What’s Apple Cider Vinegar good for?

Now that you’ve bought that Organic Apple Cider Vinegar for that 1 recipe that called for a tablespoon of it, what are you going to do with the rest of it?  (See the difference between organic & non-organic at the bottom, and why one is better than the other)

Betcha didn’t know this about Organic Apple Cider Vinegar (but neither did I until I did some research and found this info):

Face: Apple cider vinegar regulates the pH of your skin. Combine 1 cup apple cider vinegar with 1 cup cold water in a plastic bottle and apply with a cotton ball morning and night in lieu of a toner, astringent, or age spot remover.

Feet and Hands: Rubbing apple cider vinegar on to swollen hands or feet reduces swelling. A wonderful thing to have during pregnancy!

After-Sun Exposure: Diluting 1-2 cups of apple cider vinegar in a warm bath after excessive sun exposure – that may have yielded a sun burn – relieves symptoms and lessens the duration of a burn.

Hair: Use apple cider vinegar as a shampoo/conditioner replacement. Combine 4-5 Tbsp. baking soda with 1 part apple
cider vinegar and 1 part water for a clarifying and chemical-free shampoo. Rinse and then apply 1 cup apple cider vinegar as a conditioning rinse. If you have a difficult time with the smell in the shower, add essential oils to your mixes.

Weight Loss: Have an extra 10-15 stubborn pounds you need to shed? Try adding a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to every 8 oz. glass of water you drink throughout the day. If you maintain the daily intake of 64oz. of water, you may start to see the pounds shed fast!

Detoxification: If you are looking for a healthy detox, look no further than apple cider vinegar. Combine 1 ½ cups apple cider vinegar with one gallon of water and drink throughout the course of a day for an overall body and kidney detoxification. You can repeat this process for up to three days, but one to two days is generally sufficient.

Organic vs. Non-Organic 

Apple cider vinegar is produced from aged, crushed apples. The fruit sugar in the apple is converted into alcohol through a process called yeast fermentation.  Then the alcohol is converted into acetic acid, and this substance is what has all the health benefits associated with apple cider vinegar.  Organic apple cider vinegar is not pasteurized, therefore the enzymes associated with health benefits is still intact. Non-Organic  has undergone pasteurization, meaning that it has under gone extreme heating during the process, which kills the enzymes. There are many things to consider when purchasing either organic or non, organic may contain bacteria because of the lack of pasteurization, and non may no longer have any health benefits.  Then there is the taste, either have the strong taste that some can’t stomach or stand.  Try them both and make your own decision.

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