Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a versatile ingredient, which has countless ways of uses. It can be used for following purposes:
– As a cleaning product,
– A beauty care item,
– In a medicine,
– Insect repellent, and much more.
The most important when you use it to make sure you are using certified organic, unfiltered, raw, high-quality, and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. When it is taken orally, it should be always diluted in water, start with a small dose, and gradually increase it.
Here are 22 surprisingly effective uses of apple cider vinegar:
To stimulate enzyme secretion and bile flow, you can take a tablespoon of ACV on a daily basis, which will support the function of the liver.
Treats a sore throat
The antibacterial properties that are specific to the apple cider vinegar make it powerful in fighting pathogenic bacteria.
To treat a sore throat, dilute a tablespoon in a glass of water and gargle three times a day with this solution.
When you face a problem with sunburns, you can soothe them if you enjoy a bath with lukewarm water and added a cup of apple cider vinegar in it.
In order to improve the digestive system, you should stimulate the saliva release and help digestive juices to easily break down food.
Taking a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water before meals will be a good way to boost your digestion.
Treats acid reflux
ACV stimulates the release of digestive juices and thus promotes a healthy digestion, thus it prevents heartburn and acid reflux.
From the published study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition is obvious that ACV provides a feeling of satiety if taken in a glass of water before meals.
Regulate blood sugar
The dose of 2 tablespoons of vinegar taken before the meals can act effectively to lower blood sugar by the next morning.
Treats sugar cravings
By taking apple cider vinegar in a glass of water before meals, you can say your cravings for sweets ‘Goodbye’.
Supports heart health
Thanks to polyphenols (chlorogenic acid) which reduces oxidation of low-density lipoproteins (bad cholesterol) it protects against cardiovascular disease.
Due to its antimicrobial components, apple cider vinegar is a potent skin cleanser.
By adding a bit to a bowl of water, you can splash your face to clear away any impurities.
Treat your feet
To a bucket full of warm water, add a bit of apple cider vinegar, to kill bacteria soak your feet in it for 5 minutes.
The taste of your chicken, fish, or meat can be enriched by adding it to marinades.
Healthy and shiny hair
To make shiny and strong hair, mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a cup of water, and use the mixture to rinse it after shampooing.
Make your teeth pearly white naturally, by adding a teaspoon to half a glass of water, then swish it in the mouth for a mouthwash and rinse with water.
In order to keep fleas at bay, mix the ACV with water in equal amounts in a spray bottle, and spray onto the pet.
Drop a bit of apple cider vinegar under the armpits, using it as your natural deodorant.
It contains acetic acid which is an antimicrobial agent, so it can be used as a home cleaner.
Preserve your leftovers
On the exposed parts of the flesh of fruits, like avocado and apples, add a bit ACV and they won’t turn brown.
Repel fruit flies
Take a jar, pour a bit of apple cider vinegar in, and poke small holes into the cling wrap. It will serve as a trap for fruit flies if you leave it in the kitchen.
Fruits and vegetable wash
Add a bit of ACV in a sink full of water, and wash your veggies or fruits in it.
Boost your bone broth
To extract important minerals from the bones you can add ACV to your bone broth.
Prepare the dressing by mixing apple cider vinegar with some dried herbs and extra virgin olive oil, and add it to your salads.