Vinegar was discovered way back in 5,000 B.C. when someone was attempting to make wine but the bottle turned, becoming what we now call vinegar, meaning “sour wine” in French (Mercola). Vinegar can be made from pretty much any carbohydrate, including dates, coconuts, potatoes, beets, and apples of course! Hippocrates used vinegar on wounds and in the 1700’s medical practitioners started to utilize it for its healing capabilities (Mercola). People today use apple cider vinegar for a plethora of reasons. Due to apple ciders vinegar’s acidity, antibacterial properties, and anti-glycemic effects, apple cider vinegar is a must to have in your cabinets (7 Suprising). Apple cider vinegar is used to help sooth sore throats, clear up skin, whiten teeth, get rid of dandruff, balance digestive systems, relieve heartburn, help heal sunburns, and more (7 Surprising)! People who are experiencing poor heart health or are diabetic may drink vinegar to promote good heart health, lower cholesterol, and decrease triglyceride levels (Mercola). Vinegar is also handy for natural cleaning, killing weeds, neutralizing odors, cooking, and is a great veggie wash! Organic vinegar that’s cloudy or has the “Mother” (a blob like substance) is best and holds more nutrients (We recommend Bragg’s ACV). So try taking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar a day, utilize it when cleaning and cooking, add it into your face wash, and see what it can do for you!
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