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11 Home Health & Garden Uses For Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been used for cooking and cleaning for eons of time, and has many beneficial uses that can change your life for the better.

Aside from its natural antimicrobial benefits, Apple Cider Vinegar also has many health benefits as well as usefulness in the garden and around the home.

Today I will share 11 Surprising and Beneficial Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar from Mercola that can help improve your life because it’s not just for cooking anymore!

Health Uses:

1. Diabetes

Vinegar is said to be anti-glycemic and has a beneficial effect on blood sugar levels. It’s thought that the acetic acid in vinegar may lower blood sugar by preventing the complete digestion of complex carbohydrates, which is accomplished either by accelerating gastric emptying or increasing the uptake of glucose by bodily tissues.One study found that vinegar treatment improved insulin sensitivity in 19 percent of individuals with type 2 diabetes and 34 percent of those with pre-diabetes.Yet another study found taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed lowered blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes by up to 6 percent by the morning.

2. Heart Health

Vinegar supports heart health in multiple ways.One study showed that vinegar could lower cholesterol in laboratory rats, while another study on rats found their blood pressure could be lowered by the acetic acid in vinegar.Vinegar has also been found to decrease triglyceride levels and VLDL levels (the damaging form of cholesterol) in animal studies.

* In addition, apple cider vinegar could theoretically interact with diuretics, laxatives, and medicines for diabetes and heart disease. If you are under the care of a physician and you want to try a course of apple cider vinegar, talk to your physician first to make sure it won’t interfere with any of the medications you are currently taking.

3. Weight Loss

Vinegar may help you lose weight, as it appears to have an anti-obesity effect by increasing satiety and reducing the total amount of food consumed.

4. Sinus Congestion

Apple cider vinegar helps to break up and reduce mucous in your body, helping to clear your sinuses. It also has antibacterial properties, making it useful for infections.

5. Sore Throat

The antibacterial properties in apple cider vinegar may be useful for sore throats as well. Gargle with a mixture of about one-third cup of apple cider vinegar mixed with warm water as needed.

6. Digestion and Acid Reflux

You can easily improve the acid content of your stomach by taking one tablespoon of raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a large glass of water daily.

7. Warts 

You can soak a cotton ball in vinegar and applying it to the wart, covered, overnight.

8. Energy Boost

Apple cider vinegar contains potassium and enzymes to help banish fatigue.

9. Skin Irritations

Apple cider vinegar works for a variety of skin ailments, from bug bites to poison ivy to sunburn. You can either apply it directly to the irritated area or try soaking in a bath with about one cup of vinegar added.

Head to PAGE 2 for all the details of using Apple Cider Vinegar around your home … 

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