Apple cider vinegar is a helpful health tonic that has shown promise in
helping diabetes, cancer, heart health, high cholesterol, and weight
loss, and for years people have used apple cider vinegar as a folk
remedy to lower fever and aid indigestion. Reach for apple cider vinegar
to cure everything from the hiccups to common cold symptoms.
1. Apple cider vingar helps tummy troubles.
Sip some apple cider vinegar mixed with
water. If a bacterial infection is at the root of your diarrhea, apple
cider vinegar could help contain the problem, thanks to its antibiotic
properties. What's more, some folk remedy experts contend that apple
cider vinegar contains pectin, which can help soothe intestinal spasms.
Try mixing one or two tablespoons into water, or clear juice like apple
2. Apple cider vinegar cures hiccups.
Take a teaspoonful of apple cider vinegar. Its sour taste could stop a hiccup in its tracks.
3. Apple cider vinegar prevents indigestion.
Sip before eating, especially if you know
you're going to indulge in foods that will make you sorry later. Try
this folk remedy: add 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon apple cider
vinegar to a glass of warm water and drink it 30 minutes before you
4. Apple cider vinegar clears a stuffy nose.
Mix a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drink. This helps sinus drainage.
5. Apple cider vinegar soothes a 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. Turns out, most germs can't survive in the acidic
environment vinegar creates. Just mix ¼ cup apple cider vinegar with ¼
cup warm water and gargle every hour or so.
6. Apple cider vinegar beats exhaustion.
Exercise and sometimes extreme stress
cause lactic acid to build up in the body, causing fatigue.
Interestingly, the amino acids contained in apple cider vinegar act as
an antidote. What's more, apple cider vinegar contains potassium and
enzymes that may relieve that tired feeling. Next time you're feeling
beat, add a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar to a glass of
chilled vegetable drink or to a glass of water.
7. Apple cider vinegar cuts down on nighttime leg cramps.
This old folk remedy is worth a try: add 2
tablespoons apple cider vinegar and a little honey to a glass of water
and drink to ease nighttime leg cramps. Of course, by the time you walk
to the kitchen to put the drink together, your cramp is likely to be
history—but maybe that's the point.
8. Apple cider vinegar 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. You
can also brush your teeth with baking soda once a week to help remove
stains and whiten your teeth; use it just as you would toothpaste. You
can also use salt as an alternative toothpaste. If your gums start to
feel raw, switch to brushing with salt every other day.