Apple cider vinegar is a very popular "staple" in most kitchens. Its versatility and functionality make it a must have in your pantry! From baking to cleaning to medicinal remedies, ACV is much more than just a salad dressing ingredient.
Like most vinegars, ACV is an effective preservative. It makes foods more acidic by deactivating enzymes and killing bacteria that causes foods to spoil.
Because of its antibacterial properties, ACV can eliminate odors, making it a natural alternative to deodorants or air neutralizers. You can make a foot soak by mixing it with water and Epsom salt. You can make a 1:1 ratio mix with water and pour it on your hair, leave it a few minutes, wash it out for a detangling and shine effect! Want a natural teeth whitener? Dab a little on a cotton ball and rub it on your teeth before rinsing well.
ACV can help you feel full, thereby helping you eat fewer empty calories. Some studies show that it helps you lose weight and reduces belly fat. It also lowers blood sugar and reduces insulin levels.
Mix 1/2 tablespoons with water and drink 1-3 times per day.
Or try this:
Honey Cayenne Apple Cider Vinegar Drink
1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons honey ideally raw and local
1 dash cayenne pepper
2 cups of warm/hot water
INSTRUCTIONS Mix together, taste and add more sweetener if needed. Serve cold over ice.
Again, thanks to its natural antibacterial properties! Dilute with water and put in a spray bottle for easy access. Also, you can mix 1/2 cup water with 2 tablespoons ACV and 2 teaspoons baking soda and drop your toothbrush in the mixture for 30 minutes to disinfect.
Lower Blood Sugar
Drinking ACV after a high-carb meal can improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar.
Helps Sore Throats
ACV is a popular home remedy for sore throats due to its antibacterial properties. Mix it with water and gargle it!
To hot drinks, add a couple tablespoons of ACV (example, hot tea) with cinnamon and honey or lemon juice.
How do YOU love to use apple cider vinegar most effectively for your lifestyle?
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