If you are looking for an all-around tonic that can boost your health and wellness, apple cider vinegar is up for the job. It is one of the most easily accessible health solutions out there.
Head to your community grocer and, for sure, you will find different brands of ACV that folks love to use for salads.
But clearly, ACV is not just a healthy addition to your mix of fresh greens. There are so many ways that you can use it to feel and look better because it is loaded with beneficial bacteria and nutrients that have been proven to normalize cholesterol levels, blood sugar, and improve the body’s ability to absorb nutrients.
ACV for Weight Loss
You may have already seen countless posts about the miraculous weight loss of Khloe Kardashian with the help of apple cider vinegar, and this type of content is so widespread because it is absolutely true that ACV can help people lose weight.
First of all, it is a natural laxative. If you have trouble voiding regularly, adding a tablespoon of ACV to warm water (add a tablespoon of honey if you do not like the taste) and drinking it in the morning will help
Secondly, ACV has antibacterial properties that can rid your body of impurities. People who have a lot of toxins in their body easily pile on weight. You can reduce the potential of weight problems if you are able to detoxify your system regularly.
Thirdly, ACV has acetic acid that balances blood sugar and even reduces cravings for sweets.
And lastly, if you are following a ketogenic diet, ACV can improve your diet results. The main idea here is ACV has the ability to increase the number of mitochondria in your cells by stimulating the metabolic pathway known as PGC-1 alpha.
So, drinking a warm ACV beverage for weight loss and increased energy in the morning is considered a good alternative (for bored taste buds) to bulletproof coffee, which provides similar benefits.
ACV for Fighting Infection
The acidity of ACV has the ability to get rid of bacteria and germs as well as boost nutrient absorption. At the same time, it possesses a generous amount of vitamins and antioxidants to boost the body’s immune system.
So, if the cold, flu or some other virus is going around. A warm cup of your ACV morning drink is a good defensive barrier against common viruses.
ACV for Balanced Blood Sugar
A study reveals that consuming 20 mL of apple cider vinegar diluted in 40 mL of water before a meal has the ability to improve insulin sensitivity in both people with diabetes and those without.
ACV for Heartburn and GI Distress
Drinking diluted apple cider vinegar before a meal is known to prevent heartburn. It can increase the acidity in the stomach to get rid of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or SIBO, and prevent the occurrence of heartburn.
Likewise, ACV is a prebiotic that helps balance gut microbiome that keeps H. pylori (a type of bacteria that grows in the digestive tract and attacks the stomach lining) at bay.
ACV to Soothe Burns and Stings
Apple cider vinegar can alleviate the discomfort created by sunburn and stings from poison ivy or stinging nettles. Additionally, it can also help release toxins left in the skin from a jellyfish sting. Just wet a cotton pad with ACV and apply directly on the affected area for instant treatment.
ACV for Beauty
There are numerous ways to use ACV for beauty. Three are listed below.
- Treat warts with it.
Wet a Q-tip with ACV pat it on warts every day to burn them off.
- Use it as a facial toner.
Keep your skin clear with an apple cider vinegar toner. Dilute one part ACV with three parts distilled water to create a toner that kills off bacteria on the skin and keep acne-causing sebum at bay.
If you want to boost the acne-fighting action of this toner, follow it up with a charcoal mask that you can make with activated coconut charcoal pills and a few drops of the toner.
- Use it as a clarifying “shampoo.”
This beauty method is popular among “naturalists.” To get rid of buildup and oil in the hair, they use ACV and water for cleansing. It not only gets rid of dirt and oil, it also makes the hair shiny and strong. It can work just as well as popular hair repair and strengthening products
All in all, ACV is truly something that you should be using if you wish to be fit and healthy. Grab a bottle at your local grocer and incorporate apple cider vinegar into the various aspects of your daily health routine.
Dave Asprey is the creator of the widely popular Bulletproof Coffee, host of the #1 health podcast, Bulletproof Radio, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, “The Bulletproof Diet.” Through his work, the Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur provides information, techniques and keys to taking control of and improving your biochemistry, your body and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or allowing stress to control your decisions.