I used to care less to the vinegar aisle every time I went shopping for groceries but, that was before when I pay no attention to my health.
But after I decided to live a healthy lifestyle and doing DIY beauty skincare, ACV became a staple in my pantry. It is very affordable and readily available as you can find it in any health stores or groceries.
So what’s all the sensational hoopla about this grease-cutting, weight-sucking vinegar anyway? To those who are unfamiliar with ACV, it’s a great way to boost your metabolism and a very healthy way to charge up your immune system.
Here are 5 reasons why you’ll fall in love with apple cider vinegar just like I did:
① It Helps with Detoxification and Aids in Weight Loss.
Research has found that apple cider vinegar can keep blood sugar levels regulated, and this vinegar can also help you lose weight and keep it off.
Experts also believe that apple cider vinegar boosts your liver’s ability to eliminate toxins and improves circulation, making it easier for the body to eliminate toxins. The cleansing effects of apple cider vinegar are thought to be a result of the acids that are included in the vinegar.
The acids found in apple cider vinegar work by binding to toxins and free radicals that have been stored in the organs, fat cells and the blood, and the acids pull these toxins out of the body, eliminating the impurities completely.
The body also gets a significant amount of minerals, enzymes, and vitamins from apple cider vinegar, which also helps the body eliminate toxins.
If you regularly deal with blood sugar levels that bounce up and down, this often causes your body to store more fat, increasing the risk for heart disease and diabetes. In many cases, sugary snacks, white bread, and other starches can cause this problem, but the apple cider vinegar can help stabilize your blood sugar levels.
② It’s Great for the Skin.
You’ll also find that apple cider vinegar offers many excellent skin benefits, and it’s been used as a natural remedy for many skin problems for centuries.
It is often used topically to remove freckles, sooth sunburn, treat acne, and remove warts. If you’re going to use apple cider vinegar on your skin, it’s important to go with unfiltered apple cider vinegar that still has the “mother.”
This way you make sure that the vinegar has the nutrients, beneficial bacteria, enzymes, and nutrients that make it effect. One excellent brand is Bragg’s apple cider vinegar.
It’s important to mix apple cider vinegar with water before applying to skin. You can dilute it with a 1:1 ratio of vinegar to filtered water.
However, if you have very sensitive skin, you may want to dilute the vinegar even more. After diluting the vinegar, use a cotton ball or a washcloth to spread a bit of the diluted vinegar on your skin.
You don’t need to rinse it – just let the solution dry on the skin. Moisturize with coconut oil after you apply the vinegar solution.
③ Balances Your Body’s pH
Keeping your body at the proper pH is important, and drinking alcohol or coffee can disrupt your natural pH. Apple cider vinegar includes acetic acid, which helps to keep the body’s pH levels balanced, ensuring you have an alkaline pH.
When your body is more alkaline, you enjoy higher energy levels and improved immune function. While vinegar is acidic, the effect it has on your body is actually an alkalizing effect. Limes and lemons also have an alkalizing effect on the body.
Here’s an easy recipe you can make:
Mix a stick of cinnamon, one cup of water, two tablespoons of honey, and two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Warm just a bit in the microwave or a pan and drink right away while the mixture is warm.
Continue drinking this mixture one or two times daily for two weeks, and then take two weeks off. Then, you can maintain a healthy pH by drinking this drink 3-4 times each week.
By drinking this mixture, you can detoxify the body, regulate the body’s pH, eliminate problems with kidney stones, and prevent sickness.
④ It Gives you Sexy Hair.
While it may sound strange, apple cider vinegar can help you get the healthy, gorgeous hair that you want. Simply rinse your hair in an apple cider vinegar rinse and the rinse will close cuticles and eliminate residue from your hair.
Here’s an easy recipe you can make:
To make the rinse, combine a cup of water and 1 or 2 tablespoons of the vinegar. You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil too for a nice smell. While you’re in the shower, rinse hair with the vinegar mixture. Then, rinse the vinegar rinse out of your hair. Hair will smell like vinegar at first, but after your hair dries the smell will quickly go away.
⑤ It Makes Great Salad Dressings and Eco-friendly Household Cleaner.
Make your own salad dressings by mixing two parts of apple cider vinegar, a pinch of sea salt, and one part of olive oil. Add to your salad and you’ll love the flavor.
Easy Recipe for Salad dressing:
Mix one part olive oil, two parts apple cider vinegar with a pinch of sea salt and your favorite salad should be good to go.
Recipe for Household Cleaner :
You can also make a great household cleaner that is eco-friendly. To make your own household cleaner, mix a cup of water with ½ cup of apple cider vinegar.
This mixture can be used to clean your windows, mirrors, glasses, bathroom tiles, the microwave, and all kitchen surfaces. This cleaner also disinfects surfaces as well.
When cleaning, you can add a bit of baking soda to the mixture, and you’ll love how wonderfully this cleans your counters.
Tip: Try to find organic and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar to get the most of these awesome benefits.