People have used ACV for hundreds of years now. Its strong antibacterial properties make it ideal for treating wounds, bruises and even prophylactic cleansing.
We are going to present you with 25 uses of ACV and one way to save money when you buy it.
Home – ACV is a great substitute for toxic cleaners and weed killers.
- Non-toxic alternative
ACV is among the best house cleaners. Raw, unfiltered ACV contains bacteria that the store-bought ones don’t have. Mix one part ACV and one part water in a spray bottle to clean dirt, eliminate bacteria and toxins. When the vinegar dries, the smell will go away.
- Weed killer
ACV is a stronger and more effective weed killer than the glyphosate which is harmful. Combine ½ cup of ACV, ¼ cup of salt and ½ cup of dish soap. This solution kills all weed so be sure not to spray it on your flowers.
- Eliminates odors
ACV eliminates odors in your house quickly and effectively. Put a dish of ACV in the place where the odor comes from and it will neutralize it fast.
Health – ACV can benefit your health in many ways
- Reducing serum blood glucose
ACV prevents diabetes by decreasing the levels of triglycerides, HDLs and ADLs. This was proved in a research made on rats about ACV effects on the lipid profile. They gave ACV to the rats for 4 weeks and according to the results, the HbA1C levels of the diabetic rats were significantly lowered. HbA1C is a test for measuring the plasma glucose levels over a certain period and gives more precise results about diabetes than blood sugar tests. The results undoubtedly showed that ACV reduces the blood glucose levels and prevents diabetes.
- Weight loss
ACV makes you feel full which the key for losing weight. It was proved in a study that the acetic acid in ACV decreases the fat buildup. You can dilute the ACV with water or add it in juices or salads.
- Lowers cholesterol
There was a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry that proved ACV lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in lab rats. The rats were given ACV and high cholesterol food at the same time.
- Detoxifying the body
People believe that detox diets help them lose weight and keep them healthy. ACV’s antioxidant properties get rid of free radicals and eliminate toxins from your body. Consume a glass of ACV every morning.
- Clear sinuses
ACV breaks up buildup mucus thus cleaning the sinuses. Its antibacterial properties help prevent infections and colds. Dilute some ACV with water and drink it to breathe easier.
- Relieves sore throat
Use warm ACV to make a gargle and alleviate sore throat. Mix one part ACV and one part water and gargle with it a few times a day. It will decrease inflammation and relieve sore throat.
- Digestive aid
If you have digestion problems dilute some ACV with water or juice and drink it. Its antibiotic and antibacterial properties will alleviate stomach issues. Some even claim that the pectin in ACV helps treat intestinal spasms.
- Itchy or sunburnt skin
Just apply some ACV on the affected are to relieve the itchiness. It is also helpful for itches cause by bug bites, poison ivy or a jellyfish sting. If you have sunburns, soak in a bath where you added a cup of ACV. This will sooth the pain.
- Removes warts
Apply a cotton ball soaked in ACV on the wart until it falls off. It is still unknown how it treats them but it sure dries them very quickly.
- Post-exercise energy drink
The amino acids in ACV fight the effects of lactic acid that occurs after a workout. Drink ACV after a workout to prevent muscle pain.
Beauty/Hygiene – Here are some effective uses of ACV:
- Shiny, flake-free hair
You can use ACV as a weekly hair rinse. It leaves the hair glossy and soft. The acid it contains helps remove built up products from the hair. It balances your scalp’s pH levels as well. Mix 1/3 cup of ACV and 4 cups of water and use it to rinse your hair after shampooing and then rinse with cold water. Spray your scalp with a mixture of one part vinegar and one part water if you are having dandruff issues, then wrap your head with a towel and stay like that for an hour. Wash as usual.
- Facial toner/cleanser
ACV toner cleans your faces and prevents break outs thanks to its antibacterial properties. Use it diluted with water and apply it with a cotton ball on your face as a toner or on pimples.
ACV is a natural deodorant that eliminates odor without causing any side effects. Apply a little ACV on your underarms. The smell will go away when the ACV dries out.
- Fade bruises
Whenever you have a bruise, apply some ACV with a cotton ball. Its anti-inflammatory properties help with the discoloration.
- Whiten teeth
Swish around some ACV diluted with water and brush as usual. This will fight bacteria and leave your teeth pearly white.
- Eliminate bad breath
If you have a bad breath, use ACV as mouthwash. It will eliminate the bacteria that cause the bad breath.
- Stop smelly feet
Wipe your feet and toes with a paper towel soaked in ACV to eliminate and prevent the odor. It balances the pH levels of your feet and eliminates bacteria that cause the odor.
Food – You can use ACV in your favorite foods.
Pure ACV can damage the enamel of your teeth and also damage your throat so it is best to consume it diluted with some fruit juice. It gives tangy flavor and provide many other health benefits.
Fluff up your baking goods by adding ACV. It will lift your cookies, cakes and sweets but it won’t be obvious in the final taste.
Add ACV in your barbecue sauces to give them tangier and sweeter taste. You can also add it to your marinades or mix it in thick condiments.
ACV is a perfect additive for many salads. Mix it with olive oil and drizzle over your favorite salads to make them even more delicious.
ACV gives your soups an improved taste.
Don’t forget that you should use organic Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) without toxins as apples are a pretty much contaminated fruit.
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