You can buy apple cider vinegar (ACV) in all supermarkets. A good example in New Zealand is Goulters apple cider vinegar (produced in Nelson) or Bragg’s apple cider vinegar which comes from overseas. Read on to find out what apple cider vinegar is good for and what I use this vinegar for, and more…
Interestingly, this miracle vinegar has been studied extensively and scientifically proven to be beneficial. Here is a link to some research, and you will find lots more if you search on Google.
ACV is great for salad dressings or mixed with honey and water as a drink. If you drink one tsp of ACV in a small amount of water 30 minutes before your meal, you will improve your digestion. Many swear by apple cider vinegar to reduce blood pressure and reduce cholesterol.
Apple cider vinegar also works wonders for the removal of warts. Even the difficult plantar or verruca warts don’t stand a chance. I saw this work first-hand with my daughter. We soaked the middle part of a new plaster in Goulter’s ACV every night and then put it onto warts underneath her feet. On the internet, it said that this might hurt when warts heal, but she didn’t experience this. It took some time, but after about five to six weeks, warts fell off, revealing the healed new skin underneath. And best of all, these warts never returned.
13 benefits of using apple cider vinegar
- Improves digestion
- Regulates stomach acid and helps acid reflux
- Flushes out toxins
- Improves blood sugar levels
- Supports weight loss
- May lower cholesterol levels
- May protect against and assist in the cure of diabetes
- May reduce blood pressure
- Improves heart health
- May protect against cancer
- Is anti-bacterial, -viral, -fungal
- Heals warts
- Instantly cures hiccups.
You may be wondering how apple cider vinegar works and how it could help or cure acid reflux. It might be difficult to believe but sometimes the contents of your stomach are not acidic enough to move on into the small intestine, which may cause acid reflux. The only way to know if this is the case is to take some ACV and see if it improves your condition.
I use it:
- As a drink first thing in the morning (one capful of vinegar in a large glass of water) to flush out toxins and to wake up the digestive tract and liver.
- When I notice that my digestion or metabolism is down, I drink a teaspoon of vinegar in a very small amount of water before a meal. I use a straw.
- When I occasionally have a hic-up I take one tablespoon of vinegar straight for an instant cure.
- A cure for my daughter’s plantar warts.
- For cooking, e.g. salad dressings, homemade mayo, etc.
Be Careful – Use a Straw
The only downside to this amazing vinegar is that it may weaken your tooth enamel if you don’t dilute it enough. It contains malic acid and acetic acid, which are beneficial for your health but not so good for your teeth enamel. Apple cider vinegar has an average pH between 2.5 and 3.0. Rinsing your mouth with water might not prevent damage to the enamel. Tooth enamel begins dissolving at a pH level of around 5.5, depending on the individual. Weakened enamel increases your vulnerability to tooth decay and cavities and can cause your teeth to be sensitive. According to my dental hygienist if your tooth enamel is fine than taking one capful of vinegar in a large glass (250 ml) of water is totally okay and doesn’t hurt your enamel. But to be on the safe side it is best to drink this liquid with a straw so that it doesn’t touch your teeth. I use a stainless-steel straw. This way you will get the full benefit of this great vinegar and won’t harm your teeth.
This blog post is not meant to diagnose. If you suffer from any ailments I can recommend to seek professional help or to see your doctor.