Apple cider vinegar is one of the most powerful natural ways to treat numerous health issues, in cooking, clean the home, and improve overall health.
This vinegar type is made from cider or apple must, and has a pale to medium amber color. Its sour taste is due to the acetic and malic acid it contains.
The alcoholic fermentation process is stimulated by the addition of yeast and bacteria, and the sugars are converted into alcohol. The second fermentation process converts the alcohol into vinegar by the acetic acid-forming bacteria.
In cooking, it is commonly added to marinades, salad dressing, and food preservatives.
Apple cider vinegar has a long history of use, and its beneficial properties have been valued for a long time. It has been a popular remedy for more than 10,000 years. In 5,000 B.C. the Babylonians consumed this drink and used it as a preservative.
In ancient Egypt, it was used as a potent antiseptic, and weight loss agent. Later, Cleopatra demonstrated its solvent quality by dissolving precious pearls in it.
It was a valued natural remedy in the days of Hippocrates too. In ancient Greece, apple cider vinegar was a common remedy in the treatment of wounds.
Nowadays, it is used in multiple ways. Some people use it to accelerate the weight loss process, to regulate blood sugar levels, treat dandruff, boost the healthy function of the heart, and so on.
Moreover, the high content of polyphenols was found to curb cell damage that can cause various diseases, such as cancer.
To enjoy the numerous benefits of the use of apple cider vinegar, make sure you always buy certified organic, raw, unfiltered and unpasteurized, that still contains the ‘mother’ (yeast and acetic acid bacteria).
This natural miracle offers countless benefits, such as:
A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar before meals will trigger the saliva release and help the body to break down foods
Apple cider vinegar if consumed in foods will provide a feeling of satiety and help you eat less
Treats acid reflux
Since it helps digestion, apple cider vinegar will boost the digestive juices and treat and prevent acid reflux
Naturally reduces sugar cravings
Add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drink it to reduce sugar cravings
Eliminates fruit flies
Pour some apple cider vinegar into a jar, seal the opening, poke small holes, and leave it in the kitchen to keep fruit flies at bay
Supports heart health
Apple cider vinegar contains polyphenols that may reduce oxidation of low-density lipo-proteins (bad cholesterol) and prevent cardiovascular disease.
Improves the flavor of meals
Add some apple cider vinegar to your fish, chicken, and marinades to tenderize the meat and improve the taste
Enjoy a warm bath with a cup of apple cider vinegar to soothe the pain due to sunburns
Eliminates bad feet odor
Add some apple cider vinegar to a bucket with lukewarm water and soak the feet to eliminate the bad odor and kill bacteria
Boosts the bone broth
Add some apple cider vinegar to the bone broth to help the extraction of essential minerals from the bones
Mix it with water in equal amounts and spray the mixture onto your pet to eliminate fleas and make their fur shiny and soft
Regulates blood sugar
The consumption of two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before meals will lower blood glucose levels
Treats a sore throat
Apple cider vinegar has potent antibacterial properties that will destroy pathogenic bacteria
Get instant silky locks
To soften the hair and make it shiny, add a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a of water, and rinse the mixture through the hair
Avoid toxic chemicals in deodorants
Dab some apple cider vinegar under the armpits to eliminate bad odor and freshen the area
Veggie and fruit rinse
Add some apple cider vinegar to a sink full of water and use the mixture to wash your produce
Clean the home
The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar is a potent antimicrobial that will help you clean the home without causing any harmful side-effects
Supercharge the salad dressing
Add some olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and dried herbs to your delicious salad dressings
Detoxifies the body
Consume a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar daily in your drinks and meals to detoxify the body
Whitens your teeth
Swish a mixture of water and a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in the mouth to whiten the teeth and destroy bacteria in the oral cavity
Cleanses and softens the skin
To clean the skin and fight acne and any other impurities, splash the face with a mixture of a dash of apple cider vinegar and a bowl of water
Preserves the leftovers
Add a few drops of it to the exposed flesh of the avocados, apples and other fruits to prevent them from going brown