Beauty And Health: The Many Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
If there’s one product we should all have in our cupboard, it has to be apple cider vinegar. Not only is it great for cooking, but it has been proven to assist in beauty, hygiene and skincare routines as a natural agent. Ditch the nasty chemicals in favour of some apple cider vinegar – your body will thank you for it!
Blood sugar levels
Apple cider vinegar has been proven to lower blood sugar levels, especially for those suffering from type 2 diabetes. Vinegar improves insulin sensitivity, reduces blood sugar and lowers blood glucose levels.
Enjoy 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar after every meal to aid digestion and kickstart your metabolism.
Apple cider vinegar contains chlorogenic acid which protects LDL cholesterol from becoming oxidised. This slows down heart disease and reduces blood pressure at the same time. Pretty impressive!
Kick-start your metabolism by indulging in 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar after every meal. It’s ideal if you’re feeling bloated or sluggish.
Feeling a little under the weather? Apple cider vinegar can help kill pathogens including some types of bacteria which can make us feel seriously ill.
Banish bad breath by combining 1/2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in 1 cup of water. Gargle every 10 seconds, spit, then repeat the process. You will be left with fresh breath.
Use apple cider vinegar as an all-natural toner to combat fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also safe to use over scars and pimples!
After washing your hair in the shower, rinse with apple cider vinegar to remove excess build-up of dandruff and dry skin.
Gargling with apple cider vinegar will help to remove stains and kill bacteria sitting in your mouth – eek!
Combine one part apple cider vinegar to three parts water, and apply this solution over your face and body as an acne treatment. Rinse, then apply a nourishing moisturiser over the top.
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