In our modern times, it’s hard not to find ourselves relying on the latest technology and innovation to meet our needs. From iPhones for instantaneous communication to the latest advancements in anti-aging eye cream, our society is set up to embrace the newest and latest as the best.
In our modern times, it’s hard not to find ourselves relying on the latest technology and innovation to meet our needs. From iPhones for instantaneous communication to the latest advancements in anti-aging eye cream, our society is set up to embrace the newest and latest as the best. However, many people have been clinging to natural ways of life, and slowly but surely the general population has drifted back to our more natural roots.
Apple Cider Vinegar has been a beneficial product for centuries. Recently it has gained some publicity for its powers in several different departments, from health to beauty. You may already be using apple cider vinegar for your basic needs. If not, then at least you probably already have it in your pantry and are ready to put it to use beyond baking. This home remedy can alleviate multiple issues and enhance your life, just for a couple of bucks.
- Natural Preservative
Apple cider vinegar’s main ingredient is acetic acid, which is a proven anti-bacterial ingredient. It can inhibit E. coli from growing and makes for an excellent, all natural preservative in food. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9713753)
- Skin Toner and Acne Treater
While the hard scientific evidence is lacking, many, including myself, can attest to apple cider vinegar’s toning and acne treating properties. Because acne and pimples grow in bacteria-ridden environments, apple cider vinegar’s acetic acid ingredient can inhibit bacterial growth and naturally cleanses the skin. You may have already read about its magical toning abilities in our “beauty hacks” article [http://www.storychick.com/10-beauty-hacks-that-cost-nothing/] that details how to apply the vinegar.
- Whiten Teeth
A simple gargle in the morning of this magical stuff can meet all of your mouth’s needs. The vinegar helps removes stains on the teeth and can cleanse the mouth of bad breath.
- Lower Blood Sugar and Potentially Prevent Diabetes
Stable blood sugar levels can benefit us all, but especially those with diabetes. Elevated blood sugar can lead to a multitude of health problems, so incorporating apple cider vinegar into your diet can alleviate many potential issues. It can improve insulin sensitivity and significantly lower blood sugar responses during meals. [https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/bbb1961/52/5/52_5_1311/_pdf]
- Non-Toxic Cleaner
You probably already know about vinegar’s cleaning abilities and apple cider vinegar is no different! Mixing equal parts apple cider vinegar and water and clean everything from your counters and windows to your dishwasher. For your dishwasher, simply place a cup of apple cider vinegar in a cup and run an empty cycle.
The best way to ensure apple cider vinegar is treating all of your needs, take a spoonful or two each morning or evening or dilute it in a glass of water and drink daily. This home product has been a staple in my home and my health and beauty regimen for years now. The uses extend far beyond these mere 5 and I think you will find your life greatly improved by incorporating this natural ingredient into your life!
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