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7 Reasons to Love Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:27 AM
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7 Reasons to Love Apple Cider Vinegar

I was first introduced to apple cider vinegar (ACV for short) several years ago after reading in a magazine that Fergie (Black Eyed Peas, not Duchess of York) takes a couple of teaspoons each day to assist weight loss. A body like Fergie by drinking apple cider vinegar? That is one bandwagon I was quick to jump on. While I’m still waiting for Fergie-like abs, I have been reaping the many other health benefits associated with including a little ACV in my diet. ACV has been touted for it many medicinal properties for yonks and it really is a cure-all remedy.  

These are just a few benefits of apple cider vinegar … 

1. Detoxification 

Being rich in natural minerals, vitamins and enzymes makes apple cider vinegar a great addition to any detox. The unique acids in apple cider vinegar can bind to toxins and help the body eliminate them more effectively. Apple cider vinegar can also help to stimulate circulation and aid detoxification in the liver. In ancient cultures ACV was often used to purify the blood. Another way apple cider vinegar aids detoxification is by breaking up mucus throughout the body andcleansing the lymph nodes to allow for better lymph circulation. A healthy lymphatic system can remove toxins from the cells in the body while improving immune system response. 

2. To promote weight loss 

Apple cider vinegar may aid in weight loss by stabilising the blood sugar for a longer period and helping to control the appetite. Try taking 1-2 teaspoons in water before each meal. This little trick may also help with diabetes. Don’t just rely on ACV to help you trim down though. It won’t work if your diet is rubbish. ACV should be an accompaniment to a healthy, balanced diet. 

3. To help with digestion 

Aiding digestion is possibly one of apple cider vinegar’s biggest claims to fame. It can help with common indigestion and gastrointestinal discomfort caused by certain foods and it is said to clear up chronic acid reflux when taken religiously with each meal. 

4. To alleviate skin problems 

Apple cider vinegar can be used as a topical astringent for acne prone skin, and some even report that taking ACV orally every day has helped clear their skin. Add a cup of apple cider vinegar and a cup of Epsom salts to a hot bath to draw toxins out through the skin and help jumpstart the cleansing process. This can also help relieve joint pain as well as skin conditions like eczema and acne. 

5. To get rid of warts

Try this for a home wart removal remedy: Soak a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar and attach it to the wart site with a bandaid. Leave overnight. Repeat each night until the wart disappears. 

6. Helps ward off sickness 

Apple cider vinegar devotees claim that this miracle elixir is one of the main reasons they are able to ward of common illnesses. This can most likely be chalked up to ACV's unique blend of vitamins, minerals and enzymes. It also possesses antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. 

7. For soft and shiny hair 

Acetic acid, the main ingredient in ACV, will remove build up from styling products and conditioners and strengthen the hair shaft, leaving you with soft, shiny strands. It will also balance hair's pH level, kill bacteria, and is a cure for dandruff.  

Dilute 1/3 cup ACV in 4 cups of water and pour over your hair after shampooing. Leave it in for a few seconds before rinse your hair using cold water to seal the hair shaft and create more shine. Because vinegar is acidic, using the rinse daily is not advised. And no, your hair won’t stink like vinegar – the smell will go away after your hair dries. 
 
How to take it orally… 

Add 1-3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm or cool water before each meal. You can also add it to hot water with a little honey and drink it as a tea. Apple cider vinegar is also great as a salad dressing when mixed with flaxseed oil and honey. 

It’s important to buy an apple cider vinegar that is organic and unfiltered so that all of its nutritional value is in tact. The Bragg’s brand is great. The hazy looking stuff that settles to the bottom is called “the mother” and it is said to be the most nutritious part of the apple cider vinegar for its therapeutic benefits.

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Flaca43
by Silver Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:41 AM

 I didn't know all of this about apple cider vinegar. Thank you. I also do know it helps when you are sick with a bad cold or sinus infection. Drink a tablespoon of it and, a tablespoon of honey in water. Works great.

Harris06
by Megan on Feb. 1, 2013 at 8:48 AM

I have been trying to drink a tablespoon of it with water first thing in the morning...it's tough. I'd rather have plain water. I'm doing it though. I missed a few days but I'm back on the wagon now. *gag* haha

charlene_kyle
by Charlene on Feb. 1, 2013 at 11:09 AM

 TFS

othermom
by Danelle on Feb. 1, 2013 at 11:18 AM

very interesting

ToYnyc
by Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 12:01 PM

  i love this, TFSsimple smile

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by Member on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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I have a great tip for using acv.  If you ever start to feel that really uncomfortable pressure like you're getting cystitis, as soon as you feel the symptoms coming on drink 2 Tbls of acv in a coffee mug topped off with water.  Just hold your nose and down it.  I always start to feel it get better within 20 minutes.  If it's already started and got a hold on you, go ahead and take the acv.  It won't knock it out like it will if you do it when it first starts, but it will still lessen the symptoms and make you feet somewhat better.  I've shared this tip with lots of women over the years and they've all come back and told me later that they tried it and it worked.

Harris06
by Megan on Feb. 1, 2013 at 2:52 PM

I have never heard this but I usually start downing the cranberry juice and it clears it right up.

Quoting Pink.Frosting:

I have a great tip for using acv.  If you ever start to feel that really uncomfortable pressure like you're getting cystitis, as soon as you feel the symptoms coming on drink 2 Tbls of acv in a coffee mug topped off with water.  Just hold your nose and down it.  I always start to feel it get better within 20 minutes.  If it's already started and got a hold on you, go ahead and take the acv.  It won't knock it out like it will if you do it when it first starts, but it will still lessen the symptoms and make you feet somewhat better.  I've shared this tip with lots of women over the years and they've all come back and told me later that they tried it and it worked.


Proud Navy Wife since 1/10/06; toddler girl Mother to McKenna since 12/11/08,  toddler girl McKaela since 5/27/10 & baby girl Maisie since 8/15/11.

 Due in September? Join us in September 2011 Babies!

sanj1213
by Juanita on Feb. 1, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Interesting. Thank you for sharing. I used to drink 1t for allergies, can't really say that it worked though. 

sanj1213
by Juanita on Feb. 1, 2013 at 3:50 PM
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I'm excited to try it as a tea:)

SunshneDaydream
by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 4:27 PM
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This is awesome thank you!  Def gonna try to drink some every day :)

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