Please next time remind me not to set a topic for the next post because I think it actually inhibits my creativity and talent (thus if I have any but I think I do because just the other day I realised when people say I should make up my mind it doesn’t mean I should only apply a scarlet lipstick on my forehead, I can actually use any colour I want – who knew?). Now I have to sit down and write about this topic but I’d have loved to talk about something else, like my new shoes for instance, yep I bought a pair of shoes that I hate and I’m probably never going to wear them – don’t blame me they looked nice in the display.
So here we go:
Apple cider vinegar is one of natural, and versatile product and has been used for centuries for its healing properties and many use it a health tonic – me included, hey I’m not going to let anything good pass me by so don’t you dare and frown that pretty face of yours. After winter and with the few lemons available in the market, I had to substitute them with the apple cider vinegar whenever I make my miracle water.
Use it as mouthwash
For those who spend their nights away from their bed (I don’t really want to know where you go in the dark hours but seriously where do you go?) or for those who have run out of toothpaste.
Mix the apple cider vinegar with water and rinse your mouth by moving the mixer around and through your teeth for 15-20 minutes. This will get rid of bad breath and freshen your mouth.
Detox: dilute 2 tbs of ACV with 300ml water to detoxify your body and for glowing skin.
Rapunzel let down your hair
This one is for the ladies – the la-la-ladies:
Get rid of any dead skin left on the scalp after conditioning, rinse your hair with water mixed with few drops of apple cider vinegar. It always prevents hair loss because of it is high in potassium which assists in preventing hair loss.
You can use ACV as a facial cleanser to boosts your skin pH.
ACV contains antibiotic properties and pectin which is why it has been used to combat diarrhoea and soothe internal spasms. Just mix 1-2 tbs of ACV into a cupful of water and sip the concoction.
If you’re anything like me, then you probably indulge in ‘bad’ food now and then that often leave our tummies complaining. Well this is where ACV comes handy.
You will need:
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp of honey
- 1 cup of warm water
Mix the ingredients together and 30 minutes before meal to prevent indigestion.
Jeez that’s the sound of my stomach growling; I had a handful of potato chips – well, the packet said “Trans Fat Free” so I believed it meant it is Save to Eat. Now don’t you go and start thinking funny things. I guess I need the concoction now.
Weight loss aid
For centuries, ACV has been used as a natural weight loss solution because it lowers glucose and insulin levels, breaks down body fats and promotes satiety.
You will need:
- 1-2 tsp of apple cider vinegar
- 1 glass of warm water
Mix the ingredients together and drink 3 times a day before meal.
I remember as a child how my aunties used to make me and my cousins gargle water mixed white vinegar every time we had sore throat – oh the horror! Yes, I’ve been traumatised maybe that’s why I still don’t have a Lamborghini Estoque parked in my garage as I type, I mean my IQ was somehow reduced and that’s why I couldn’t concentrate in classes… The thing is, I’ve never seen them ram the concoction down their throat, oh no, I bet their sore throats requested painkillers only…but anyway the remedy worked. That is because the vinegar or the ACV in this instance is acidic and the germs that causes sore throat cannot survive in such environment. Hey I just reasoned in a scientific way if only my former Science teacher could read this… I guess this makes me a Scientist, right? Nah!? Now don’t be jealous, we don’t do jealous, remember you’re a Gypsy Chavi.
You will need:
- 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup of warm water
Mix the ingredients together and gurgle on hourly basis.
(Yawning here) My colleagues are sleeping in the office and now they’re making me feel sleepy too – hey I don’t blame them, I mean spending the whole day in front of a computer? A 6-to-9 job is truly not for me; next year I’m getting rich and ain’t nobody gonna tell me nothing. Okay back to the topic – I’m a dreamer remember…
Oh Mr Ghost, Heal my hiccups
Ever had to drink water upside-down or ask someone to scare you (now I’ve slapped people for doing that – well, in my mind that is) in the quest to cure hiccups? I have and we all know none of those remedies work. ACV has come to our rescue, take 1 teaspoon to stop the hiccups.
Use apple cider vinegar to prevent the breeding of odour-producing bacteria. Simply apply the apple cider vinegar in your armpits.
Now there is no excuse for not having this little thing call Apple Cider Vinegar in your house.
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