7. Combats Leg Cramps
Many people suffer from painful night time leg cramps. Apple cider vinegar’s rich mineral content helps reduce the frequency, intensity and pain of leg cramps.
When cramping occurs, simply sip some apple cider vinegar diluted in a glass of warm water. Within a few minutes, the cramping will diminish. You can also add two tablespoons apple cider vinegar and a little honey to a glass of water and drink it slowly.
8. Treats Colds and Coughs
Apple cider vinegar is a favorite remedy for the common cold, cough or sore throat. Mix one teaspoon each of apple cider vinegar, honey and warm water. Adding some mashed ginger to this mixture further enhances its medicinal properties.
Drink one teaspoon of this mixture, three times a day, for relief from congestion, coughing and a stuffy nose.
9. Fights Infection
Apple cider vinegar’s antiseptic properties make it effective against bacterial and fungal infections. It is useful, for example, in treating ear infections, bladder infections, candidiasis.
For an ear infection, rinse the ear with diluted apple cider vinegar. For a bladder infection or candidiasis, drink a glass of warm water and on teaspoons of apple cider vinegar every night until symptoms improve.
10. Lowers Blood Cholesterol
Research has shown that apple cider vinegar can help improve your blood’s lipid profile by decreasing the levels of triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL) or bad cholesterol, while increasing the level of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL) or good cholesterol. This is especially important to manage or prevent complications resulting from diabetes.
These are just a few of the reported uses for apple cider vinegar. There are many more health benefits of this inexpensive kitchen ingredient. So next time when you go grocery shopping, do not forget to pick up a bottle of it so you have it on hand when you might need it.