The benefits of apple cider vinegar explained.
It's likely you have a bottle of apple cider vinegar tucked away in the pantry for cooking, but there's much more to this tangy liquid than you might realise. Be it around your home or incorporated into your daily beauty routine, apple cider vinegar has a multitude of benefits you can reap instantly. From a cleaning agent you can use in your kitchen to your health and wellbeing, here's why you should be incorporating this natural remedy into your everyday life, and trust us - there are plenty.
Forget apples, a shot of apple cider vinegar a day will keep the doctor away.
Use apple cider vinegar as a cleaning product to detoxify your home. Rather than using products packed with chemicals, opt for apple cider vinegar. Mixing equal parts water and ACV (1/2 a glass of each) use it to clean down tiled surfaces, the microwave and stove top, windows, glass and mirrors. It doubles as a disinfectant and is safe to use around children and animals.
Give your hair a healthy boost: A few times a week mix 1/2 a tablespoon with one cup of cold water into a bottle and rinse the solution through after you shampoo. You'll find your hair looking shiny in no time.
You can use it on your skin too: Replace your current toner with apple cider vinegar to regulate the pH of your skin and reduce acne or spots. Just dilute ACV with two parts of water and dab onto your face morning and night.
Balance your entire body. It's important to maintain healthy gut bacteria, and apple cider vinegar (along with other fermented products) helps to stabilise and maintain a healthy alkaline pH level. Sipping on an apple cider vinegar/water solution throughout the day will give you a natural energy boost.
It can help you detox. We hear this word a lot but you don't need to go to great lengths (and money) to detox! Research shows that apple cider vinegar cleanses your liver without costing you a fortune.
It will help with heartburn and acid reflux. That's right. Apple cider is full of antibiotic properties that helps to alleviate the acid levels in your stomach. So dose up.
You can use it on your pets. Spray or rub equal parts ACV and water solution onto your pets fur each day to get rid of pesky fleas. It might take a few days to do the trick.
Dealing with warts? Apple cider vinegar has been known to remove worrisome warts. Soak a cotton wool ball in ACV and attach it to the wart with a band-aid overnight and continue the process after the wart drops off.
Stains on your teeth? Rub ACV directly onto your teeth for extra sparkle.
Consume ACV to lose weight. Studies have shown that drinking apple cider vinegar each day can aid in your weight loss goals. Mix 2 teaspoons into a water bottle and sip on through out the day or down a tablespoon in your morning routine, everyday.
Neutralise smells. Place a cup of apple cider vinegar next to stubborn smells to help to remove any unpleasant odours.
To summarise, consuming apple cider vinegar is going to change your life. Start drinking it immediately - if not sooner. Pick up a bottle from your local supermarket or health food store.