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27 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

27 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

By: Arlene Gentallan


        Apple cider vinegar is as popular as it is useful. It has been around for about 5,000 years. It's made from fermented apple so it has the nutritional and health benefits of the fruit without the calorie. When buying, ensure that it's organic and contains the "mother."



1. Headache
 

      Add 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and drink it as a kitchen remedy for headache. If you feel your migraine is about to escalate, drink this solution to get pain relief.



2. Hiccups
 

       Hiccups is a common annoying problem. I'm sure you've experienced it yourself. The next time you have it, just swallow 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to get an instant relief.



3. Sore throat
 

       Sore throat is a common problem especially when you have cough and colds. Apple cider vinegar has anti-bacterial property which is perfect to relieve your throat's itch and pain. Simply mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water. Use the mixture as gargle as needed. You can also add honey to this mixture, which also has antibacterial property.



4. Bad breath
  

     You can use apple cider vinegar as a home remedy and alternative to mouthwash. Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water. You may also add honey and use it as a cost-effective mouthwash to freshen your breath.



5. Whitens teeth
  

     Your smile brightens your face. Sparkling white teeth makes it perfect. Mix 2 parts of apple cider vinegar with 1 part baking soda, and use it as gargle.



6. Heartburn & Acid-reflux (GERD)
 

      Apple cider vinegar is an alternative medicine to antacid. It contains enzyme which helps you digest food properly, thus avoiding heartburn and acid relux. Take 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar after meals.



7. Diarrhea
 

      Whenever you feel the strong urge to go to the bathroom to do the thing, drink 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and it'll work it's wonder to relive your loose bowel movement and stomach cramps. Especially if the cause if bacteria, this preparation will help kill bad bacterias in your tummy.



8. constipation
  

     Taking apple cider vinegar improves bowel movement, eliminating the agony of constipation.



9. Stomachache & Bloating
 

      Taking apple cider vinegar improves digestion, as well as relieves stomachache, gas pain and bloating. 1 tablespoon can do the trick.



10. Lowers bad cholesterol
 

      Studies have shown that the acetic acid content of apple cider vinegar lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride while increasing good cholesterol (HDL).



11. Weight loss
 

      If you want to fight obesity, take apple cider vinegar. Research shows that apple cider vinegar inhibits the liver to form new fat cells.



12. Craving problem
  

     What destroys most weight loss and dieting program is cravings. Now, you can fight this problem simply with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. It works as an appetite suppressant.



13. Diabetes
  

     Want an alternative medicine to lower your blood sugar? Try apple cider vinegar. It has proven hypoglycemic effect. It increases insulin sensivity. Take it before eating to prevent your blood sugar from shooting up. Also take it before bedtime to decrease your fasting blood glucose level.



14. Atherosclerosis
  

     Apple cider vinegar prevents arterial plaque build-up called "atherosclerosis" which helps prevent life-threatening conditions such as heart attack and stroke.



15. Anti-cancer
  

     Studies has found that apple cider vinegar inhibits tumor and cancer cells. It also acts as antioxidant.



16. Antioxidant: Detoxifies your liver and kidneys
 

      Consuming apple cider vinegar protects your liver and kidneys from oxidative damage. It also increases certain level of nutrients in the body.



17. High blood pressure
 

      Studies have shown that apple cider vinegar lowers high blood pressure. It has beneficial effect to the cardiovascular system like preventing plaque build-up within blood vessels.



18. Varicose 


        A research shows that topical application of apple cider vinegar significantly reduces varicose cramps and pain.



19. Acne & Make-up remover
 

       Did you know that you can use apple cider vinegar as a healthy natural substitute of  facial toner. Apple cider vinegar balances the natural pH of your face to prevent colonization of acne-causing germs. Plus you can also use it to remove make-up!       To make a toner using apple cider vinegar, combine one part of it, and 2 parts water. Store it in a jar. Dip a cotton ball and apply it on your face in a circular motion



20. Exfoliant & Dark spot remover


        Apple cider vinegar lightens dark spots and acts as an exfoliant that gets rid of dead skin cells. Combine one part apple cider vinegar with 2 parts water. Dub it into your skin using a cotton balls.


21. Wound disinfectant
 

      Apple cider vinegar has antibacterial property. It has been used since the ancient times to treat wounds of soldiers. Vinegar is an effective alternative medicine to prescription antibiotics.



22. Bug bites

        Apply apple cider vinegar directly into a mosquito / bug bite to relieve the itch and pain.



23. Sunburn
 

       Relieve the sting of sunburn by directly applying apple cider vinegar into the sunburned area. You can use a washcloth or spray bottle to do the trick. You can also add apple cider vinegar to your bath water for it's soothing property.



24. Bruise
 

      Apple cider vinegar has anti-inflammatory property. Apply directly onto the bruised area to relive the pain. It will also help fade the bruise.



25. Anti-dandruff
 

       Dandruff is embarrassing. It's itchy, it's flaking! Combine equal part water and apple cider vinegar and store it in a bottle. Spray into your hair after taking a bath. Allow it to stay on your scalp for 15 minutes before rinsing it off. Do this once or twice a week.        You can also use this same preparation to get rid of your pet's fleas!



26. Foot deodorizer
 

       The acidity of apple cider vinegar terminates fungus and makes it hard for them to grow. Simple apply it with a washcloth or spray it directly into your soles and in between your toes.



27. Wart remover
 

       Place a piece of cotton ball soaked in apple cider vinegar directly on the wart and secure it with a band-aid or bandage. Let it say overnight. Repeat it until the wart is remove.



Apple cider vinegar has multi-purpose usage. It's other uses includes:


Flavor
 

       It adds flavor, giving a sour twist to salads. It can also be use as a sauce for barbecues.



Home Cleaner and Disinfectant
 

       You can mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water and use it to clean your kitchen and bathroom. It kills disease causing microbe without the artificial chemical content of modern house cleaners.



Removes cloth stains
 

       Soak your dirty clothes in a mixture of equal parts apple cider vinegar and water for a few minutes to get rid of those hard-to-get stains.






Reference:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16611381
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19630216
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4735895/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24894721
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27209492

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