Apple Cider Vinegar Hacks That’ll Actually Change Your Life

Apple cider vinegar is useful for losing weight, preventing disease, improving hygiene and much more. Here are the top ACV hacks.

1. The Miracle Of Apple Cider Vinegar

For centuries, humans have used vinegar for countless health and home applications. Apple cider vinegar is particularly popular. That’s because it doesn’t go through the same filtration process as white vinegar. And therefore it retains nutrients than plain white vinegar can’t boast. This makes ACV even more useful for losing weight, preventing disease, improving hygiene and much more. So here are the most useful apple cider vinegar hacks to change your life.

2. Whiten Your Teeth

If you’re a hippie who wants to make your own toothpaste instead of just buying it, apple cider vinegar is your friend. Create a paste of two parts AVC to one part baking soda. To whiten teeth, brush with the mixture and try to ignore how gross it tastes.

3. Lose Weight

According to dietician Tanya Zuckerbrot, apple cider vinegar can help you lose weight if you drink it before you eat a meal. Zuckerbrot says the acetic acid in ACV helps even out blood sugar spikes. That helps you feel fuller longer, which curbs overeating.

4. Fight Diabetes

Curbing your appetite isn’t the only benefit to controlling blood sugar. If you have diabetes, it could save your whole ding-dang life. There’s also evidence to suggest apple cider vinegar fights insulin resistance, which is great news for people with prediabetes and Type II diabetes.

5. Clean Your House

Apple cider vinegar is as useful on your home as it is in your body. For years, hippies have been using vinegar for cleaning instead of commercial cleaners. A solution of 1 cup of ACV per gallon of water is effective for cleaning up dirt and killing germs.

6. Clean Produce

Apple cider vinegar is strong enough to clean up grime and kill bacteria, but it’s also safe enough to wash your food. Wash your fruits and vegetables in a solution of 1 tablespoon ACV per cup of water. Rinse the food well and dry, et voila.

7. Cure Hiccups

Some people swear by apple cider vinegar as a cure for annoying hiccups. All you have to do is swallow a teaspoon of the stuff. Sounds way better than some “helpful” a-hole scaring you half to death.

8. Tame Tummy Troubles

Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea? You can drink that disgusting pink stuff, or you can drink equally disgusting apple cider vinegar. According to Earl Mindell and Larry M. Johns, who are not medical doctors but who wrote a book about ACV, ACV can alleviate an upset stomach.

9. Reduce Leg Cramps

Those annoying nighttime leg cramps can happen for a number of different reasons, but one of them is a lack of potassium. Luckily, apple cider vinegar has a lot of potassium, so drink it to prevent leg cramps. You can also soothe leg cramps with a warm apple cider vinegar compress.

10. Control Dandruff

Do you suffer from unsightly, gross scalp flakes that sprinkle your shoulders and make no one want to be around you? Treat that nasty dandruff with the power of apple cider vinegar. Spray a mixture of equal parts ACV and water onto the roots of your scalp, leave it on for 15 minutes to an hour (the thicker your hair, the longer you should let it sit), and then shampoo it clean.

11. Freshen Your Breath

You can rinse or gargle with a solution of apple cider vinegar and water to freshen your breath, but it works even better if you drink it. Drinking a tablespoon or two of ACV in a glass of water aids digestion. And that helps prevent bad breath from the inside out.

12. Treat A Sore Throat

Your mom or your grandma probably told you to gargle with salt water to soothe your sore throat. And they weren’t wrong. But you can kick that remedy up a notch by adding apple cider vinegar to the mixture for added germ-killing capability.

13. Eliminate Foot Stink

The reason your feet smell likes— is simple: bacteria. And as we’ve established, apple cider vinegar has natural antibacterial properties. Soak your feet in a solution of 1 ounce ACV to 8 ounces of warm water to keep those tootsies smelling fresh.

14. Clear Your Skin

Rajani Katta M.D. explained to Men’s Health magazine that the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar acts as a keratolytic, i.e., “a substance that acts to break up the plugs of keratin that clog pores.” Drinking ACV can help clear up acne too. Ingesting it can balance pH levels in the body, which is naturally antibacterial.

15. Soothe A Sunburn

According to Bonnie K. McMillen, a registered nurse, “apple vinegar contains antiseptic properties that kill germs and relieve pain. Other than that, the vinegar helps to balance the pH of sunburned skin and reduces the blisters after burning. It has an agent that is able to soften the epidermis and allow dead skin cells to gently slough away.” So there you have it.

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