10 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar for Great Health and At Home

Date August 1, 2018

Apple vinegar is a universal addition to any of cleaning and cosmetic procedures. Some of its most common applications include its use as a preservative, salad dressing, baking, etc.  However, some of its alternative uses are widely known  among handmaids and practical women. 

Before applying apple vinegar, it is useful to acknowledge how is it made. Apple vinegar is apple juice with yeast, which turns fruit sugar into alcohol. Bacteria transform it into acetic acid that grants the panpharmacon with a specific smell and sour taste. It has vitamins C, B1, B2, and B6, pectin, folic acid, biotin, niacin, and pantothenic acid.

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It has been used as a remedy since ancient Greece. Although medicine has progressed significantly since then, we may still support our health and beauty with some methods that have proven effective over time.

Apple vinager assists in losing weight. It helps to overcome obesity by suppressing the appetite. No more than a teaspoon of vinegar diluted in a glass of water helps you consume fewer calories. 

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It helps dealing with reflux or heartburn, stomach cramps or diarrhea. 6 ounces of water plus one lemon plus a tablespoon of ACV (apple cider vinegar) helps to forget about any unpleasant decease.

When used to rinse after every wash, ACV works to balance pH, and helps in fighting dandruff and hair loss. As a result, the hair looks clean, shiny and healthy. 

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Mouthwash with ACV is a competitive alternative to commercial brands. It has an antibacterial effect and can also whiten your teeth. The appropriate proportion is a tablespoon for each glass of water.

It is a perfect deodorant. The antibacterial effect can be useful in the bathroom. A mixture of water and apple vinegar can be used as an alternative to deodorant spray. However, it doesn't prevent sweat production, meaning it doesn't have an antiperspirant effect. 

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It makes perfect foot soak. The best thing you can do for your feet at the end of the day is to give them a relaxing soak. The antibacterial effect of acetic acid will kill unwanted bacteria and keep your feet healthy. Two parts of water to one part of vinegar is the correct proportion. 

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It is also an universal cleaner. Handmaids don’t like commercial cleaners because of their high levels of toxic ingredients. Vinegar is a perfect alternative because of its antibacterial effect. It is irreplaceable in the kitchen.

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It helps  you boil perfect poach eggs. Adding one tablespoon of vinegar to boiling water will keep your poach eggs on its ideal form. 

ACV also removes pesticide residue from fruits and vegetables. Many people are concerned about chemicals nowadays, and water alone can hardly remove them. 

Despite being useful and helpful in most cases, apple cider vinegar has some special precautions. 

It is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Those people who suffer from diabetes should also keep from applying it either as a cosmetics or adding it to food and beverages. You should also take into account that water pills (diuretic drugs) in combination with apple cider vinegar might cause a decrease in potassium in the body to a critical level. 

When applying ACV, keep in mind the dosing. Despite it being a healthy and natural product, it can cause damage to your health as well. It is strongly recommended to consult a healthcare professional before using it

Source: WebMD, HealthLine, Healthy And Natural World

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