Apple cider vinegar has numerous benefits, though most of these are not scientifically proven. Despite a lack of research, countless people swear by this sour tasting liquid and its amazing health benefits. I happen to be one of these people, and I’m proud of it. I have seen plenty of awesome results in my own life to be a firm believer in this powerful substance.
A few years ago, I got into the habit of using apple cider vinegar on a daily basis. I then went through a period where I only used it on and off. I’m now back to using it on a daily basis, and I am so glad I am. I have noticed a remarkable difference between the two time periods, and though there are a couple of other things I’m doing differently, I’m confident the apple cider vinegar is a major contributor. Now I try to buy it by the gallon if I can because of how often I use it. Here are a just few of the reasons why.
1. Easy Energy Boost
I often find myself feeling groggy and not well rested when I first wake up in the morning. I drink coffee, which helps but never really seems to completely clear the fogginess. With apple cider vinegar, it’s a totally different story. In a short glass, I mix a small amount of it (I’d give you a measurement, but who am I kidding? I don’t measure things) with water and drink it down. It has a sour taste that can be tough to get used to, but it’s not so bad after awhile. Shortly after I drink it I find that the fog has lifted and I have a little more energy than I previously did.
2. Weight Loss
The first time I used apple cider vinegar, I was using it as a weight loss aid. I did a lot of research and came to the conclusion that it was at least worth trying. It seemed to work. In the first four months I lost roughly twenty pounds. Now, keep in mind that at the time I also changed my diet and became more active, so there were a few factors at play here. This time, however, weight loss has not been one of my reasons for drinking apple cider vinegar. I’ve still managed to shed a few pounds since I started using it again though, so there does seem to be some kind of correlation. Plus, there’s tons of information online that indicates it helps with weight loss.
3. Wart Removal
I’ve only ever had one wart that I can recall, and I quite effectively got rid of it using apple cider vinegar. It was very simple. I would pour apple cider vinegar onto a cotton ball, place it over the wart, and then place an adhesive bandage over the cotton ball. I left this on overnight and removed it in the morning. I can’t remember exactly how many nights I did this (8ish?), but the results were very apparent. I could see the wart growing smaller after each application. I had no scarring, and the wart never came back
4. Fighting Acne
I have no idea what made me first apply apple cider vinegar diluted with water to a pimple. Maybe it was a hunch or simply wishful thinking. Call it whatever you want – all I know is that it worked. From what I’ve read since then, apple cider vinegar is supposed to have antibacterial properties, so it makes sense that it helps with breakouts. Now I use it anytime I discover a blemish on my face. It’s not instantaneous, but it does make a noticeable difference.
The “Mother” of Apple Cider Vinegar
There are so many benefits to apple cider vinegar that it’s almost overwhelming. It is acidic, however, so I recommend diluting it if you’re ingesting it or putting it on your skin. You should also be sure to look for a brand that has the “Mother.” All of the research that I’ve done mentions this as being the aspect of apple cider vinegar that gives it its power. I’ve tried brands without it and they don’t seem as effective.