Top 10 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, and so does a daily dose of apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar made from apples and has a characteristic amber color.

Over the centuries, apple cider vinegar has been used for many purposes: making pickles, killing weeds, cleaning coffee makers, polishing armor, and dressing salads. Apple cider vinegar is also one of the most popular go-to ingredients in your kitchen, offering many natural health benefits.

It is rich in minerals, like potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, and copper, as well as vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, and E, bioflavonoids, and pectin. Moreover, due to its acetic acid content, apple cider vinegar helps your body absorb essential minerals from the foods you eat.

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Here are the top 10 health benefits of apple cider vinegar. For best results, use organic, raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar.

1. Controls Blood Sugar

Your body produces insulin to manage the level of sugar in your blood. The antiglycemic effects of apple cider vinegar help improve insulin sensitivity.

People who have insulin resistance should have a dose of apple cider vinegar with each meal. Mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with one glass of filtered water.

Drink this three times daily to steady your stomach’s digestion rate, which in turn increases the time your body has to process new sugars and keeps your blood sugar levels more stable.

2. Whitens Teeth

If you are embarrassed because you have yellow teeth, apple cider vinegar is a cheap and simple way to restore your teeth’s natural pearly white sheen. Apple cider vinegar helps remove stains and kill bacteria in your mouth and gums.

All you need to do is gargle with apple cider vinegar every morning and then brush your teeth as usual. Regularly eating apples also helps, as the crunchy fruit scrubs your teeth like a toothbrush.

3. Treats Constipation

Apple cider vinegar contains pectin, a water-soluble fiber that promotes bowel movements. This makes it a great natural treatment for constipation.

Add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drink it three times a day. You can add apple or grape juice to the mix to make it more palatable.

4. Promotes Weight Loss

Regular consumption of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar can also promote weight loss. Apple cider vinegar is a good source of acetic acid.

Studies have found that obese people who consumed acetic acid daily for 12 weeks enjoyed a significant decrease in body weight, abdominal fat, waist circumference, and triglycerides. The acetic acid also helps prevent buildup of body fat and certain liver fats.

5. Nourishes Hair

A solution of apple cider vinegar and water, mixed in equal proportions, makes a wonderful natural hair conditioner. It helps nourish the hair, giving it a shine and soft texture.

It’s also effective as a home remedy for dandruff. Apple cider vinegar destroys the fungus that causes dandruff and restores the pH balance of the scalp.

To treat dandruff, apply a 50/50 mixture of water and apple cider vinegar to the scalp, leave it on for 15 minutes to an hour and then rinse it out. Follow this remedy once or twice in a week.

6. Gives Glowing Skin

Apple cider vinegar can help treat blemishes, reduce wrinkles and tone your skin. For blemishes, apple cider vinegar is a good astringent. Soak a cotton pad in diluted apple cider vinegar and dab it on your blemishes to dry them out and help them heal.

To minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, soak a cotton pad in diluted apple cider vinegar and apply it to the areas you want to treat. It will help tighten and plump up your skin a bit.

To use as a toner, mix half a cup of apple cider vinegar with a cup of water and apply it all over your face. Regular use of this solution will help maintain the pH balance in your skin and prevent various types of skin infections.

 

 

 

  1. Acid stomach I was miserable drank 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.
    First 3 seconds feel vinegar go down after that acid went away! Tried this a second time a few days later same great relief! Acid has not returned!
    Yep! I thought the people telling me to do that were crazy also!!!!!!!

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    • Hi Sandra, Just wanted to know if you diluted it before consuming it. Is it to be taken before or after meals. How long should it be taken before it can cure a person completely.
      Joseph

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  2. I always use apple cider viniger but now I am going back to it.

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  3. Love your web site I found it very helpful.

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  4. this was helpful

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  5. I keep this stuff in the house…I also like to put it into my bath water sometimes for cleansing purposes. I have not purchased a douche in about 10 years…Vinegar does the trick. :-)

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  6. Super info .. I will b alwys thankfull to you as I was searchin fr such useful info aboutACV .. THANK U SO MUCH

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  7. every morning my stomach feels discomfort but when i started taking a mixture of acv and water i noticed that it’s gone.

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  8. someone has rightly said,AN APPLLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY.

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  9. I have started using Apple Cider Vinegar
    2 Table Spoon in 250 ml of Water 3 times
    daily before meal for Weightloss.

    Do advise me in detail if any, Thanking.

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    • Tanya Morrison April 9, 2014, 8:53 pm

      I just seen your comment about using apple cider vinegar for what loss. I was wondering what your results where.

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  10. If having problems with ACV on your stomach, you’re taking too much at once. Begin with 1-2 teasps in 6-8 oz of water and if still experiencing stomach pain, add a pinch of baking soda before the water until you no longer need the BS. Also, start with with once a day moving to twice a day before meals. I drink my ACV with tea first thing in the morning and again about an hour before bed. It’s quite enough for me. Like everything we do or take for our health slow and easy, but with CONSISTENCY is always the better path to accurately gauge long term positive or negative affects. By no means should you drink ACV w/o a straw and not rinse your mouth with plain water after drinking it. It will sheer off the enamel on your teeth. So drink it at one sitting; then rinse your mouth with water.

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    • Kathryn Mitchell May 22, 2015, 11:06 pm

      Hi – u say under no circumstances to take ACV without using a straw – but u recommend gargling with it? Tks

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  11. hi,

    Just wondering what your best remedy for eyelid cyst would be?
    Thanks

    cheers
    David

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    • Just wondering if you received any information about cysts on eyelids, as I have a couple small ones on my eyelid. Thank you.

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  12. How should I take acv to loose weight..

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  13. Thanks for the informative article .. Will try it ..& ..then inform/confirm the benefits.

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    • DO NOT EAT GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS!!! Check it out on youtube.com ~ most foods ~ even canned and boxed (all processed) have GMOs. Research shows that they cause infertility. Buy organic only. Do some homework.

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  14. Was looking for your top 10 foods for fertility. Thks love this website

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  15. How to take acv to loose weight

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  16. I like your web,thanks

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    • You can use Baking Soda, if you are washing it in a sink. But if you want to run it thuogrh, your apple cider vinegar will work fine . I have a stove top, and sometimes I use,” Fume Free Easy Off Oven Cleaner” in the blue can. That really cleans it. My Mom used to get a product called, “Dip- It” and ran that thuogrh hers. Byee, I’m going to have my coffee now!

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  17. What do you recommend for the dosage of ACV in the promotes weight loss category? (#4)

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  18. But i can’t find ACV anywhere…i mean i tried in many shops bt i can’t found it…can anybody tell me frm should i buy ACV?????
    PLZZZZ

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  19. is apple cider vinegar for o+ blood type

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  20. Indra Ragoonath May 30, 2014, 12:37 pm

    Hey I started to used apple cider and it did wonder for me , I loose 28lbs in couple I f months and feel great, thank for information..

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  21. Chandran Moses June 6, 2014, 10:39 am

    Where can I get Apple cider vinegar. please let me know the source of supply

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  22. It is tastier than red wine vinegar too.

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  23. I follow up your blog regularly way of representation is really awesome..

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  24. :)
    I started to use ACV almost 3 months and my cholesterol, fat liver, migraine, sign of diabetic is all normal according to my blood test, but I did not lose kilo only I notice that I can wear my jeans size 40 ( was size 42 ) my fat belly starting to become flat also this winter I got sore throat but I drink 1 tablespoon ACV the first thing in the morning and you can feel it is burning in the throat do this until the sore throat or colds are over,, on lunch drink one tbs ACV with one glass apple juice evening 1 tbs ACV before bed within 3 months go to the doctor for best result <<<, I don't mean everybody will have the same result depends on a person? drink a lot of apple juice, water eat what u want but less fatty meat, no soft drinks, less sugar, less salt lastly control you're eating hobby :)

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    • Well said! Drink a lot of pure water (which is hard to get ~ even bottled water has some fluoride in it!!!) Most juices even have it…after all they use water! If possible get Himalayan Pink Salt…..it has many good minerals! (you can buy it online). Our bodies need salt, but not the kind that’s had everything good removed from it. Soft drinks are the worst thing you can do to your body. I got off them months ago and have lost 30-40 lbs. Also I have to mention organic food only ~ NO GMOs. (genetically modified organisms ~ check it out on youtube.com if you haven’t heard about what Monsanto and others have done to our food) I couldn’t get enough veggies ~ for some reason my body craved them. I don’t like cooking, but couldn’t find what I wanted at any restaurant so I was forced to make my own :) For the past several months I bought lots of fresh veggies and some fruits from the farmers’ market….OMG. Really fantastic and now I wonder what I’ll do over the winter??? There are a number of good stores near me carrying organic food….so I’ll survive!

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  25. i love ur page very good when it comes to health issue,ACV can also be use for sore throat,add salt and warm water to it and gaggle.

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  26. Bragg is the best brand of apple cider vinegar!!! It has the( MOTHER ) in it.

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    • nachereylremidee October 26, 2015, 3:24 pm

      @ramona: Exactly! I’ve been using it for years. It great for weight loss. It burns fat, and ppl have been asking me, am I losing weight and what am I doing. I tell them, it’s Bragg Apple Cider. *smiles*

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  27. I love to hear these story’s that they for people I believe in natural remedy thanks for posting

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  28. All remedies are good. Plz telll me home remedies for gall bladder stone or hormonal imbalance

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  29. Lourdes Monterosa Ignacio March 11, 2015, 2:40 am

    where can i buy apple cidar vinegar is it available in the supermarket?

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  30. Oh Thank You So Much For This Information… Thanks Alot

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  31. Kindly tell the dosage of acv for weight loss

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  32. Charlene Burton April 14, 2015, 5:35 am

    I have used apple cider vinegar for years for severe leg cramps !! 1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar chase down quickly with water !! Takes the leg cramps away in about 5 to 10 mins. works every time !

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  33. very helpful

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  34. Thanx alot top ten home remedy team,ur research is always superrb i salute you for serving the humanity regardless of cast n creed,love this amazing site,bye!

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  35. nice to hear that ACV is good for leg cramp i will use it and see the result , it’s really a pain in the neck especially when i have party a night before ,I like home remedy and this is agood site keep us in loop for any new things especially because I don’t like medicine

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  36. Catherine john May 22, 2015, 8:12 pm

    Thanx a lot ……could u suggest any good brand’s……!

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  37. My dog suffers badly with yeast infections and i have tried every prescribed medication going to get it under control but to no avail. Just started using apple cider vinegar today with the mother in it to see if this combats the problem

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  38. Apple Cider Vinegar Is A Very Good Home Remedy For So Many Ailments.
    Keep It Up, Please.

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  39. Apple cider vinegar is so very useful and help in many ways….Thanks a lot for posting the benefits and uses of ACV.More Power ans God Blss you all always.

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  40. Thank I was looking for some think for cholesterol hope it work for me so I will try cav

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  41. Thanks for your incisive write up on ACV. Ive been using it for weight losd and have introduced it to quite a number of friends, just to add that when ever I take it it makes me to pee more often. in the evenings am sure going to pe at times upto thrice before dawn. I dont know if others share similar experience. I also use ACV as an after shave and the result is excellent

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  42. Braggs apple cider is the best!!

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  43. I suffered with thrush (candida albicans) all my young adult life. Finally I discovered that drinking ACV three to four times a day (one capful in a shot glass of water) can cure me of the problem. It balances the ph of the body back to a slight acidity which makes it hard for thrush (a fungal infection) to proliferate. Fungal infections love a slightly alkaline environment and so also a dilute application to the infected area three times a day, as well as drinking ACV three times a day can should guarantee a complete cure.

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  44. Mary Annabelle A. Katipunan October 6, 2015, 4:07 am

    Speaking of ACV, iam from the Philippines is it ok if i used this ACV from the grocery? please reply.

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  45. Apoorva Manjrekar October 6, 2015, 6:51 am

    where will i get organic acv, in shop on bottle it is written as acv only, is that helpful for high blood pressure?

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  46. i have been taking acv for the past three months but have learnt from this article that it combats leg cramps it seems the cramps are not going away but all other ailments have vanished

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  47. Hi,

    Yes I too have heard that apple cider vinegar is very good for dandruff and oily hair problems.

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  48. I used ACV 1 TBSPOON of ACV for yeast infection and it worked for me

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  49. hey all….I noticed that someone said that the body’s ph has to be slightly acidic to be healthy….that’s incorrect coz its actually the other way round. the body has to be slightly alkaline to be healthy because in that state it is oxygen rich and many diseases such as cancer hate an oxygen rich environment so the diseases cannot survive. Apple cider has an acidic ph but its effect on the body is alkalizing thus its ability to fight off yeast infections. The same gig is with lemon juice, although it has a ph of 2, its effects to the body are very alkalizing. Note that taking these with filtered water is SUPER important!!!!!! coz tap water with all the chlorine. flouride and heavy metals is not anybodys best friend. I hope this helps somebody…..

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  51. i am keen to try out these

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  52. Love this site

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  53. My mom always used apple cider vinegar in cooking, salad dressings, added to potatoe salad, etc. I never knew about white vinegar until I met my inlaws….but I now know why my mom used apple cider vinegar. I am throwing out the bottle of white vinegar and getting a gallon of cider ! !

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