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The 16 Greatest Apple Cider Vinegar Uses You Didn’t Know Existed

Apple Cider Vinegar is one of the greatest products on the market today. Not only is raw, organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized ACV incredibly cheap, it has a host of beneficial uses as well. From teeth whitening to sunburn relief, ACV is a solution for almost every problem! 

1. Cure Acid Reflux

Apple cider vinegar is incredibly rich in acetic acid, which can help to buffer the acid levels of the stomach. Dilute 1-2 teaspoons in a glass of water and drink regularly to reduce your acid reflux symptoms.

2. Whiten Teeth

If you want to remove stains from teeth, ACV is the perfect choice. Not only does it remove stains, it also kills bacteria in and around your mouth and gums. You can use your finger or a cotton pad to rub the vinegar directly onto teeth. Rinse immediately with water.

3. Boost Your Immune System

Taking a shot of apple cider vinegar diluted with water is a great way to boost your immune system and help you fight off pesky bugs. This is because ACV contains potassium and acetic acid, both of which prevent bacterial growth and help to keep nasal passages clear.

The 16 Greatest Apple Cider Vinegar Uses You Didn't Know Existed

4. Relieve Gastrointestinal Issues

It’s said that ACV stimulates your digestive system and helps your body break down food better. According to experts, the pectin contained in apple cider vinegar can also relieve intestinal spasms. For best results, take a diluted shot of ACV 30 minutes before eating.

5. Clearer Skin

Did you know that ACV is great for getting that clearer complexion you’ve always wanted. Simply dilute the vinegar with water and rub the mixture over your face with a cotton ball. Repeat this 3x daily. You can also apply directly to blemishes and age spots!

6. Boost Your Energy

ACV contains potassium and enzymes that combat fatigue and help boost energy levels. Taken several times a day, ACV is a great way to get quick and effective busts of energy when you need it most.

7. Shinier Hair, Less Dandruff

Mixing a 1/2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of cold water is a great way to treat dandruff and get shinier hair. Simply rinse the solution through hair after shampooing.

8. Clean Dirty, Clogged Drains

There’s not big surprise here. ACV is a great way to clean out dirty or clogged drains. Just sprinkle baking soda down the drain and then add apple cider vinegar. Leave to bubble for 15 minutes before flushing out with hot water. The acetic acid in ACV cuts through the grease and easily removes mineral build up too!

 

The 16 Greatest Apple Cider Vinegar Uses You Didn't Know Existed

9. Promote Heart Health & Low Blood Pressure

The potassium found in ACV can help balance sodium levels in the body and can help maintain healthy blood pressure levels as well. Apple cider vinegar also helps relax blood vessel walls through the mineral magnesium thus reducing high blood pressure

10. Insect Bite Relief

If you get eaten up by bugs or mosquitos, ACV is a great way to get relief. Use as little as 1/4 teaspoon and apply directly to the bite for fast-acting relief.

11. Cleanse / Detox the Liver

ACV is not only great for hearth health, but it’s also great for detoxifying the liver. Studies show that apple cider vinegar stimulates cardiovascular circulation which helps to cleanse the liver quicker.

12. Weight Loss

Apple cider vinegar is a great aid if you’re trying to lose a few pounds. A recent Japanese study showed that adding 2 tablespoons of ACV to your diet per day was a great way to speed up the metabolism and help speed up weight loss.

The 16 Greatest Apple Cider Vinegar Uses You Didn't Know Existed

13. Sunburn Relief

It may surprise you to learn that ACV is a great tool in getting relief from that nasty sunburn. Simply run a lukewarm bath and add 1 cup of apple cider vinegar. Soak for a minimum of 10 minutes to maximize your relief.

14. Regulate Your Body’s pH

ACV helps to restore the body’s natural alkaline / acid balance. By taking 1 shot of ACV in the morning, you can help regulate your body’s pH and quickly notices benefits like clearer skin, better digestion and much, much more.

15. Fight Acne

You can apply a washcloth soaked in diluted ACV to your skin to get that clear complexion you dream of. You can also apply a dab of diluted ACV to your skin overnight to help reduce the appearance of pimples or age spots.

16. Clean Your Toilet, Bathroom and Kitchen

As you might have guessed, ACV makes an excellent cleaning agent. Just pour ACV into the toilet and allow it to sit overnight. You can also use it in the dishwasher instead of detergent. Make a spray of 2 parts water / 1 part ACV and spray onto surfaces. The antibacterial and antifungal properties of ACV make it an effective disinfectant, preventing the growth of bacteria and making it the perfect cleaning agent for your dirtiest areas.

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