One of the oldest liquids ever that we can remember is the Vinegar, it was used 500 years BC, as a food preservative. The father of the modern medicine, Hippocrates was sing it in many natural remedies that he created, and mostly he was using it to treat infections and heal people’s wounds.
Back in the 18th century, people were using it to treat stomachache, treat diabetes and poison ivy stings as well.
The name Vinegar comes from a french word that is used for “sour wine”, and the french people use it for the liquid that is made from fermented beets, dates, coconuts, potatoes, apples and grapes of course!
The vinegar is made traditionally through a very long fermentation process. This process is the one that makes it full of compounds that are bioactive, such as gallic acid, acetic and malic acid, epicatechins and catechins.
It contains one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties. But be aware that this the case only with the unpasteurized and raw apple cider vinegar, that contains the substance known as “mother”, this substance accumulates at the bottle’s bottom.
One of the cheapest natural remedies that you can buy on the market is the apple cider vinegar, besides that it finds many uses, in cleaning, garden care, personal hygiene.
You may consume the apple cider vinegar by adding it to your drinks and meals, and you can consume it raw as well. You can add it in your salads, stews, marinades, and smoothies of course!
Here is a list of the most important health benefits of the apple cider vinegar:
The vinegar has the ability to regulate the levels of our blood sugar, this is because of its strong anti-glycemic properties, and of course the ability to stop the digestion of complex carbs and increase the uptake of glucose in our body tissues.
Improves Heart Health
Due to its richness in chlorogenic acid and many other polyphenols, it is able to reduce the oxidation of the bad (LDL) cholesterol in our blood, therefore preventing from the damage that could be done to our heart. Also it is able to reduce the triglycerides and bad cholesterol in our blood.
Treats Skin Disorders
Adding the vinegar topically, you can easily prevent and treat many skin conditions and issues. You can also pour a little bit of vinegar in your warm bath, and soak inside for a while.
Helps in Prevention of Diabetes & Prevents Sugar Spikes after Meals
According to a recent study, in which volunteer participants were included, it was proven that it has the ability to lower the glucose levels by 19% in the morning, and it also reduced blood sugar by 6% if consumed on an empty stomach in the morning.
Promotes Weight Loss
The apple cider vinegar is a powerful remedy, also it will support you in the weight losing process. It can lower the response of glucose in your body and lead to a satiety feeling, this is because it contains acetic acid.
Treats Indigestion & Acid Reflux
In order to neutralize the stomach acids and treat the acid reflux, in a glass of water mix a single teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and drink it.
Increases Energy Levels
Since the vinegar contains big amounts of potassium and enzymes that have the ability to increase your energy levels, it is wise to use it as an energy booster instead of sugary commercial drinks.
Treats a Sore Throat
Due to its ability to treat many infections and its powerful antibacterial properties, it can treat a sore throat very easily. Simply dilute some vinegar in water and gargle with it a few times on daily basis, you will quickly soothe the symptoms of the disease.
In order to get rid of warts, directly rub some vinegar on them before you go to sleep, and they will fall of painlessly.
Treats Sinus Congestion
If you want to thin the mucus accumulations, drink some apple cider vinegar, and the mucus in the lungs will be thinned, and your sinuses will be cleaned as well.
Using apple cider vinegar as a hair rinse, will easily regulate the levels of pH in your scalp and get rid of the residue from other products you have been using.
Soak a cotton ball with in a mixture of water and apple cider vinegar, then use that cotton ball to clean your face, this will also prevent from the appearance of acne.
Neutralizes Foot Odor
In a hot water tub, add some apple cider vinegar, soak your feet in order to kill the bacteria in your feet, and get rid of the bad odor.
The vinegar has powerful antibacterial properties, therefore it is able to prevent from bacteria buildups and prevent from the bad smell under your arms.
Improves Oral Health
To whiten your teeth and get rid of the bad breath, use apple cider vinegar diluted in a glass of water to gargle.
Simple Home uses of the Apple Cider Vinegar:
- Produce Wash
To get rid of the pesticides that are on your veggies and fruits, in a bowl of water add some apple cider vinegar, and let them stay soaked for about 15 minutes. Then wash them with water.
- Natural Cleaner
Due to its strong antibacterial and antimicrobial properties it can easily clean many surfaces in your home, including the furniture and the kitchen. Replace it with the commercial disinfectants, to clean your home naturally.
- Weed Killer
You can protect your garden from weeds with the use of apple cider vinegar. Just mix it with molasses, orange oil, liquid soap and put it in a spray bottle. Spray all around the garden and in the area where there are weeds.
- Neutralizes Odors
In order to cleanse the air in your home and get rid of the bad odors, pour a little bit of apple cider vinegar in a cup or in a bowl and let it stay for a while in your room.