Some of us might have apple cider vinegar in our kitchen cabinets. However, how often do you really use it for cooking? Here and there maybe but what you can be doing is using it to help benefit your health.
If you haven’t already heard, the use of apple cider vinegar has been proven to help reduced cholesterol, lower blood sugar levels and improve symptoms of diabetes, even help with weight loss.
Here are some surprising ways to use apple cider vinegar.
With cold and flu season quickly approaching you might find herself getting a scratch throat. To eliminate the use of too much cough syrup, give apple cider vinegar a try. Mixing one teaspoon apple cider vinegar, one teaspoon cayenne pepper and three teaspoons clover honey in a glass of warm water will help you to heal.
Got a funky foot odor? This can be a great use for the whole family. If your child plays a sport and has stinky feet, try this remedy to improve the small. Apple cider vinegar actually helps balance out your body’s natural PH levels. You can standard baby wipes and soak them in apple cider vinegar. Store them in a plastic bag and use them as needed. Just take a wipe and rub over the area to cleanse the foot. Don’t worry, the vinegar smell will do away once it dries.
If you suffer from digestive issues, take a teaspoon of ACV (apple cider vinegar) and mix it into warm water or tea. Drinking this before a meal will help your body to break down food. Some causes of discomfort such as heartburn or constipation issues are said to be from low stomach acids. The ACV helps bring those levels up.
Looking to clear up and improve your skin? ACV has malic and lactic acids that soften and exfoliate skin, reduce red spots, and balance the pH of your skin. A dab of diluted apple cider vinegar left overnight on age spots, pimples or acne scars will help reduce their appearance.
Need Energy – Skip the Coffee
Next time you’re feeling tired, put down the cup of coffee. Apple cider vinegar contains potassium and enzymes that may relieve that tired feeling. Mix a teaspoon into some water and add some honey or lemon to help improve the taste.
Oral Health Care
Apple cider vinegar actually has some benefits to your overall oral health. If you suffer from bad breath, try gargling with ACV. Just like using wipes for your teeth, gargling with ACV will help draw out bacteria and improve your breath.
You can also use ACV mixed with baking soda to help reduce the appearance of stains on your teeth, as well as improving the health of your gums.
There are many uses for ACV. Of course this doesn’t replace modern medicine and you should always consult your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about using the product. However, using ACV can help improve some overall health issues and keep you feeling fresh, renewed, happy and healthy!