The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

aplerApple cider vinegar is an inexpensive  common household staple that most everyone has on their pantry shelf.  It has many uses as a household cleaner and beauty aid as well as promoting better health.  Apple cider vinegar has been used for hundred of years to treat digestive problems, skin problems, wounds and infections.  It may relieve allergies, strengthen the immune system, help lower cholesterol, help control blood pressure, reduce cancer risk, aid with weight loss and perhaps slow skin aging.   One of the main ingredients of apple cider vinegar is acetic acid which causes energy release from carbohydrates and fat and may aid with losing weight.  If you have digestion problems you may want to sip a glass of water containing a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with your meals.  Many people drink a teaspoon or two of apple cider vinegar in water daily and insist they have more energy, fewer bouts of cold or flu and generally feel healthier.  Organic apple cider vinegar may have more effect on the body than the processed vinegar which loses some of its nutrients in the processing.  Most people have no side effects from taking apple cider vinegar.  Some people say their throat becomes irritated from the acid.  It may upset your stomach or cause nausea and some people have complained of itching all over after a few days on the apple cider vinegar.  Be sure to check with your health care professional before starting to take apple cider vinegar to be sure it does not interfere with any medications you are now taking or any health problems you may have.

Apple cider vinegar also have many, many other uses.  It can be used as a mouthwash.  Just mix with water and swish your mouth to kill odor causing bacteria and break down plaque.  Use apple cider vinegar as a hair rinse to promote shining hair and perhaps help hair growth. Relieve sunburn pain and slow peeling skin by soaking a wash cloth in the vinegar and applying it to the burned area.  Apply  apple cider vinegar to varicose veins and age spots to stop signs of aging  These are just a sample of the tremendous uses for apple cider vinegar.  You can find additional information on the benefits of  apple cider vinegar on the internet and there are numerous books available on the subject.