Apple cider vinegar is one of the rare all-natural products with various uses, like in your beauty routine, around the house, or for your overall health.
There are many natural health and beauty remedies to prepare from this type of vinegar, so a little sip can do a lot.
For about $2 a bottle of apple cider vinegar, you’ll get numerous health benefits. We present you with 17 reasons why to always keep apple cider vinegar in your pantry.
1. Gets Rid of Hiccups
You will no longer have to ask a friend to scare you or to hold your breath when you have hiccups. Just swallow one teaspoon of this vinegar and its sour taste will quickly soothe and eliminate the annoying hiccup.
2. Upset Stomach Remedy
Prepare a mixture of 1 or 2 tablespoons of this vinegar in some water, and the next time you have problems with your stomach take a sip. Apple cider vinegar can soothe the symptoms and contain the problem of bacterial infection and intestinal spasms.
3. Banishes Bad Breath
No one wants to have bad breath, but if you do, gargling with this vinegar might help. A mixture of some water and half a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar can help you eliminate your bad breath. Moreover, this gargle can whiten your teeth as well.
4. Prevents Indigestion
Apple cider vinegar can help you when you aren’t feeling so well after eating some food, such as Chinese food. If you know that you’ll eat some anyway, drink a mixture of 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, 1 teaspoon of honey, and a glass of water about half an hour prior to eating.
5. Beats Exercise Exhaustion
A lactic acid often accumulates in your body after a gym workout, resulting in soreness and fatigue. To keep your energy level high and balance your amino acids, add 1 tablespoon of this vinegar to the water you’ll consume after your workout.
6. Soothes Sore Throats
Whenever you feel you’ll get a sore throat, just gargle with a mixture of ¼ cup of warm water and ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar every hour. This will help to destroy the germs and prevent infection.
7. Pampers Hair
This vinegar is extremely beneficial for your hair. To prepare a homemade hair product, mix 4 cups of water and 1/3 cup of vinegar. Pour it over your hair after you have shampooed it and allow it to stay for a couple of minutes before washing it with cold water. The result will be shiny, dandruff-free, tangle-free locks.
8. Reduces Cholesterol
According to a Japanese study, daily consumption of half an ounce of this vinegar reduces cholesterol levels. Although further researches are needed, this daily intake will surely do you good.
9. Soothes Sunburn
We do recommend using sunscreen during the upcoming months, but in case you get a little sunburn, rub some apple cider vinegar directly on the affected area to soothe the burn as well as your red skin.
10. Clears Stuffy Nose
The acid and potassium in this vinegar can prevent the growth of bacteria and thin the mucus. So, whenever you have a really stuffy nose, just drink a mixture of a teaspoon of vinegar with a glass of water.
11. Helps Clear Acne
This vinegar is an excellent natural toner. It possesses antibacterial features, so it can keep your acne under control, reduce red spots, soften and exfoliate the skin, and balance the pH levels of your skin.
12. Helps in Weight Loss
According to reader’s Digest, the acetic acid contained in the apple cider vinegar increases the metabolism, suppresses the appetite, and decreases water retention. Moreover, according to scientists, this vinegar interferes with the starch digestion in the body, resulting in the entrance of fewer calories into the bloodstream.
13. Treats Ear Infections
Very often, ear infections can be difficult to deal with and painful situations. To prepare a homemade remedy, mix equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water, or rubbing alcohol, and soak a cotton ball in it. Stick the cotton ball in your affected ear, and allow it to stay for about 5 minutes. Thanks to the vinegar, the irritation will be soothed and the bacteria ravaging your ear will be destroyed.
14. Eliminates Warts
Apple cider vinegar can also help in cases of warts. Soak a cotton pad in apple cider vinegar, and place it onto your wart. The cotton pad should be secured with a bandage and left to stay overnight. Do this process for a week period if you want quick results.
15. Soothes Sore Muscles
Rub several teaspoons of this vinegar on the affected areas several times a day until your pain completely decreases. This mixture helps in sore muscles after the gym or a cold.
16. Relieves Gout
Everyday consumption of a little amount of apple cider vinegar will help reduce the pain and swelling in cases of joint pain because of gout. Moreover, it’s beneficial in cases of arthritis joint pain.
17. Helps You Get to Sleep
A combination of apple cider vinegar and honey has been proven to help in cases of restless nights and insomnia, because of its calming effects on the nervous system. Take the mixture before bed and enjoy your sleep.
Tell us if you use apple cider vinegar in some other way!
Via A Sweet Pea Chef