So much is being said of Apple Cider Vinegar, what exactly is in it and why is it so important? Apple cider vinegar is the most healthy vinegar. Can this be true? We will find out in this post.
How is Apple Cider Vinegar made
What is in Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) and how is it made?
Apple Cider Vinegar is a type of wine made from apples and sugar. It is very low in calories having only 3 calories per tablespoon.
All you need to make it at home is a jar, apples, water and sugar. Being a health site I would advise you use sugar alternatives like fruit sugar, coconut sugar or honey.
Method: Chop up the apples and put them in a jar. Pure a mixture of water and sugar on the chopped apples. Cover the jar with a napkin and let it sit for about 2 weeks. Sift out the fluid after 2 weeks and let it sit in the fridge for about 4 weeks. Definitely some chemical reactions went on in the jar turning the solution into vinegar.
Regulates the PH in the body. Although ACV is acidic, it has an alkalizing effect in the body.
Cancer. Some tests have been carried out to see if ACV reduces cancer. So far, more research needs to be done on it.
Diabetics. ACV improves insulin sensitivity in the body and lowers sugar level in the blood.
Lowers cholesterol. Diluted AVC does help lower cholesterol. Add 1 teaspoon of ACV to a glass of water.
Helps with Weight loss. Apple Cider Vinegar makes you feel full longer and you eat fewer calories.
Relives heart burns – Diluted ACV helps relieve heartburn
Was used for cleaning wounds – ACV will prevent itching, swelling and infection. It is not helpful if a wound is already infected.
Food Uses of Apple Cider
Rise your fruit in ACV before eating them. This washes away any spray or wax on the fruit.
Salad dressing – Sprinkle a teaspoon of ACV directly on to your salad or mix a little ACV into your salad dressing before putting it on your salad.
Boil eggs – pour a teaspoon of ACV into the water for boiling your egg. Helps solidify the egg white faster.
In drinks – Mix a teaspoon of ACV in your drink. It will mix with tea, water, smoothie or fruit juice.
Preserves food – put the fresh food into a jar pour ACV onto the food in the jar, cover it. That should last for 2 – 3 weeks.
Use it as a face cleanser. ACV removes dead skin cells, spots and wrinkles.
Rinse your hair with ACV – Mix about 5 tablespoons of ACV into 2 liters of water. After washing and rinsing your hair, rinse it with the mixture and let it stay in your hair for 10 minutes. Then rinse it out with water!
Foot soak. – Mix 1 liter of ACV to 2 liters of water (you can increase the mixture in a 1:2 proportion). Soak your feet in the mixture for 30 minutes. Do this every day to eliminate foot odor and foot fungus.
Whitens teeth. Gargle with it to remove tooth stains and bad mouth odor
Weed killer – Apple Cider Vinegar can be used as a weed killer. Do not dilute it, pour it straight on the weed. This method is not effective. The weeds grow back after a short while.
All purpose cleaner around the home. ACV is a safe, non chemical miracle cleaner in every area of the home. Mix 1 cup of water with 1cup of ACV. Use this mixture as a cleaner:
– in the kitchen, it would clean all work tops, remove stains from burnt pots and keep the kitchen sink drain unclogged.
– in the bathroom it would remove shower curtain mold, clean the bath tub with the toilet and keep the bath drain unclogged.
– ACV also freshens the laundry and the washing machine. It cleans the windows and wooden floors.
Too much of anything is bad they say. Too much of Apple Cider Vinegar would lead to the following side effects:
It is acidic and if too much of it is exposed to the teeth, ACV could erode the tooth enamel.
It could interfere with one’s medication.
Interfering with food digestion in the body.
If ACV is taken everyday over the years, it weakens the bones.
Apple Cider Vinegar is very acidic, I would recommend it for external uses such as cleaning, weeding, foot soak, hair rinse, and for food preservation. For intake, please take non or very little. Such as: 1 teaspoon of ACV into a glass of water and drink once a week.
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