We use red wine vinegar in salads and white vinegar to clean, but what about apple cider vinegar? It’s found in just about any grocery store, but unless you are into making your own chutneys or preservatives, it’s probably not one of your frequently bought items.
However, that’s about to change. Once you see these seven amazing uses for apple cider vinegar, you’ll wonder how your family ever lived without it.
1. Cure an upset stomach.
Next time you have an upset stomach, add a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water. If the root of the problem is intestinal spasms or a bacterial infection, relief will soon be on the way.
2. Make a “cocktail” before meal-time to prevent indigestion.
If you’re worried about a meal causing indigestion, mix 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with water. Consume about 30 minutes before eating.
3. Provide relief for a sore throat.
Next time you feel that deadly lump that means a sore throat is on the way, gargle with ¼ cup apple cider vinegar mixed with ¼ cup water each hour. It will kill bacteria and (hopefully!) keep sickness at bay.
4. Get heart healthy by lowering your cholesterol.
Some studies have shown individuals who consume half an ounce of apple cider vinegar each day to have lower cholesterol. What’s there to lose by giving it a try?
5. Get rid of a stuffy nose.
Drinking a mix of water, honey and apple cider vinegar can also help get rid of a stuffy nose, as the potassium and acid will kill bacteria and thin mucus.
6. Add to a regiment of healthy eating and exercise for increased weight loss.
Apple cider vinegar isn’t a magic weight-loss cure, but when used alongside a healthy diet and frequent exercise, it can enhance results. According to Reader’s Digest, it “suppresses your appetite, increases your metabolism and reduces water retention.” Sounds like a winner!
7. Say goodbye to acne once and for all.
The anti-bacterial properties of apple cider vinegar make it great for clearing and exfoliating skin. It’s a natural way to get the clear skin you’ve always wanted.