Apple cider vinegar, also known as ACV, is derived from cider or apple must. Apple cider vinegar has a very strong smell which some people cannot handle, but it continues to be used by many because of its amazing benefits. Apple cider vinegar benefits the body when it is taken internally as well as when it is applied externally. Below are the top 3 apple cider vinegar benefits.
Research has revealed that when apple cider vinegar is consumed it promotes weight loss. In a study performed in 2009 published in the article, Acetic Acid Up regulates the Expression of Genes for Fatty Acid Oxidation Enzymes in Liver To Suppress Body Fat Accumulation, it was discovered that ACV up regulates the expression of genes for fatty acid oxidation enzymes in the liver causing a suppression in body fat accumulation.
Because apple cider vinegar is highly acidic make sure to dilute it in water when you drink it. Put 2 teaspoons in a cup of water. Do this once a day. Make sure to consult a physician before doing this if you have diabetes since vinegar can alter your insulin levels.
One of the more recently popular uses and benefits of apple cider vinegar is for acne. The acidity of the vinegar helps to balance the PH of the skin. To apply take a Q-tip and spot treat. You can also add ACV to a clay mask (in powder form) to create a paste, and then apply to the face. Leave until it dries and rinse off. Do this once a week. If you have dry skin, then do not apply all over the face but just to the areas that need it.
Natural hair rinse
A great apple cider vinegar benefit is when you use it as a hair rinse. Sometimes our hair and scalp can have a product buildup either from our shampoo and conditioner, or from products that we use regularly.
To make an apple cider vinegar hair rinse you will need a few ingredients: 1/2 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of ACV, and 1 tablespoon of honey. You can also add different things to it if you want such as rosemary oil or peppermint oil. You only need 2 drops if you choose to use oil.
Let us know what you think of these apple cider vinegar benefits and try them at home! Let us know if you benefit from them as well.