What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when thinking about apple vinegar? Most likely, the answer is salad dressing. Well, you should know that apple cider vinegar has plenty of other amazing properties, that we’re going to discuss in this article!
Helps you lose weight
Because of its acetic acid content, apple cider vinegar helps you lose weight by burning the fat on your abdomen and around the waist. Although there is no scientific evidence to prove this, there are many studies on this subject.
What is certain is that apple cider vinegar is greatly helpful in weight loss diets. To get the most of its properties, it’s important to drink a glass of water daily, in which you have dissolved two tablespoons of apple vinegar.
To get better results, we recommend doing it on an empty stomach in the morning, right before breakfast.
If you experience cramps during the night, you most likely have a lack of potassium. Apple vinegar is rich in this mineral, so you can take advantage of it: dissolve two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon of honey in a glass of warm water. Drink before bedtime.
Useful for varicose veins
It is important to note that this varicella remedy does not have a scientific basis, but many people use it to alleviate the pain caused by this condition as well as to reduce varicose veins.
Here are two options: Dilute a little apple vinegar into the water and soak a clean gauze in it, then wrap it (not very tightly) around the affected area. Keep it for 30 minutes.
Another option would be to consume as much raw vinegar as you can: for example, in salads or dissolved in water and drank in the morning and evening. The results should be visible from the first month.
Lowers cholesterol and hypertension
Studies have shown that people who eat salads seasoned with apple vinegar, at least five times a week, are less likely to suffer from heart disease.
At the same time, apple vinegar potassium dilutes the blood, thus controlling blood pressure. On the other hand, pectin absorbs the fat that is deposited on the blood vessels.
Calms sore throat and cough
Being a powerful antiseptic, apple vinegar kills viruses that cause sore throats or tonsillitis. If you have a sore throat, gargle with a cup of lukewarm water in which you have dissolved a spoonful of apple vinegar. Do not swallow the water!
Can kill a lot of harmful bacteria
Throughout the times, apple cider vinegar has been widely used in treating various bacteria, nail fungus, warts and plenty of infections. There have been many studies proving its effectiveness in inhibiting bacteria from developing in foods — which is why apple cider vinegar was also used as a food preservative.