Vinegar literally means “sour wine” in French. Apple Cider Vinegar is proclaimed to be a super fluid that can do absolutely anything. From health to beauty, from cooking to cleaning, this magical liquid is slowly but steadily gaining popularity as people start realizing its value. There is no major proven evidence of risks or benefits of consuming this vinegar. However, people do consume 1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water every day and claim to experience benefits. We present to you here some benefits of this new obsession which is much more than a salad dressing.
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Fight the sugar
Several studies have showed that vinegar may actually help lower glucose levels. It is anti-glycemic and helps in complete digestion of complex carbohydrates thereby having a beneficial effect on the blood sugar levels
Vinegar may help you in weight loss. It reduces appetite and cravings. 2 teaspoons of this vinegar in a glass of water sipped through the day will significantly decline the body weight, abdominal fat, waist circumference and triglycerides. Triglycerides contribute to the bad cholesterol which we would want to stay away from.
It helps body maintain a healthy alkaline pH level. It improves the acid content of your stomach thus helping you deal with Acid reflux. It is also known to soothe intestinal spasms. It helps stimulate cardiovascular circulation and detoxify the liver.
Apple cider vinegar is known to work for a variety of skin problems such as bug bites, poison ivy, and sunburn. You can either try soaking in a bath with one cup of vinegar added or apply it directly to the irritated area.
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Vinegar does wonders to your hair making it shiny, glossy and dandruff-free. Mix one part vinegar with one part of water and use it as a natural conditioner. Apply it to your hair and leave it on for 5-15 minutes before rinsing. Be pleasantly surprised with the results.
Diluted apple cider vinegar can also be used as a cleanser and facial toner. All you need to is apply some amount on a cotton ball and massage the skin gently. It may also help you get rid of the bruises as they fade faster.
Dab a bit of this magical fluid under your arms or wipe your feet to get rid of the bad odour. It helps in killing bacteria that cause odour and thus serves as a natural deodorant.
Diluted apple cider vinegar helps you deal with bad breath and whiten your teeth. Make sure that you dilute it before use as concentrate may damage the tooth enamel or tissues of your mouth and throat.
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It is a wonder-worker in the conditioning of wood. Take ½ cup of vegetable oil and mix it with ½ cup of apple cider vinegar. It will create a furniture polish that will clean and treat wooden furniture and surfaces and also remove water stains.
If you are the one who does not believe in using chemicals for cleaning, use the apple cider vinegar. Use 1 part of vinegar with 2 parts of water, add a few drops of tea tree oil and you have a natural cleaner and disinfectant ready for use.
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It is a best natural agent to get rid of pesticides and bacteria on the fruits and veggies. Use 10% vinegar and 90% water to prepare the wash for the vegetables and fruits. Rinse them thoroughly and the produce is now suitable for your consumption.
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Apple Cider Vinegar with olive oil, garlic and mustard serves as an excellent salad dressing. Drizzle it over cooked greens or use it as a base for cucumber salad, it tastes simply heavenly. Vegetables pickled with vinegar are also a treat.
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Use vinegar to marinate fish or meat and it will add a zing to its taste. Homemade bone broth tastes awesome with a little bit of vinegar. It retains all the essential nutrients in the broth and is a very healthy option.
You could also use a little vinegar during baking to raise it further. Also use it in homemade sauces, soups or smoothies.
Excess of anything is known to cause damage. Make sure that you do not use excess vinegar. Healthy consumption of vinegar, however, will surely provide you with lots of benefits. So wouldn’t you like to try this magic ingredient?