Apple cider vinegar has a wide range of uses as it offers numerous health benefits, including weight loss, raising the beneficial bacteria in the gut, and balancing the pH levels of the body.
If you mix it with ginger and honey, apple cider vinegar will help you treat a sore throat. Just mix 1 tablespoon of ACV, ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger, 2 tablespoons of water, ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and 1 tablespoon of raw honey.
One of its most valuable properties is its ability to regulate blood sugar. Researchers at the Arizona University State conducted a study which involved 11 type 2 diabetes patients.
They did not take insulin, but took prescription drugs, along with a dose of 2 tablespoons of ACV with 1 oz of cheese before going to sleep.
The results have shown that the blood sugar levels were significantly regulated in the morning when they received the same snack, but with 2 tablespoons of water instead of vinegar.
Another study has found the consumption of an ounce of apple cider vinegar with a meal which included a white bagel and butter and a glass of orange juice, reduces the blood glucose levels in the case of healthy people, adults with type 2 diabetes, and adults with pre-diabetes.
Apple cider vinegar lowers blood sugar in pre-diabetic people by 50%. Patients with diabetes type 2 had 25 lower blood sugar levels.
This vinegar can be used in the treatment of wounds, dandruff, Athlete’s foot, acne, poison ivy, toenail fungus, burns, bug bites, warts and sunburns. Antioxidants in apple cider vinegar boost bodily functions, stimulate blood flow and flush out toxins.
Apple cider vinegar can kill cancer cells, as confirmed by studies. Rice vinegar prevents/treats colon, breast, prostate, bladder, and lung cancer.
Acetic acid stimulates enzymes to break down fat, and thus promotes weight loss and prevents obesity.
Japanese experts found that apple cider vinegar promotes weight loss, lowers body mass index and shrinks waist.
Fermented vegetables and apple cider vinegar can aid in the treatment of colitis and acid reflux due to their lactic acid that boosts the intestinal microflora.
Experts have shown that it is also excellent for digestion issues, and treats the symptoms of gastrointestinal disease. In this case, add a teaspoon of raw honey, and two teaspoons of AVC to a cup of warm water and drink it.
A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar can help you stop the hiccups. Soak a cloth in apple cider vinegar and place it on the bruises to speed up the recovery process and soothe the inflammation.
In order to speed up the healing process and reduce inflammation, you need to place a cloth, which is soaked in ACV, directly on the bruise.
It is also a potent antimicrobial agent which can replace the expensive chemical disinfectants. Also, the acetic acid destroys mycobacterium tuberculosis, which is resistant to disinfectants.
Apple cider vinegar offers multiple other uses in the household, for cleaning and cooking. We suggest the following combination for a delicious salad dressing:
– 1 tablespoon of ACV
– ½ teaspoon of minced garlic
– Several fresh basil leaves
– Some ground black pepper
– 1 tablespoon of lemon juice