Apple cider vinegar or ACV is an excellent home remedy and should be used for many our health challenges. Apple Cider Vinegar; controls our blood sugar, prevents colds, helps with weight loss, and eliminates dandruff and acne. Just a small dose with water does wonders. There are different types of vinegar, but this writing is limited to apple cider vinegar also called ACV.
Keeping your blood sugar at low levels is critical in preventing diseases such as diabetes or pre-diabetes. ACV is known to reduce our blood sugar levels. Ideal blood sugar levels should be sustained between 70 and 110 mg. Of course, we do not check our sugar levels unless it is necessary. However, every time we eat carbs our blood sugar spikes. The more carbs we eat over a long period of time the greater the risk of our blood sugar careening out of control. As a result, this scenario creates the pre cursor to diabetes. Taking a small dose of ACV keeps our blood sugar levels under control. If you love carbs, a small amount of apple cider vinegar with water before a meal will keep your blood sugar at safe levels.
Apple cider vinegar contains potassium. Potassium has the power to dilute mucus. If you are stuffed up and need relief try ACV. Drinking a diluted amount of vinegar prevents bacterial growth and lessens the onset of a cold. Vinegar’s acidity averts germs and bacteria. If you feel a sore throat coming on, mix a teaspoon of apple cider with water. Drinking this mixture drains your sinus.
Vinegar contains an acetic acid. This acid curbs your desire to eat. Furthermore, it accelerates your metabolism and reduces water retention. As mentioned, taking a small amount of vinegar before you eat helps to stabilize your blood sugar. When blood sugar stabilizes so does your cravings for more food.
When you use apple cider vinegar for your hair it alters your scalp’s PH. This process makes it difficult for dandruff to grow. Use equal parts of vinegar to water in a spray bottle. Spray your scalp. Let this sit in your hair for 15 minutes wrapping your hair in a towel. Rinse and shampoo as usual. For best results repeat 2 times a week.
ACV’s antibacterial properties makes an excellent acne solution. Most importantly, ACV softens and exfoliates your skin making it look younger and healthier.