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The Amazing Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

By Peter Coulter

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Aug 9, 2013 9:28:00 AM

As you may have seen on our Facebook page, we have been treating ourselves to Apple Cider Vinegar daily at the Juil office. I have been using Apple Cider Vinegar in my homemade salad dressing for years yet just recently learned about all of the health benefits that come with it.

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There are countless uses of Apple Cider Vinegar that are beneficial to your skin, hair, home, and your overall health.

If you aren’t familiar with this type of vinegar, it’s a completely natural product. Apple Juice is fermented to form hard apple cider and after a second fermentation it becomes Apple Cider Vinegar. This is a completely natural product so you don’t have to worry about ingesting any unnatural chemicals. If you take a close look at the bottle, you will notice the “mother” culture on the bottom. This is completely normal since it is unfiltered and unpasteurized.

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Hair care: Instead of using conditioner, just reach for a mixture of 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and a cup of cold water to give your hair that shine you’ve been looking for. It also reduces frizz, seals cuticles, and stimulates the scalp to promote hair growth.

Skin care: Apply a few drops to a cotton ball and use it to prevent breakouts, minimize blemishes, and help dry spots. Scarlett Johansson has been using this for years. You can also consume ½-1 tablespoon a day to get similar results.

Bath: When you are drawing a bath, just add a cup (or less) of apple cider vinegar to warm water. It draws out toxins from your body, leaving your skin toned and moisturized. The composition of apple cider vinegar makes a great remedy for a little too much fun in the sun – sunburn.

Foot care: Use apple cider vinegar to soothe your aching or swollen feet. Give yourself a great at-home pedicure by soaking your feet in warm water with a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. This will provide instant relief after running, wearing heels, and for pregnant women.

Weight Loss: Adding 2 tablespoons to a glass of water a day has weight loss benefits due to the acetic acid (main ingredient of apple cider vinegar). There was a 2009 study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry that found that patients who drank apple cider vinegar showed a significant decline in body weight.

Detox the body from within: Apple cider vinegar helps the body maintain a healthy alkaline pH level. A higher alkaline pH level means more energy. It stimulates cardiovascular circulation and helps detoxify the liver. Any fermented food has similar benefits ranging from Pur-eeh tea, Kombucha, Kimchi, etc. Apple cider vinegar cleanses the lymph nodes that help with allergies, congestion, sore throats, etc.

Cleaner: Apply directly to your toilet or shower and wipe it down for an all-natural clean that leaves the area smelling great. You can create a solution of 1 part apple cider vinegar to 5 parts water in a spray bottle and use on multiple surfaces.

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Topics: Food and Drink, Wellness, Friday Food

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