Did you know that bottle in the back of your cabinet actually has a lot of beneficial properties? I have recently learned so much about this household item. Apple cider vinegar has numerous benefits from being a phenomenal cleaning agent to making a great dressing for your salad.
One of the benefits of ACV is that it can ease an upset stomach. Are you feeling bloated? Nauseous? Stomach full of cramps? Simply add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a small glass of water can solve your discomfort. The stomach discomfort is typically because of bacteria and the vinegar contains pectin, which has soothing properties.
Another benefit of ACV is that it can eliminate hiccups. Hiccups happen when you have air trapped in your digestive tract. The hiccup is your body’s attempt to rid the excess air with muscle spasms. Having a teaspoon of ACV relaxes your muscles and in turn eliminates those pesky hiccups.
ACV can also help cure a variety of cold symptoms. Gurgling with two ounces of apple cider vinegar mixed with two ounces of warm water will soothe a sore throat. Along with fixing a sore throat, apple cider vinegar will clear your nose of congestion and stuffiness. The potassium in the vinegar makes your mucus thinner, while the acid reacts with the bacteria. This can relieve your stuffy feeling almost instantly.
Not only can ACV help with your cold, but also, it can help in the cold months with dry scalp. You may experience dandruff, which can be embarrassing. Mixing the vinegar with water and then with your shampoo will help your dry scalp. Again, the acidity in the vinegar prevents germs from invading your skin and prevents a dry scalp.
You are probably recognizing a trend; ACV helps almost any condition that is bacterial in nature. It can even be helpful in treating acne. It kills the bacteria on the surface of your skin and leaves you with clear, smooth skin that will be sure to make you happy.
Falling asleep during work? Instead of grabbing another cup of coffee, try grabbing some ACV. Having one tablespoon of vinegar gives you the same amount of energy as a cup of coffee.
Did you learn something new? I know I sure have had my eyes opened to this common household item. Next time I have an issue, I’ll be grabbing my apple cider vinegar first!