While doing some research around inflammation, I came across a few interesting articles on apple cider vinegar. Besides using it in salad dressing, it has some amazing benefits. Here are a few mentioned:
*helps reduce inflammation due to the healthy bacteria and enzymes it contains…good for the gut
*can help lower blood sugar levels
*gets rid of bad breath (it kills the not-so-great bacteria that causes bad breath)
*calms an unhappy stomach by aiding in digestion
*soothes a sore throat
*slows down aging (the antioxidants and high concentration of beta-carotene, calcium, and potassium protect cells and promote turnover.
Check out this article: Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar (Click to go to the article)
Besides drinking it, it’s also is great for hair and skin. Here are a few other uses:
*it helps eliminate dandruff (since it’s acidic, it prohibits the yeast-causing dandruff to form)
*rinsing your hair with it brings out natural highlights
*soak nails in it if you have stains from leaving polish on too long…takes a few times to start seeing results
*aids in diminishing pimples…dab some on the acne flair up before bed.
*soothes skin irritations…add a few drops to bath water and soak
*helps alleviate pain from bug bites or other skin irritations…apply directly on the bite or sensitive area
Another interesting article: More Uses For Apple Cider Vinegar (click to go to the article)
I’ve added it to my skin care regiment and drink it everyday. Because it’s so bitter, I add a bit of natural/raw honey and a squirt of lemon juice.
Here’s the receipe: 8 oz warm/hot water, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, squirt of lemon juice and a teaspoon of honey.
Try it out! See what you think.