Now, more than ever, it’s important to use all natural remedies and products in the home. There are so many toxins out there these days, so using clean, natural apple cider vinegar is a wonderful alternative.
Apple cider vinegar, also known as ACV, is a popular new health obsession. By taking apple cider vinegar shots a few times a week, it can help improve many areas of your life. It also can be used for other purposes around the home and it can become a worthwhile element in your daily routine.
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It’s effective for almost everything, from your house to your skin. It’s important to buy the right type of Apple Cider Vinegar. Look for products that contain “the mother.” When it’s made with a slow fermentation process, there is a buildup of yeast and bacteria and this part is called the mother. It’s commonly thought to contain most of the beneficial ingredients – like enzymes and proteins. The mother makes it look slightly cloudy, and may even show up in strands or sediment in the bottle. Be sure to buy raw, organic and unpasteurized ACV to get the maximum benefits.
Here are the top 9 uses for apple cider vinegar in your home:
Take 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with 16 ounces of water. Sip on this throughout the day. Weight loss is proven to come from daily intake of acetic acid (which is a main ingredient). In a 2009 study, it was found that people who drank acetic acid for 12 weeks experienced significant weight loss and declines in abdominal fat, waist circumference, and triglycerides, which lead to bad cholesterol.
Dilute ACV with two parts water, and spread it over your face with a cotton ball to replace your toner. You can do this at night and in the morning before you apply your moisturizer. A dab of it can also be left on the skin overnight to fade age spots or acne scars. It also can be used for warts. Soak a cotton ball in ACV, then fasten the cotton ball over the wart with a band-aid overnight. The skin may swell some as it reacts with the solution. However, the wart will most likely fall off. Once it does, the treatment should be continued for a few more days, so the wart doesn’t return.
Detox your home
Make it into a cleaner by putting it in a spray bottle with water. This is a great way to naturally clean surfaces and get rid of lingering toxins. It’s wonderful for bathrooms, especially bathtubs – and can be used in the kitchen too. The great part is you can use it anywhere and never have to worry about it getting in your food or ingesting it – because it is actually good for you. This is a much healthier alternative to the cleaning supplies available today, most of which are loaded with toxins.
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Balance your inner systems
The body constantly strives to achieve a state of balance and equilibrium. ACV helps maintain a healthy alkaline pH level. Research shows that higher acid levels (lower pH level) lead to a lack of energy and higher incidences of infection. If you drink ACV regularly, you will inevitably lower your pH making you less prone to infections and helping to balance all your internal systems.
Along with balancing your pH, ACV creates an overall detox in the body. Research shows that it can help stimulate cardiovascular circulation and help detoxify the liver. It’s a great thing to add to any cleanse or detox you undertake. Think of it as an extra boost to keep things moving along!
Heal an upset stomach
Sometimes you will eat something that simply doesn’t agree with your tum. When this happens, you can often feel the results in bloating, stomach aches, or other intestinal issues. Apple cider vinegar can be a perfect solution for a tummy issues. ACV contains an ingredient called pectin which is known for soothing the intestinal system. Mix about two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with water or juice, and you’ll feel relief in your stomach.
Get rid of a sore throat
Have you ever woken up with that annoying tickle in your throat? You can feel a sickness coming on and you want to nip it in the bud. A sore throat is never a pleasant experience. You might try some hot tea or honey, but still not feel relief. This is where apple cider vinegar can come in handy! By gurgling a mixture of one part ACV and one part water, you can find relief from your sore throat. Bacteria don’t like the strong acid that’s in ACV, which means they will die off when you gurgle it. Be sure to mix it with water, as you don’t want to harm your throat.
Promote a healthy scalp
Another issue you might deal with is having a dry scalp. Shampoos to heal your head can contain lots of toxins and also be expensive. They also often only perpetuate the dry scalp problem. Using apple cider vinegar with your shampoo can help to heal your scalp. Mix ACV with water and apply it to your head before you shampoo. Let it sit for a minute and then rinse and shampoos as normal. This process will help to eliminate your dry scalp issues.
End bad breath
It’s easy to reach for a piece of gum when you feel like you want to freshen your breath. However, this often only masks the underlying problem and also, can lead to teeth problems as many gums contain lots of sugar. Gargling apple cider vinegar with a mix of water can help kill bacteria in your mouth that may be causing bad breath. This is a great alternative to mouthwash and helps your overall oral health.