Whenever I hear someone talk about the many benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar, I always think they sound like a quack doctor of old trying to sell some fake magic cure-all potion. There’s such a long laundry list of ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar that it really is almost unbelievable. Here are just a few of the many ways we can use ACV in our daily lives.
Apple Cider Vinegar has been known to help digestion—it’s almost like the natural equivalent of Pepto-Bismol. Because of its antibiotic properties, ACV is able to contain bacterial infections that may be causing diarrhea or upset stomach. Many folk remedy experts also encourage the consumption of ACV with honey (1 teaspoon of each in a glass of warm water) shortly before eating a meal as a way to prevent indigestion—particularly if you’re about to eat a food that you know you typically have troubles with. It is also said that ACV can give you quick relief if you’re experiencing heartburn—take a teaspoon of ACV before drinking a glass of water and it will work to correct the low acid levels in your stomach, thus reducing your heartburn.
Researchers have said that ACV may activate genes that help with breaking down fats, making it an excellent addition to any diet if you’re trying to lose or maintain your weight. Throughout the day, drink a combination of 2 teaspoons of ACV with 16 ounces of water. This also allegedly helps to lower bad cholesterols caused by triglycerides. And if you’re feeling fatigued from your latest workout, surprise surprise, ACV can help with that too! The amino acids in ACV counteract the build-up of lactic acid—usually brought on by exercise or extreme stress—that can cause fatigue. It also contains enzymes that kill candida—yeasts that often contribute to fatigue, sugar cravings, and yeast infections!
Aside from the many ways ACV can improve your heath and body, it can also be used around the house! It has been known to remove odors and can even be used as a disinfectant. It really seems like there isn’t anything this miracle vinegar can’t do, so go out and stock your kitchen! To feel the full benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar take a shot of ACV (diluted with water and a splash of honey for better taste) once or twice a day.