Apple Cider Vinegar Remedies

by Babs ‘O’ Reilly
(Miami Beach, Florida, USA)

Apple cider vinegar remedies have been used for many years to help with all kinds of problems that people may have. In fact, its use has even been extended to cover pets.

Apple cider vinegar is a 100% natural product. Traditionally it was made by fermenting apples to produce cider, then letting the cider ferment again into vinegar. Vinegar is produced using what is called a ‘vinegar mother’, which is a live, natural substance.

Most modern vinegars are produced using other methods often involving chemicals. Even if vinegar mother is used, the resulting vinegar is normally pasteurized before bottling, which kills the live substance.

In order to benefit from apple cider vinegar remedies, it is crucial to always be sure to buy a brand of ACV that is live and includes the mother. Usually these brands will be 100% organic. You can find live apple cider vinegar in health food stores or online.

Apple Cider Vinegar And Weight Loss

People who use ACV to help with weight loss take 1-3 teaspoons before each meal. You can mix it with water or even add a little raw honey.

The link with weight loss is not entirely clear but it may help to increase the metabolism, reduce water retention or suppress appetite. However, it may be more likely that vinegar’s part in the process of smoothing out blood sugar spikes after meals is what helps the metabolism, resulting inweight loss.

If you want fast weight loss, it is important to understand that you must also make some changes in your diet and include some exercise in your day. ACV alone will not result in quick weight loss.

Apple Cider Vinegar And Diabetes

Research at Arizona State University found that taking around 4 teaspoons of ACV in water before a high carbohydrate meal would slow down the rise in blood sugar after the meal. This was tested in people with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes (insulin resistance).

Apple Cider Vinegar Remedies For Warts

Many people on the internet have testified how ACV has helped them to get rid of warts when nothing else seemed to work.

All you need to do for this completely natural remedy is to soak a little cotton ball in ACV each evening, press it onto the wart and apply a band-aid to hold it in place. You can leave it on all night and even for 24 hours if you want, but do change it the next evening.

Warts should initially swell, then begin to turn black. Within about 10 days the wart should be gone. Older warts may be stubborn and take longer.

The only downside to this is that it can be painful when the vinegar is applied, at least in the first few days. You can take an ordinary painkiller for this. However, the skin around the wart is not affected as much as with other wart remedies. Some people have no pain at all.

Apple Cider Vinegar Remedies For Acid Reflux

Acid reflux or heartburn is another problem that causes much discomfort to a very large number of people but can be easily treated with ACV in many cases. Simply take 2-3 teaspoons in a glass of water when you have symptoms, or for prevention, take the ACV in water right before a meal.

Remember, you must use the unpasteurized vinegar with mother, not regular commercial vinegar even if it is made from apples. Apple cider vinegar remedies like these have made life easier and happier for many people.

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