When you hear the word vinegar, it may make you cringe or think of that sour feeling on the sides of your tongue. It may not have the best taste, but there other ways to get consume it without drinking it by itself. The truth is: there are dozens of ways you can truly reap the benefits of using Apple Cider Vinegar, or for short, ACV.
Before we get to our list, here are a few things you should know before going to the grocery store to make your purchase.
The best kind of ACV to use is:
- With the ‘Mother’
- Raw and Unfiltered
Getting right into it—Here are Five Reasons to have ACV in your home!
1. Detoxifies Your Body Naturally
Being that ACV is very nutrient-rich in healthy enzymes, vitamins, and minerals, it strongly aids in the complete detoxification of your body overall. It helps to gather toxins in the body more effectively by cleansing the lymph nodes, increasing the effectiveness of the lymphatic system. When your lymphatic system is healthy, this boosts the effectiveness of the immune system. Ultimately helping your body to fight off bacteria that will make you sick. ACV also helps in the detoxification of the liver, improving the way toxins are removed from the body.
2. Natural Home Cleaner
Although the ACV does not have the best smell, when you use it as a cleanser it leaves your house smelling fresh and clean! Not only does ACV have many nutrients, but it also has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties. Therefore, you can throw out chemical cleaners that cause unseen damage to your body and instead use ACV as a natural cleaner with no harmful chemicals.
Use two-parts water to one-part ACV, an essential oil blend of your choice, with a squeeze of lime or lemon, then shake. Put this mixture into a spray bottle and use it to clean any surface! You can even pour ACV into your toilet bowl overnight for a fresh smelling toilet in the morning.
3. Natural Aid in Beauty
ACV is a great item to add to your everyday beauty regimen! It can be used as a skin toner to firm and tone your skin and can even be used as a natural after-shave for men and women.
As you know now, ACV battles bacteria, fungus, and viruses, therefore it can even combat facial acne for clear, shiny skin. It also works great as a hair rinse to cleanse your scalp and seal the moisture in your hair follicles, giving you shiny, lustrous hair.
4. Acts as a Weight-loss Enhancer
ACV has been shown to control your appetite and to help regulate your blood sugar. It helps you to feel fuller longer and control your cravings for unhealthy foods. Also, it helps to ward off high spikes and low drops in your blood sugar caused by simple starches such as table sugar and white flour.
5. Naturally Alleviates Bodily Pains
If consumed by mouth, ACV can cure headaches without you having to take Tylenol or Aspirin. It is even said that ACV can help alleviate pains from Arthritis.
Combine one tablespoon of ACV with eight oz. of water, and use a natural sweetener if you want, such as Stevia or Agave nectar. If you want to take this as a shot, use one to four oz. of water.
Add a few capfuls of ACV to your bathwater to alleviate muscle pains from exercising, standing on your feet for extended periods of time, or body cramps.