Benefits and Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

To be honest, in the past I never thought twice about apple cider vinegar. Didn’t think about its possible benefits, or even the slightest conception of what I’d possibly need it for. But like I said, that was the past. The need and knowledge for natural, effective solutions have become far too vital to just keep on ignoring any longer. And the results of what I discovered on apple cider vinegar had me simply amazed, and asking myself “how did I not know about this stuff sooner?”

Some may tease “old-timers” for their seemingly strange concoctions versus today’s more modern, easier pill-form solutions, but those folks had it right all along. Why spend a fortune on doctor visits, prescription drugs, get stuck with adverse side effects from these chemical-ridden prescriptions (which could potentially do more damage in the long run than good), when all of which could be avoided by using effective, penny-saving, home remedies?

The benefits of apple cider vinegar are quite extensive. It contains a boatload of vitamins, pectin, beta-carotene, and minerals. Plus, apple cider vinegar aids in weight loss, and detoxification, as well as relief from arthritis, high cholesterol, diabetes, asthma, diarrhea, depression, and cancer. Apple cider vinegar is crucial for metabolism process, as it assists in breaking down food particles into essential fats, proteins, and minerals.apple-cider-vinegar-for-weight-loss

Apple cider vinegar comes from fresh, ripe apples fermented and passed through a meticulous process in order to develop the final vinegar product. The amino acids present in apple cider vinegar are potent antiseptics, and work as antibiotics. The acetic acid content in the vinegar can help treat various fungal, and bacterial infections.

Let’s take a look at the benefits, and helpful uses of apple cider vinegar!

Relieves Arthritis Pain

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Inflamed joints is a chronic illness caused by an accumulation of toxic waste in the body, something that is quite widespread in many Western countries. Apple cider vinegar can relieve joint pain, and restrict the the progress of this arthritic conidtion.

The next time your hands or feet feel tired, or swollen from pain, try rubbing some apple cider vinegar on them.

Balances Cholesterol Levels

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The pectin content, and amino acids found in this vinegar are beneficial in counteracting the bad cholesterol levels in the body. This helps protect, and maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.

Aids In Weight Loss

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Apple cider vinegar is great for losing excess weight. It makes the body burn all unwanted calories, and encourages the body’s metabolism to work at its best.

For daily weight and pH balance maintenance, add 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to 16 oz water. Sip throughout the day.

Boosts Metabolism

As mentioned briefly before, apple cider vinegar plays a big role in helping the metabolism function properly. It speeds up the metabolism, and supports both appetite control and fat burning.

Controls Diabetes

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Anyone with Diabetes, or knows someone with the disease, is aware of the amount of constant medical care and attention it requires, including specific dietary restrictions. The dietary fiber in apple cider vinegar is exceedingly beneficial for maintaining proper blood glucose levels.

Detoxification

In need of a good detox? Apple cider vinegar just so happens to be one of the most powerful detoxifying agents out there. It helps cleanse the entire digestive system, and cleans the blood in oxidation process.

Add 2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a 1 or 2 liter filtered water bottle. Drink throughout day to cleanse body, and kidneys all day long.

Great For Skin Care

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Apple cider vinegar can help restore a healthy glow to skin, as well as restrict dilation of pores, and improve the circulation of nutrients.

You can use apple cider vinegar as a daily toner. Dilute the vinegar with two parts water and spread the mixture over face with a cotton ball. This can be used in the evening after washing, and in the morning before applying moisturizer. Apple cider vinegar can also be applied directly onto age spots; leave vinegar on them overnight to lighten their color.

To use as an aftershave, fill a bottle with equal parts apple cider vinegar and water. Shake well to blend before use.

You can also use apple cider vinegar to treat sunburn. Just add a cup of it to a bath and soak for 10 minutes.

Even Better For Hair

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Not only does apple cider vinegar help skin, but it’s awesome for fighting dandruff, and balancing the pH level of the scalp. Try applying two or three spoonfuls of the vinegar directly to the scalp, and rinsing it after about an hour.

Or use an empty shampoo bottle and fill it with 1/2 a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a cup of cold water. Pour through hair after shampooing several times a week.

Treats Depression

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Some medical experts believe “depression syndomes” are connected with the physical body more than the mental state. Apple cider vinegar can aid in the fight against melancholic states by detoxifying and cleansing the liver.

Pet Care & Flea Reduction

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Apple cider vinegar can be used to clean litter pans for cats. For dogs, you can rinse them with apple cider vinegar in order to treat them for various infections, as well as repelling insects and ticks.

Rub some apple cider vinegar on your pet’s skin to reduce fleas. You can also add a small amount to their drinking water.

Spray apple cider vinegar (diluted 50% with water first) onto pets, and onto furniture to repel any presence of fleas.

Relieves Diarrhea

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Now, it may not be the most appealing topic to talk about, but still important, nonetheless. The pectin content present in apple cider vinegar can help ease diarrhea symptoms by creating a bulk fibrous matter. Plus, the pectin also makes a protective coat that soothes the lining of the colon.

Helps With Asthma

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Many individuals have found significant relief from chronic asthma by taking apple cider vinegar, or by applying pads soaked with the vinegar to the inner region of the wrist area.

Combats Cancer Growths

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Apple cider vinegar doesn’t necessarily cure cancer disease, but it can help neutralize free radicals, which have the potential to create cancerous growths and cause major damage to blood cells. The beta-carotene in apple cider vinegar works as an antioxidant, which effectively counteracts the free radicals formed through oxidation.

Use As A Household Cleaner

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We already how beneficial apple cider vinegar is for our health and the health of our pets, but did you know it makes a fantastic, natural household cleaner, too? Mix 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup of water. This can be used to clean microwaves, bathroom tiles, kitchen surfaces, windows, glasses and mirrors. It also works as a disinfectant.

Another cool fact about apple cider vinegar is it’s ability to remove teeth stains. Just rub directly on teeth, and rinse out.

If you can stand the taste of apple cider vinegar, then it’s simply a magic natural remedy. It heals, protects, and disinfects homes! Drinking apple cider vinegar everyday will bring a healthy, robust glow to skin and complexion, as well as other immensely vital health benefits.

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