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What are the benefits of apple cider vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting the sugar from apples. First of all, there’s a myth out there that apple cider vinegar contains a lot of nutrients. This is not true. Apple cider vinegar contains very few vitamins and minerals.

The real reason why apple cider vinegar is effective is that it contains acetic acid. This acid helps improve the acidity of your stomach.

The different parts of our body have different pH levels. Acetic acid is very acidic (low pH). Using it can help fix various conditions—like acid reflux, in which the stomach becomes too alkaline.

Benefits

  • Helps with digestion (increases stomach acidity)

  • Supports the thyroid

  • Helps with insulin resistance

  • Stabilizes the blood sugar

  • Reduces fat in the liver

  • Increases bile release from the liver

  • Helps the pancreas release enzymes

  • Supports the immune system

  • Controls pathogens

  • Improves A1C (average blood sugars for 3 months)

  • Symptoms of deficiency:

  • Low stomach acidity

  • Low calcium

  • Low potassium

  • Too-alkaline blood pH

  • muscle twitches

  • allergies

  • muscle spasms

  • muscle cramps

  • muscle weakness

  • dehydration

  • muscle pain

  • difficulty breathing

  • Symptoms of too much stomach acidity (in which case avoid consuming apple cider vinegar):

  • Chest pain

  • Palpitations

  • Headaches

  • Anxiety

  • Muscle weakness

  • Bone pain

  • Joint pain

  • Air hunger

If you think you may have alkalosis symptoms, take some apple cider vinegar and see if the symptoms go away. If you think you may have acidosis symptoms, take some calcium citrate and/or magnesium citrate and see if the symptoms go away. Doing this may help indicate whether there’s a problem.

The best way to promote a healthy pH level is to get on the right eating plan. Keto and intermittent fasting are fantastic for promoting a healthy body.

However, If you notice that you have multiple symptoms of alkaline or acidic blood, make sure you address this with your doctor.

How to consume it

Put 1 to 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in 1 cup of water, mix it and consume before your meals. It will improve your digestion. If you don’t like the taste, you can also take apple cider vinegar in pill form.

You can mix apple cider vinegar and lemon juice to support your weight loss. Mix 1 to 2 oz of lemon juice and 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in 16 oz of water.

Apple cider vinegar for hair

You can also use apple cider vinegar topically for your skin. This includes your scalp. The acid in the vinegar is beneficial to your scalp, and as a result of application your hair will reap some of the benefits. If you start including ACV in your hair routine, you can really start to notice a huge change in the quality of your hair. Even better: it is natural hair care, so you won’t have to worry about the unnecessary chemicals that are in some other hair products.

Using apple cider vinegar for your hair could help you achieve the same benefits as you would get from some hair care products, but in a much more natural way.

Benefits for your hair:

  • Helps restore the pH of the scalp

  • Gives hair a nice shine

  • Cleans up residues from shampoos and conditioners

Directions

  • Don’t apply apple cider vinegar directly to your scalp in the concentration that it comes in; that can damage the hair, so dilute it with water before using it

  • Mix 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with 16 ounces of water

  • Use this mixture as a rinse after shampoo and conditioner (if that’s what you use)

  • Don’t let it sit in your hair for a long period of time

  • Don’t use it every day—only apply the mixture 1 to 2 times per week

Where to get it

You can get it at any grocery store

Last updated: Jan 14, 2024 22:19 PM