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ACV has been used since ancient times – the first mentions of its use date back to 400 B.C. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, regularly used it as a treatment for many health problems, and it’s in use today thanks to its powerful healing properties. This article shows 25 ways how apple cider vinegar can be used. However, you must remember that using only organic vinegar will get you these benefits.

Food

  1. Sauces

Add ACV in barbecue sauce to give it a unique flavor, or combine it with compact salad dressings and marinades.

  1. Juice

The numerous health benefits made apple cider vinegar a great addition to juices and smoothies.

  1. Baking

ACV can be used to lift pastry without adding flavor to the food.

  1. Salads

Apple cider vinegar tastes great in a green salad. You can also make a dressing by mixing some olive oil, ACV and additions like garlic, mustard, honey and citrus. Try this amazing dressing and you will never want to try anything else on your salads.

  1. Soups

Apple cider vinegar can be added to soups to add extra tangy flavor to them.

Health

  1. Sore throat

Apple cider vinegar has powerful antibacterial properties which make it an ideal choice against sore throat. Dilute it with some water in a glass and gargle the solution to relieve the pain and treat the condition.

  1. Detox

ACV is a great way to detoxify your body. It improves the circulation and cleans the liver while eliminating toxins from the body. ACV contains potassium, a mineral that can eliminate mucus and clear the lymph nodes. Incorporate apple cider vinegar in your diet to flush out all the toxins from your body.

  1. Diabetes prevention

According to dozen studies, apple cider vinegar reduces the blood sugar levels in that way preventing diabetes. The subjects in the study experienced 4-6% drop in the blood sugar levels when they took two tablespoons of ACV before going to bed.

  1. Energy boost

Everyone drink a Red Bull or Monster to boost their energy, but you should know that these drinks are full of chemicals which are harmful to your body. Instead of drinking them, reach for the bottle of ACV. Apple cider vinegar boost your energy levels thanks to its enzymes and potassium content that can prevent fatigue. The amino acids help eliminate the lactic acid in the muscles that’s formed after working out.

  1. Digestive aid

Stomach problems can be relieved by drinking a mix of ACV and some water or juice. The apple cider vinegar helps with its strong antibiotic properties, and according to some experts, the pectin in ACV helps in cases of intestinal spasms.

  1. Weight loss

ACV has the ability to make you feel full for a longer time, which is crucial for weight loss. A study discovered that the acetic acid in ACV slows down the fat buildup. If the flavor is too strong for you, add ACV to juices, salads or dilute it with some water and drink it.

  1. Wart remover

Soak a cotton ball in some ACV and apply it on the wart until it falls off. Although the how and why of the effect of ACV on warts is not yet determined, it’s highly effective and dries the wart quickly.

  1. Clears sinuses

Apple cider vinegar can easily break up mucus, making it an ideal choice for cleaning the sinuses. It has antibacterial properties that help it prevent infections or colds too. To breathe easier, sip some ACV diluted with water.

  1. Treats itchy skin and sunburns

Apply some ACV on an itchy area of the skin caused by a bug bite, poison ivy or a jellyfish sting. For sunburns, soak in a bath with a cup of ACV in it to relieve the pain.

  1. Reduces cholesterol

According to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, ACV lowered the cholesterol and triglyceride levels in lab rats. The rats were fed a high cholesterol diet along with ACV.

Home

  1. Neutralizes odors

ACV can quickly eliminate odors in your home. Wherever the odor comes from, put a dish of ACV in the area and the odors will be gone soon.

  1. Non-toxic cleaner

Vinegar is one of the best household cleaners. It’s raw, unfiltered version contains bacteria that the store-bought version doesn’t have. To make a powerful cleaning solution, mix equal parts of water and apple cider vinegar in a spray bottle, and apply it on any surface to successfully clean dirt, bacteria and toxins. The smell goes away once the vinegar dries.

  1. Weed killer

Apple cider vinegar is a strong weed killer and is more effective than the harmful glyphosate. Mix half a cup of ACV, quarter of a cup of salt and half a cup of dish soap. This mixture will kill any weed you spray it on, so be careful not to spray it on the flowers in your garden.

Beauty\hygiene uses

  1. Natural deodorant

Deodorants contain many dangerous toxins that can harm you, but ACV helps you fight the bacteria that causes odor naturally. Apply a little ACV under your arms and don’t worry about the smell: it will go away as the vinegar dries.

  1. Eliminates feet odor

We already mentioned that ACV eliminates odors, and that means that it will help you with smelly feet too. Wipe your toes and feet with a towel soaked in ACV to fight the bacteria and odor. It will balance the pH levels, and make your feet smell better.

  1. Facial toner\cleanser

The antibacterial properties make ACV act as a great cleanser for your face and body. It will prevent any break-outs and balance the skin’s pH levels. Dilute some of it with some water and apply it on the skin using a cotton ball.

  1. Shiny, flake free hair

Apple cider vinegar is recommended as a weekly hair rinse, which makes the hair shiny and soft. This will balance the pH levels of the scalp, and the acid content will easily clean any build-up of residue. Mix 1/3 of a cup of ACV with 4 cups of water and rinse your hair with the mixture after shampooing, before washing it off with some cold water. If you’re having dandruff trouble, spray your scalp with a mixture of ACV and water twice a week. Leave the mixture on for an hour, then wash your hair as usual.

  1. Eliminates bad breath

Gargle ACV to eliminate the bacteria that cause bad breath and maintain your oral health.

  1. Fades bruises

Rub some apple cider vinegar on bruises and cuts to ease the discoloration and relieve the inflammation.

  1. Whitens teeth

Swish some ACV in your mouth to clean the oral cavity perfectly and make your teeth pearly white. Afterwards, brush your teeth as usual. The ACV will kill all the bacteria in the oral cavity.