Did you know the multi-functions that Raw-Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar has? Well, it looks like this stuff is the natural way to go for so many things i.e ...Hair & Skin care, Household cleaning, Healing the body, Cleanses, and Cooking! Who would've thought! There are several brands on the market to try. Myself, I've only tried the Bragg's and Heinz brands which seem to work as promised! When my mother in-law introduced this to me, I was like....huh...what? Lol! But, I love it & haven't turned back since. When you buy a bottle you'll notice strand like sediment floating around. No, your vinegar isn't gone bad, it's actually perfect! That strand like sediment is the MOST IMPORTANT part and it's called "the mother". The mother contains raw enzymes and friendly bacteria that promotes healing. Below is a picture of how "the mother" looks floating in the bottle.
Here are some helpful health benefits of Raw-Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar:
*Drink it- When consuming Raw-unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar it lowers glucose levels and because of this, it may even be helpful with diabetics. It is also known to be a weight-loss aid. The enzymes promote healthy bacteria in the stomach & are said to cut the fat, keep you fuller and helps you to eat less. When drinking the vinegar be sure to mix 1-2 tablespoons with water or herbal tea. As you know vinegar is pretty strong alone and if taken alone, it is said to be quite harsh on the esophagus so be sure to dilute it.
*Relieves gas, Bloating and Heartburn- Gas, Bloating and or Heartburn are no fun and are sure to ruin the party! If you ever run into one of the three, take a tablespoon of the ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) with water or tea BEFORE your meal. Those enzymes are promoting the healthy bacteria your gut needs to help break down the meal. With heartburn, try and take a tablespoon as soon as you feel it coming on.
*Non-Toxic Cleaning Spray- Unlike ACV, most cleaning agents are very harsh in chemicals. If ever you don't want to inhale that crap, try the ACV! ACV is such a better alternative. Not only because it's natural but it's also much more cost efficient than most cleaning supplies. It absorbs odors and also has antibacterial properties!! Can't get no better that that right? If interested in trying this as a cleaning agent, follow this simple direction: Mix one part ACV to one part water & put into a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto hard surfaces such as hardwood floors, bathroom tiles, cabinets & counter tops then wipe away!
*Hair Care- When ACV is used as a rinse, your hair will have a nice slip. Meaning, it will feel much softer, appear shinier & also serves as a clarifying conditioner removing dandruff, oils & dirt. Also balancing your PH's, it helps seal the hair cuticle making it smoother to the touch and helps with irritation of the scalp (itchiness). Try it: Mix a tablespoon or 2 with about 1 cup of water into a spray bottle. Spray hair thoroughly after shower and make sure to rinse all of the ACV out. If not your hair may feel a bit crunchy & that aint hot! Oh....& no worries the smell will leave once your hair dries so no you wont have to walk around smelling like vinaigrette all day-lol!
*Skin Care- Two of the biggest reasons people detox are for weight loss & clear skin. Well, good news....ACV helps with both! As the body releases toxins from your blood and tissue, some toxins make their exits through our skin which are known as annoying pimples, uninvited rashes and other red eruptions aka break outs. Using ACV as an astringent will help dry them out and heal & it's easy as 1,2,3!
Here's how: Soak a clean cotton pad or washcloth in diluted ACV & apply it directly to the infected area. Your skin will feel smoother, tighter and helps reduce or minimize wrinkles and or fine lines. Now who in their right mind doesn't want that?
Hope those Health Tips were actually helpful and gave you some insight on how to be a better you from the inside out!
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