Benefits and Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar for Skin, Weight Loss, Hair & More

After reading a lot of the benefits and testimonials from the users of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV), I decided to try it. I wondered if it is all that it is made out to be.

This article is a compilation of my experience and research while using it.

I came to know about ACV couple of years back. When I saw Katy Perry’s video about its magical health benefits, I was perplexed. How could something like ACV resolve so many health concerns?

I have now been  regularly consuming it. After drinking it personally for several months, I thought of writing an article on the vast uses of ACV, and it’s absolutely fantastic health benefits.

As said earlier, Please note I am sharing here my observations and experience. I am also sharing a long list of scientific tests conducted across the world as references, that I have used while writing this article.

So here comes. But if you want to jump directly to a particular section just use the links in the table of contents.

Benefits and Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar

Here, I will share with you the health benefits of Organic, unfiltered, raw Braggs apple cider vinegar only, as that is what I tried & what I recommend. Organic, unfiltered, raw Apple Cider Vinegar contains “Mother of vinegar.” The strands of proteins, enzymes and friendly bacteria give a murky, cobweb-like appearance called the Mother of Vinegar.

Internal Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Rich in enzymes & potassium
  • Support a healthy immune system
  • Helps control weight
  • Promotes digestion & ph Balance
  • Helps soothe dry throats
  • Help remove body sludge toxins

 

External Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar

The external benefits of ACV are numerous. It helps maintain healthy skin. It helps promote youthful, healthy bodies. It soothes irritated skin. It even relieves muscle pain from exercise. Here’s a whole list of things you can do with ACV.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother

“Mother of Vinegar” is the most nutritious part of  ACV.

Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother has the following health benefits:

  • It is a Rich Source of Iron: As per a study appearing in the February 2015 edition of the Journal of the American College of Nutrition mother of vinegar is high in iron. And that is great news for all those who are deficient in Iron. You see, your body need iron to make haemoglobin which carries oxygen in the blood.
  • It is a Good Source of Phenolic Compounds: One of the major phenol found in the mother of apple cider vinegar is gallic acid. Phenolic substances protect against diseases.
  • It is High in Prebiotics: As per Victoria Rose, author of the book “Apple Cider Vinegar,” Mother of vinegar is rich in indigestible carbohydrates called prebiotics. Prebiotics serves as food for beneficial bacteria that live in the intestines. Probiotics crowd out the harmful bacteria and allow beneficial bacteria to grow and flourish.
  • It contains B Vitamins: As per Victoria Rose, author of the book “Apple Cider Vinegar,” the mother of vinegar is a good source of B vitamins.

2. Natural Acetic Acid found in Apple Cider Vinegar kills Bacteria

ACV is rich in Acetic & Malic acid, which gives ACV its antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. ACV can help kill pathogens, including bacteria.

It has been found that Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, used vinegar for wound cleaning over two thousand years ago. Many cultures around the world traditionally use it for cleaning and disinfecting, treating nail fungus, lice, warts and ear infections.

ACV is a natural food preservative. When used as a food preservative it inhibits bacteria (like E. coli) from growing in the food and spoiling it.

All this is due to its main substance Acetic acid. Acetic Acid in ACV kill bacteria and prevent them from multiplying and reaching harmful levels.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss

Many consume Apple Cider Vinegar for weight loss.

Consumption of ACV may decrease the glycemic effect of a meal through satiety thus reducing the total amount of food consumed.

It has also been found that acetic acid found in ACV suppresses your appetite, increases your metabolism, and reduces water retention. This overall results into reduced weight and belly fat. The reduction of water retention itself allows for losing inches.

A 2009 study from Japan found that taking two tablespoons of diluted ACV twice a day with meals helped people lose about four pounds after 12 weeks.

Keep your total daily intake at or below 4 tablespoons.

TIP:  Some individuals with disturbed digestion may have difficulty in tolerating fermented foods. Such people may suffer from bloating, nausea, stomach cramps etc after ingesting ACV. I suggest that such individuals never drink ACV on an empty stomach.

Always take ACV with food.

Do not consume ACV directly out of the bottle, as your esophagus (throat) may not withstand its acid. Avoid smelling it for long as you may inhale a substantial amount of acid into your lungs, where it can cause some serious pain. Yes it is strong!

-Anupama

4. Apple Cider Vinegar and Blood Sugar: May Lower Sugar Levels

ACV has been found to be useful for people with Type 2 Diabetes.

The effect of ACV on blood sugar levels is perhaps the best-researched.  It is the most promising of all the known ACV’s health benefits.

Several studies have found that ACV may help lower glucose levels.

Sugar is anyways a cause of chronic problem among everyone in our society.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that both adults and children should reduce the intake of free sugars to less than 10% of total energy intake.

Sugar consumption is linked to several health concerns such as:

  • Sugar Addiction
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Unhealthy Blood glucose levels
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hyperactivity
  • Obesity and diabetes
  • Tooth decay etc.

It is quite clear from this that elevated blood sugar ca be a problem even in people who don’t have diabetes. In fact, sugar is the major cause of ageing and various chronic diseases.

How to take Apple Cider Vinegar for Diabetes or to lower blood sugar:

apple cider vinegar lowers blood sugar

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A 2007 study of 11 people with type 2 diabetes found that taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed lowered glucose levels in the morning by 4%-6%. So add 1 or 2 tablespoons of ACV in water and take after dinner. Expected benefits are:

  • Improves insulin sensitivity during a high-carb meal by 19-34% and significantly lowers blood glucose and insulin responses.
  • Reduces blood sugar by 34% when eating 50 grams of white bread.
  • Two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bedtime can reduce fasting blood sugars by 4%.
  • Numerous other studies, in both rats and humans, show that vinegar can increase insulin sensitivity and significantly lower blood sugar responses during meals.

5. Apple cider vinegar for hair dandruff

eliminate dandruff with apple cider vinegar

Dandruff is caused by a fungus called Malassezia. This fungus usually is harmless but for those with a compromised immune system, this becomes a pathogen.

Dandruff is extremely high, with a prevalence in as much as 50% of the population! You see dandruff can clog hair follicles and prevent new hair from growing. This leads to hair thinning. A reduction in dandruff can help with better hair growth.

ACV can help you with your hair dandruff problem, by changing the pH levels of your scalp, making it harder for the fungus to grow.

How to use Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair Dandruff problem

To get rid of hair Dandruff problem with ACV you need to use it basis your scalp type.

I. Dandruff elimination for normal scalp using ACV – (ACV + Honey + water)

Honey provides moisture and keeps the scalp hydrated. ACV and honey have been shown individually by studies to reduce dandruff. The recipe for this is as follows:

  • Combine warm water, ACV and raw honey in equal proportion.
  • Mix well and pour the solution into a spray bottle.
  • Spray the solution on the scalp and cover your head with a shower cap or a towel.
  • Leave it on for 15 minutes.
  • Rinse off the hair.
  • Repeat the process 2-3 times in a week to get rid of dandruff.

II. Dandruff elimination for normal/dry/combination scalp using ACV – (ACV + honey+ aloe)

Aloe Vera contains anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. When used, it soothes and moisturises the dry scalp.

  • Into a bowl, add 2 tablespoons of ACV, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 cup of aloe vera gel. The gel can be directly scooped from the aloe leaf, or it can even be store bought.
  • Mix well and apply the mixture on the scalp.
  • Leave it on for few minutes and rinse off with water.
  • Repeat the process 2 – 3 times in a month to get rid of dandruff.

III. Dandruff elimination for dry scalp using ACV – (ACV + honey + yoghurt)

Yoghurt contains proteins and B vitamins and fats which are essential for hair and scalp health. It can also reduce the irritation caused by dandruff.

  • Combine 1/2 cup yoghurt and 2 teaspoons of ACV.
  • Wash your hair and apply the mixture on the scalp while it is still wet.
  • Massage it gently for few minutes.
  • Leave it on for 15 minutes and rinse off with water.
  • Repeat the process 2 times in a week till you are rid of dandruff.

Note: Make sure to use only plain yoghurt. Homemade is best.

IV. Dandruff elimination for oily scalp using ACV – (ACV+tea tree oil+lemon juice+water)

Tea tree oil contains antibacterial and antifungal properties. In fact, tea tree oil can kill the fungus Malassezia known to cause dandruff.

  • Combine 1 cup distilled water, 1/4 cup of ACV, 5 drops tea tree oil and juice of half a lemon.
  • Spray onto the scalp.
  • Wrap the hair with a towel and leave it on for 30-60 minutes.
  • Rinse your hair
  • Repeat the process 2 times in a week.

Hope these home remedies are useful to eliminate dandruff. Do let me know in the comments, what works for you.

6. Apple cider vinegar for acne scars: may help you clear your acne

Acne and acne scars are a common problem among teenagers.

Antibacterial properties of ACV makes a great natural toner as it helps keep acne under control.

The primary cause of acne is the blockage of skin pores due to pollution and dust in the air which settles on the skin causing bacterial overgrowth. The anti-bacterial properties of ACV inhibit acne by acting as a cleanser and toner.

How to use apple cider vinegar for acne

  • Dilute Apple Cider Vinegar (2 tsp) in ¼ cup of water.
  • Mix it well with a spoon and leave it for some time.
  • Soak a cotton ball in the mixture for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the excess diluted solution from the cotton ball and apply it on the acne affected area for 2 minutes.
  • Rinse your face with warm water. Use this method twice a day to get rid of acne quickly.

7. Apple cider vinegar for teeth: Removing Stains

Apple Cider vinegar helps remove stains, whiten teeth, and kill bacteria in your mouth and gums.

How to whiten teeth with apple cider vinegar

8. Apple Cider Vinegar may deodorize smelly feet

The antibacterial properties of Apple Cider Vinegar may kill the bacteria, which generates smell. To use it add a teaspoon of vinegar in water and apply it with a swab or towel.

9. Apple Cider Vinegar for warts: Removes warts effectively

10. Apple Cider Vinegar may reduce itching on a mosquito bite

When you are bitten by female mosquitoes you may feel an itch right away or within a certain number of hours. What happens is reality is that mosquito is not biting you, she lands her large needle-like mouth part, called proboscis on your skin to suck out the blood.

After sucking the blood, she leaves behind a little of her saliva, which acts as an anticoagulant (helping her suck up your blood efficiently). Our body has a natural immune response to the foreign mosquito saliva and creates histamines, thereby causing the skin around the bite to itch.

Apple Cider Vinegar, when applied on skin part bitten by a mosquito, feel relieved with minutes of applying it.

11. Apple cider vinegar for stomach pain: may help with stomach troubles

Thanks to its anti-bacterial properties Apple cider vinegar is found effective against bacterial infection during your diarrhoea. It can also soothe intestinal spasms due to pectin, which is abundant in Apple Cider Vinegar.

12. Apple Cider Vinegar has Anti-Oxidant Effect, may delay ageing and other degenerative disorders

Apple Cider Vinegar is rich in Bio-active substances such as polyphenols and vitamins. These bio-active substances defend your body from oxidative stress which leads to accelerated ageing, cancer, and degenerative brain disorders. Apple Cider Vinegar with its significant antioxidant activity may reduce incidences of these degenerative illnesses.

13. Apple cider vinegar may help you recover from hiccups.

The sour taste of Apple Cider Vinegar could stop hiccups. Its bitter taste relieves throat by overstimulating the nerves responsible for the spasms.

14. Apple cider vinegar for a sore throat and cough: may soothe your 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. It turns out; 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.

15. Apple cider vinegar may clear your stuffy nose.

Apple cider vinegar contains potassium and acetic acid. These two ingredients are useful if you have a stuffy nose. Potassium thins mucus, and the acetic acid prevents germ growth resulting into de-congestion of the nose.

16. Apple Cider Vinegar for Heart: may help with your Heart Health

Apple Cider Vinegar supports heart health in multiple ways. As explained in the Journal of Food Science, “Polyphenols such as chlorogenic acid, which is present in high levels in apple cider vinegar, could inhibit oxidation of LDLs and improve health by preventing cardiovascular diseases.”

17. Apple Cider Vinegar for Skin

The malic and lactic acids found in apple cider vinegar soften and exfoliate skin, reduce red spots, and balance the pH of your skin.

18. Apple Cider Vinegar for Detoxification

Apples are one of the most nutritious, health-giving foods available, containing a host of vitamins and minerals like pectin, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, phosphorous and potassium in addition to enzymes and amino acids. Apples are the main ingredient in apple cider vinegar.

Apple cider vinegar detoxifies and purifies various organs in the body. As a purifier, it breaks down fatty, mucous and phlegm deposits within the body. By breaking down these substances, it improves the health and function of organs such as the kidneys, bladder, and liver.

It oxidises the blood, reducing the risk of high blood pressure, and neutralises any toxic substance or harmful bacteria that enters the body by ingesting certain foods. Apple cider vinegar promotes healthy digestion, assimilation and elimination.

How to Choose the Best Apple Cider Vinegar Brand

If you are looking for the best Apple Cider Vinegar Brand, here is your guide:

  • Always look for 100% organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Go for raw, unprocessed, unfiltered Vinegar; it will look cloudy
  • Ensure it contains “Mother” of vinegar, a cobweb-like amino acid-based substance  at the bottom
  • Look for unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Ensure your Apple Cider Vinegar is unflavored
  • Look for Non-GMO Apple Cider vinegar
  • AVOID buying ACV in plastic bottles! Since vinegar is highly acidic you don’t want the plastic compounds leaching out into your health fix.

Braggs ACV: Best Apple Cider Vinegar in India

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Apple Cider Vinegar by Braggs is considered the best as it is made from the organically grown apples. This product has constantly been reviewed and awarded for its best quality. Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar is:

  • USDA Certified Organic, one of the best-packaged food products in the world
  • Made from Real Apples: Made from organically grown apples
  • Best in Class Manufacturing: Made using exacting scientific standards used to meet organic certified food product standards.
  • Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar is unfiltered, unheated, unpasteurized with 5% acidity.
  • Unfiltered and it contains the valuable apple peel which is rich in important polyphenol antioxidants.
  • Live food: Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar is raw. It is not Pasteurized and therefore it is rich in enzymes.
  • Contains “Mother” of Vinegar: Contains the amazing “Mother” of Vinegar, a natural cloudy substance found only in raw, unfiltered organic vinegar formed from naturally occurring strand-like chains of protein enzyme molecules. It is highly regarded for it’s nutritional and health benefits.
  • Kosher Certified
  • GLUTEN FREE.
  • NON-GMO CERTIFIED.
  • Trusted since 1912.
  • Best Tasting
  • Bottled in glass, not plastic.

Side effects of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is indeed a magical elixir, however within certain limits. If you use it for a short-term for medical or culinary purposes, you will enjoy its immense benefits. Just don’t overdo it. Increase your ACV dose gradually. Start small. Don’t shock your digestive system and you will be ok.

1. Apple cider vinegar adverse side effects due to direct application

Apple Cider Vinegar should always be diluted with water. Its direct application or overuse can damage or corrode the oesophagus, tooth enamel, and stomach lining due to the high level of citric acidic content in it.

2. Apple cider Vinegar side effects on skin

Direct application of ACV on the skin can cause irritation, rashes, and a burning sensation.

3. Apple cider vinegar side effects on hair

Over usage of ACV on hair may cause it to become lighter, drier, and brittle over time.

Interesting Facts about Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Apple Cider Vinegar was discovered more than 10,000 years ago.
  • The French said it succinctly: vin aigre – meaning sour wine.
  • Vinegar is produced by fermentation of natural sugars to alcohol and then secondary fermentation to vinegar.
  • You can also say, what wine is to grapes, that is vinegar to wine.
  • In 400 B.C. the great Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, spoke of its health benefits.
  • Babylonians used it as a preservative and as a condiment around 5,000 B.C. They were the ones who started using it for flavouring it with herbs and spices.
  • Egyptians used Apple Cider Vinegar for body cleansing around 3000 B.C.
  • Caesar’s army used ACV tonic to stay healthy.
  • Vinegar was popular among the Greeks and Romans to promote healing.
  • ACV was used in Biblical times as a cleanser.
  • ACV was sold by street vendors in Paris during the middle ages for use as a deodorant and health tonic.
  • Christopher Columbus and soldiers in the American Civil War used vinegar to fight scurvy.
  • Samurai warriors in Japan drank ACV for strength and power.

The Bottomline: Apple Cider Vinegar is Magical

I found that Apple Cider Vinegar has magical health benefits and if you are willing to experiment, try it for yourself. It costs nothing and may be quite beneficial for your health due to its properties.

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Frequently Asked Question on Apple Cider Vinegar

Q1 What is Vinegar

Vinegar, which means “sour wine” in French, is a liquid consisting of about 5–20% acetic acid (CH3COOH), water and other trace chemicals. Carbohydrate of any type, which can be fermented to alcohol can be used to make Vinegar. Some fruits & vegetables that can be fermented to alcohol (ethanol) are grapes, dates, coconut, potatoes, beetroot and apples.  Vinegar is produced by fermentation of ethanol to acetic acid by acetic acid bacteria (known as Acetobacter).

Q2 What is Mother of  Vinegar

Natural, unpasteurised vinegar contains Mother of vinegar
Natural, unpasteurized vinegar contains Mother of vinegar

Natural, unpasteurized vinegar contains Mother of vinegar. Mother of Vinegar is a substance composed of a form of cellulose and acetic acid bacteria (known as Acetobacter) that develops on fermenting alcoholic liquids, which turns alcohol into acetic acid with the help of oxygen from the air. Some people also call Mother of vinegar, Mycoderma acetic.

Mother of Vinegar is found in unfiltered and unprocessed vinegar. Unfiltered Vinegar looks cloudy, and you can see it in the form of a film. This film is known as the mother of vinegar and is the result of bacteria fermentation. This is the most nutritious of vinegar, but it’s commonly associated with apple cider vinegar.

Q3 How to make Apple Cider Vinegar: Vinegar Production Process

Traditionally, vinegar is made through a long, slow fermentation process, leaving it rich in bioactive components like acetic acid, gallic acid, catechin, epicatechin, caffeic acid, and more, giving it a potent antioxidant, antimicrobial, and many other beneficial properties.

As reported in Medscape General Medicine:

“The slow methods are generally used for the production of the traditional wine vinegars, and the culture of acetic acid bacteria grows on the surface of the liquid and fermentation proceeds slowly over the course of weeks or months.

The longer fermentation period allows for the accumulation of a nontoxic slime composed of yeast and acetic acid bacteria, known as the mother of vinegar.”

Q4: What is Apple Cider Vinegar

Unfiltered Vinegar looks cloudy
Unfiltered Vinegar looks cloudy

Apple cider vinegar or Cider vinegar or ACV is the preferred form of Vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is made from cider or apple must and has a brownish-gold colour. The most popular form of Apple Cider Vinegar is unfiltered and unpasteurized with the mother of vinegar (Mother of vinegar has a cobweb-like appearance and can make the vinegar look slightly congealed).

Q5 How to make Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is made in a two-step process.

To make ACV, Apple is crushed to squeeze out the liquid. Bacteria and yeast are added to the liquid to start the alcoholic fermentation process so that the sugar gets converted to alcohol.

Once the alcohol is ready, it undergoes a second fermentation process. During the second fermentation process, the alcohol is converted into vinegar by acetic acid-forming bacteria (acetobacter). Acetic acid and malic acid give vinegar its sour taste.

Q6 How to take Apple Cider Vinegar

If you want to take ACV to get the benefits, the safest and most effective way is to add 1 to 2 tablespoons of vinegar in a glass of water and drink it. Some individuals with disturbed digestion may have difficulty in tolerating fermented foods. Such people may suffer from bloating, nausea, stomach cramps etc after ingesting ACV. I suggest that such individuals never drink ACV on an empty stomach. Always take ACV with food.

Do not consume ACV directly out of the bottle, as your oesophagus (throat) may not withstand its acid. Avoid smelling it for long as you may inhale a substantial amount of acid into your lungs, where it can cause some serious pain. Yes, it is strong!

Q7 How to use Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is a versatile super food. People use it in multiple ways. Here are some most popular uses of Apple Cider Vinegar:

Internal uses of Apple Cider Vinegar:

You can use ACV as mouthwash or a digestive aid.

External uses of Apple Cider Vinegar:

You can use ACV as hair cleanser, skin toner, wart remover and as a deodorant.

Home uses of Apple Cider Vinegar:

You can use ACV as a cleaning agent, rodent repeller and a weed killer in your home.

Q8: Will Apple Cider Vinegar Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

Apple Cider Vinegar may lower blood sugar levels as it:

  • Improves insulin sensitivity during a high-carb meal by 19-34% and significantly lowers blood glucose and insulin responses.
  • Reduces blood sugar by 34% when eating 50 grams of white bread.
  • Two tablespoons of ACV before bedtime can reduce fasting blood sugars by 4%.
  • Numerous other studies, in both rats and humans, show that vinegar can increase insulin sensitivity and significantly lower blood sugar responses during meals.

Q9: How to use Apple Cider Vinegar for weight loss?

As per a small Japanese study, published in 2009 in the journal Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, found that obese people who consumed between 15ml and 30ml of acetic acid – the major component of vinegar – diluted in water daily for 12 weeks experienced significant decreases in body weight, abdominal fat, waist circumference, and triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood). Source: Hindustan Times

Q10: How to drink Apple Cider Vinegar?

Safe and effective way to drink ACV is to add 1 to 2 tablespoons of vinegar in a glass of water and drink it on an empty stomach immediately before eating.

Q11: What is the recipe of apple cider vinegar ginger garlic lemon honey for weight loss?

ACV, ginger, garlic, lemon and honey mixture is a natural remedy for reducing cholesterol level. This mixture:

  • Slows down the oxidation of cholesterol
  • It is a Natural anti-oxidant that Burns Cholesterol in the body
  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Increases HDL cholesterol
  • Thins blood and increase stamina
  • Prevents Blood Vessels from Blockage
  • Slows down hardening of arteries.

To make this natural anti-oxidant follow the recipe below:

  • Take 1 cup Lemon Juice, 1 Cup Garlic Juice, 1 Cup Ginger Juice.
  • Mix and boil the mixture to one-third its original volume.
  • Filter the mixture with a muslin cloth.
  • Add 1 Cup of Organic ACV and 3 Cups of pure Honey.
  • Drink 15 ml of this mixture everyday morning in half glass of water early morning, empty stomach.

Q12: How to drink Apple Cider Vinegar for weight loss?

For weight loss, drink diluted ACV between 15ml and 30ml daily for 12 weeks. Source: Hindustan Times

Q13: How to take Apple Cider Vinegar for weight loss?

For weight loss take 15ml to 30ml of ACV diluted in water daily for 12 weeks. Source: Hindustan Times

Q14: How to use apple cider vinegar for hair?

To use ACV on hair, mix equal parts of ACV and water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on your hair after shampoo and leave it for 15 minutes and rinse.

Q15: How to use apple cider vinegar for dandruff?

Apple cider vinegar may help you with your dandruff problem, by changing the pH levels of your scalp, making it harder for the yeast to grow. To use apple cider vinegar mix equal parts of ACV and water in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on your hair after shampoo and leave it for 15 minutes and rinse.

Q16: How to use apple cider vinegar for acne scars?

Apple cider vinegar is a wonderful skin cleanser. Apply diluted ACV with a washcloth on your face. Its protective acidic layer will make your skin feel smoother, absorb excess oil and reduce fine lines.

Q17: How much apple cider vinegar should I drink for acne?

To cure acne, apply a dab of diluted ACV overnight on age spots, pimples or acne scars to reduce their appearance.

Q18: How to cure acne with apple cider vinegar?

To cure acne, apply a dab of diluted ACV overnight on age spots, pimples or acne scars to reduce their appearance. ACV works by restoring the proper pH levels of your skin, and its beta-carotene helps to counter future skin damage.

Q19: Is apple cider vinegar bad for your teeth?

ACV is good for teeth as it helps remove stains, whiten teeth, and kill bacteria in your mouth and gums.

Q20: Is apple cider vinegar good for heart patients?

ACV supports heart health in multiple ways. As explained in the Journal of Food Science, “Polyphenols such as chlorogenic acid, which is present in high levels in apple cider vinegar, could inhibit oxidation of LDLs and improve health by preventing cardiovascular diseases.”

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  1. “STUDIES ON ACETIC ACID-BACTERIA I. BIOCHEMICAL STUDIES ON ETHANOL OXIDATION”. oxfordjournals.org.
  2. Holzapfel, Lisa Solieri, Paolo Giudici, editors; preface by Wilhelm (2009).Vinegars of the world (Online-Ausg. ed.). Milan: Springer. pp. 22–23.ISBN 9788847008663. Cleopatra dissolves pearls in vinegar […] vinegar is quite often mentioned, is the Bible, both in the Old and in the New Testament.
  3. “Why Apple Cider Vinegar Is So Good For Weight Loss.”
  4. Sejo Regular del Vino y Brandy de Jerez (Council regulating the production of Jerezy wine and braef)
  5. “Balsamic vinegar”. BBC Good Food.
  6. Effect of neutralized and native vinegar on blood glucose and acetate responses to a mixed meal in healthy subjects. Brighenti F1, Castellani G, Benini L, Casiraghi MC, Leopardi E, Crovetti R, Testolin G.
  7. Vinegar Improves Insulin Sensitivity to a High-Carbohydrate Meal in Subjects With Insulin Resistance or Type 2 Diabetes. Carol S. Johnston, Ph.D., Cindy M. Kim, MS and Amanda J. Buller, MS
  8. Vinegar Ingestion at Bedtime Moderates Waking Glucose Concentrations in Adults With Well-Controlled Type 2 Diabetes. Andrea M. White, Ph.D. and Carol S. Johnston, PHD
  9. Examination of the antiglycemic properties of vinegar in healthy adults. Johnston CS1, Steplewska I, Long CA, Harris LN, Ryals RH.
  10. Delayed gastric emptying rate may explain improved glycemia in healthy subjects to a starchy meal with added vinegar. Liljeberg H1, Björck I.

More References

  1. Vinegar dressing and cold storage of potatoes lower postprandial glycaemic and insulinemic responses in healthy subjects. Leeman M1, Ostman E, Björck I.
  2. Vinegar Ingestion at Bedtime Moderates Waking Glucose Concentrations in Adults With Well-Controlled Type 2 Diabetes
  3. Effect of Acetic Acid and Vinegar on Blood Glucose and Insulin Responses to Orally Administered Sucrose and Starch
  4. Functional Properties of Vinegar. Nilgün H. Budak1, Elif Aykin, Atif C. Seydim, Annel K. Greene andZeynep B. Guzel-Seydim
  5. Source: Improve Your Life Expectancy – Live Long Lean and Healthy
  6. How Apple Cider Vinegar May Help With Weight Loss. Time
  7. Vinegar Intake Reduces Body Weight, Body Fat Mass, and Serum Triglyceride Levels in Obese Japanese Subjects.
  8. Oral supplementation with probiotic Lactobacillus paracasei ST-11 improves dandruff condition
  9. Therapeutic and prophylactic effects of crude honey on chronic seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff.

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