Apple Cider Vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for just about any ailment you care to mention and it’s no old wives’ tale either.
There is significant scientific evidence supporting its use as a beneficial dietary supplement, as well as being a handy all-round household disinfectant and beauty booster.
But what makes it such a potent elixir of health?
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is made by fermenting the sugars from apples, turning them into acetic acid, the active ingredient in vinegar. When buying this extraordinary liquid, opt for the organic, unfiltered, and raw version of apple cider vinegar, which contains the ‘mother’ strand of proteins, enzymes and friendly bacteria.
Acetic acid is an effective anti-bacterial agent and has a history of use as a disinfectant and natural preservative.
There are also some great reasons to add this miracle liquid to your diet.
Studies have shown that ACV suppresses appetite and helps people to eat fewer kilojoules, which can lead to weight loss. It also has the amazing benefit of lowering blood sugar and insulin levels, which is reason enough to add a teaspoonful or two to your daily meals.
It can also be the secret weapon in your beauty arsenal. ACV is a wondrous hair tonic (use a diluted mix of half a tablespoon of ACV with a cup of water and pour through your hair after shampooing), teeth whitener (just rub it over your teeth then rinse) and skin toner (dilute one part ACV to two parts water, soak a cotton ball and apply all over the face nightly).
ACV is also a savior for our four-legged friends – for an effective, yet natural flea repellant, mix one part ACV with one part water, saturate the fur and massage gently every day for up to a week and the fleas will be gone.
Need more convincing?
This natural alkalizing wonder tonic balances the pH levels in your body, helping your vital organs to work more efficiently at doing what they do best, helping you detox from the inside out. Evidence suggests ACV also cleanses the lymph nodes and breaks down mucus in the body, which alleviates sinus congestion with all its associated health consequences.
All those health and beauty benefits from this one amazing vinegar. Looks like the old wives were right about this one.