Vinegar has been used throughout history for a wide variety of reasons. To heal wounds, treat stomach aches, for preserving food, cooking, cleaning, hygiene, even to treat diabetes. It can be produced from many carbohydrates able to be fermented, such as apples, grapes, coconut, dates, potatoes, beets, etc.
The process of fermentation is responsible for healing characteristics of this precious potion. Thanks to fermentation, vinegar is considered to be a mighty antioxidant, antimicrobial, and many others.
Research also show that the longer the process of fermentation lasts, the better vinegar you get. Longer fermentation is favorable because it allows the accumulation of the so-called – ‘mother of vinegar’. In other words, mother of vinegar is a non-toxic mixture made of yeast and a very important bacteria called acetic acid.
Health Applications Of Apple Cider Vinegar
One of the most significant uses of Apple cider vinegar is for the health purposes. There are tons of recipes. There’s no risk of consuming vinegar in small amounts and it can improve your health.
Apple vinegar acts as an energy booster thanks to potassium and various enzymes. It helps you bounce back from fatigue and tiredness, In addition to this, amino acids from vinegar prevent your body from possible tiredness.
Improving Skin Issues
Apple vinegar works great when it comes to different skin irritations and issues. You can apply it to the skin or soak in a soothing bath where you should put about 1 cup of apple vinegar cider.
Vinegar appears to be great in preventing many cardiovascular diseases.
Acetic acid can lower cholesterol and blood pressure as well. But also, it can notably lower the level of triglycerides and VLDL (a damaging type of cholesterol).
Apple vinegar cider has antibacterial features and breaks mucous. This way, it literally cleans your sinuses and keeps them safe from infections.
Acetic acid has outstanding results in weight loss. Some studies show that if people consume vinegar in small amounts with carb meals, it reduces their appetite for the rest of the day. The same happens with bread consumption. This way, people can lose at least 1.5 pounds a month.
The precious acetic acid found in vinegar is considered to react as anti-glycemic. To put it simply, it can significantly lower the level of blood sugar. Many medical research support this theory.
People who suffer from diabetes type 2 should consume two tbs of apple vinegar cider in the evening before bed. This can lower the level of their blood sugar about 6 percents till the morning.
If you want to get rid of a sore throat, mix warm water with 1/3 of an apple vinegar cup. Gargle with this mixture.
Acid Reflux and Digestions
In order to deal with acid reflux and improve your digestion, try consuming apple vinegar cider on a daily basis. Mix 1 tbs (tablespoon) of raw apple vinegar with a big glass of water. This will also help you to get rid of the unpleasant intestinal spasms.
To deal with warts, soak a piece of cotton ball in apple vinegar and keep the wart covered with this overnight. It seems that acetic acid helps with removing nasty warts.
Using Apple Cider Vinegar For Lots Of Things Around The House
Put apple vinegar in a bowl to keep your home odor-free.
Instead of harmful chemicals, you can use vinegar to keep your house neat and tidy. Vinegar is very helpful when it comes to keeping your house clean thanks to its antimicrobial properties. When added to food, the organic acids in vinegar (especially the acetic acid) pass into cell membranes to kill bacteria.
You can also use vinegar in your garden. In order to kill weeds in your garden, try this vinegar-based herbicide formula by Howard Garett:
- 1 gallon of 10 percent (100 grain) vinegar
- Add 1-ounce orange oil or d-limonene
- Add 1 tablespoon molasses (optional – some say it doesn’t help)
- 1 teaspoon another surfactant(such as Bio Wash)
- Do not add water
Washing Fruits And Veggies
A vinegar solution is a fabulous thing for cleaning your fruits and veggies from pesticides and various bacteria.
Vinegar can also kill E.coli and salmonella from your food.
Diluted apple vinegar eliminates bad breath but also whitens teeth. Keep in mind you should always dilute vinegar for oral use. Otherwise, you can damage your teeth.
Beauty and Health
Vinegar can also help in keeping your hygiene and beauty in a more natural, chemical-free way.
Keep your hair healthy and fresh with – vinegar! Once a week, rinse your hair with apple vinegar to balance your hair’s PH level. Mix 1/3 cup of vinegar with 4 cups of water.
To deal with dandruff, mix equal amount of water and vinegar, spray your hair with this mixture and leave it for at least an hour. Next, wash your hair. Repeat this 1-2 times a week.
Toning Our Face
Diluted apple cider vinegar acts as a facial toner. You can also use it to treat bruises.
Apple vinegar kills unpleasant odors, so put some vinegar under arms for a fresh natural deodorant.
Apple vinegar also eliminates bad odor from feet and acts as a natural deodorant.
Cooking With Apple Cider Vinegar
There are many creative ways to use apple cider in cooking:
- In homemade smoothies, marinades, sauces, and soups
- In various salad dressings, such as cucumber salad
- Goes great with fish and meat
- Goes well with cooked greens
Vinegar is an inevitable to your homemade bone broth if you want to do it right. Vinegar keeps all the useful minerals from bones. And the whole point of the homemade bone broth is to use as many of the minerals as possible.
If, for some reasons, you can’t consume vinegar or you simply not found of its taste, optionally, you can use other kinds of fermented foods.
Choose Your Vinegar Wisely: Avoid Distilled Vinegar
The main difference between distilled and pure vinegar is in its use. You should use distilled vinegar for cleaning. Always use pure, organic, unfiltered vinegar for health issues.
It’s really important to use vinegar moderately in order to avoid adverse effects.
In addition, you should check with your doctor if apple vinegar interferes with the regular medicines you are taking.
Check out our other article on a great apple cider vinegar mix.