10 Jul 5 amazing benefits of apple cider vinegar!
Since going for my first colonic hydrotherapy treatment I have been trying to drink apple cider vinegar every day. First thing in the morning I add 1-2 tsps into about 200-300ml of water. It’s not a magical weight loss additive, but it does have tons of incredible uses and benefits.
If you’re on the coconut oil train, this is it’s sister cure all. They are often used together for even greater results! Apple Cider Vinegar can be used for a million different things, even cleaning your house and face. That’s right, face.
Apple cider vinegar is made from aged apples that are crushed and fermented. Make sure you get the organic, raw and un-filtered kind. These types have the most vitamins, minerals and healthy bacteria. (…Mmmmm delicious!)
While it is pretty amazing, it’s still VINEGAR. It honestly tastes and smells -not that great, but it’s TOTALLY worth it!
This is the one I use – it can be found at Dischem for R 18.95.
1. Detox Time
Apple Cider Vinegar helps your body reach a natural alkaline pH level. It’s full of vitamins and minerals which can cleanse your liver and intestines. One of the best parts about it is that it can aid in digestion, de-bloating and weight loss. YAS!
If you just can’t handle this drinking it, try adding a bit of raw honey to the mix to cut the vinegar taste. You will literally feel your insides get warm as it gets to work 🙂
2. Give Your Skin a Healthy Glow!
Yup that’s right – it helps keep your skin flawless.
3. Ditch the Dandruff
You can use the vinegar as a rinse after shampooing your hair to help cleanse your roots and actually add shine, naturally – or so I’ve heard, I’ll let you know when I try this one haha!
4. Perk Up Those Pearly Whites
Just by rubbing a little on your teeth you can help remove stains from your teeth naturally. I like to dip my toothbrush in ACV and a little baking soda for even more whitening effect! It saves a TON of money and is way better for your body.
5. You Could Stop Craving Sweet Things
ACV may curb your sweet tooth, especially if you mix it with honey. The acetic acid in the vinegar helps tamp down your sugar cravings. And the best part? ACV satisfies those cravings even with its very small calorie count. Apple cider vinegar is a very low caloric food—three calories per tablespoon. Yet it has essential vitamins and minerals, including potassium, magnesium, and some fiber.
6. Happy Tummy!
ACV works wonders for your digestive system. The prebiotics contained in ACV are incredibly beneficial to the healthy microorganisms that monitor your digestive system. Drinking it can also help regulate the amount of acid in your stomach, which leads to easier digestion. No bloating or constipation—just a happy tummy.
So if those reasons weren’t enough for you to want to run out and grab a bottle, here are a few more:
- Lowers Cholesterol
- Improve heart health
- Heals Sunburn
- All Purpose house cleaner
- Salad Dressing
- Natural Aftershave
- Air Freshener
- Reduce Heartburn
- Soothe Sunburn
- Cooking (anytime it calls for vinegar)
Pretty crazy right? I still haven’t tried all of the amazing uses for Apple Cider Vinegar, but I definitely plan to.
Have you tried it yet? What are your thoughts?
Comment below and let me know what you like to use it for!