12 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Improve Your Health

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    What’s something that you can drink, use on your skin, hair, use as medicine, and clean your house with?

    Apple cider vinegar.

    In the health world, this stuff is magic. For centuries, it has been used as a cure-all with all unstoppable strength. Calcium, magnesium, potassium, and copper are among the countless essential vitamins.

    It also provides you with a way to keep your home clean without having to poison the lungs of you and your loved ones.

    What is apple cider vinegar good for? All things concerning your body. Check it out.

    1. Cure Acne With Apple Cider Vinegar

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    Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar to water to uncover the perfectly toned skin you did not know you had. Your skin, especially on your face, has been mistreated your entire life by products that are designed to solve skin issues with chemicals, which give you more problems causing you to use more chemicals. Diluted apple cider vinegar is natural and more effective than the expensive products loaded with toxins in the store. Save money and see a true change for once!

    For blemishes, diluted ACV on a cotton pad will speed up the healing process when dabbed on irritated spots and upset skin. Leave this solution on overnight and wash in the morning for the best results. Apple cider vinegar is such a great cure for acne because it has alpha hydroxyl acids that help to balance the pH balance of the skin and leads to clearing up damaged skin.

    2. Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help You Lose Weight

    Used correctly, ACV can actually assist in weight loss, as vinegar is proven to lower blood sugars.

    Vinegar in itself helps people feel more full. This can have a great effect on that amount of calories a person consumes in a day. For example, by adding vinegar to your diet you can save up to 200-275 calories a day [1]. This would eventually translate to a drop in overall weight after a period of time. Just think, that's almost 2,100 calories a week!

    Obviously this would need to be combined with other healthy lifestyle choices. No one is going to lose weight by just adding more vinegar to their diet. You will need to couple this with other clean foods and exercises.

    3. Get Rid Of Dandruff With The Help Of ACV

    Even if dandruff is not necessarily your problem, still – a dry and itchy scalp is the worst. There’s nothing more annoying than not being able to focus at work or school because you are too busy clawing your head.

    Dandruff can be embarrassing, and before, your excuse was that there was nothing you could do to help it.

    With your new secret weapon – natural weapon – that excuse is no more.

    Two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with one tablespoon of water and a drop or two of tea tree oil give you the powerful cure to dandruff and an itchy scalp. Massage with your fingertips into your scalp. No need to fear winter for your skin’s sake any longer with this nifty trick!

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    4. Reduces the Appearance of Cellulite

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    Cellulite is fat deposited beneath skin surface around the hips, butt and thighs [2]. The only way for the cellulite to move is to bulge out on the skin surface. There are many cosmetic ways to remove it, but it comes as no surprise that apple cider vinegar has been used for over two thousand years to remedy this unpleasant appearance.

    Add 1 part of apple cider vinegar to two parts of any massage oil of your liking, like sweet almond, jojoba, or coconut oil, and massage the affected areas in circular movements. If you repeat this twice a day, you’ll see desired results after a few weeks of consistent use.

    5. There Is Proof That Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help With Diabetes

    It seems like a stretch for these two things to connect, but apple cider vinegar helps to prevent blood sugar spikes since it interferes with carbohydrate digestion and slows down absorption of sugar into the bloodstream [3]. Several studies even have shown that it may also help lower glucose levels.

    To intake apple cider vinegar, mixing this potent tasting substance in hot tea with honey, or hot water is one of the better options, though some grow to enjoy this taste.

    6. Instant Heartburn Relief

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    Throw a 1 ounce shot of apple cider vinegar back to help instantly relieve heartburn. If you have chronic heartburn, you can drink 1-2 teaspoons mixed with water before meals to prevent it ahead of time.

    7. Cancer Cell Stunner

    Loaded with antioxidants, which protect your body against free radicals, apple cider vinegar has been shown in studies to kill cancer cells, or at least stunt their growth. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that damage your body’s cells and tissues. [4, 5]

    8. Prevents premature aging

    Nobody wants wrinkles too soon, or ever. The same antioxidants that slow down cancer cells also help prevent premature aging. One antioxidant in particular, beta-carotene, is found in apple cider vinegar and slows down the aging process.

    9. Fresh Armpits

    Not the most glamorous cure provided by this powerful natural remedy, but handy nonetheless! It drives women crazy to shave their underarms and still have visible roots underneath your skin.

    By applying apple cider vinegar to your armpits, it will help whiten this area while also fighting bacteria causing odor, keeping you smelling fresh all day.

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    10. Prevents Osteoporosis

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    Apple cider vinegar absorbs calcium, which plays a huge role in preventing osteoporosis. Your body does naturally absorb nutrients from what you eat, like leafy greens, but this vinegar supports your body’s efforts. [6]

    By adding apple cider vinegar to your meals or drinking it before or after, your body will be enabled to absorb much more calcium to build stronger bones, preventing osteoporosis.

    11. Soothes Sore Throat

    ACV has antiviral and antibacterial properties and can be used to soothe a sore throat at the moment you feel that awful scratching feeling that comes on right before, or during, a cold.

    12. Stops Hiccups

    If you’re one of those people whose hiccups throw their entire body forward, you’re welcome. Drink up some apple cider vinegar mixed with water. It will relax the nerves in your abdominal area where your muscle spasms occur.

    This vinegar can help relieve symptoms of acidic imbalances like acid reflux, giving your digestive system some lost comfort back.

    How To Drink Apple Cider Vinegar

    Now, drinking apple cider vinegar sounds like a piece of cake, but it is not so much of a cake walk if you do not like the taste. It is very strong, and tastes just like what it sounds like – vinegar. It has a sour taste. Here are some ideas to have you craving your apple cider vinegar drinks before you can say “apple cider vinegar!”

    • 1 tablespoon ACV
    • 8oz water
    • 5-10 drops of liquid apricot stevia

    Mix these three ingredients up and you will forget all about the vinegar you will be drinking, and will be shortly reaping in all of the health benefits discussed above.

    • 1 tablespoon ACV
    • 6oz water
    • 2oz cranberry juice
    • Splash of lime juice

    Stir together these four taste-friendly ingredients for a vinegar cocktail, which accomplishes the most important thing – hides the vinegar.

    • 1 tablespoon ACV
    • 6oz water
    • 2oz apple juice
    • Dash of cinnamon

    This one would even taste great using hot water as more of a tea. Especially when you are stting to feel that winter sniffle session coming up, make a batch of this good remedy and you will find yourself adding it into your daily routine in no time.

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    About the author

      Andrea Villalba

      Andrea Villalba loves writing about how to live a healthy lifestyle. With a degree in communications and English, Andrea understands that it is the media’s job to share what science discovers and says in a language that the public can understand and apply to their own lives.

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      ACV is also good for some insects . They do not like the smell.
      Internally just a tablespoon ( 15 mL ) once or twice daily.
      We work in swampy areas . Too many to swat .

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