Bouquet of benefits with Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)

There has been much talk about the miraculous benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (cool ones prefer ACV), but the trick they say is in doing it right. While its benefits can range from diabetes control to teeth cleaning to weight loss and control of dandruff – one must always be aware on how to use this, as at the end of the day, ACV like other types of vinegar is an acid to one’s body.  

Always remember:

  1. Dilute it – This makes it more suitable for consumption. Thumb rule is 1 or 2 table spoons in a glass of water 
  2. Drink it empty stomach – and not with a belly full, as it has different effects on different kind of food in your system

Now, here are some amazing things that ACV can do for you, if you are doing it right.

Weight loss

This is one of the major reasons for ACV’s popularity today. Making it a part of a weight loss diet is advisable, but this cannot work in isolation. Exercise and keeping a calorie count will always come in handy. But a spoon of ACV in water first thing in the morning will aid in metabolism. You can also sprinkle some on the veggie salads that you are consuming.

Skincare

Now this is where ACV is a one stop shop. Pimple Acne, Dark Stops – if you use it correctly, ACV can help you get rid of most of your skin problems. While some will claim that its application has anti-ageing benefits; I will not go that far. Remember, dilution is the key. Go for a 1:8 ratio, while using it for skincare purposes.

Fights dandruff

Dandruff is a common but annoying scalp condition. It can be caused by overly oily or dry skin, or a fungus called malassezia. And here, ACV can be great for for your dandruff problem. The vinegar’s acidity changes the pH of your scalp and also has antibacterial properties. Dilute ACV with equal parts water in a spray bottle. Spritz onto your scalp evenly. Then wrap your head with a towel. After letting it sit in for at least 15 minutes, wash as usual. For best results, do this process twice a week.

Fresher breath

A lot of people use vinegar as a mouthwash. It has great antibacterial properties. The handy acetic acid kills bacteria. Dilute it and take it with a straw preferably. And wait at least half an hour before brushing your teeth afterward. This will protect your teeth while still giving you the benefit of a fresher breath.

Gets rid of smelly feet

ACV is great for a fresher breath as well as fresh feet too. Get a few paper towels, moisten them with ACV and wipe you’re feet gently with them. Do the same and clean your arm pits as well to get rid of body odor, especially on those hot and humid days.

Stay tuned for more posts on how to use ACV for skin and hair!

Love,

Soumya

13 Replies to “Bouquet of benefits with Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)”

  1. Thanks for a such a detailed list of wonderful ideas. Am totally inspired to try it for weight loss and dandruff right away. any brand u recommend?

    1. Thanks Karuna! You can choose any brand which has ‘mother’in it, indicating that it is pure, raw and unfiltered form.. I have been using Braggs till now. You can also try Mamaearth’s newly launched one 🙂

  2. Karan has been drinking apple cider vinegar as a part of his health and detox diet. He also drinks it first thing in the morning before breakfast and I knew it contributes to weight loss but had no idea it has skincare benefits too. I think I will start as well! 🙂

  3. I got to know about benefits of ACV a couple of months ago, and I really wanted to try it out but was little confused as to how to use it. You have written beautifully and explained in detail about its uses, I am going to try it for weight loss, let’s see how it works for me.

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