6 must-have reasons you need apple cider vinegar at home
Find out what all the fuss is about when it comes to apple cider vinegar and your wellbeing.
By now, you’ve probably seen tons of people posting boomerangs or how-to’s about apple cider vinegar on Insta (guilty) – but do you even know why it’s a popular household staple? Maybe you’ve tried a spoonful to relieve a cough, or even added a dash of the good stuff on a salad to open up those sinuses – but there are many benefits of apple cider vinegar which you might not know about that make it one of those ‘magic’ ingredients worldwide.
Users on Good Zing have raved about the zing-tactic benefits of apple cider vinegar to help with so many different kinds of issues, so we’ve rounded up the top 6 game-changing reasons you need to use it at home. From inside and out, here’s how you might be missing out!
Apple Cider Vinegar benefits and home remedies
1. It can help reduce body odour
Good Zing user Lucy Winter says, “Apple cider vinegar is naturally made up of a potent bacteria-fighting agent, making it a natural antiseptic that can help kill bacteria without harming your skin. If you can buy the spray version – even better so you can really use it to treat body odour (phew!). After a shower and before bed, spray your arm pits with it, then wipe dry. If the vinegar smell doesn’t bother you that much, then leave overnight before showering in the morning.” The natural properties of apple cider vinegar are a natural alternative to standard deodorants, so maybe this home remedy to treat the stink is for you if you prefer to go au naturale.
2. It can help with your acid reflux
A 2012 study in Life Science Journal showed that people who suffer from hyperlipidemia (too many fats in the blood) found a significant reduction in harmful blood lipids that contribute to high cholesterol and triglyceride levels when they drank apple cider vinegar over an eight-week period. The research showed that it can help stimulate cardiovascular circulation and help detoxify the liver which is linked to good gut health – score! We love the Bumblezest Detox & Defend Apple Cider Vinegar, Charcoal & Milk Thistle Drink, a yummy and easy way to pack in all the goodness. Bonus? Milk thistle helps ease tummy acidity and reflux that comes when dealing with a bad hangover.
3. It helps get rid of dandruff and gives you glossy hair
Good Zing Expert and Holistic Nutritional Counsellor Barbara Faibish says that apple cider vinegar is the key to getting rid of dandruff: “Make a solution of 50/50 apple cider vinegar (organic unpasteurised is best) and water. Pour over your hair and massage into the scalp. Leave for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with water. Repeat for a week.” Boom, luscious locks.
4. It can help you lose weight the right way
In a 2009 study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, research showed that people who drank acetic acid (which is present in apple cider vinegar) for twelve weeks saw significant declines in body weight, abdominal fat and waist circumference. This is because this zingy stuff helps to curb your sugar cravings by stabilising your blood sugar levels. So the Bumblezest shots of ACV are a really handy way to soak up the benefits as well as get your fix of charcoal – known to ease the digestive system.
5. It can speed up the healing process of verrucas
Vinegar has been used for thousands of years to treat a variety ailments, from stomach aches to poison ivy. The idea that apple cider vinegar can be used to treat warts and verrucas has withstood the test of time. Vinegar is naturally made up of an acid as mentioned, so it can kill some types of bacteria and viruses on contact and slowly burns and gets rid of the infected skin – similar to how salicylic acid in most medicated products work.
6. It can reduce acne and is anti-aging
Because it helps to balance the body’s pH, apple cider vinegar creates an overall detoxification of the body, which is great in easing inflammation of acne. It’s also seen by many as a must-have beauty and skincare product as it helps fade age spots and scars – so drinking it and dabbing it on a cotton pad is a double whammy. For more helpful tips and put a zing in your step, check out all apple cider vinegar remedies submitted by Good Zing Experts and users here. Which one will you try?
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