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Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits for Weight Loss and Overall Health & Beauty

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
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Organic Apple Cider Vinegar which is raw and not processed is beneficial for body, skin and hair. The pure unprocessed ACV is a great source of potassium, minerals, vitamins and enzymes. It maintains body’s pH level as it increases the alkaline state. It is beneficial for curing brittle teeth, hair loss, acne, skin condition, blemishes, irregular bowel movement, and runny noses. It is a great way to detoxify and it works against viral, bacterial, and fungal infections. Researchers believe regular intake of ACV can slow down the aging process.

Why –

1. For Weight Loss:
Different studies give different reasons how ACV helps to reduce weight and many who tried to use ACV for weight loss have been benefited. Besides taking ACV you will have to take care of your diet, do regular exercise, drink a lot of water and sleep for 6 to 8 hours every night if you are serious about your weight loss.

• Apple Cider Vinegar breaks down fat so it is consumed and not stored
• It slows the digestion of starch which increases glucose levels after meals
• It stabilizes the blood sugar for a longer period which helps to control the appetite
• It cures indigestion
• It cures constipation
• It increases the body’s metabolic rate
• It can help regulate blood pressure
• It helps to reduce bad cholesterol
• It reduces muscle fatigue after exercise

2. To Detoxify:
If you use green smoothies or other healthy liquids to detoxify you can add apple cider vinegar to enhance the effect on toxins in the body. ACV breaks up mucus in the whole body and helps in better circulation. This helps to remove toxins and improves the immune system.

3. For Skin:
• Adjusts the skin’s pH level
• Always dilute ACV before applying on skin concentrated ACV can damage or burn skin so use 1 part ACV with 6 parts water or more.
• You can use this as a wonderful natural toner just after you cleanse your skin apply the mixture of ACV + Water with a cotton ball and let it dry naturally then layer up your moisturizer.
• Improves skin conditions by clearing acne, eczema
• Makes the skin clear and glowing as it reduces skin discoloration, acne or age spots, wrinkles, black or white heads and even sun tan.
• You can add 2 tsp of ACV to your bath for an overall cleanse, it is also effective to eliminate body odor or any other skin conditions
• It is a great remedy to remove warts. Soak a small cotton ball in ACV, place it on a wart, hold it down with help of a Band-Aid, leave overnight, repeat till the wart is gone.

4. For Hair:
• Apple Cider Vinegar can be used as a natural conditioner to make hair soft and shiny.
• Mix 1 part ACV with 10 Parts water and pour all over hair after you shampoo your hair.
• Leave it for half a minute and rinse off with cold or slightly warm water. Use it once a week. Avoid using daily or every time you wash your hair.
• It balances pH level of hair
• It reduces dandruff

5. Other Important Benefits:
• Prevents bladder stones and urinary tract infections
• It strengthen the immune system and increases stamina
• Promotes ph Balance
• Clears throats and sinus infections, Helps soothe dry throats
• Keeps check on high cholesterol
• Helps with in case of heartburn
• It helps to help with joint pain
• It cures foot infections and odor if feet are soaked for 10 to 15 minutes in warm water with 4 tsp of ACV once a week.
• It restores bodies Alkaline Acid Balance; our diet should reflect our blood’s pH level which is slightly alkaline (pH level between 7.35 & 7.45). Although ACV is acidic in nature it has alkaline effect on our body.
• Helps remove body’s toxins

Safety Concerns –
• Always dilute ACV otherwise it may cause damage or burns
• Excessive use can cause Low Bone Mineral Density, Damage to Stomach or Liver
• Excessive sipping can damage tooth enamel
• Use only good quality unadulterated, pure, unprocessed, organic, raw ACV that has strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules also known as “mother of vinegar” that settles at the bottom of the bottle.
• It is highly advisable to consult with your doctor before taking ACV on a regular basis

When –
Drink it first thing in the morning or before every meal or sip it slowly throughout the day.

How I use it –
I add 2 tsp of ACV in 1 liter (34 ounces) of water and drink it first thing in the morning. If you cannot have it all in one go try to drink it in the first hour of the morning.
It works great to flush out all the toxins and makes you feel lighter the whole day.
Some do recommend 1 tsp in 1 glass half an hour before every meal but I would advice to start it slowly and if you like the results you can always increase it gradually.
I highly recommend taking ACV only in the morning.

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