25 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Apple Cider Vinegar
We all know the numerous health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar and day by day we find out about more great ways to implement it in our lives. Whether it’s for weight loss, immunity building or just prevention from any disease, it works like magic.
Here are the top 25 reasons for you getting a bottle of ACV in your home immediately!
- SPEEDS UP METABOLISM + AIDS WEIGHT LOSS
Apple cider vinegar is known to kick metabolism into overdrive! An effective fat burner, it helps reduce overeating (allows you to recognize when you are full quicker), speeds up the body’s metabolic rate and helps alkalize the body. For results, one to two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water should be consumed before each meal.
2. ERADICATES DANDRUFF
Having a bad scalp day? Let apple cider vinegar help! Add apple cider vinegar to water in equal parts, and then bathe your scalp in the solution for up to two hours (apply via a spray bottle). This will cleanse your scalp and rid it of dandruff. You can do this a couple of times a week for severe dandruff.
- WHITENS TEETH
Stained yellow teeth be gone! For tough stains, rub apple cider vinegar directly onto your teeth, and then rinse your mouth out with water. For a less harsh treatment (which is kinder to tooth enamel), make your own whitening mouthwash by mixing one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water. Easy!
4. SHINES HAIR
To remove the product build-up that dulls hair, wash your hair with normal shampoo, and then rinse with apple cider vinegar before conditioning. Cue a shiny mane!
5. CLEARS UP SKIN
I love what apple cider vinegar can do for the skin! For a natural astringent, apply a washcloth soaked in diluted apple cider vinegar to your face. This will restore your skin to its proper pH level, and make your face feel smoother and less oily (even reducing fine lines in the process). If you have any specific trouble spots i.e. age spots or acne, a dab of neat apple cider vinegar will do the trick.
6. DETOXES THE HOME
A simple cup of apple cider vinegar added to 3.5 liters of warm water makes for a super shiny anti bacterial cleaner on most surfaces, including wooden floors and tiles. Too easy!
7. HEALS A SORE THROAT
If you add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to half a cup of water, you have a very effective throat gargle. Gargle every hour at the first sign of a sore throat.
8. TREATS INSECT BITES
If you suffer an insect bite, a dab of apple cider vinegar and water (a 50:50 mixture) can be applied directly to the bite to alleviate pain and promote healing.
9. SOOTHES SUNBURN
As we look forward to spring in the northern hemisphere, apple cider vinegar is amazing at helping reduce the irritation of sunburn – calming the skin and cooling the heat. Mix up a solution of 25% apple cider vinegar and 75% water, and apply directly to any sunburn with a washcloth. Alternatively, you can always add apple cider vinegar to a bath.
10. CLEANS THE DISHWASHER
Instead of adding poisonous chemicals to your dishwashing machine to remove build-up, apple cider vinegar works just as well (if not better) and keeps it smelling fresh. Toss a cup of it into the bottom of an empty dishwasher and run a normal cycle.
11. ENHANCES MOOD
Apple cider vinegar taken before meals helps break down proteins into amino acids. Such amino acids are instrumental in the creation of tryptophan, which plays an important role in the release of the ‘feel-good’ neurotransmitter serotonin. This helps you feel relaxed and happy.
12. INCREASES ENERGY
Apple cider vinegar contains enzymes which help prevent exhaustion. Add a tablespoon to a small glass of water.
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