A lot of us are familiar with apple cider vinegar and have even repeatedly used it while cooking, but there’s so much more use to it than that. Applied daily as a safe, natural alternative to chemical drugs and for an overall health boost – no wonder apple cider vinegar has been popular among people for many centuries.
Apple Cider Vinegar as a Beauty Aid
When applied directly on the face, apple cider vinegar will boost the pH levels of your skin, making it look radiant, healthy and blemish-free. In fact, you can use apple cider vinegar all over your body to reduce cellulite, swelling and even remove warts. Your hair will also benefit from it: after a few rinses your scalp will be free from dandruff and noticeably healthier. Are you still unsure about the cosmetological benefits of this product? Apple cider vinegar can be used as a mouthwash, to whiten your teeth, fight bad breath and kill harmful bacteria – the natural way.
Medical Use of Apple Cider Vinegar
If you remember, in one of my previous articles we talked about coconut oil – another extremely useful supplement. But coconut oil was more useful in terms of cosmetological use, whereas apple cider vinegar concentrates mainly on health benefits (mind you, being healthy on the inside will make you look a lot better on the outside).
By taking a small amount of apple cider vinegar daily, you will be: cleaning your kidneys from the build-up of harmful toxins; preventing (and even curing) symptoms of cold and the flu; relieving arthritis pain; helping cope with allergies and asthma; lowering cholesterol levels; aiding digestion; lowering blood pressure; curing nail fungus; soothing itching (such as that experienced during eczema) and even disinfecting wounds.
Apple Cider Vinegar and Weight Loss
Weight loss falls into the category of medical and even cosmetological use, but I find this specific application important enough to deserve its own section like the benefits of avocado.
We all know how hard it can be to loose weight and don’t realize that, often, the problem lies in our metabolism (that is why some people can eat everything and stay skinny and others spend their life on diets and still have excess weight). Apple cider vinegar significantly speeds up our metabolism (meaning food will be broken down faster instead of being stored as fat) and this, apart from helping you look better, will release energy and help you get more things done without the help of caffeine. You will also, as a result, get much less food cravings which, again, will help you loose weight. No gym memberships, no forced diets, no expensive supplements – just the priceless help of nature.
Apple Cider Vinegar around the House
As mentioned at the very beginning of this article – we are all familiar with apple cider vinegar and mostly use it in cooking. But cooking isn’t the only significant benefit from apple cider vinegar in terms of household use. You can use apple cider vinegar to wash windows and mirrors for a streak-free shine and as an air-freshener (instead of the chemical ones sold in shops). Also a useful tip for those with cats – a cat will never have an “accident” in a place where it smells vinegar.
So, as you have seen, apple cider vinegar is an extremely universal, affordable and safe product. The amount of usages is unarguably large (you may even invent some of your own along the way) and there are absolutely no side effects because it’s so natural. There are many ways and opportunities to take care of your-self, so why not start today?