12 health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has many health benefits. It can alleviate cold symptoms, control high cholesterol, and help you lose weight. If you have been battling dandruff for a while and you are not sure what to use to get rid of those annoying freckles, look no further. The acidity of apple cider vinegar changes the pH of your scalp, and makes it hard for yeast to grow.
Here are 12 Apple cider vinegar benefits for Nigerian women:
It helps control blood sugar
Taking apple cider vinegar could help keep your blood sugar levels balanced, according to some studies that have shown a link between the two. A study of people with type 2 Diabetes who weren’t taking insulin found that taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed resulted in lower glucose levels by morning.
It gets rid of dandruff
Apple cider vinegar benefits the skin as well as the body. The acidity of apple cider vinegar changes the pH of your scalp, making it harder for yeast to grow. Mix 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup water in a spray bottle, and spritz on your scalp. Wrap your head in a towel and let sit for 15 minutes to an hour and then wash your hair as usual. Do this twice a week for best results.
It clears acne
Apple cider vinegar makes a great natural toner that can act as a natural home remedy for acne and leave skin looking healthier. Its antibacterial properties help keep acne under control, and the malic and lactic acids found in apple cider vinegar soften and exfoliate skin, reduce red spots, and balance the pH of your skin.
It reduces night time leg cramps
Leg cramps can often be a sign that you are low in potassium. Since apple cider vinegar is high in potassium, mixing 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon honey to a glass of warm water and drink to relieve nighttime leg cramps.
It whitens teeth
Gargle with apple cider vinegar in the morning. The vinegar helps remove stains, whiten teeth, and kill bacteria in your mouth and gums. Brush as usual after you gargle. This will help your teeth get whiter.
It aids in weight loss
Apple cider vinegar can help you lose weight. The acetic acid suppresses your appetite, increases your metabolism, and reduces water retention. Scientists also theorize that apple cider vinegar interferes with the body’s digestion of starch, which means fewer calories enter the bloodstream.
It soothes sore throat
As soon as you feel the prickle of a sore throat, employ germ-busting apple cider vinegar to help head off the infection at the pass. Most germs can’t survive in the acidic environment vinegar creates. Just mix 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup warm water and gargle every hour or so.
It clears stuffy nose
Next time you are suffering from a cold, grab apple cider vinegar. It contains potassium, which thins mucus; and the acetic acid in it prevents germ growth, which could contribute to nasal congestion. Mix a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink to help sinus drainage.
It prevents indigestion
Sip before eating, especially if you know you are going to indulge in foods that will make you suffer indigestion later. You should add 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water and drink it 30 minutes before you eat.
It banishes bad breath
If proper brushing and mouthwash doesn’t do the trick, try the home remedy of using apple cider vinegar to control bad breath. Gargle with it, or drink a teaspoon (diluted with water if you prefer) to kill odor-causing mouth bacteria.