Trying to lose those last few pounds? Is your skin breaking out? Sore throat or heartburn? You might try this popular home remedy to save yourself from the stress that comes along with these common issues. ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) has been known for its numerous health benefits for quite some time but is commonly underestimated or overlooked. By diluting it with three parts water and drinking it with or before a meal daily, it can help you lose weight and reap the numerous health benefits without breaking the bank.
ACV is a liquid that is produced during the fermentation of apple cider. During this process, the sugar in apples is fermented by yeast and/or bacteria added to the cider, then into alcohol and, finally, into vinegar. Similar to other types of vinegar, the key component in apple cider vinegar is acetic acid. %LINK 2% also contains other substances such as lactic, citric, and malic acids, and bacteria. These components all contribute to different health benefits for your body. For example, Acetic acid in vinegar blocks the enzymes that help you digest starch, resulting in a smaller blood sugar response after starchy meals such as pasta or bread and in turn helping you control your blood sugar and even contribute in preventing diabetes.
Aside from the several health benefits from ingesting ACV, it has been known for numerous topical benefits as well. By applying a water diluted solution to your skin, hair/scalp, or feet you can fight issues such as acne, dandruff, dull hair or even foot odor. By cleansing and altering the skins ph, it promotes a healthier state and begins to heal the troubled areas. If you are feeling like your hair is dull or not cooperating, ACV is a great way to get rid of excess shampoo buildup to leave your hair bright and shining.
Before you begin to use ACV for whatever symptom you intend to treat, remember everything in moderation. ACV is an acid and can be mildly dangerous if not taken properly. Remember to dilute three parts water for ingestion and ten parts water or more for topical use to avoid burning of the skin. If you are concerned about the taste, ACV is a great addition to countless sauces or dressings to make the experience enjoyable and healthy. Don't forget to keep a clean and alkaline balanced diet to maximize and maintain your healthy lifestyle and your path to overall wellness.