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Apple Cider Vinegar and Water: The Home Remedy in the Cupboard

Updated on August 16, 2012

It is in Your Cupboard, Right?

This expose of apple cider vinegar should really start in my teenage years. I was plump, shall we call it never lost the baby fat. That's what everyone thought so, yeah, we'll go with that.

The truth is I started out as a scrawny child that everyone thought must be sick, due to the amount of food I could put away without gaining an ounce. By the time I was eight this propensity to over feed me had me tilting the scales at 120 pounds. By the time I was fourteen it was 160 pounds.

My best friends mother told me to drink two tablespoons apple cider vinegar in ice water twice a day. Less than a year later I weighed 98 pounds. I did not starve myself, the weight just melted off. Now I find out it was supposed to be two TEASPOONS, not tablespoons. In at least 8 ounces of water.

This was not my first introduction to the benefits of apple cider vinegar. My mother kept it in the house as we were all fair skinned, it really takes away the sting of bug bites and sunburns alike. We would welt up as they called it during mosquito season.

In later years, I told my baby-sitter about the chronic hiccups (hiccoughs) I had had for years. She said "Don't you have any vinegar?" as if I would automatically know what she meant. She told me something I had never heard of before. A permanent cure for hiccups.

That made no sense! I had tried everything, from peanut butter to Q-tips, to playing dead. (If you have ever seen a dog with hiccups you know what I mean, they will go lay down and stare as if they are dead, their breathing slows, their concentration rises.) These all work as cures but none of them prevent the next bout.

Hiccups for me, and some people like me, are a violent affair. It feels as though someone is repeatedly punching you in the solar plexus from the inside. Worst case for me is the feeling it will never stop, panic ensues and they get worse. It becomes impossible to use the relaxation technique animals and babies use when you are in a panic state. Three day hiccups, as I call them are the ones that come back every time you get rid of them, this is what I had when I was told there was a permanent cure.

Two Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar Straight Off The Spoon!.

How it works. The shock causes an instant and deep intake of breath. Hiccups and yawns are your bodies way of increasing the amount of oxygen in you system. That deep intake of breath was prevented by the hiccoughing every time you tried to breath. The shock of the taste of vinegar allowed the sharp intake of breath.

Why is it permanent? Ask my children, me, my neighbor, ex-husband, "Want some vinegar?" when we have the hiccups and they instantly disappear. Call it scare tactics, but unless you really like the stuff straight out of the bottle at room temperature then the cure will probably be permanent for you, too.

So What Else does it Do

In my search I have found this miracle in your cupboard is not only a weightloss tool, a sunburn remedy, a permanent hiccup cure, but much much more. When I started this for the challenge I had no idea how many Hubbers I would find wrote quite a bit of valuable informative pieces! That being said, you may search the hubs on the subject. below are a few more sources on the subject, but as far as winning any contests, this I must say is a dud.

Please peruse the other Hubbers hubs! Share some Hublove while you are there. I do not know them and so have not added them here, but any who feel the way I do about the miracle juice in the cupboard, feel free to put the link to your hub in my comments section.

You can use it as a hair rinse.

Rid yourself of acne.

Increased health benefits to your pets.



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    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 

      3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I try to drink vinegar every day if I can. I can only stand it in apple cider though and there I could drink it all day if I wasn't afraid to. lol It is so easy to drink that way and you never notice it being there.

      Great info; thanks for sharing it.

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      4 years ago

      i had hecups all day this stop it.

    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Hi Enelle. The tablets I had left the taste in my mouth anyway! As far as that goes, the vinegar and water is not so bad, but I do not recommend it straight except for hiccups, and then only as a last resort!. Still, the benefits of Apple Cidar Vinegar are immense, yet I have no doubt apple juice, or even eating apples regularly, could provide the same benefits. Think of the vinegar as concentrated apples, and try integrating lots of apples into your diet. You can cut them up in salad, and in pasta salads, chicken salad, and sandwich spreads as well. Big Hugs to you Enelle.

      I have to write you, and introduce you to my sister. She may be able to help you with some tips for your son. I will e-mail you.

    • Enelle Lamb profile image

      Enelle Lamb 

      8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      I don't think I could handle it in liquid form - but I do have capsules and they seem to work fairly well ;)...not brave enough to try it any other way :P

    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      If you do drink lots of water, don't be afraid to add some honey, as honey is nature's perfect food.

    • Sunshiney31 profile image


      8 years ago

      I'v been thinking of using it to lose some weight I'll keep you updated!!! hub on

    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Blondepoet, I have so much to add. I read a book and did you know they used Apple Cider Vinegar to ward off the flu epidemic of 1918?

      So I have a bit of rewriting to do. I am glad you liked it. :)

    • blondepoet profile image


      8 years ago from australia

      Wow I never knew this about vinegar. Oh great info Fay!!

    • Faybe Bay profile imageAUTHOR

      Faye Constantino 

      8 years ago from Florida

      Hi Niteriter, This is so funny! I just finished a book in which Apple Cider Vinegar is used to ward off the flu epidemic of 1918! I have to add that info to this hub!

    • Niteriter profile image


      8 years ago from Canada

      My most haunting experiences with vinegar have been when I failed to clear all the impurities from my homebrew! If I had know these health benefits back then I wouldn't have given all that badly brewed beer to my annoying house guests.

      Good Hub. I'm gonna try some of this to see if I can get back to wearing size 34 pants.


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