12 health benefits of apple cider vinegar
1. Freshen your mouth
Some swear by using a rinse of apple cider vinegar mixed with water and swished about the mouth for reducing bad breath.
2. Treat acid reflux
Take one to two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar daily.
3. Alleviate GI distress
Mix one or two tablespoons into water or apple juice and drink.
4. Prevent indigestion
Try drinking one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with one teaspoon of honey mixed in a small glass of warm water 30 minutes before you dine.
5. Halt hiccups
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6. Spoil your hair
7. Soothe a sore throat
As soon as you feel the first signs of a sore throat, try one of two methods. Mix 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar with warm water and gargle every hour; or mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with hot water and a shot of honey and sip.
8. Fight the itch
A dab of apple cider vinegar applied with a cotton ball is commonly recommended to make a mosquito bite stop itching.
9. Brighten skin
Many who suffer the angst caused by skin problems — from psoriasis and eczema to dry skin and blemishes — praise apple cider vinegar for reducing inflammation and generally minimizing problems. Try dabbing it to affected areas with a cotton ball.
10. Decrease glucose levels
Several studies have shown its positive effect on blood glucose levels; a 2007 study of participants with type-2 diabetes found that two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed lowered glucose in the morning by four to six percent.
11. Lower cholesterol and high blood pressure
Several studies with rats have shown vinegar’s beneficial contribution to lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure.
12. Lose weight