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The Amazing Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Updated on August 22, 2017
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What Apple Cider Vinegar Can do To You

For many years now, vinegar has been widely used for cooking various dishes. Little did they know that vinegar, specifically the apple cider, is not only used for cooking purposes but ancient folk remedy also claimed to have its amazing health benefits and was later on supported by science. To name a few, here are some list of its uses and what it can do to our well being..

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1. Promotes Weight Loss and Fast Metabolism.

A study found that consuming apple cider vinegar a day could help you lose weight. With the help of acetic acid, it suppresses your appetite making you feel full, helps reduce water retention and increases your metabolism. Expert says that ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) reduces cravings for sugar, detoxifies and interferes with our body’s digestion of starch, hence, only few calories enter our bloodstream. Simply add 1 teaspoon of ACV to a glass of water and drink it once a day. Gradually increase the intake before meals to 3 times a day.


2. Remedy for Sore Throat and Cold

Apple Cider is loaded with vitamins and acetic acid as probiotic booster which is why it is a great natural cure and is considered as the ultimate remedy for cold and sore throat. Take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in one glass of water with 1 Mix 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of honey in one glass of water and take it three times a day to cure a cold.


3. Helps Lower Blood Pressure

According to a study carried out on lab rats and other animals, organic, raw apple cider vinegar contributes to lowering blood pressure. This was also tested on humans when people did not believe the study and as a result, it lowers blood pressure on people with hypertension. ACV helps detoxify your body by releasing free radicals and fighting off diseases which helps reduce blood pressure indirectly. Studies also showed that consuming ACV on a daily basis helps lower levels in their blood pressure. Just add one teaspoon of ACV with 1 teaspoon honey in a glass of water. I have bought honey with apple cider in one bottle so what I do is just take 2 teaspoon of honey with apple cider and that’s it.


4. Helps Maintain Alkaline pH Level.

The first step to a better health starts by helping our body become more alkaline. We may think that organic ACV is acidic, but it actually becomes alkaline when taken. ACV also reacts to some toxins inside our body which converts into less toxic substance. Just a slight change in alkaline pH level gives a profound effect in the functions of our body. By keeping our body produce more alkaline, it can be able to fight off diseases and infections and helps keep our energy levels high.


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4. As a Natural Teeth Whitener

One of the amazing benefits of apple cider vinegar is its teeth whitening effect. It acts as a powerful cleansing agent and also helps maintain pH balance, as a result, removes stain from your teeth and brightens your smile naturally. ACV also helps kill bacteria in your mouth that causes gum diseases. Rub an apple cider vinegar on your teeth for about 1 minute then rinse your mouth with water. Brush your teeth after you gargle. Doing this regularly helps get rid of stains on your teeth and whitens them at the same time.


5. Helps Heal Poison Ivy

If you’ve been gone outdoors for a while and suddenly you developed rashes caused by poison ivy, ACV helps reduce the swelling and inflammation as it contains potassium. It helps detox the poison out of your skin, reducing the side effects of poison ivy and healing them quickly.


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7. Helps Treat Upset Stomach

ACV has an antibiotic property which helps relieve upset stomach caused by diarrhea. Try sipping some apple cider vinegar mixed with water. It also contains pectin, which helps soothe spasms in the intestines. Mix one or two tablespoons of ACV with water or juices.


8. Treats Cold and Stuffy Nose

If we suffer from colds and runny nose, we tend to have difficulty in concentrating on anything. ACV alkalizes our body making the cold virus difficult to sustain. ACV has enough amount of potassium which helps in thinning the mucus plus the smell of it calms and soothes your throat. To treat cold take 1 or 2 tablespoon of ACV as soon as the symptom of cold starts to show. Mix with water if you cannot tolerate its sour taste.


These are just a few amazing benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar and there are whole lot more. If you like to keep things as natural as possible, then it might be a good alternative for your problem. This would cause no harm and doesn’t cost a lot plus it can be easily bought at the supermarket. I am not saying that it can be replaced by medicine. Seeking a doctors advise is still the best thing to do to help you out.

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