8 Uses and Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

8 Uses and Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Last update: 02 August, 2015

Apple cider vinegar is versatile and inexpensive. It’s a wonderful health tonic, as you’ll see in this article!

Digestive problems

Apple cider vinegar, or ACV for short, is really good for acid reflux, which occurs when you don’t have enough acid in your stomach, ironically. You can easily improve this problem by taking one tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a large glass of filtered water, or another clean water that isn’t tap water (tap water is not recommended as a drinking water). The pectin content of apple cider vinegar can also help soothe and reduce tummy spasms in people with other digestive issues.

Weight loss


ACV acts as an appetite suppressant, which means that it’s great for weight loss. It’ll help you feel satiated more quickly when you eat. It’s the acetic acid, according to studies, that produces this effect.

ACV prevents uncontrollable sugar spikes and crashes, meaning you’ll be less likely to snack between meals. When your blood sugar is stable, it’s easier to stick to a diet and eat when your body really needs nourishment, instead of out of boredom or other reasons.

Since ACV detoxifies you, too, which means you’ll get out excess fat and toxins, which prevent your body from healing itself and working optimally.

ACV also stimulates the metabolism and burns fat. The organic acids and enzymes in ACV reduce cholesterol and make this vinegar your perfect ally when losing weight and getting fit.

To use ACV for weight loss, start by adding one teaspoon of ACV to a cup of water and drink it daily, then increase the amount of vinegar slowly, and drink it twice per day. Work up to drinking two tablespoons three times per day. And for best results, drink your vinegar water around an hour before your meals.


ACV is known to be anti-glycaemic, which means it lowers your blood sugar levels. If you have type II diabetes, this is great news. ACV is thought to prevent the complete digestion of complex carbohydrates. Try taking two tablespoons of ACV in water before bed.

Skin fungus


ACV is anti-fungal, and eliminates odour-causing bacteria and smells from your footsies and other affected areas. Try applying vinegar to the area directly, or add it to a tub of warm water and soak your feet or other parts in the water. One cup of vinegar is a perfect amount. Dry your skin with a towel after the treatment.

Joint problems

ACV is rich in minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and potassium. Since mineral deficiency can make your joint issues worse, as can poor digestion. ACV improves nutrient absorption, and stops calcium from depositing around the joints and causing stiffness in arthritis patients.

Make sure you use an unfiltered, unprocessed, raw, organic ACV for best results. It will contain all the beneficial enzymes and nutrients you need. Drink 1-3 tablespoonfuls of ACV in water just before your meals, or use it topically in the same way as for skin fungus. Alternatively mix 2 tablespoons of ACV with one tablespoon of coconut or olive oil, then rub it on your joints daily.



For a clarifying rinse that will remove build-up and balance the pH of your scalp, apply a weekly ACV rinse to your hair and scalp. To make the rinse, mix a third of a cupful of ACV to four cups of water. Then spray it onto your head and hair. Cover with a towel and leave it on for one hour, then wash it off, and style your hair as normal.

Acne and skin blemishes

For acne and blemishes, apply diluted ACV to your skin as a toner. Make sure you also take it orally for best results. Try this technique for a month and you’ll notice the difference in your skin. Remember to use raw, unfiltered ACV, which contains all the elements your skin will love to help it heal.

At home

If you want to clean your house with a natural product that is both safe and healthy for you and your family, ACV is a wonderful option. It’s anti-microbial, meaning it kills bacteria, including E. coli. If you combine it with lemon juice, it will also kill salmonella. Yes, it works! Pop some into a spray bottle with water and get busy!