Vinegar is a fantastic cleaning product and you’ll find it in almost every kitchen. However, there’s one type of vinegar in particular, which is fantastic for health and cosmetic benefits- apple cider vinegar.
Let’s take a look at all the fantastic things you can do with apple cider vinegar…
Difference between white vinegar and apple cider vinegar
The main difference between these two kinds of vinegar is that white vinegar is distilled from grains- this is why it has a clear appearance and why it is generally used for cleaning. On the other hand, apple cider vinegar is made through the fermentation process of apple cider. Apple cider vinegar also has minerals which are not found in white vinegar. These minerals make it more suitable for cosmetic uses.
Now we’ve got that cleared up let’s look at the benefits of using apple cider vinegar.
It can help to reduce appetite
A few studies have shown that when adding apple cider vinegar to their diet, participants ended up being satisfied for longer. This is due to an ingredient called acetic acid. This acid aids in the reduction of glycemic index in foods. Foods with a lower GI are digested more slowly, are more filling and are ideal for a healthy blood glucose level. Acetic acid also improves the body’s absorption of minerals we consume
Along with helping to reduce appetite, apple cider vinegar helps with digestion. For people who suffer from indigestion, bloating or upset stomachs it is recommended to use apple cider vinegar. Simply having a teaspoon with water before meals can ease symptoms associated with digestive issues.
Helps to fight diabetes and reduce bad cholesterol levels
There are a few studies that show evidence to support both of these claims. For people with type 2 diabetes, it has been found that apple cider vinegar may help to reduce glucose levels. And for those with high cholesterol- apple cider vinegar has been seen to reduce blood lipids (which contribute to high cholesterol).
Is an amazing toner for skin
If you suffer from acne, apple cider vinegar is definitely worth a try. Simply add 1 part apple cider vinegar to two parts water and use as a toner on the skin or dab onto pimples. The vinegar will not only dry out the pimples but it also has antibacterial properties which will help to kill the bacteria on the skin. As well as this, apple cider vinegar will also help to bring your skin’s pH level back to normal.
Makes your hair shiny
Apple cider vinegar fans say that it can be used to make your hair both shiny and dandruff-free! Try it out for yourself by adding one part vinegar to one part water and let it soak into your hair. Rinse it out and enjoy the shine!
Helps eliminate bad breath
You can also reap the benefits of this household product by simply adding two teaspoons to some water and swishing it around your mouth before swallowing. Why should you swish? Because apple cider vinegar is also a great way to get rid of bad breath! Please note, however, due to the acidic nature of vinegar it is recommended you rinse your mouth out after swallowing.
There are many more benefits and uses to apple cider vinegar but we thought these were the ones that highlight how diverse this product is.
So what types should you use?
Opposed to white vinegar- when choosing apple cider vinegar, you’ll want to look for the murkiest vinegar you can get your hands on. It sounds gross but the browner and murkier the vinegar- the better. If it is clear, it means that it has been through a filtration process. This filtration process removes the essential “powerhouse” of the vinegar (the bit which you get all the benefits from). This “powerhouse” (the strands at the bottom of the bottle) is called the mother.
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