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Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar

Updated on February 19, 2011

 

The uses of apple cider vinegar have been documented since 400 BC by Hippocrates (the father of modern medicine). Its popularity is increasing, and the uses are astounding.  It has been used for a number of reasons from cleaning microwaves to leveling out pH in the body. This very well can be considered a natural miracle remedy.  Before you use any of this information, first check with your Dr.

 What are some of the things that can be found in apple cider vinegar?

Minerals and trace elements:

Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Chlorine, Sodium, Sulfur, Copper, Iron, Silicon, and Fluorine.

Vitamins:

Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Pro-vitamin beta-carotene, Vitamin P

Who knew apple cider had all these vitamins and minerals?

Apple Cider has been known as a natural remedy for some of the following conditions:

Helps burn fat and increase metabolism

Helps lower cholesterol

Helps aid sunburns

Helps with blood pressure

Sinus infections

It can add a rosy glow to your completion

Warts

Regulate bowel moments

Gout

Diabetes

Acne

Age spots

Asthma

Athlete’s foot

Body odor

Bone health

Bruises

Coughs

Colds

Constipation

Cramps

Dandruff

Ear infections

Fatigue

Insomnia

Muscle soreness

Cancer prevention

Sore throat

Urinary tract infections

Yeast infections

 What is listed is only a few of the many uses of apple cider vinegar.  You may ask yourself how it is possible to have so many uses for apple cider vinegar.  Apple cider vinegar is rich in vitamins and minerals that are good for your health. A 2007 study performed by researchers at Arizona State University showed that participants who took 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bedtime had lower blood sugar levels when they woke up than a control group.  A 2005 study conducted by Lund University in Sweden showed that people who had vinegar with a piece of white bread felt fuller for longer than a control group that ate bread alone. If you have high cholesterol, it may help you control it. According to a 2006 Japanese study, rats that were fed apple cider vinegar showed a reduction in blood cholesterol levels.

 

Another 1999 study conducted by Hu reported that women who consumed oil-and-vinegar salad dressings frequently (5-6 times or more per week) were 46% less likely to die from heart attack compared to those who rarely consumed them.

The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar makes it easier for your body to absorb nutrients, including calcium. You can reap amazing  benefits from apple cider vinegar, and the cures and studies listed are only a few examples, to help steer you in the right direction.

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    • sarclair profile imageAUTHOR

      sarclair 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Susan! Organic is the way to go, and there are many uses for apple cider :)

    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Excellent hub! I have been using organic apple cider vinegar for about 4 years now. I take a tbsp. a day to reap the benefits from it.

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