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Apple Cider Vinegar for Health Benefits

Updated on September 4, 2012

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Egyptians are known to be the first users of apple cider vinegar for a natural treatment of ailments. It can increase blood circulation and houses ample vitamins and minerals that serve various important functions in recovery and healing the body.

Keep in mind that just any apple cider vinegar won't do, you need the murky one that is organic. Apparently the second fermentation that it goes through gives the vinegar its healthy advantages and amazing qualities. Don't want to drink it? Do it the easy way and use Apple Cider Vinegar powder!

Below are 10 health benefits to be obtained from apple cider vinegar.

Top 10 Health Benefits

  1. Blood Pressure - The fiber found in apple cider vinegar consists of pectin. This is very beneficial to control blood pressure and help you to get rid of bad cholesterol.
  2. Bloating - Apple cider vinegar has high potassium levels that help remove toxicity and excess water the body. Excess sodium is also removed to leave your skin vibrant, revitalized and firmer.
  3. Osteoporosis - Apple cider vinegar contains calcium levels that keep bones strong and healthy. It is extremely helpful for seniors to prevent osteoporosis.
  4. Energy - If you're feeling tired, try a shot of apple cider vinegar and water combination instead of your four cups of coffee. You will get a boost of energy without the coffee crash.
  5. Joint Pain - Apple cider vinegar offers malic acid that offsets uric acid that collects around the joints in your body that causes all that pain. This allows for a pain free mobility that helps you to feel much younger.
  6. Antibiotic - Amino acids found in apple cider vinegar helps lower the body's toxicity levels that contributes to your overall health.
  7. Metabolism - Nothing speeds your metabolism up like apple cider vinegar. Combined with exercise and a proper diet, it is the best product to use to help control weight gain.
  8. Arthritis - Apple cider vinegar is full of minerals, vitamins and beta-carotene. It is one powerful natural multivitamin that contains everything your body needs to fight off arthritis.
  9. Healthy Teeth - Not only does Apple Cider Vinegar whiten your teeth, it helps strengthen them and can prevent them from becoming brittle. For more information on Apple Cider Vinegar for healthy teeth click here.
  10. Athlete's Foot - Apple Cider Vinegar is an effective cure in eliminating fungal infections. Soak your feet in a solution of half water and half vinegar a few times a day until the condition improves.


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    • Kasman profile image

      Kas 4 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Great straight to the point hub on the benefits. As someone who regularly works out, it's nice to know there's a better remedy for healing joints out there than the normal stuff I take. I'm always more for natural remedies anyway! Thanks a lot for writing this hippi. I'm voting you up and sharing!

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      Rebecca E. 4 years ago from Canada

      wow, neat hub, but of course expect nothing less, I didn't know about the health benefits, but do like having a bit of it to drink now and then.

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      Roundeye 5 years ago

      what if one is allergic to apples?

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      theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

      Agree!!! It always gives me an energy boost too!

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      Havenite 6 years ago from Havenheed

      I like to drink it neat like a whiskey shot occasionally. I don't necessarily recommend it to anyone else that way but I find it a great energy boost.

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      kims3003 6 years ago

      very well written and informative. Nice work!

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      CountryCityWoman 6 years ago from From New York City to North Carolina

      ACV is an absolute must. I was just reading that the US medical profession is finally admitting that ACV can be used to prevent and treat chronic diseases! Of course.

      I'm glad you showed quality organic - we should never accept a poor substitute.

      Awesome hub and I am now a follower and shall return.

      Rated up!

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      GreenThumbLady 7 years ago from The Beautiful Earth

      Oh I drink ACV every single day. Such wonderful benefits it offers! I don't think I could make it through a day without it. Wonderful hub and such valuable information!

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      Yes....that is the main reason I drink it....I have horrible knees and not the best back but ACV helps so very much.

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      Suzi-Q 7 years ago from The Wild West, New Hampshire

      My father has joint problems, especially in the Winter, and he used apple cider vinegar and it really works. I'm attempting to try it but the taste it just...not good.

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      I literally cannot make it through a day without it. I drink it, I spray it on me, I use it as a bug deterrent when i walk the dogs and I just started using it as a conditioner. What a wonderful and versatile product!

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      Peter 7 years ago from Australia

      Wow I never realized the Apple Cider Vinegar was so useful.

      I used to drink it quite often but dropped off when it became hard to get. I will try again to get more.

      Thanks for this useful Hub!

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      timorous 7 years ago from Me to You

      It also works well for catching houseflies. Just fill a small jar about 1/3 to 1/2 full with the ACV, and cover the top with cling wrap and poke 2 or 3 holes in the cling wrap. Then place it near a window or wherever the flies congregate. They love the sweet nectar and eventually drown...poor little buggers.

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      Gift Experts 7 years ago

      Been in Amish territory a lot lately, and they sure use this. Great info!

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      BkCreative - Shame on you for missing one of my hubs! lol I really does do absolutely everything. I think if I was stranded on a desert island I would pick Apple Cider Vinegar to take with me.

      glassvisage - Oddly...I NEVER cook with it. lol I do shots of it a few times a day and then I used it for other random things...bug repellent, moisturizes my skin, takes the skunk smell off my dogs when they get sprayed. lol My joints and muscles never ache anymore and I just feel so much healthier.

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      glassvisage 7 years ago from Northern California

      Wow. These are a lot of benefits! I had no idea! Do you usually cook with it?

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      How did I miss this super ACV hub! I thought I looked at all of your great vinegar hubs! I just don't know what I would do without it - and you are so right - it does absolutely everything. I like the smell of it and prefer to splash it on me rather than a toxic cologne - at least I know it's beneficial.

      Looking forward to your next vinegar hub! Yay! Rated up and more!

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      Thanks so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed!

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      kims3003 7 years ago

      Very well written article with a ton of great information to use. Nice job! I enjoy your style of writing by the way.

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      Thanks for the comment and rating. I seriously do not know what I would do without the stuff! :)

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      susanlang 7 years ago

      Geez.. how I missed seeing this before now, I don't know. We think alike. I use this vinegar (with the mother in it) for so many things..from getting rid of belly aches to cleaning windows and coffee pot stains. I have for years! Love it. I rated this up..good job!

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      It is wonderful!! I do shots of it a few times a day. Definitely try will love it!

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      MFB III 7 years ago from United States

      Sounds like a magic potion worth trying, and the magic is all natural, got a few of those bugs I could stand getting rid of. Thanks for the tips~~~MFB III

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      Our Healthier Living 7 years ago

      Very interesting topics.I am looking this type of topics, I need more informations because everyone knows "Health is wealth" is very much known to all and everyone wants good health. That means no one wants to leave this wealth. So, Let us build a food habit discipline, keep pace with work, rest and or exercise to Achieve good health, The ultimate wealth.

      Our Healthier Living

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      Ya know Karen....I've been working on a hub about household uses of it and just keep putting it off. I have the outline done, just haven't committed to finishing. I'm so glad you said that about the blood sugar....I wrote on hub on that too....i don't know if you read that or not? I've been trying to get my mom to drink it for months and she refuses for whatever reason but I know it will help her blood sugar level. I drink shots of it all joints used to ache...especially my knees where I would take endless amounts of ibuprofen every day and now I don't take any.

      As for baking soda...I know there are many wonderful uses for it but for whatever reason I've never put them to use. I really should. You should totally write a hub about the uses so I can reference!!

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      Karen Ellis 7 years ago from Central Oregon

      I use the ACV/water mixture after meals - it lowers blood sugar. My husband benefits from the fact that his gout hasn't returned since he drinks it 5 times a week. Baking soda is a wonderful kitchen cupboard aid, as well. Great to whiten teeth and it kills bacteria. Have you done an article on ACV for household uses and cleaning? (baking soda also).

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      stars439 7 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      A wonderful hub, and it will always serve as a useful aid. God Bless You.

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      Tiffany Latte 7 years ago from USA

      Natural remedies are great, thanks for researching this one.

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      Oh yes!!! Good point!! Thanks so much for sharing that! I swear I am addicted to it. lol

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      Granny's House 7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      theherb, it is also good for indigestion. When ever my belly would hurt I would take a swallow. It really helped

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      You know 50 Caliber, I keep trying to remember to make a note to test to see if it works for backing up mental memory but I keep forgetting. lol

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      50 Caliber 7 years ago from Arizona

      HH, good hubs on good stuff. Have you seen the mole removing techniques using it? I may have asked this before, I wonder if it backs up mental memory? I need a system restore for my brain, restore it to last know point it was working right? Now there is irony if you can't remember in the first place, lol

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      lol..I've drank four shots today myself. Need a couple energy boosts.

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      Yep- I bought some apple cider vinegar.

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      So strange...I've never cooked with it. I just stomach the shots of Maybe I should look for some good recipes too!

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      mulberry1 7 years ago

      Good info. Now I need to find some recipes with Apple Cider vinegar.

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      lol...TattooGuy...thank you! If you are ever at my house I'll be sure to have as much wine as vinegar to offer you.

      akirchner - maybe you could just do a shot of vinegar between the glasses of wine?? lol

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Central Oregon

      I've heard a lot about vinegars and their mystery principles of health - must try this....I'm not sure I'll go so far as to give up my wine though....ha ha

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      TattoGuy 7 years ago

      Ok if I am ever at yer house it's bugger the red wine and pour me a glass of apple cider vinegar, nice lil collection of hubs moi friend, well thought out ; )

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      Oh yes, you can drink it. Usually dilute it with water. Some people add honey, I add agave nectar but for some of the uses it is used as a soak or you can gargle with it to whiten your teeth or use it as a rinse on your hair to get the build up off. can just simply do a quick shot of it straight...doesn't taste the best though! :)

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      valeriebelew 7 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

      Sounds like some healthy stuff, but how do you use it? You don't just drink it do you?

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI your Mother Earth slogan!!! That is fabulous!!

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      This stuff is great! I use it for everything... well you have taught me a thing or two and it is great for the hair, yes even curly dry red on and on it goes... This is great information a lot of people don't know the power of good natural ingredients and I really appreciate your work getting this out to the public. It's so cost affective too. Save Mother Earth Learn To Use APPLE CIDER VINEGAR! How you like my sign? Thanks Thanks and THANKS some more. This is a Rate Up and Must Read...again! Peace :)

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      rebekahELLE - lol..good idea!!! Isn't it amazing how good it is for your hair? Love it! Thanks for the rating!

      AARON00 - You are welcome! Hope it was helpful! Thanks for reading. :)

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      AARON99 7 years ago

      A very informative hub with lots of good advices. Thank you for sharing this hub with us. Well done. Enjoy.

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      rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

      it does make sense that organic would make a difference. I'm excited about trying it. I just checked the bottle I have is not organic. I'll save that for my hair and the coffee decanter! thanks again, rated up!

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      Austinstar - Yes it really is fabulous and has so many uses!

      entertainmentplus - Thank you!! Glad you enjoyed!

      rebekahELLE - Ooooh yes I use it for my hair too. I'm under the understanding that it really does make a difference. Something to with the fermenting process of organic that gives it extra nutrients. :)

      billyaustindillon - Thanks for reading!!

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      Some great uses for Apple Cider vinegar - most of them are new to me also, thanks.

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      rebekahELLE 7 years ago from Tampa Bay

      I've used it for my hair, and yet wasn't aware of all of it's health benefits. I'll have to find some and try it out. thanks for an informative hub. I have some in the cupboard, but it's not organic. does it make a big difference?

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      entertianmentplus 7 years ago from United States

      Good info in this hub.A must read.

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      Austinstar 7 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      Good stuff! I need to buy some soon.

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      Isn't it amazing how fabulous it is?? Thanks for reading!!

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 7 years ago from Maine

      Great hub! I use Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar with the "mother" in it. I put a teaspoon in 8 oz of water and drink it one to 2 times per day. It has so many benefits!