Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is known for it’s many healing benefits and is really a cure-all remedy. It is a health tonic that has been used for centuries to lower fever, aid in digestion and assist in weight loss. Here are some of the many benefits:
WEIGHT LOSS- Used in conjunction with a healthy diet, ACV can assist in weight loss by stabilizing blood sugar and therefore helping to control the appetite. You can take a tablespoon mixed in some water or juice just before meals for this benefit. This is also great for diabetics!
DIGESTION- ACV can improve digestion immensely if taken with each meal. It can help with indigestion and alleviate gastrointestinal discomfort.
DETOXIFYING- Adding ACV to any detox can really help with cleansing the body. ACV can aid detoxification in the liver and help stimulate blood circulation. It is full of natural vitamins, minerals and enzymes that all help with detoxification. You can take a tablespoon of ACV upon wakening to jumpstart the liver’s detoxifying processes.
HEARTBURN & ACID REFLUX- ACV mimics the acidic environment of the stomach and helps break food down. Since heartburn and acid reflux are often caused by too little stomach acid, the addition of ACV can really help move digestion along. (When feeling the pains of an acid reflux attack, you can take a tablespoon of ACV mixed with a couple tablespoons of water.)
INCREASE CIRCULATION- It can stimulate blood circulation which can be good for diabetic neuropathy, cold feet, restless legs syndrome and general poor blood flow.
BOOST IMMUNITY- Ward off sickness with ACV since it is full of vitamins that support immune function and it has antibiotic, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties.
SOFT, SHINY HAIR- The main ingredient, acetic acid in it can remove build up from shampoo, conditioner and styling products and strengthen the hair shaft. It will also kill bacteria, balance the pH level and can cure dandruff. (Mix 1/4 cup ACV with 3 cups water and rinse hair with mixture after shampooing. Leave on for a few minutes and rinse with cold water to seal the hair shaft and create shine. The smell will go away after it dries, so you will not smell like vinegar!)
CLEAR A SNUFFY NOSE- ACV helps to drain the sinuses. (Mix a tablespoon in a warm glass of water with a little bit of honey or stevia to sweeten.)
CLEAR CANDIDA (YEAST OVERGROWTH)- The acids and enzymes in ACV help to kill excess yeast in the body. Conditions can get worse before they get better, but this is perfectly normal.
RELIEVE SUNBURNS- Soak a washcloth with a 50/50 mix of ACV and water and soak the affected area to cool and relieve pain. For widespread burns, you can soak in a bath of warm water and one cup ACV.
SOOTHE BUG BITES- Apply ACV directly to the bite for relief and healing.
HEAL SKIN OR FOOT FUNGUS- It can clear up even the worst cases of skin or foot fungus. Apply directly to the skin, and dilute with a water bath for the feet.
WHITEN TEETH- The vinegar helps to remove stains, whiten teeth and kill bacteria in the mouth and gums. Gargle with ACV and then brush as usual.
CLEAR ACNE- Malic and lactic acid found in ACV help to soften and exfoliate the skin, reduce red marks and treat acne on the face and body. (Mix 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup ACV and apply to skin with a cotton ball as a toner. You can also use as a spot treatment for breakouts.)
I recommend this brand: Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar because it is made from the finest, delicious, healthy, organically grown apples. Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is full of zesty natural goodness and contains the amazing “mother” of vinegar which occurs naturally as connected strand-like chains of protein enzyme molecules and is highly regarded throughout history.