My City Woman's blog on health benefits of apple cider vinegar

9 Amazing Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar comes loaded with health benefits. Since time immemorial, it was used in treating various ailments and conditions. We bring to you folk remedies that apple cider vinegar is known for.

1. Helps in weight loss –

Thanks to the acetic acid in the apple cider vinegar, the overall metabolism of the body increases. It also helps reduce the appetite along with water retention in the body. Overall, everything you need to help loose that flab.

2. Skin’s best friend –

There are several skin benefits related to apple cider vinegar. It can help reduce acne, it smoothens and softens the skin, treats sunburns, remove warts… and much more.  Try soaking in a bath water mixed with a cup of apple cider vinegar.

3. Helps in acid reflux –

Mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and honey each to a glass of warm water, 30 minutes before having your meal.

4. Soothes the stomach –

Vinegar is rich in acetic acid which can kill bacteria. Mixing a spoon of it with water can help relieve stomach pain, is also helpful in diarrhoea if its due to bacterial infection.

5. Relieves sore throat –

Mix one fourth cup of apple cider vinegar with one fourth cup of warm water and gargle every one hour. It would help relieve the prick of sore throat and clear out the bacterial growth at the very start.

6. Cures dandruff  –

Mix equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar and spray to your scalp. Cover your head and leave it on for about 30 minutes to one hour. Then rinse off. You can repeat it up to twice a week and see the dandruff disappear.

7. Cures mouth odour –

Try drinking or gargling a glass of water mixed with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. It can drastically kill odour causing bacteria. This can also help in whitening your teeth at the same time.

8. Boosts energy in the body –

Add a table spoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water to get instant energy boost – the natural way. It contains potassium and enzymes that not only banishes fatigue from the body , but also prevents further build up of lactic acid which causes tiredness.

9. Lowers blood sugar level –

Apple cider vinegar is known to help type 2 diabetes. It hinders the digestion of complex carbohydrates , lowering the blood sugar. Of course the best way is to have a healthy diet and avoid refined cards and sugar.

If you are open to taking the natural way  to cure some of the everyday heath issues, incorporating apple cider vinegar is a good idea. However, please refrain in exceeding the intake . The best way is to incorporate in your cooking itself. It can be used as salad dressing, in soups , in tenderising the meat and the like.

Also try using the organic or unfiltered/ unprocessed version of it to get the most out of it.  Avoid what they label it as “sparkling or distilled vinegar” variety.

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