You may have probably heard about the many positive claims surrounding apple cider vinegar (ACV) by now. However, even if you are aware of all it has to offer, you still wonder how drinking a dose of this vinegar daily can improve every aspect of your health and life.

Apparently, some of these claims are supported by science. A raw, organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized ACV is one of the oldest and most useful natural remedies on earth.  It contains rich raw enzymes and beneficial bacteria which are responsible for the majority of its health benefits.

Here are 10 amazing uses of apple cider vinegar to improve health:

1. ACV aids in healthy weight loss

Apple cider vinegar may be useful as a weight loss aid as it contains acetic acid that helps suppress appetite. This promotes satiety, which makes you feel full and lowers glucose and insulin levels.

2. Boosts energy

ACV is a great daily energy drink. Dilute one to two tablespoons in a big glass of water, and sip it along with your meals once or twice daily.

3. Apple cider vinegar cures sore throats and hiccups

The sour taste of ACV could stop a hiccup in its tracks. Additionally, it also helps remove painful sore throat bacteria by gargling with apple cider vinegar as most germs can't survive in the acidic environment the vinegar creates.

4. ACV has antioxidant properties

The antioxidant properties in apple cider vinegar can help prevent premature aging and even aid in slowing down the aging process.  It also has the ability to maintain the stability of the acid/alkaline balance in the body.

5. Helps prevent osteoporosis

Apple cider vinegar aids in the nutrient absorption of calcium, an essential mineral for preventing osteoporosis. By drinking ACV along with each meal, it will help ensure proper calcium absorption to strengthen bones.

6. Apple cider vinegar improves digestion

ACV is effective to cure a variety of digestive disorders. Wikimedia Commons/

ACV is an effective cure for a variety of digestive disorders as it stimulates digestive juices that help the body break down food. It can help indigestion, bloating, gas and even heartburn.

7. Improves nutrient absorption

The acetic acid in ACV helps increase body absorption of important minerals from the food you eat. Adding vinegar to your salad dressing may also help you absorb more nutrients from your leafy greens.

8. ACV lowers blood sugar and cholesterol

Apple cider vinegar consumption is shown to reduce blood sugar levels. Take some before bed and let it work overnight. Moreover, taking ACV will possibly help reduce harmful types of cholesterol. A 2006 study found that the acetic acid in the vinegar lowered bad cholesterol in rats.

9. Maintains a healthy alkaline pH level

While some people think that raw organic ACV is acidic, when consumed, it actually becomes alkaline. Keeping your body more alkaline will naturally help keep your energy levels up and help it fight off illness and disease better.

10. Apple cider vinegar could reduce the risk of heart disease

Several animal studies have shown that ACV can reduce blood triglycerides, cholesterol and blood pressure. Unfortunately, what works in animals doesn’t always work in humans. So, this needs to be confirmed in human studies.

How to use Apple cider vinegar:

The best way to incorporate ACV into your diet is to use it in cooking, for salad dressings, homemade mayonnaise and more. Some people also dilute it in water and drink it as a beverage. It is recommended to use organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is by far the most popular brand for ACV.

Common dosage ranges from one to two teaspoons to one to two tablespoons daily. Keep in mind that excess consumption of ACV may have harmful effects so experts advise not to go beyond the suggested dose.

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