24 Research Backed Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

by Shelby

Apple Cider Vinegar is cheap and effective on many levels. You can use it for so many different things!

You can use vinegar for just about anything ranging from ulcers to digestion issues. ACV is packed full of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Do you know the benefits of ACV?

  • Hair Rinse
    • Yes, rinsing your hair with this can give you healthy hair. In doing this you are essentially using ACV as conditioner and baking soda as shampoo.
  • Cleaning
    • Using this mixed with water can and will disinfect almost all surfaces.
  • Animal Skin Treatment
    • You can use ACV to treat irritated skin as well as repelling fleas. It is completely safe so no worries about whether the animal might ingest it or not. Adding it to their food can also help them to maintain a healthy pH balance as well.
  • Thinning Hair and Dandruff
    • Being highly acidic ACV works to kill bacteria off that is causing hair loss and dandruff. Pour it on your scalp, massage it in, and let it sit for a few hours.
  • Toning Your Skin
    • ACV will work wonders on your skin in a good way.
  • Detox
    • Acids in ACV bind to toxins and allow your body to release them much more effectively.
  • Candida
    • This is something not everyone is going to be familiar with however Candida is a parasitic bacteria that causes yeast overgrowth and result in a person having low energy levels, yeast infections, canker sores, and other embarrassingly  uncomfortable symptoms. ACV can work to keep the parasite at bay.
  • Congestion and Allergies
    • ACV helps break down mucus and can reduce sneezing and similar symptoms as well.
  • Reduce Heartburn and Acid Reflux
    • Heartburn seems to be one of the most common health issues as person can have. It is something that happens based off of our diet oftentimes. Acid reflux occurs when we are depleted in something known as hydrochloric acid. This is something people who need to improve their gut flora often have issues with. However, one tablespoon of raw ACV before you eat can help ensure that you will have acidic stomach acid at least for that meal.
  • Treating High Cholesterol
    • One study done back in 2006 found that feeding rats ACV for almost 20 days drastically reduced their cholesterol levels.
  • Antiglycemic Effect
    • ACV might be able to lower the glycemic response to starchy carbohydrates. The things that often make up most of our diet.
  • Anti-Tumor
    • ACV has been found on several occasions to have anti-tumor properties. With more research, this could lead to something amazing.
  • Digestion Improvement
    • being rich in acid this enables your digestive system to work properly. This gets things going in order to kick off the rest of the process.
  • Prevent Muscle Fatigue
    • Muscle fatigue is something we deal with generally after a workout however, it can be avoided. Make sure the body has a good amount of electrolyte stores before working out. You can do this by taking a tablespoon of ACV with water.
  • Bad Breath Issues
    • Bad breath can be a sign of something going on inside your body. ACV can help reduce and in some cases eliminate bad breath.
  • Body Odor Issues
    • By using ACV to regulate the pH of your skin you can reduce body odor. This can be done by simply wiping your pits with an ACV soaked paper towel daily.
  • Food Preservation
    • Using ACV allows you to store food for longer. You can use ACV or normal vinegar for this depending on your taste preference.
  • Weight Loss
    • ACV has been known to help regulate blood sugar levels in doing this is curbs cravings and kicks out extra calories.
  • Prevent Bladder Stones
    • Bladder stones sound awful, right? By Using ACV to alkalize your urine you are decreasing your chances of getting them.
  • UTI Prevention
    • In using ACV and alkalizing your urine you are also reducing the risks of coming down with a UTI. Something we all want to avoid if possible.
  • Balance Your pH
    • ACV while high in acids can also alkalize specific parts of your body such as urine which I mentioned above. This is something that can help balance your pH because while it is acidic it is also alkalizing.
  • Potassium
    • ACV is a great source of potassium. Maintaining proper amounts of this in your body is very important.
  • Warts and Callouses
    • According to Dr. Scholl keeping your feet healthy can be done by soaking them in warm water with a third of ACV for 30 minutes or less then rubbing them with a pumice stone. This is said to make it impossible for fungus and warts to embed themselves in the skin.
  • Poison Ivy
    • ACV can soothe irritations caused by this plant. using ACV on this will draw the toxins out and provide relief.

See, there are limitless uses for ACV. Using apple cider vinegar can drastically improve your health and make cleaning easier. This amazing ‘remedy’ has a lot of potential and I can see that is can do great things when used properly.

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