Apple Cider Vinegar

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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

*boosts energy

*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.