As most of us already know, cider is a fermented apple juice, usually consumed as an alcoholic beverage in Europe and some parts of America. Apple Cider Vinegar or ACV is obtained by further processing of crushed apples. It offers a number of benefits though some are yet to be researched and confirmed. According to studies, raw and organic apple cider vinegar contains many beneficial bacteria and enzymes that help in boosting the overall health of our body.
Benefits as a Beauty Enhancer
Instead of spending your hard earned cash on various beauty products, use apple cider vinegar to get that shine back to your hair and ageless beauty to the skin.
For shinier and stronger hair: Mix 1 tablespoon of ACV with 1 cup of water and rinse your hair with it. Avoid contact with the eyes. It stimulates blood circulation and assists in hair growth.
To retain tightness of the skin: It helps in fading age marks by making skin look fresh and young. Always remember to try a little amount when trying on skin and always apply diluted one i.e. mix ACV with water, and then apply.
As a Skin toner: We find many toners in the market nowadays. However, ACV is said to be economical and easy to use toner for skin. Also, its anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties help in overcoming skin infections. ACV helps in balancing ph of the skin and evens out the skin tone.
Aids Weight Loss and Promotes Digestion
Nowadays we find many people dieting, taking weight loss pills and drinks to slash that extra fat, without even having the knowledge of what those so called nutritional drinks contain. Here’s an easier and effective method to lose fat:
Take 2 teaspoons of ACV with 2 cups of water. It is said to be very useful in aiding weight loss in 12 to 16 weeks. It controls cravings and makes you feel full for most part of the day. It reduces abdominal fat and brings waist line in form.
An Effective Disinfectant
ACV acts as disinfectant and treats skin infections. It helps in getting rid of lice and funguses. It’s also used as food preservative since it inhibits bacteria from growing in certain foods that require longer shelf life.
Fights Diabetes and Helps in Heart Health
ACV is used in health boosting tactics to cover the vital areas of our body like liver and heart. It is said to act as a protective shield against cancer (yet to be confirmed by scientists).
It’s important to take care of your heart since it controls the functioning of the whole body. Currently heart attacks and strokes are on the rise and are the main cause of death. Increase in cholesterol level is the major cause behind heart disease. Apple cider vinegar is tested on animals and is found to be effective for heart health.
Diabetes can be controlled with the use and consumption of ACV which keeps blood sugar levels low to normal. However, make sure you use it only after consulting a good physician.