Fans of apple cider vinegar tout it as an all-around, fantastic item to have on hand for daily or periodic use. Its long been touted as a solid addition to a healthy diet. What are some of the uses and benefits of apple cider vinegar? We break down some of the most common ones below.
Soothe an upset stomach: Try mixing one or two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into water or a mild juice (like apple). A mix of diluted apple cider vinegar and a hint of honey can also cut back on cramps and an upset tummy.
Lower Cholesterol: According to Readers Digest, more research is needed to definitively link apple cider vinegar and its capability to lower cholesterol in humans, but one 2006 study found that the acetic acid in the vinegar lowered bad cholesterol in rats. Also, a Japanese study found that half an ounce of apple cider vinegar a day lowered cholesterol in people who participated in the panel.
Weight Loss – Fans of apple cider vinegar swear that it aids in weight loss and even celebrities are fans, however as noted in Yahoo, the jury is still out on this.
Stop Bad Breath – A popular remedy for bad breath involves drinking a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar after a meal.
Soothe a Sore Throat: Help kill germs with the acidic properties of apple cider vinegar. Mix about a 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup warm water and gargle.
Improve the Look and Feel of Hair: To improve hair volume and shine, after shampooing, rinse diluted apple cider vinegar through hair.
Ease Sunburn – Apple cider vinegar can ease painful sunburn. Add a cup to your bath and relax!
Reduce Heartburn – Some people find relief from heartburn by drinking 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with one glass of water.