Apple Cider Vinegar is gaining popularity and how! Everyone from dieticians to beauty experts are recommending this miracle product in some way or the other to us. Right from our hair to toe, this baby has its use in practically every way possible. If you are a regular reader of Bellesmakeup, you might have read our previous post on Apple Cider Vinegar and which ACV brand we use. And this product is all about the other possible uses of this product. So scroll down to know 34 Benefits and Disadvantages Using Of Apple Cider Vinegar. 🙂
When should you drink Apple Cider Vinegar?
We should drink Apple Cider Vinegar on an empty stomach at morning or before every meal we have. This will help to break down the food faster thereby helping in digestion. You can also make some detox water with ACV and store it in a bottle and have it all day long!
Can you drink raw apple cider vinegar straight?
NO! Absolutely not. Apple Cider Vinegar has high amounts of acidic level in it which, if consumed raw can damage and burn your throat and internal organs. Never ever in your dreams try it! You can mix ACV and water in 1:3 proportion and drink it.
Example: In a 1 litre bottle, take 3 parts water (750 ml water) and 1 part ACV (250ml) and drink. You can reduce the amount of ACV to 200 ml if you please, but never exceed it.
How to drink Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple Cider Vinegar can be drunk in a number of ways:
- Mix lemon, honey and lukewarm water. Add 2 tablespoon of ACV in it and drink it at morning.
- Mix 1 teaspoon of ACV and 3 teaspoons of water in a cup and drink it before having each meal
- Add ACV to your Green tea and drink it
- Make Detox water and add some ACV in it and drink
- Even you can dress your Salad with ACV and have it.
What is the use of Apple Cider Vinegar:
Apple Cider Vinegar can be used in a variety of ways as below 🙂
How to use Apple Cider Vinegar for Skin:
Antifungal: Monsoon calls for some antifungal and antibacterial substance that can be used daily. ACV can be used in that place each time after coming back home. It will also prevent any bad odour and will cure the infection. Apple cider vinegar is also best for improving vaginal odor and health. Check out this latest post on how ACV improves vaginal health.
Detoxifier: Regular consumption of ACV can help to detoxify the body and make skin glowing from within.
Toner: ACV mixed with water and green tea can be a great toner that helps to tone the skin and maintain the pH balance of the skin.
Sunburn And Tanning: If you have suffered from sunburns, bath with ACV water (In a bucket of water pour 2-3 caps of ACV). This will soothe your skin and help to heal faster.
Body Odour: Suffering from body odour? Mix ACV with water and camphor and use it as a body rinse post your bath. It will eliminate all foul smell from your body making it fresh and good smelling.
Foot Odour: If you feel that monsoon is taking a toll on your feet and they are stinking like hell, then mix ACV with your foot soak and dip your feet into it for good 15 minutes. Your feet will be odourless.
Post Shaving: ACV when mixed with Aloe Vera and Green tea can act as a great post-shaving water both for men and women.
Bruises: Topical application of diluted ACV can help to heal bruise and make your skin clear and clean.
Acne: Acne is another issue that can be cured by ACV in no time. You can prepare a Multani mitti face pack and add 1 teaspoon of ACV into it to help to get rid of acne to a great extent.
Open Pores: Applying ACV mixed with water and Tea tree oil on the skin, especially on T-zone helps to control open pores problem to a large extent.
Spots: Due to the acidic properties of ACV, it helps to treat spots on skin and make skin crystal clear with every single usage.
Clear Skin: One of the easiest and best ways to get clear skin is to mix ACV to your favourite face wash. Every time you wash your face, you get all the goodness of ACV with it which helps to keep your skin clear.
How to use Apple Cider Vinegar for Hair:
Hair Detangler: Due to its anti-frizz and anti-damage properties, regular usage of ACV helps hair to detangle really easily after every hair wash.
Shine: Using Apple Cider Vinegar on a regular basis helps to make hair shiny and silky. It takes out the natural shine of the hair.
Rid Of Chemicals: Rinsing hair with ACV after your shampoo and condition helps the hair to get rid of the leftover chemicals and also make it immune to scalp infections.
Hair growth: Hair growth is also done by using ACV. Apple Cider Vinegar can be used in your hair packs to improve your hair growth.
Hair fall reduction: Apple Cider Vinegar contains a number of Vitamins and nurients that prevent hair loss and espcially female Aloepecia.
Dandruff: Due to the high acidic properties, ACV act greatly on dandruff and prevent it from coming back.
Split Ends: Mix Aloe Vera gel, coconut oil and ACV and apply to the lengths of your hair to prevent split ends of the hair.
Frizzy Hair: Using ACV after hair wash as a hair rinser can prevent frizzy hair and can also nourish hair to a great extent.
How to use Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss:
Weight Loss and Apple Cider Vinegar are quite synonymous in our everyday life. Apple Cider Vinegar has acidic properties in it that help to manage weight and make you slimmer in a very short amount of time. Combine the intake of ACV with 40 minutes of daily exercise and healthy diet to make it easy and quick. Apple Cider Vinegar doesn’t let the fat cells to settle in your body and also promotes burning of fat which makes it one of the quickest ways to be slim and trim!
Apple Cider Vinegar for Health:
Heart Burn: One of the major symptoms of indigestion is heart burn. Regular intake of ACV mixed with water improves digestion and prevent heart burn to a major extent.
Sore Muscles: Sore Muscles? Apply ACV on that particular area and massage it a bit. This will help to soothe your muscles and make the pain gone in no time.
Low Diabetes Level: Apple Cider Vinegar helps to lower your diabetes level due to its anti-glycemic levels. It also helps to maintain your sugar level.
Bad Breathe: Suffering from bad breath? Wash your mouth with ACV diluted with water after brushing your teeth. This will prevent bad breath.
Constipation: If you consume ACV on a regular basis, then you won’t suffer from constipation. Every morning will be so fresh and active!
Allergies: There are certain allergies that can be prevented by the topical application of apple cider vinegar due to its antibacterial properties.
Fruit And Vegetable Wash: We all know that fruits and vegetables of today are laden with pesticides and chemicals. Buying all those machines that help to clean those veggies is sometimes hefty on the pocket. Clean your fruits and veggies with ACV and save your health.
Gas/Acidity: If you suffer from gas/acidity problems, then Apple cider vinegar can be your cure. You can consume ACV on a regular basis that will help you to get rid of gas and acidity problems.
Stomach: Stomach ache is another problem which can be cured by ACV in a very quick time. It soothes our stomach and cures stomach ache.
Sinus: ACV helps to control sinus issue to a major extent. It prevents stuffy nose and cold and caugh which makes one of the natural remedies for sinus.
Energy Boost: Apple Cider Vinegar also helps to boost energy to a great extent. It controls fatigue and makes you active and strong.
Teeth Whitening: One of the principal uses of ACV is for teeth whitening. Combine salt, lemon juice and ACV in equal amounts and apply to your teeth. Keep on for 1-2 minutes and then brush your teeth with a mild toothpaste. This will whiten your teeth very quickly. But this mixture is really strong and cause teeth sensitivity, so make sure to use it just once a week.
Apple Cider Vinegar Side Effects:
Nothing in the world can give you great results if you consume it too much or too often. Here’re 10 side effects of Apple Cider Vinegar which you can get if you consume ACV too frequently and in too much quantity!
Tissue Damage: If consumed or applied raw or in excessive amounts, apple cider vinegar can damage and erode tissues. It can also make your skin burn and be utterly sensitive.
Low Potassium Level: Excessive consumption of ACV can cause Hypokalemia- low potassium levels in our blood. This can result in a number of side effects – nausea, weakness, low blood pressure and frequent urination that can be detrimental in the long run.
Damaged Teeth: Teeth, like bones, are made of calcium and the acidic properties of ACV can erode it making our teeth prone to sensitivity and toothache. Damaged teeth is really a con of excessive consumption of ACV.
Decreased Bone Density: Apple Cider Vinegar can reduce the bone mineral density making our bone weak and fragile. This can also erode our bones to a major extent.
A sore throat: Due to the excessive amount of acid present in ACV, it can give you a sore throat. But remember, if you consume it in the right amount, it can relieve you of a sore throat.
Drug Reaction: Apple Cider Vinegar, due to its acidic properties can react with Alkaline drugs that we consume which can react with our body in a bad way.
Low Blood Sugar Level: The anti-glycemic effect of Apple Cider Vinegar on blood lowers the blood sugar level to a great extent. It causes an anti-diabetic effect that is again not good as it can lead to vertigo and even weakness.
Itchy Skin: If you have dry skin, this can be your result of excessive ACV. Apple Cider Vinegar, due to its high acidic level dries up the oil in your body and so causes itchy skin in the long run. This can also be a result if you have excessive sensitive skin.
A headache: Excessive Apple cider vinegar can lead to a tremendous headache as brains release toxins from the body. This can also cause a feeling of Nausea which is again something we really don’t want!
Acne: One of the chief uses of Apple Cider Vinegar is to flush out toxins. Now our body generally flushes out toxins through our skin which can result in acne. Using too much of ACV can result in excessive acne formation.
That’s all peeps! Hope you have found this post helpful 🙂