You have surely already heard about the impressive list of curative powers of apple cider vinegar, from controlling weight, balancing pH levels, to increasing good gut bacteria and balancing blood sugar.
If you take apple cider vinegar every night before going to sleep, you will improve health in numerous ways, as follows:
Stuffy Nose Relief
Apple cider vinegar is a rich source of magnesium, potassium, vitamins A, E, B1, and B2, all of which work together to thin mucus and clear your sinuses. To soothe allergies and relieve a stuffy nose, add a teaspoon of ACV with a glass of water and drink it before bed.
Apple cider vinegar is of great help in the treatment of colitis, ulcers or acid reflux, and improves the gut microbiome. In one study, Health.com reports:
“Apple cider vinegar may also be a boon to digestive health, based on the results of a study done on mice with ulcerative colitis.
The researchers found that when acetic acid was added to their drinking water, they had higher levels of good bacteria in their guts, such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria, and reduced symptoms of the gastrointestinal disease.”
Reduced Nighttime Leg Cramps
The main cause of the sharp, tight pain in the legs at night is a potassium deficiency but as apple cider vinegar is high in it, it will restore the body’s balance. Just add 2 tablespoons of ACV to a glass of warm water and drink this remedy before bed each night to reduce cramps.
Apple cider vinegar detoxifies the lymphatic system, which optimizes homeostatic function in the body. Its antioxidants prevent free radical damage and improve the organs and blood. According to The Truth About Cancer:
“Cider vinegar was recently determined to be a strong antimicrobial agent and alternative to toxic and expensive chemical disinfectants. One of the most fatal bacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is resistant to disinfectants but is found to be killed by acetic acid.
Especially in patients who are immunosuppressed, apple cider vinegar is an excellent natural antimicrobial tonic to rid of harmful bacteria and provide immune support.”
If you mix apple cider vinegar and honey in a glass of hot water and drink it before going to sleep, you will soothe the body and easily fall asleep.
According to the best selling American author, the calming effects of this drink is due to the elimination of lactic acid from the body, which can accumulate in the body as a result of extreme stress and exercise. Yet, the amino acids in apple cider vinegar act as an antidote that relaxes the body and mind.
Numerous studies have shown that the intake of apple cider vinegar lowers blood sugar levels in the case of pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and in healthy individuals.
The active ingredient in apple cider vinegar, acetic acid, lowers body weight, and “turns on” trigger genes that initiate the enzymes’ ability to break down fat, which creates a feeling of fullness and prevents weight gain.
A Japanese study showed that ACV prevents metabolic syndrome by reducing obesity. Namely, subjects who drank apple cider vinegar had lower body weight and belly fat, smaller waist measurements and lower triglycerides compared to the other participants.
A sore throat
To soothe a sore throat, add a tablespoon of ACV, ¼ teaspoon of ground ginger, and a tablespoon of raw honey to 2 tablespoons of water, and take this remedy in tiny sips every few hours.
Apple cider vinegar is excellent for the skin, as it regulates its pH level, detoxifies it, evens it out, and treats numerous skin issues, including wounds, sunburns, burns, acne, bug bites, warts, poison ivy, dandruff, Athlete’s foot, and toenail fungus.
You can use apple cider vinegar as a natural mouthwash, due to the powerful antibacterial properties. It will whiten teeth, fight bacteria, treat bad breath, and improve oral health. You can even use it to clean the toothbrush and dentures. Yet, make sure you dilute it before use, as it can damage teeth enamel.
To get rid of the annoying hiccups, take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar straight up. It will “overstimulate” the nerve endings in the throat and prevent more hiccups.
Fight inflammation and accelerate healing
Place a cloth soaked in ACV on the bruises to speed up their healing and fight inflammation.