Regular vinegar has been used for thousands of years for all sorts of purposes.
The new healthy living and beauty craze is using apple cider vinegar to clean your home, wash your hair, keep your skin looking bright and healthy, among many more benefits.
The versatility of this natural, antibacterial liquid has led to it becoming a household item.
Here are 10 uses of apple cider vinegar that may make your life a whole lot easier.
1. Weight Loss
Studies have shown that apple cider vinegar helps people feel full longer, which helps reduce calorie intake and belly fat. We even made a Flat Belly Drink that helps to boost your workout results and keep you motivated to keep at it!
The antibacterial properties in apple cider vinegar eliminates foul-smelling odors. It's become quite trendy to mix apple cider vinegar and water to create a deodorizing armpit spray.
The latest beauty craze has girls washing their hair with diluted apple cider vinegar. It's said to detangle, clean, and add shine to hair.
Also, massaging diluted apple cider vinegar into your scalp may help get rid of dandruff.
4. Preserve Food
In general, vinegar is great for preserving food. It's so great that people have used vinegar for thousands of years to pickle their foods. The acidic nature of the liquid kills bacteria that causes food to spoil.
5. Treat Acne
Dab a cotton pad soaked with diluted apple cider vinegar to remove those unwanted bumps.
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6. Soothe a Sore Throat
Gargling water mixed with apple cider vinegar is proven to soothe a sore throat. Keep in mind that the vinegar must be diluted to prevent burning, and further damaging, your throat.
7. Facial Toner
Many people use diluted apple cider vinegar to soften their wrinkles and brighten up their skin. The recipe is 1 part apple cider vinegar to 2 parts water (dilute the solution if you have sensitive skin), then gently dab your face with a cotton pad.
8. Trap Fruit Flies & Remove Fleas
Fruit flies and fleas can wreak havoc in your home, but not anymore!
Trap fruit flies by pouring apple cider vinegar into a cup and add a few drops of dish soap. For fleas, combine 1 part water and 1 part apple cider vinegar and spray that solution onto your pet. This will make your pet undesirable to fleas.
9. Lower Blood Sugar
Some studies suggest that consuming vinegar after a high-carb meal will reduce blood sugar levels significantly.
10. Cleaning Agent
As more people look for natural ways to clean their homes, they look for an ingredient that will get the work done while keeping their family safe from harmful chemicals.
Mix 1 cup of water with a half a cup of apple cider vinegar to create an natural all-purpose cleaner.
Not only is apple cider vinegar effective for cleaning your home, it can also be used to wash dirt and pesticides off of your fruits and vegetables.
You can can also use it to clean dentures and your toothbrush.
What do you usually use apple cider vinegar for? Let us know!