Apple cider vinegar is a miraculous, versatile ingredient, which has a myriad of uses. You can use it as a cleaning product, a beauty care item, a medicine, insect repellent, and much more.
Yet, always make sure you are using certified organic, raw, high-quality, unfiltered and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar, as it still contains the ‘mother’ (yeast and acetic acid bacteria). If you take it orally, always dilute it in water, and start small, and gradually increase the dose.
Here are 22 surprising uses of apple cider vinegar:
If you take a tablespoon of it on a daily basis, you will support the function of the liver by stimulating enzyme secretion and bile flow.
Treats a sore throat
Apple cider vinegar has powerful antibacterial properties which fight pathogenic bacteria. Dilute a tablespoon in a glass of water and gargle three times a day.
To soothe sunburns, enjoy a bath with lukewarm water and a cup of apple cider vinegar in it.
Take a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water before meals to stimulate the saliva release and help digestive juices to easily break down food.
Treats acid reflux
It stimulates the release of digestive juices and thus promotes a healthy digestion which prevents heartburn and acid reflux.
The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study which showed that it provides a feeling of satiety if taken in a glass of water before meals.
Regulate blood sugar
The intake of 2 tablespoons of vinegar before meals lowers blood sugar by the next morning.
Treats sugar cravings
If you take apple cider vinegar in a glass of water before meals, you will reduce your cravings for sweet.
Supports heart health
It is rich in polyphenols (like chlorogenic acid) which reduce oxidation of low-density lipoproteins (bad cholesterol) and protect against cardiovascular disease.
Apple cider vinegar is a potent skin cleanser, due to its antimicrobial components. Add a bit to a bowl of water and splash your face to clear away any impurities.
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