Sometimes I have stomach aches and my friend recommended that I should drink a little apple cider vinegar every day. Some people just drink it as a shot, but to me it is way too strong and since it is pretty acidic I think it could hurt your teeth and stomach too…so don’t do that! 😀 I like to water it up a little and sometimes I even add honey to the mix…the final product is not bad at all, it tastes like apple juice…a very strong one, but apple juice 😀
I got this bottle at Sprouts! We have been trying to eat healthier and choose organic options if possible, but sometimes they get a little pricey, but after a little search we discovered Sprouts-Farmers Market in town, which is a little smaller than other supermarkets, but has fresh food and bakery items, vitamins, produce, and many healthy/organic options for a very good price.
After using apple cider vinegar for my stomach pain, I did some research and it turns out it has plenty of other health benefits, so let’s see them:
- HELPS WEIGHT LOSS
The acid increases metabolism and helps digestion, therefore less calories will enter the bloodstream…yay!
- CURES SORE THROAT
The strong acid kills off the germs because they can’t really handle that environment! When you feel like your throat is a little scratchy, just mix up a glass of warm water with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and gargle for a couple minutes! Done…soar throat is gone!
- CLEARS STUFFY NOSE
Apple Cider Vinegar helps with stuffy nose too, since the potassium in it helps breaking up the mucus and again, the bacteria kills off the germs!
- CONTROLS BLOOD SUGAR
A study, conducted at Arizona State University, surveyed 11 people afflicted with type 2 diabetes. The researchers found that taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar right before bed lowered the blood sugar levels of these individuals by 4 to 6 percent by morning. – The Alternative Daily
- LOWERS CHOLESTEROL
In a 2006 study, researchers concluded that the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar lowers bad cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels in rats. Mizkan, a Japanese condiment manufacturer, conducted their own tests and found that 15 milliliters (about 0.5 fluid ounces) of apple cider vinegar daily reduces blood cholesterol levels in humans. – Healthline
- HELPS WITH INDIGESTION
This knowledge will come in handy now that we are approaching the holidays! 30 minutes before diving into the turkey meal or enjoying some delicious christmas dinner just mix up a drink of warm water and apple cider vinegar and it will help your stomach to handle all the food!
- HELPS WITH CRAMPS
Oh i wish I knew about this during my college tennis career, it could have helped my cramping issues. Like I mentioned above, apple cider vinegar has potassium in it, so to prevent the cramp just do the usual mix of warm water and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar!
- BOOSTS YOUR ENERGY
Yesyesyes! I think we could all use some extra energy throughout the day….stress and an active lifestyle can cause the build up of lactic acid in the body but the acids in apple cider vinegar can use as an antidote for that…not to mention the potassium again 🙂
- FIXES HICCUPS
Finally a cure that doesn’t involve getting scared by someone else or drinking water upside down while on a one arm handstand covering your ears and holding back your breath….just use apple cider vinegar and the sour taste will stop your hiccups!
- KEEPS YOUR SKIN CLEAN
Apple Cider Vinegar’s antibacterial properties help to keep the skin clean, pretty and soft like a baby’s butt…
I would recommend using it, if you are up for trying some alternative cures instead of reaching for medication first. 😀
***I found most of my information on the Reader’s Digest website***