Five Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Once in a while you discover a miracle, and when you do, you just have to blog about it. Today, I want to share my knowledge about the miracle that is apple cider vinegar. It’s a true miracle because it is inexpensive (about $3 per bottle), easily available, and cures many diseases and issues.

I am plagued by chronic sinus infections. Since I refuse to take antibiotics, I usually suffer with each infection for a couple of weeks. This time, I read about drinking ACV (apple cider vinegar) twice a day to fight off the sinusitis. After two days, all my symptoms were gone! I couldn’t believe it! That’s when I started reading up more about it, and found out that this amazing product cures many, many other things. My sister even e-mailed me a spreadsheet of all her research on what ACV cures.

What is apple cider vinegar?

“Apple cider vinegar, otherwise known as cider vinegar or ACV, is a type of vinegar made from cider or apple must and has a pale to medium amber color. Unpasteurized or organic ACV contains mother of vinegar, which has a cobweb-like appearance and can make the vinegar look slightly congealed.

ACV is used in salad dressings, marinades, vinaigrettes, food preservatives, and chutneys, among other things. It is made by crushing apples and squeezing out the liquid. Bacteria and Yeast are added to the liquid to start the alcoholic fermentation process, and the sugars are turned into alcohol. In a second fermentation process, the alcohol is converted into vinegar by acetic acid-forming bacteria (acetobacter). Acetic acid and malic acid give vinegar its sour taste,” according to Wikipedia.

Uses of apple cider vinegar

There are almost too many uses to name. However, one word of caution I want to say is that you must use organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized Organic Apple Cider Vinegar for your body to be able to digest it.

1. Sinus Infections

The vinegar has been proven to thin, slow down and break up mucus that causes the infection. No need for antibiotics which will wreak havoc on the body, just use this all natural solution. Quickly, you will see mucus change from thick and green to white and runny, which means it’s clearing up in your body.

2. Weight loss

Natural News reports that studies have been done that show that ACV may help in managing blood sugar and reducing LDL and higher HDL cholesterol, which led to controlling appetite and cravings for food. It can stave off fat accumulation without the use of dangerous weight loss supplements.

“In a 2009 study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, it was found that subjects that consumed acetic acid for 12 weeks experienced significant declines in body weight, abdominal fat, waist circumference and triglycerides. Triglycerides contribute to the bad cholesterol that we want to avoid,” states Mind Body Green.

3. Oily hair and dandruff

Check out my blog about using ACV to help with oily and greasy hair. Brian Thompson, head senior trichologist at the Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinic in New York provided some tips on Daily Glow about getting rid of oily and greasy hair. Thompson says apple-cider vinegar rinses can be helpful for oily hair and recommends using a diluted solution as a postshampoo, after-conditioning rinse. Consider trying the following recipe from Ecobeauty, by Lauren Cox with Janet Cox:

Refreshing Mint Hair Rinse
One-half cup boiling water
1 to 2 mint tea bags
2 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar

Pour boiling water over the tea bag(s) and let steep until cool. Remove the bag(s), pressing to extract as much tea as possible, then stir in the vinegar. After shampooing and conditioning your hair as usual, apply the entire mixture to your hair. Massage it into your scalp and work it through your hair. Then dry your hair as you normally would, without rinsing it out.

Check out this blog about how to use ACV to treat dandruff naturally.

4. Diarrhea

“Apple Cider Vinegar is a great natural remedy for diarrhea. The vinegar acts an effective agent against many of the major bacteria that lead to diarrhea, and the high pectin concentration in the vinegar soothes the irritated lining of the colon. A suggested dosage is to mix 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar into an 8 oz glass of water, and drink this 3 times a day,” according to HomeRemediesWeb.com.

5. Sunburn

If you’ve sat in the sun too long and are now in agony from a bad sunburn, just grab some apple cider vinegar! Mind Body Green recommends pouring a cup of the vinegar into your bath and soaking in it for ten minutes to relieve sunburn.

Apple Cider Vinegar is a natural solution to these five, along with numerous other issues. Just remember to purchase the organic unfiltered product, and if you’re drinking it, I would recommend using it for two weeks, and then taking two weeks off.

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