Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is one of my favorite tools that I use as a natural remedy, among other powerful ones like honey, coconut oil or cinnamon.
Raw Organic ACV is made from organically grown apples that retain a lot of nutritious, beneficial components, mainly because apple cider vinegar it is not pasteurized. After the two fermentation processes that ACV undergoes it produces nutrients, probiotics and enzymes that make apple cider vinegar, one of the most powerful tools as a natural remedy for different conditions.
5 Uses and Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
I will list below the top 5 reasons why you should start using apple cider vinegar on a daily basis:
1. Detoxifies Body
Raw Apple Cider is recommended for all cleansing and detox. It helps improve bowel irregularity which will result in a faster way of removing the toxins from the body. It helps lymphatic drainage and will balance your body’s pH. It’s a great remedy for heartburn because the main causes of heartburn and acid reflux, it’s a lack of balance of the stomach pH.
Balancing the pH of your body will significantly reduce the risk to develop chronic illnesses and you will feel that using Apple Cider Vinegar will dramatically boost your energy level.
2. Clear Up Skin Conditions
ACV has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Used on a daily basis will help you get rid of acne, blemishes and pimples. It will balance the pH of your skin and will visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It’s a 100% natural way to take care of your skin and keep it fresh and reinvigorated.
3. Fights Diabetes
In patients with type 2 diabetes, the consumption of vinegar seems to have a huge success:
- It can improve insulin sensitivity (1)
- When eating 50 grams of white bread, the consumption of vinegar will reduce blood sugar by 32% (2)
- Another study shows that ingesting 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar at bedtime can reduce fasting glucose concentrations by 4%-6% (3)
Elevated blood sugars are a common problem that even people who don’t have diabetes have to face sometimes. Keeping the sugar levels stable with this 100% natural and organic ingredient, it’s beneficial to pretty much everyone.
Based on my personal experience, ACV is the best natural sore throat remedy that I ever used. Three months ago, my 7 years old son got scarlet fever, so the doctor prescribed 10 days of antibiotics for him. It was the easiest form of scarlatina, he only got the characteristic red rash on his skin, a bit of a fever and the typical “strawberry” tongue. Luckily, the red rash disappeared on the same day.
Usually I am the only one in the family that don’t get sick in ages, not even the common flu but this time it was different. After 2 days, I started to feel a severe pain in my throat, like thousands of sharp blades were cutting it all around.
The next day all my family went through a group A streptococcal test. My husband and my 3,6 yo baby girl results come back negative, but as expected, mine was positive. The doctor suggested me that I must immediately start taking antibiotics for 10 days because otherwise I could give it back to my son.
I’m not the type of person who rush to take pills, I will be soon 40 years old, but I can count on my fingers the few times that I used medicine in my whole life. I thought about what the doctor said and I came to the conclusion that if my son can get it back from me, he can get it back from school too, or from people on the street that carry the streptococcus A- (People may also carry group A strep in the throat or on the skin and have no symptoms of illness.-Source)
I started looking after a natural remedy for sore throat over the internet and I used this method:
- First day – Mix 2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with 8 ounces warm water and gargle with it every hour. Swallow small sips between gargles.
- Second day – Gargle with plain ACV and spit it out every 2-3 hours. Again, swallow small sips( less than a 1/2 teaspoon).
- Day 3,4,5 repeat what you did on the first day.
My scarlet fever symptoms as an adult where the throat pain, irritation and after 3 days I noticed Forchheimer spots.
For me, the ACV remedy worked and I’m completely recovered.
You can find here a lot of more practical methods on how to use ACV for a sore throat.
5. Uses and Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss
Apple Cider Vinegar is a great ally if you want to lose weight. It acts as an appetite suppressor, prevents fat accumulation and will keep the sugar levels stable. This way, you will feel less hungry, more energized and you will keep your food cravings under control.
You can find even more uses and benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar in the video below:
Personally, I recommend Bragg’s Organic apple cider vinegar over any other brand out there. You can get it here and on Amazon. If you chose to buy another ACV brand you should know that it has to be raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized and must contain ”The Mother”.
***Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.***