The apple cider vinegar has been used in medicinal purposes since 400 B.C. It was also used by Hippocrates, also known as father of medicine for treating many health issues. Today we still use it thanks to its strong healing properties. In this article I will present to you a list of 25 ways to use the apple cider vinegar. Remember to buy the organic one only because the apples are one of the most contaminated fruits on the market.
Apple cider vinegar is great addition in the barbecue sauce, imbibing into the tangy but sweet flavor. It can also be combined in the marinades or dressings that are too compact.
Because of the numerous health benefits, the ACV can be added in the juices and smoothies whose taste is too bitter.
The ACV is capable to elevate the cakes, cookies and other mixtures without adding extra flavor to the final product.
Some people cannot imagine their salad without apple cider vinegar. They use it as a salad dressing. All you need to do is to mix a little bit of olive oil, apple cider vinegar and some additions like garlic, mustard, honey and citrus. Now your dressing is ready for your salad.
ACV is great addition for your soup if you like to add extra flavor and little bit of brightness in it.
- Sore throat
Apple cider vinegar has strong anti-bacterial properties. You can solve your sore throat issue by simply doing gargle. Combine even parts of apple cider vinegar and water and mix them well. Repeat the gargle every hour until the pain is gone.
ACV is very good ally when it comes to body detoxification. It cleanses the liver and stimulates better circulation. Moreover, it includes acid that helps in eliminating the toxins from your organism. It also include potassium that is helpful when it comes to degrading the mucus in your body and clearing the lymph nodes. All you need to do is to integrate the apple cider vinegar in your diet and your body will be free from toxins.
- Diabetes prevention
Many studies have confirmed that the apple cider vinegar affects the blood sugar positively. In a study where the subjects consumed two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before sleeping, the results showed 4-6% reduced sugar levels before they wake up.
- Energy boost
Almost everyone uses those chemical drinks when feeling tired in order to boost their energy levels. Instead doing this harmful thing, you can reach for a bottle of apple cider vinegar. It is very effective in bolstering energy because of the enzymes and potassium included in its structure. If you intend to prevent fatigue, you can add the apple cider vinegar in your glass of water. The lactic acid accumulation that normally appears after exercise is diminished by the amino acids contained in the apple cider vinegar.
- Digestive aid
If you are having a rich meal you can settle your stomach with a glass of rarefied apple cider vinegar with water or juice. Apple cider vinegar has strong antibiotic and anti-bacterial characteristics. It prevents intestinal cramps because of the pectin included in it.
- Weight loss
The intake of apple cider vinegar suppresses your desires for food because it makes you feel satiated. A study confirmed that acetic acid included in apple cider prevents fat build up. If the flavor is to strong for you, you can combine your apple acid vinegar with water, salad dressing or juice.
- Wart remover
Normally, the wart removers are artificial and the removals can be very painful, scary and cause scar appearance. But I will present to you a natural wart remover. All you need to do is to soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and apply it on the affected area. Leave it to work during the night and iterate the same procedure every other night until the wart is gone.
- Clear sinuses
You already know that apple cider vinegar is very effective in degrading the mucus, well the same thing happens when it comes to the clearing of the sinuses as well. It will keep you safe from sinus infection and cold because of its strong antibacterial characteristics. Sip a little bit of apple cider vinegar and water in order to breathe easier.
- Itchy or sunburned skin
If you suffer from itching which is a result of jellyfish sting, bug bites or poison ivy, all you need to do is to apply a little bit of apple cider vinegar on the affected area. If you suffer from sunburns, you need to soak in a bath with 1 cup of apple cider vinegar and relieve the pain.
- Reducing cholesterol
A research released in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry proved that not only it stimulates weight loss and reduces blood sugar levels, the apple cider vinegar is also related with the reducing of cholesterol as well. Reduced VLDL levels and reduced triglycerides were discovered in lab mice that consumed apple cider vinegar together with a high cholesterol diet. The mice that didn’t consume apple cider vinegar didn’t experience the same drop in cholesterol.
- Odor neutralizer
If your home smells unpleasantly and the odor doesn’t go away, then you can solve this problem with apple cider vinegar. All you need to do is to pour some apple cider vinegar in a dish and put it near the front door. In this way you will remove the annoying odor quickly and efficiently.
- Non-toxic cleaner
Vinegar is very effective natural cleaner. Anyway, many people don’t know that raw, unfiltered vinegar includes anti-bacterial characteristics, which is not the case with the most of the commercial vinegars. In order to prepare yourself a natural mixture and remove the toxin cleaners, bacteria and dirt from your house, you will need to combine even amounts of apple cider vinegar and water. It will not leave any smell behind it because it will go away as it dries.
- Weed killer
This natural solution is better than other commercial harmful glyphosate. It is simple, mix ¼ cup of salt, ½ teaspoon dish soap and ½ gallon apple cider vinegar. Sprinkle it on the plants and it will destroy them very efficiently.
Probably you are already aware that the deodorants are harmful for your health. If you like to use some natural deodorant, you can reach for apple cider vinegar. It is very effective fighter against the smell caused by the bacteria without exposing you to any cancer causing toxins. Put a little bit of apple cider vinegar under your arms and it will remove the smell as it dries.
- Stop smelly feet
As mentioned above, the apple cider vinegar is very effective fighter against bad odor. The bad smell from your feet is not spared by this ingredient. Soak a towel in apple cider vinegar and wipe your feet with it. Apple cider vinegar is very effective in balancing the pH of your feet and removing the bad smell.
- Facing toner/cleanser
The apple cider vinegar cleans everything, including the face. This is because of the strong antibacterial characteristics. Combine a little bit of apple cider vinegar with water and apply it on your face with cotton ball. It will keep disable the occurrence of any break outs while balancing the pH levels in your skin.
- Shiny, flake, free hair
The apple cider vinegar makes your hair softer and shinier. It balances your scalp’s pH level while the acid included in it eliminates the product accumulation. Combine 1/3 cup of apple cider vinegar with 4 cups of water and wash your hair after shampooing. Then you can wash your hair with cold water. If you have problems with dandruff, sprinkle your scalp with even amounts of apple cider vinegar and water, twice a week. Apply a towel over your head when you are done with the spraying and leave it to stay like that for one hour. Then you can rinse your hair as usual.
- Eliminate bad breath
If you have bad breath, then you can use apple cider vinegar to make gargle and mouthwash. In this way you will destroy the bacteria that cause the bad breath.
- Fade bruises
Because of its anti-inflammatory characteristics, the apple cider vinegar will relieve the discoloration. So, when you notice some bruise you can apply a little bit of apple cider vinegar and the problem will be solved.
- White teeth
Dilute one part of apple cider vinegar with two parts of water and apply it on your teeth. Your teeth will become white and most importantly, bacteria-free.