A boon for the skin, digestive system, hair, stuffy nose, joint pains, disinfectants, your pets or the produce in your garden. This liquid can easily be described as the golden syrup. A little sour in taste, Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has countless benefits.
Who knew crushing apples and squeezing the liquid from them will make life so much easier? ACV is made by bacteria and yeast which are added to the liquid to start the alcoholic fermentation process, and the sugars are turned into alcohol. Any alcoholic beverage, whether it is made from apples, grapes, dates, once exposed to air, will turn naturally to vinegar. It is the ever-present bacteria in the air that converts the alcohol in cider, into acetic acid, which gives vinegar its characteristic sharp sour taste. In a second fermentation process, the alcohol is converted into vinegar by acetic acid-forming bacteria.
Start your day with a spoonful of ACV in a glass of warm water to detoxify your body and it will give all the doctors a good run for their money as it controls blood pressure, balances blood sugar, regulates pH, promotes good gut bacteria and even fights cancer. Including ACV in your daily routine will change your life in all manners for the good.
Home: Swap it with your household products as a non-toxin alternatives which can replace your detergents, termite killers, odor neutralizers. Cleaning tip: Mix 1/2 cup of ACV with 1 cup water. You can use this concoction to clean microwaves, bathroom tiles and windows. This mixture also works as a disinfectant. ACV is not a registered disinfectant and does not kill dangerous bacteria like staphylococcus. Hydrogen peroxide has antimicrobial ingredients and can be an effective household cleaner.
Health: As stated above ACV improves your health in numerous ways including everything from curing hiccups to cold, and some people have turned to apple cider vinegar to help with health concerns namely diabetes, heart problems, cancer, high cholesterol, and weight issues. ACV is also capable of removing sinuses. You should mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water and then drink three times daily to fight allergies.
Food: Organic ACV can help enhance the taste of your favorite’s recipes like soups, salads, sauces and works excellently with balsamic vinegar. One thing for certain, a good vinegar barbecue sauce should give foods a tangy flavor. If you like that rich flavor then these is the sauces for you.
Beauty: ACV has an added advantage of shiny, flake free hair, facial toner/cleanser.
Beauty tip: Mix two tablespoons ACV with one cup water, and use to drench your hair after washing. Rinse thoroughly, and follow with a soft conditioner. The acetic acid in ACV will remove residue from product buildup and help you get shiny, lustrous locks.
Hygiene: Also, apart from all the above mentioned pros ACV acts an extraordinary bad breath eliminator, whitens teeth, and fades bruises. Throughout history of ACV has been used to clean and disinfect soldier’s wounds and thus speed up wound healing. Apple cider vinegar was used to this effect during many American civil wars and as late as world war one.
Even though ACV is advisable and likely safe, in some cases consuming a lot of ACV might not be safe. Consuming 8 ounces of ACV per day, long term might lead to low potassium which in turn leads to weakness in bones (osteoporosis). Also we don’t have enough evidence about the safety of using ACV in case of pregnant and breast feeding women so they should stay on the safe side and not use it.
Clearly, ACV has more advantages than disadvantages but still commercialization in terms of ACV is still finding roots in this modern era. Acceptance from the people towards ACV is challenging due to its taste and smell. Beside that ACV is the best homemade remedy for all your problems.