The Health and Beauty Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar


What role does apple cider vinegar play in your skin and hair care? Read on to find out more.
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Organic apple cider vinegar has been around for ages. It is an old Vermont folk remedy that people use to this day for good reason. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is not just an old saying. It is true! Apples are a near perfect food and apple cider vinegar has all the benefits of apples and then some!


It is very helpful in detoxing the body, breaking down fatty, phlegm and mucous deposits in the body and flushing them out of the system. It promotes good digestion, assimilation and elimination and it neutralizes any toxins in the body. In French, vinegar means “sour wine”.


Apple Cider Vinegar is made by crushing apples and squeezing out the liquid. The resulting sugars in the liquid are broken down by bacteria and yeast into alcohol, and then finally into apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is loaded with minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium and phosphorous.


It also contains Vitamin B, acetic acid, citric, lactic, and malic acids, which stabilize the body’s alkaline balance. This type of vinegar is also replete with insoluble fiber, in the form of pectin (which helps reduce bad cholesterol and helps in regulating blood pressure), and small amounts of magnesium, another heart health key. This liquid also has antiseptic properties, associated with wound cleaning and healing.


Apple cider vinegar is loaded with potassium which is essential for the normal growth of the body. It relieves cramps and helps eliminate excess phlegm, brittle teeth and hair loss. Potassium deficiency can lead to a variety of ailments including hair loss, weak finger nails, brittle teeth, sinusitis, and a permanently running nose.


Other ailments help by consuming apple cider vinegar are insomnia, chronic fatigue, asthma, sore throats, acid reflux, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and liver and kidney problems.


The malic acid in apple cider vinegar helps remove uric acid from the body which relieves arthritis and joint pain. To get relief from arthritis, you mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with 2 teaspoons of honey into a small glass of warm water and drink it once or twice a day. The calcium, silicon, manganese, and magnesium, in apple cider vinegar help to prevent osteoporosis and maintain bone mass.


Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss works because it contains 19 of 22 minerals essential for maintenance, growth and repair in the body. It helps to detoxify the liver which plays an important role in weight loss. There are historical facts that Egyptians took apple cider vinegar for weight loss. Apple cider vinegar can help to speed up the metabolism and burn the calories after meals.


Although apple cider vinegar is acidic it makes the body more alkaline, which some health experts believe contributes to weight loss. Apple cider vinegar also seems to have the ability to help break down excess fat and remove it from the body. To lose weight, just take 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, mixed in water, before every meal.


One important key to weight control is stable and balanced blood sugar levels. Studies show that apple cider vinegar helps to balance blood sugar levels, possibly by its ability to lower the glycemic index of foods consumed. This is of great help to people who are suffering from diabetes.


This has been confirmed in a 2010 study published in Diabetes Care showed that eleven people taking two tablespoons of ACV before bed lowered their morning glucose levels by 4 to 6 per cent. Before your next meal, take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and add a pinch of salt. Mix with a warm glass of water and drink up. You can do this before any meal.


You can also use it as a hair rinse.  The cider vinegar is a great formula that you can use to add shine to your hair. The acetic acid in the vinegar removes build-up of hair oil and dandruff.  To use apple cider vinegar to rinse your hair, you mix it with a quarter cup of water. You shampoo your hair first and then apply the apple cider vinegar on your hair. Leave it on for one minute and then rinse it. You do not have to use a conditioner after using the apple cider vinegar.


So does apple cider vinegar cure acne? People who regularly use apple cider vinegar say it makes their skin and hair beautiful and reduces allergies. It also helps clear your complexion and clear up acne.


Here is how you can use apple cider to clear up your acne. There are three ways you can use cider to treat your acne. Use it as a skin toner, or apply it straight on the affected areas, or you can drink it as a health tonic, it works anyway you want to use it for treating acne.


(1)        Always dilute apple cider vinegar with water before applying it to your pimples and zits. Mix up 2 tablespoons of apple cider to 1 ounce of water. Use a cotton pad and dip it in the solution and then dab it on your acne. Leave it on your pimples for about 15 minutes than rinse it off. Do this 2 or 3 times a day and your face will start to look better soon.

The apple cider will reduce the infection and inflammation of the acne. If you leave the cider on overnight when you wake in the morning your pimples and zits will start to dry out. Do this a couple of times a day if you can.


(2)        If you use apple cider as a toner you can correct the ph balance of the skin and you can remove the excess oil from the surface of the skin. Fill up a sink and add a cup of apple cider vinegar and splash the water on your face. Of course does this after you wash and dry your face. The solution kills the bacteria and germs on the skin so it is okay to do this a couple times a day.


(3)        Drinking apple vinegar as a health tonic it is very good way to reduce additional outbreaks and helps to prevent additional acne. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of apple cider to a cup of warm water add a little honey to improve the taste and drink this mixture 3 times a day. Remember to rinse your mouth after drinking this tonic because vinegar is very acidic and could cause damage to your teeth.


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