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Uses, Benefits and Harmful Effects Of Apple Cider Vinegar

Hi friends, today I will be telling you about Apple Cider Vinegar which is being commonly spoken of today. By drinking it, and by applying it on your skin there are reported to be many benefits that are all over on TV, the newspaper and even youtube. A lot of people speak about Apple Cider Vinegar as if it is a magical potion which means that it is such a magical thing that works from your head to toe in curing all kinds of problems.

Apple Cider Vinegar

However, Apple Cider Vinegar does have it's superb uses and is useful for curing many problems.

However, without getting complete information about it you should not be using it to treat your problems.

Uses, Benefits and Harmful Effects Of Apple Cider Vinegar
Uses, Benefits and Harmful Effects Of Apple Cider Vinegar

In this post, I will be telling you where all 
Apple Cider Vinegar use is recommended and what is the method of its correct usage, and also what are the harmful effects that can occur if one uses Apple Cider Vinegar recklessly or without a complete understanding of it.

How Apple Cider Vinegar Is Made

To make ACV, pulp from the apple fruit is mixed along with Yeast and certain bacteria and then this is allowed to ferment which turns into alcohol and then finally it turns into Vinegar. 

The main ingredient of this Vinegar is Acetic Acid and to a lesser extent, it also contains Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Maleic Acid and a small number of microorganisms and bacteria.

For a very long time, Apple Cider Vinegar has been used in home remedies and treatments as an Anti-Septic, as well as a preservative for food items which prevents food items from going stale.

Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar

Now, I will tell you about the benefits of consuming Apple Cider Vinegar.

1. Rid Of Diabetes

Firstly, those who suffer from Diabetes can take 1 Teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar mixed in half a glass of water along with their food. 

This will prevent your Blood Sugar & Insulin levels from fluctuating too much after a meal which means that these levels will not go haywire.

2. Weight Loss

The other use of Apple Cider Vinegar is Weight Loss. For 3 months, first thing in the morning, take one glass of lukewarm water and add 2 Teaspoons of ACV to it. Consuming this regularly can result in a weight loss of 1 Kg, over 3 months. 

Triglycerides in the blood Fat accumulated inside the stomach and Body Mass Index also see a reduction if this is implemented.

However, how ACV is being touted as a weight loss agent nowadays Is completely wrong. If you consume a moderate amount of ACV, accompanied by a healthy diet and regular exercise, then ACV can assist in weight loss.

However, there is not much benefit in consuming ACV all by itself, without proper diet and exercise Many people mistakenly assume that by drinking large quantities of ACV or by eating ACV tablets, they will become thin. 

The reality is that consuming too much ACV will give you acidity and heartburn.

3.Dandruff Removal

The third use of ACV is to reduce dandruff. Take 2 Table Spoons of Apple Cider Vinegar and mix them in 1 Full cup of water and then fill this mixture in a bottle or a spray bottle. Spray this water all over your head, by parting your hair and making sure it reaches the scalp, let it sit for 15 minutes and then rinse it completely off your head using only plain water.

The Acetic Acid present inside ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) does not let Yeast grow which is a kind of fungus, which causes dandruff and this reduces dandruff. However, this is not a complete treatment of dandruff.

The treatment of Dandruff as also dandruff caused due to fungal infections in the scalp and beard and the treatment of Seborrheic Dermatitis (Oily dandruff). 

Those who dye or color their hair can get hair damage by applying ACV to their hair. That is why, if you dye your hair then you should not be using ACV in your hair at all.

4. Get Rid of Smelly Feet

The fourth use of Apple Cider Vinegar is the treatment of Smelly Feet. 

Those people should take half a bucket of normal water and add 1 cup of Apple cider vinegar to it. Next, you should soak your feet in this water daily, for at least 15 minutes this reduces the foul smell from feet because Apple Cider Vinegar prevents the growth of Yeast and infection-causing bacteria in the skin.

But again, this is not the complete treatment for smelly feet. 

5. Lighten Your Underarm Skin Color

Apple cider vinegar can also be used to lighten dark underarms.

In 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, add 1 tablespoon of water and also add 1 teaspoon of baking soda into the mix to make a good, smooth paste out of this.

Next, apply this paste to a small patch of skin first so that you can be sure that it does not irritate or burn your skin. Then you can safely apply it to your entire underarm area after application, let it sit for about 20 minutes, then rinse it off properly with plain water and apply Virgin Coconut Oil to the area.

Other Uses And Benefits Of ACV

Besides this, many people use ACV to treat indigestion and to treat inflammation caused by the bites of insects and to condition their hair and to treat lice in their hair, to treat sunburn and to treat acne/pimples and ACV is also used for gargling, in case you have a sore throat.

However, in my opinion, there are better medicines and treatments for these problems as also safer home remedies that is why for these problems, the usage of Apple Cider Vinegar is not recommended by me.

Harmful Effects Of Apple Cider Vinegar

Now, I will tell you about the harmful effects of Apple Cider Vinegar, if it is used without proper knowledge:-

1. More Quantity

Firstly, if you use ACV directly or mix a very large quantity of ACV in water and apply it to your skin or face then it can cause acid burns to your skin.

2. Teeth Whitening

The second harmful effect is that using ACV as a home remedy for teeth whitening is not advised at all. The acid in ACV can cause damage to your tooth enamel by dissolving it slowly which can lead to tooth decay and cavities.

3. Acidic Nature

The third harmful effect is that ACV is basically a strong acid and if it is consumed without diluting in water first or diluted in very little water before consuming it can lead to chemical burns inside the mouth, throat, and stomach.

And by consuming too much of it, there can be a shortage of glucose, potassium and calcium in the body which can cause cramping in your hands and feet bones also get weak and reduction of sugar in the body can also lead to dizziness.

ACV can cause adverse reactions if mixed with other medicines/medications also that is why if you are on any kind of medication for blood pressure, diabetes, kidney problems or heart disease then you should not consume Apple Cider Vinegar without consulting a doctor first.

Final Words

Friends, I hope that this knowledge about ACV will be beneficial to you and you will have a better understanding of the usage of ACV where to use it, and were not to use it I hope this post is helpful to you for that Thank you! 

In this post, we have discussed the uses of apple cider vinegar, the benefits of apple cider vinegar and the harmful effects of apple cider vinegar in detail.

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