Candida (Yeast) Overgrowth
- Fights Seasonal Allergies
- Promotes Healthy Detoxification of the Liver
- Treats Acid Reflux and Other Digestive Ailments
- Kills Fungus on Toes and Skin
- Lowers Blood Pressure and Reduces Cholesterol
- Maintains Your Body’s Alkaline pH Level
- Provides Skin Toner for Eczema and Acne
- Relieves Sinus Congestion
Incorporate Apple Cider Vinegar Into Your Diet
Apple cider vinegar is available as a liquid and in supplement capsules. There is no standard dose for ACV supplements, so follow the package directions and check with your healthcare provider.
To reap these benefits, don’t reach for just any apple cider vinegar on the shelf. Make sure you’re buying organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar.
Also, look for cloudy vinegar, which indicates the presence the friendly enzymes and bacteria that promote healing. And make sure to dilute the vinegar, which is highly acidic, with water before use!
Call Tampa Rejuvenation today to learn more about how to incorporate apple cider vinegar into your diet.
Individual results vary by patient. Ask your Tampa Rejuvenation practitioner about your specific health concerns.