Raw, organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar (or ‘ACV’) is one of the oldest and most useful remedies on Earth. It contains raw enzymes and beneficial bacteria which are known for the health benefits.
You’ve probably heard various reasons to drink a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar daily, but even if you are aware of all that apple cider vinegar has to offer, you might find it hard to believe that just one food can offer so many benefits.
Drinking apple cider vinegar daily can improve every aspect of your health and your life. The following are reasons that you should start drinking a modest amount of ACV every day.
Just keep in mind that you should never drink apple cider vinegar straight. Instead, mix one tablespoon with 8 ounces of water. If you don’t like the taste add a bit of raw honey.
1. Help Your Body Maintain a Healthy Alkaline pH Level
The first step towards great health begins with helping the body become more alkaline. The acid-alkaline balance is important, since many functions in the body occur only at a certain level of acidity or alkalinity. Many enzymes and chemical reactions in the body work best at a particular pH, and research has shown that high acid levels lead to a lack of energy, and higher incidences of infection.
While you might think that raw organic ACV is acidic, when consumed, it actually becomes alkaline. It keeps your body more alkaline will naturally help keep your energy levels up and better able it to fight off illness and disease.
2. Helps to Regulate Blood Sugar
A study in USA supports the therapeutic effects of drinking apple cider vinegar, particularly those who are at risk for type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that taking two tablespoons of ACV in water just before bed lowered blood sugar levels an average of 4 to 6 percent by morning.
3. Help Lower Blood Pressure
There are scientific evidences that ACV may help lower blood pressure, which in turn, lessens the risk of heart disease. ACV contains potassium, which is known to help balance the body’s sodium levels and maintain optimal blood pressure. It also contains magnesium, which helps to relax blood vessels walls, and ultimately lower blood pressure
In addition to lowering blood pressure, which lessens the risk of heart disease, drinking ACV can help increase HDL, or “good” cholesterol.
4. Promotes Healthy Detoxification
ACV works to help detoxify the body. Research has found that it specifically helps detox the liver, and that it can help stimulate circulation. ACV boasts a variety of healing processes for the skin and blood, helping to remove harmful environmental toxins that build up in the body.
Another way ACV helps to detox the body is by breaking up mucus and cleansing the lymph nodes, which allows for better lymph circulation. When your lymphatic system is healthy, it can remove toxins from cells and improve the immune system response.
5. Eliminates Candida Overgrowth
As ACV is rich in natural enzymes, consuming it can help eliminate candida in the body. Candida has been blamed for many different health issues, including poor memory, fatigue, headaches, depression, sugar cravings and yeast infections.
6. Eases Digestive Ailments
ACV can help indigestion, bloating, gas and even heartburn. In fact, experts say that taking just a teaspoon of ACV with a glass of water can bring relief from heartburn fast. It is very effective when it comes to a variety of digestive disorders as it stimulates digestive juices that help the body breakdown food.
Do be aware that while it is effective for many digestive troubles, it won’t bring relief if you have an ulcer.
7. Accelerates Weight Loss
Adding two teaspoons of ACV to 16 ounces of water and sipping it throughout the day may help boost weight loss efforts. All types of vinegar have been used over the years to aid weight loss, because they help make you feel full.
A study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry showed that participants who consumed ACV for 12 weeks managed to achieve significant declines in body weight as well as abdominal fat, waist circumference and triglycerides.
8. Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar Slows the Aging Process
I saved the best one for the last! Other than the wisdom and experience gained by becoming older, few people look forward to the physical signs of aging, like wrinkles and sagging skin. The antioxidant properties in vinegar can help prevent premature aging and even aid in slowing down the aging process.
More Brilliant Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar
Not only is apple cider vinegar practically a must for internal use, but you can use it on your hair and skin, for household cleaning, and in the garden.
Work Wonders on Your Hair
Apple cider vinegar has long been used as an alternative to shampoo, not only does it help to remove excess buildup of mineral deposits, it improves blood circulation to the hair follicles to encourage hair growth and prevent loss.
To use ACV as a rinse, combine a cup of water with a quarter cup of ACV. After you’ve washed your hair in the shower, be sure that it’s thoroughly rinsed and then pour the mixture over your head, making sure to avoid getting it into your eyes. Massage it into your scalp for a minute or two to stimulate blood circulation and hair growth, and then rinse well.
If you rinse your hair regularly with apple cider vinegar, it makes removing tangles from your hair easier and closes the cuticles to improve porosity and encourage stronger strands, it leads to a reduction in breakage and split ends.
ACV Makes an Effective Toner
Why spend an arm and a leg on a pricey toner that probably contains multiple toxic compounds. Instead, save some cash and your health by mixing equal parts of water and ACV. Used as you would any toner, the mixture helps to even out skin tone, balance skin pH and even battle breakouts too. The malic acid in ACV contains antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties that keep the skin clean, balanced and free of acne while encouraging it to heal itself.
Fade Age Spots
ACV contains alpha-hydroxy acid, which helps the skin stay firm, fresh and renew itself. To use, combine an equal amount of water and ACV, dip a cotton ball or pad into it and then dab it onto age spots, allowing it to soak in. Leave it on for a couple of minutes initially – if your skin reacts well, leave it on longer for the best results (10 to 15 minutes), and then rinse.
How to Make ACV Taste Better
While ACV has so many uses it could almost be considered a miracle product; many people don’t care for the taste. If you’re one of them, don’t discount it altogether as you can make it taste better.
Add raw honey. The combination of ACV, raw honey and a splash of water is an easy way to make swallowing the bitterness a lot more tolerable. Just combine two cups of water with two to three teaspoons of ACV and one tablespoon of raw honey.
Combine it with juice for a tasty tonic. You can also mix a couple of teaspoons of ACV with apple or grape juice – it’s not only bearable, but you’ll also actually enjoy drinking it.
Make a tea. ACV is delicious as a tea by combining a cup of water, dash of cinnamon, a teaspoon raw honey and two teaspoons apple cider vinegar in a pot on the stove. Bring the mixture to a boil, allow it to cool enough so that it’s drinkable, and enjoy.
Hope this post helps you to understand the miracles of Apple Cider Vinegar. I am using it from a last one week and can already feel the goodness! Thank you for reading!
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