13 Awesome Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Gunjan Lal
September 27, 2016
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13 Awesome Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Soothe tummy troubles with Apple cider vinegar

Is upset stomach an issue? Don't worry, sip on some apple cider vinegar mixed with water. Apple cider contain pectin which helps to contain diarrhea, sometimes can be caused by bacterial infection in that case too drinking apple cider vinegar will aid in treating it because ACV also has antibacterial properties. Additionally, pectin is also said to help in soothing intestinal spasms and forming a protective layer for soothing the lining of your colon. Mix one or two tablespoons of ACV in water or better yet, mix it up with apple juice and drink up and give your digestive system a helping hand.

Sip a bit of AVC before eating (especially before eating foods that you know are going to make feel you sorry later). To prevent indigestion due to oily, fatty and starchy food try this out - add to a glass of warm water one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon apple cider vinegar and drink it half an hour before you dine.

Cure hiccups with Apple cider vinegar

Only if I would've known this hack earlier! Well, better late than never. The sour taste of ACV can stop a hiccup in its tracks. Take a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar when hiccups arise. According to Reader's Digest 'One teen took the hiccup remedy further and created a lollipop that includes apple cider vinegar' the teen says that it cancels out the message to hiccup 'by over-stimulating the nerves in the throat responsible for the spasms.'

Dull teeth? Let Apple cider vinegar help you with that

Dull teeth? Let Apple cider vinegar help you with that

Apple cider vinegar works exceptionally well in cleaning out impurities from your mouth so it only makes sense that it works on cleaning the yellow layer from your teeth making them a shade lighter. It helps in getting rid of the stubborn stains on your teeth caused by tea, coffee, and nicotine. I'm not speaking out of speculation; apple cider vinegar has been tested and proven to work as a natural remedy to whiten the teeth. The only catch with it is that you have to use it for at least a month to start noticing results - honestly, it seems fair, it takes us years to destroy the natural shine of our teeth by constant and rampant intake of coffee and nicotine so it does seem fair that to get rid of its effects you must be patient for at least a month and let the remedy work. Some people who have tried this say that their teeth looked like they had been professionally cleaned. Sounds good, right?

Here's what you can do - Take some apple cider vinegar in a cup (you can dilute it with a little bit of water if you wish) and rinse your mouth thoroughly. Alternatively, you can dip your brush in ACV and clean your teeth using your brush. Remember to brush your teeth after doing the ACV rinse/brush routine, because of all the acids present in your mouth as well as apple cider vinegar you might face a risk of causing damage to the enamel. End your routine by brushing your teeth with your usual toothpaste (preferably a non-fluoride paste) and rinsing your mouth properly.

Soothe a sore throat with Apple cider vinegar

Did you know that most germs cannot survive the acidic environment that vinegar creates? And what's better to kick off germs that might give you a sore throat by simply drinking some yummy apple cider vinegar! As soon as you feel even the slightest irritation conjuring up your throat gargle with one-fourth cup of ACV mixed with one-fourth warm water (gargle every hour till you feel better). Don't wait for the infection to create its place in your throat, get rid of it before it causes major trouble.

High cholesterol levels? Drink up some ACV

Soothe a sore throat with Apple cider vinegar

The amino acids and pectin content present in alcoholic apple cider are quite effective in neutralizing the levels of bad cholesterol in the human body, thereby protecting your cardiovascular system. How? Bas cholesterol can build up in your arteries, putting you at risk of developing a heart disease, high blood pressure, and other serious health conditions. High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (aka good cholesterol), removes bad cholesterol from your arteries and can help ward off strokes and heart attacks. Although, more research needs to be done to definitively link apple cider vinegar's ability to lowering cholesterol levels. A Japanese study came to the conclusion that if half an ounce of apple cider vinegar is consumed every day then cholesterol levels lowered in the participants of the study.

Clear a stuffy nose with Apple cider vinegar

ACV contains potassium, which is useful in thinning mucus; while the acetic acid present in it prevents the growth of germs, which could contribute to nasal congestion. So next time you're when you're down with a cold, I hope you'd already have apple cider vinegar waiting for you in your kitchen cabinet. Mix in a glass of water one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and drink it up to help sinus drainage.

Fight Acne, Pimples & Blemishes with Apple Cider Vinegar

We all go through the pimples and acne phase, for some, the phase seems to never leave! Aren't acne breakouts just downright hideous? And they somehow always breakout uninvited before an important day or event when you have to look your absolute best. Well, the good news is that if you use apple cider vinegar on a daily basis, you'll be able to fend off a pimple and acne breakouts.

Why should you spend all that money on commercial acne creams when you can prevent it by using this multipurpose skin aiding liquid? Apple Cider Vinegar consists of an organic compound known as malic acid - which provides ACV with its amazing antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. These properties are the reason why apple cider vinegar is able to keep harmful bacteria that causes pimples and acne breakouts at bay.

Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Sunburn Relief

There are many ways with which you can use apple cider vinegar to treat sunburns. Though most methods usually recommend diluting ACV before applying it to your skin, there are no accurate sources that provide a specific ratio of vinegar-to-water. Just make sure that the vinegar is well diluted because a high concentration of ACV can cause a burning sensation (as it is acidic in nature).

One of the ways to treat sunburns with apple cider vinegar is by taking a cool bath with this wonderful liquid (make sure that it's diluted enough), another way to use it is by dipping a washcloth in a diluted mix of AVC and water and gently dabbing the washcloth on the affected areas. As mentioned above, apple cider vinegar assists in balancing the pH levels of your skin promotes healing and prevents blisters.

Treat Damaged Hair & Dandruff with Apple Cider Vinegar

Treat Damaged Hair & Dandruff with Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar addresses the root of your dandruff problem. To put it simply, dandruff is the outcome of the skins cells maturing and dying too fast, accumulating, and causing irritation. The acidity of apple cider vinegar changes the pH of your scalp, making it difficult for yeast to grow. Vinegar gets rid of the gathered unwanted skin that flakes off in the form of dandruff. It will neither clog your pores nor cause more damage. An overgrowth of yeast or fungus on your scalp can also cause dandruff, and apple cider vinegar possesses awesome antifungal properties. So giving your hair a final rinse (after shampooing) with apple cider vinegar can be beneficial in getting rid of dandruff.

Nutrients that are present in Apple Cider Vinegar (such as potassium) are great for the growth of your hair. It also helps to smooth your hair, improving its texture and reducing the probability of split ends.

Apple cider vinegar also helps in repairing damaged hair by restoring your hair's protective layer. This protective layer on your hair is damaged by excess shampooing (using shampoos that are made of many harmful chemical compounds), UV rays, and air pollutants.

Finally, apple cider vinegar helps in eliminating all the nasty damaging chemicals and dead cells from your scalp. This allows the scalp to breathe naturally and opens the pores of your skin. A healthy scalp prevents dandruff from building up. ACV also has antibacterial and antifungal qualities that eliminate any sign of itchiness on your scalp.

Apple cider vinegar helps in weight loss

Apple cider vinegar helps in weight loss

Here's why Apple cider vinegar can help you lose weight - the acetic acid present in ACV suppresses your appetite, reduces water retention, and increases your metabolism. Scientists have also come up with a theory that apple cider vinegar interferes with your body's digestion of starch, now this means that fewer calories enter your bloodstream.

If you're in for a regular weight management, add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to approximately two cups of water, you need not drink it all at one go - sip this mix throughout the day. Data displays a limited yet significant, weight-loss benefit from a sustained daily intake of acetic acid (which is practically the main ingredient in ACV).

Boosts energy with Apple cider vinegar

Sometimes extreme stress and even exercise cause lactic acid to build up in your body, which in turn causes fatigue. Interestingly enough, the amino acids present in apple cider vinegar act as an effective antidote to this fatigue or lack of energy. Additionally, apple cider vinegar also contains potassium and enzymes that may help relieve the tired feeling. So the next time you're beat, add one or two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water or to a chilled veggie drink to boost your energy.

Control blood sugar with the help of Apple cider vinegar

As per the results of several studies a few swigs of ACV can be connected with an effective reduction in blood sugar levels. In one particular study it was found that people with type 2 diabetes (who were not taking insulin) when took two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed had lower glucose levels in the following morning.

Another study, conducted at the Arizona State University in the USA found lower blood sugar levels (after consuming a high carbohydrate meal) in insulin resistant people when they drank ACV mixed with water. Scientists believe that the key to such observations lies in the anti-glycemic effect of the acid. It is believed that the acetic acid in vinegar could lower blood sugar by preventing complete digestion of complex carbohydrates, and this is accomplished either by accelerating emptying of gastric or enhancing the uptake of glucose by bodily tissues.

Avoid motion sickness with Apple cider vinegar

If you are one of those people who feel queasy while traveling or you tend to suffer from motion sickness then traveling can be quite a challenging task for you. But you need not worry if you have a bottle of ACV sitting at home. The pH balancing effects and the alkaline properties of apple cider vinegar can help your body manage the effects of motion sickness and can make your travel bearable. In a cup of lukewarm water, add a teaspoon of honey along with two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar - stir well and sip it slowly at least half an hour before you travel.

Doing this will control nausea and help in settling your stomach. If you are already on the road and experience motion sickness, in half cup of warm water, mix a tablespoon of apple cider and rinse your mouth with it for freshening up your breath and halting any more episodes of motion sickness or nausea.

Gunjan Lal

Gunjan Lal

Hi! I’m Gunjan, a self-proclaimed tea fanatic and intrigued with alternative ways to lead a healthy life. I firmly believe that we should take care of our bodies because it’s the only place we live in.

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