38 Reasons That Prove Apple Cider Vinegar Is A Remedy For Everything
Organic, raw, unfiltered and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar is the most amazing ingredient you can find! We have a list comprised of 38 proven and powerful uses and benefits of apple cider vinegar.
1. Amazing Cancer Fighting Properties
Cancer symptoms manifest only in a stage when you can’t do anything to cure it and that is the worst thing about this disease. The fourth reason for death among Americans is cancer. In 2014, more than 1.6 million Americans were tested positive for cancer. The sad thing is that there were more than ½ million deaths!
It is scientifically proven that apple cider vinegar can reduce and in some cases destroy certain types of cancer cells. One study conducted in China discovered that consuming vinegar and vegetables can decrease the risk of oesophageal cancer. Another study conducted in Serbia discovered that consuming vinegar can increase the risk of bladder cancer for 4.4 times.
If you take these results into consideration, you should note that vinegar has many anti-tumor properties, yet the effects are not the same for each cancer type.
It is a parasitic bacteria type that causes overgrowth of yeast. This leads to canker sores, poor digestion, low energy and yeast infections. Overgrowth of Candida is a result of improper and poor diet that includes a lot of refined sugar and carbohydrates and overuse of birth control and antibiotics.
During the treatment of Candida the best ingredients to use are lemon water and apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar boosts digestion and balances the acidity (alkalinity) that allows healthy bacteria growth in the gut.
3. Contains a Lot of Acetic Acid
One study conducted in Japan discovered that acetic acid that can be found in apple cider vinegar can help for regulation of blood pressure and fat accumulation. Note that acetic acid is not actually vinegar. It is bacteria that are found in vinegar and is a byproduct of the fermentation.
During the fermentation process, acetic acid bacteria grow in the vinegar and transform in a nontoxic slime in the next stages of the process.
Certain manufacturers eliminate this slime, which is known as the “mother” during the filtration process. It is important that you choose unfiltered, raw variety that contains the mother, because it is the reason for the specific flavor of apple cider vinegar. There is 5 to 6% of acetic acid in wine vinegar and distilled vinegar has 4 to 7%.
4. Bacteria Killer and disinfectant
The father of medicine, Hippocrates used vinegar to treat wounds. Nowadays, modern medicine approved the use of apple cider vinegar for destroying certain types of bacteria, including S. auerus and E. coli. Apple cider vinegar is not as efficient as Clorox, which does not contain chemicals and you can use it to wash produce.
5. Reduces Bad Cholesterol and Prevents Cardiovascular Diseases
When the arteries are clogged by bad cholesterol, the risk of cardiac arrest is increased. Apple cider vinegar contains chlorogenic acids that can reduce bad cholesterol that in turn stops its crystallization and accumulation in the bloodstream. It is very important to know that this research was conducted among rats, which means there is a possibility that the effect won’t be the same on humans.
One study that was conducted on 70,000 women discovered that if you use a salad dressing made of vinegar and oil the risk of ischemic heart disease will decrease.
Consuming protective foods and taking preventive measures on a daily basis is extremely important, because of the fact that we are surrounded by toxins. We have good news, apple cider vinegar has special acids that attach to toxins and eliminate them from your body. If you want to eliminate toxins, you can consume it raw or use it in your bath along with Epsom salts.
7. Helps in the Weight Loss Process
One Japanese study discovered that acetic acid may prevent body fat accumulation. One test was done on humans and the rest on mice.
The test done on mice included feeding them with foods that contain a lot of fat. Some of them also consumed acetic acid. When the study was over the mice that consumed acetic acid developed approximately 10% less body fat compared to the ones that didn’t consume acetic acid.
In the test that was done on people 175 obese people were divided in 2 groups. They ate similar meals, but some of them consumed vinegar and some only water. The group that consumed apple cider vinegar lost 1 to 2 pounds.
8. It Can Help People Who Have Type-2 Diabetics
American Diabetes Association conducted a study in 2004 with 3 groups of people that were given a solution made of 40 gr. of water, 20 gr. of apple cider vinegar and 1 tsp. of saccharine. They consumed the mixture 2 minutes after their meal that included butter, orange juice and white bagel.
In this study were 29 participants that had type 2 diabetes and non-diabetic people who were insulin sensitive or insulin resistant. When the study was over, it was discovered that among people with type 2 diabetics the insulin can increase by 19% and among people who were insulin-resistant by 34%. What’s more people with type 2 diabetics boosted their blood glucose levels by 25%.
9. Stops the Start of Diabetes by Decreasing Postprandial Glycemia
Postprandial glycemica is related to increased blood sugar levels and happens after you eat. It is important factor why pre-diabetes can develop into type 2 diabetes. The condition where the raised blood sugar levels are not as high as in type 2 diabetes is called pre-diabetes. However if you do not treat it can cause diabetes. According to one study consuming vinegar juice (20 gr. of apple cider vinegar mixed with 40 gr. of water and 1 tsp. of saccharine) can cause 35% decrease.
10. Prevents Muscle Fatigue after a Workout
Electrolyte and mineral depletion are manifested with muscle fatigue. If you consume one tablespoon of thickened apple cider vinegar prior to your workout you will be sure your body is supplied with enough electrolytes. It is easier to get rid of excess lactic body when the pH of your body is balanced.
11. Decreases Bacterial Infections on Teeth
One test conducted on 100 teeth that were exposed to E. faecalis, discovered that apple cider vinegar can reduce bacterial count. However, it cannot remove them entirely.
12. Lowers Heart Burn and Acid Reflux
Heart burn is a common problem and happens as a result of exhausted hydrochloric acid. It is difficult for people who have suboptimal gut flora to produce this acid and it means they do not eat enough fermented foods. Using antibiotics is another reason for this problem as well, because it can kill natural and healthy bacteria.
Our stomach acid protects us from microbes, however when stomach pH is high, many pathogens can grow around the esophageal sphincter and paralyze our muscles, that in turn can allow the relaxing of the food back up the esophagus.
For proper stomach acid that will be able to destroy dangerous microbes, you should consume one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar during every meal.
13. Improves Digestion
Apple cider vinegar contains many enzymes and they assist in the process of breaking down food and ease digestion as well. As we mentioned before, the acid in apple cider vinegar can stir up the digestive juices and this will lead to an effective digestion. What’s more, the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar can stimulate absorption of mineral that in turn can allow us to get the most out of the food that we eat.
14. Prevents UTI and Bladder Stones
Stones appear as a result of acidic urine that causes formation of crystals made of struvite uric acid and calcium oxalate. Apple cider vinegar will alkalize the urine and decrease the risk of stone formation. It can stimulate absorption of minerals and that is why it can break kidney stones.
15. Gout, Arthritis and Stiff Joints
If you drink one glass of water mixed with 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar before your meals you will ease stiff joints, arthritis and gout. If you want to see results you have to do drink this remedy at least 3 weeks.
16. Congestion and Allergies
It can help you to break down the mucus and it also acts as a natural anti-histamine agent. It is able to ease the unpleasant symptoms and it is not important if you suffer from environmental, pet-related or seasonal allergies.
Potassium is very important mineral that can maintain the body tissues and keeps everything resilient. That is why if you are potassium deficient you can have many health problems.
18. Chest colds cure and Sinus Infection
Add ¼ cup vinegar to your vaporizer. If you start coughing, mix ½ cup of apple cider vinegar, with ½ cup of water, 4 tsp. of honey and 1 tsp. of cayenne pepper. Drink this mixture.
19. Swollen Hands
If your hands start swelling after a hard day juts rub them with apple cider vinegar.
20. Warts, Corns and Calluses
In warm water add ½ cups of apple cider vinegar and soak your feet for approximately 20 minutes. Use a pumice stone to rub them and your feet will be healthy. This method is efficient because it can balance the pH of the feet and make a hostile environment for fungus.
For treating warts, just saturate a cotton ball on the affected area. Leave it overnight and do not rub them with a pumice stone.
21. Bad Breath
In some cases bad breath can mean serious health problem. You can mix ½ tbsp. of raw apple cider vinegar with water. Use this solution to gargle two times in a day. You can use it to whiten your teeth and remove stains.
22. Skin Burns
In order to stop blistering, on the problematic area apply very cold apple cider vinegar.
23. Eases Insect Bites and Sunburn
The best remedy for alleviating insect bites or sunburn is apple cider vinegar. Mix equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water. Apply the solution on the affected area and you will reduce the burn. For pest stings use apple cider vinegar and apply it on the infected area.
24. Poison oak and Poison Ivy
You can alleviate irritation that was caused by poison oak or poison ivy by mixing 50:50 apple cider vinegar and water. You should add a few ice cubes. Simply apply the spray on the affected area and you will relieve the sting and eliminate toxins from your skin.
25. Hair Rinse
There is a simple method for hair softening: use baking soda to wash your hair and apple cider vinegar to rinse your hair. It doesn’t contain any chemicals and your hair will be soft and smooth.
26. Cures Dandruff
To eliminate dandruff, make a solution by combining equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water. Use this solution to apply it on your scalp. Leave it for 1 to 2 hours and wash your hair afterwards. Continue with the treatment once a week.
27. Age Spots
For treating age spots, dab the area with apple cider vinegar. Leave it overnight.
28. Acne Cure
Because it can regulate the pH of our skin, you can use it for acne treatment as well. Combine apple cider along with 2 parts of water. With a cotton ball apply the solution on your face. You should do this treatment every morning and every night before you apply moisturizer.
29. Overnight Facial
For youthful skin and less blemishes you should put a little bit of apple cider vinegar on your face before going to bed. The next day your skin will be soft and smooth.
30. Skin Toner
It can help you to tone your skin because its pH is similar to the natural pH of our skin. That is why the protective layer of the skin will be intact and the skin will be protected from bacteria and germs.
You can make natural skin toner by mixing 3 parts of water with 1 part of apple cider vinegar. If your skin is sensitive skin you should add more water.
31. Body Odor
The pH of the vinegar can regulate the pH of your skin and control excessive body odor. If you want to use it for foot odor you have to soak your feet for approximately 10 minutes. If you want to use apple cider vinegar as a deodorant you just have to wipe your armpits with a cotton ball that was soaked in apple cider vinegar.
32. Preserving Food
For a long time it was used as a food preservative because people can store their food for a longer period. Nowadays many people still use this method.
You can make pickles by using apple cider vinegar. It will give them amazing flavor and they will have different health benefits.
You can create homemade cleaning solution. You just have to combine ½ cup of apple cider vinegar with one cup of water. Use it to disinfect windows, mirrors, glasses, kitchen surfaces, bathroom tiles and microwaves.
34. Get Rid of Urine Stains from the Carpet
To start blot up the urine using a clot, use water to flush a few times and apply a little bit of mixture made of water and apple cider vinegar. Afterwards rinse well.
35. Keep Bright Colors from Running
You should put your clothes in white vinegar for approximately 10 min. Afterwards you can wash them.
36. Keep Ants Away
If you want to eliminate ants, spray apple cider vinegar under appliances, around the doors and everywhere they hide.
37. Ease Arthritic Condition
If you want to reduce arthritis symptoms you should add apple cider vinegar to your pet`s food.
38. Low appetite and Itchy Skin
If you want to treat hit spots or itchy skin take a spray bottle and add apple cider vinegar. Use it to spray and the problem will be gone in no time. If your pet does not have appetite use 1 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar for a 50 lb. dog.
• Remember to dilute the apple cider vinegar with water before you drink it. Pure apple cider vinegar can damage the tissues in the mouth and throat and destroy the tooth enamel.
• If you have diabetes you have to consult with a doctor before using apple cider vinegar.