You know what they say about an apple a day… but maybe “they” haven’t heard about the power of apple cider vinegar when it comes to keeping disease at bay. Made from crushed and fermented apples, this tangy golden liquid has become a natural wellness household favourite.
You might just think of apple cider vinegar (ACV) as a tasty condiment or salad dressing; but did you know it’s also a potent natural health and beauty supplement? The high acetic acid and enzyme content in apple cider vinegar makes it an effective and highly versatile home remedy for your skin, hair, digestive system and even oral health. Here are 12 great reasons for you and your family to use real organic apple cider vinegar for improved health, every day:
1. Digest & Detox
Start your morning with a shot of apple cider vinegar, to boost your digestion and improve cardiovascular circulation. ACV helps to cleanse your liver and your lymph nodes.
2. Battle the Bulge
By promoting healthy digestion, combating constipation and balancing your blood sugar levels, a daily dose of apple cider vinegar can help you keep those unwanted extra pounds off.
3. Whiten Teeth
Strange but true! Rub your teeth gently with a little natural apple cider vinegar, then rinse with water; this will help to remove stains from your teeth.
4. Soothe Sunburn
Apple cider vinegar is so good for your skin; add a cup of ACV to your bath water, and soak for 10 minutes, to take the sting out of sunburn.
5. Feed the Flora
ACV is full of natural enzymes, which help to balance your intestinal flora and combat the bacteria overgrowth that causes candida.
6. Regulate Blood Pressure
The detoxing properties of ACV make it effective in lowering high blood pressure and reducing LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels.
7. Balance Blood Sugar
Apple cider vinegar helps to improve insulin sensitivity and prevent blood pressure spikes, making it very beneficial for those with diabetes.
8. Freshen Breath
ACV is naturally high in acetic and malic acids, which reduce the bacteria in the mouth that cause smelly breath. Stir a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar into half a cup of filtered water, and gargle with the mixture to banish bad breath.
9. Balance Skin pH
Internally and externally, ACV is a great toner and cleanser for the skin, because it helps to regulate the natural pH balance. Dilute 1 part ACV in 2 parts water, and dab it onto your skin with a fresh cotton swab before applying your moisturiser. This will help to brighten and balance the skin, and regulate oil production for a shine-free complexion.
10. Soothing Aftershave
The soothing and balancing effects of apple cider vinegar make it a great natural aftershave for the gents. Mix equal parts ACV and filtered water in a spray bottle, shake well and spritz on your skin after your morning shave.
11. Ease Heartburn
The apple pectin fibre found in unfiltered apple cider vinegar soothes the intestinal tract, helping to ease cramps, gas and heartburn. The vinegar also helps to correct stomach acid imbalances, while the natural laxative effect relieves bloating. Dilute in filtered water, or follow a shot of ACV with a glass of water for best results.
12. Boost Hair Health
ACV also adds shine and condition to your hair. Mix half a tablespoon with a cup of filtered water, and keep it in an old, clean shampoo bottle; use it in the shower after shampooing your hair as normal. This solution makes an excellent hair rinse, adding body and shine.
Is there anything we missed? Tell us how your family uses apple cider vinegar for better natural wellbeing!