All of you are surely aware that apple cider vinegar (ACV) is becoming the ‘must have’ item at home. When it comes to choosing the ACV, you would want to go for the ACV with the “mother”—the essence of the vinegar in the form of brown strands at the bottom of the bottle. The “mother” contains probiotics and beneficial bacteria for the body. So, a spoonful can do miracles.

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Body weight is a sensitive topic among women and even men nowadays. This issue can be resolved with the consumption of apple cider vinegar. It is proven that taking a small amount of apple cider vinegar can assist in weight loss. This is due to the low calories and sugar present in the product. Apple cider vinegar may also contain chlorogenic acid which decreases the absorption of carbohydrates; therefore, decreasing the starch intake into the body that would eventually be stored as fats. It is best to dilute with water before drinking unless you have a strong stomach. However, a diabetic patient is usually advised not to consume ACV due to the acidity. Please consult your doctor before you try out this method.

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Aside from that, ACV is the holy grail to those who have flaky scalp or thinning hair. Because fungus in the scalp is the main causes of dandruff and hair fall, applying ACV would destroy the fungus due to its antibacterial properties. It can also put an end to frizzy and tangled hair. Applying ACV will improve the hair porosity and close the cuticles. This leads to a strong and luscious hair without spending so much on treatments and serums that could potentially damage the hair if not used properly. Of course, flowers, herbs or essential oils can be added into the ACV and water mixture to enhance the treatment of the problematic hair.

Forget Mr. Muscle, cleaning detergent and bleach! Apple cider vinegar is the new cleaner in town. There must be a bottle of ACV sitting in the corner of everybody’s pantry. So why not put it to good use as it is a natural disinfectant used since the beginning of time. In addition, it is inexpensive as compared to the harsh cleaners in the market. You can mix equals parts of ACV and water to clean sinks, counters, cabinets and most surfaces. Furthermore, a cup of baking soda followed by a cup of ACV and finishing it off with hot water will keep your bathroom drain smelling fresh and clean. The pleasant smell is non-toxic which will not harm the respiratory system as the common bleach would. An addition to those who own pets, ACV is a natural flea repellent. So, the ACV is one of the best you’ve got.

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After a long day, there are often funky (unpleasant) odours that the body naturally produces especially after sweating. Taking public transport could sometimes be dreadful when it comes towards the end of the day. With all the chemicals in a deodorant, you would worry about long term usage as it could clog pores or cause any harm to the body. This is why ACV is the remedy to odour neutralization. If you wish to get rid of smelly feet, body odour or even bad breath, the ACV acts as a natural deodorant that will miraculously take the bad odour away. Try it yourself and people around you will notice the change.

The list of benefits goes on and on but these health and cleaning benefits should first be brought to your attention. The fear of the unknown chemicals in the mass produced products can be unsettling when it comes to your own health. Therefore, natural remedies are the way to go. Even without all these chemicals, mankind had been able to survive so far.