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Why You Should Drink Apple Cider Vinegar

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You donít have to drink ACV to reap its benefits. Itís also a natural moisturizer and toner with many uses for face, hair, and body.

ē Combine one-half tablespoon of ACV with one cup of cold water for a natural dandruff remedy that will also add body and shine to your hair, as long as you donít mind the smell. (It will fade Ö eventually.)

ē If youíre prone to acne or age spots, use some ACV on your face as a nightly toner. It will clear up the oil and work as a natural antibacterial, as well as lighten discoloration.

ē Whiten teeth on the cheap by brushing them with ACV. The acid will help break up stains. But donít do this too often, or youíll wear away the tooth enamel (and the stains will get worse).

ē Claims that ACV also cures lice and warts are untrue, but it does do plenty. You can come up with a longer list if you think creatively.

Beware of Snake Oil Salesmen
As with all supplements, you should ask your doctor before beginning to take ACV. Itís not for everyone. Pure vinegar is very acidic and can damage tooth enamel and the tissues in your mouth and esophagus if itís not diluted. It can even cause contact burns on the skin. Long-term use of ACV can lower potassium levels, contributing to osteoporosis, and may interact with certain medications. ACV contains chromium, too, which affects insulin levels, so people with diabetes need to be especially careful when taking it.

Despite its acidity, opt for (diluted) liquid vinegar. You can purchase ACV tablets, but since the Food and Drug Administration doesnít regulate supplements, thereís no way to know for sure what youíre getting. A 2005 study of eight different brands revealed wide discrepancies among their ingredients, and some didnít contain any ACV at all.

No Miracle Cure
Though sorting through conflicting information about ACV can be confusing, adding a tablespoon or two to your salad dressing will probably do you more good than harm. Only now are researchers starting to confirm the liquidís age-old reputation as a restorer and maintainer of health, but while we should all retain some degree of skepticism about its supposed cure-all properties, centuries of history assure us that ACV is no fad.

Related:
10 Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar
23 Ingenious Uses for White Wine Vinegar

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2:31PM PST on Nov 24, 2014

Noted

10:40AM PST on Nov 20, 2014

I'm sorry, but I'm simply not willing to click through and download three separate pages that easily could have been one.

2:15AM PST on Nov 14, 2014

Apple cider vinegar is preferred.

4:07AM PST on Nov 4, 2014

For our body and soul

8:40AM PDT on Oct 29, 2014

Thank you for sharing.

1:01PM PDT on Oct 25, 2014

Okay

12:12PM PDT on Oct 15, 2014

?

2:52AM PDT on Oct 13, 2014

Vinegar is also good for getting rid of kalk in coffee machine or animal water bowls is less harmfull as the chemi products it takes longer but when have time try it

12:29PM PDT on Oct 12, 2014

ty

4:34AM PDT on Oct 12, 2014

A little vinegar mixed into soup really lifts the flavor.

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