Apple Cidahh Vinegahhhh

ACV.jpgYes, I just added “AH’s” to the title of this blog post to make it seem like have a Boston accent (hint: I really don’t). Anyway – I wanted to take some time to talk about Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV), the health benefits it offers and the variety of ways you can use it. I would HIGHLY recommend that you make this a staple in your household, simply because the amount of things you can use it for is INCREDIBLE. In case you’re unfamiliar with ACV, it’s simply apple juice that has been fermented into vinegar.¬†

Let’s start with the benefits of consuming ACV:

1) A holistic remedy for a sore throat or cold (thanks to the high levels of vitamins and probiotics found within it.)

2) Naturally detoxifies your body

3) Aids in weight loss by reducing sugar cravings

4) Helps balance blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity/responses

5) Treats acid reflux + indigestion

6) Lowers blood pressure (by lowering the triglycerides in your body)

7) Provides your body with probiotics and enzymes

8) Balances the pH levels in your body (naturally contains acetic acid)

9) Decreases seasonal allergy symptoms

Some of the ways you can use ACV:

1) As a natural conditioner for your hair (once you figure out the right amount to use for your hair, it will make it soft and shiny)

2) As a holistic wart remover (rub some ACV over the area and cover it with a band-aid overnight, you should see results within 7 days)

3) As a household cleaner rather than using harmful/toxic chemicals (simply fill up a bottle with 1/2 water and 1/2 ACV)

4) As a natural teeth whitener (just rub it on your teeth & leave for one minute then rinse, it helps get rid of yellowing!)

5) As a toner for your skin (thanks to the pH levels, mix with water and apply)

6) To heal/reduce symptoms of poison ivy (the potassium in ACV aids in reducing inflammation and swelling)

7) As a natural remedy for eliminating fungus (thanks to it’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties)

8) As a deodorant (kills any yeast and may help with odor)

9) As an anti-inflammatory treatment for varicose veins (improves circulation and in turn, reduces any bulging that may be occurring)

Basically, just go out and buy some Apple Cider Vinegar right now. You can use it for literally EVERYTHING, it’s an awesome alternative to any expensive house-cleaning, teeth-whitening, skin-clearing and chemical filled products you can find on the market. AND if you decide to start taking a shot of it every day, your body will thank you. I will forewarn you that the taste and smell of ACV is definitely something that takes some time to get used to. But at the end of the day, if you can use ONE product for so many things – the taste and smell is absolutely worth it. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

*My favorite way to drink ACV is mixed in with hot/warm water, a slice of lemon and a drizzle of honey. (It’s the perfect way to detoxify your body in the morning and is also super helpful when it comes to getting rid of or preventing colds!)


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