5 Surprising Reasons Why You Should Stock Up on Braggs’ Apple Cider Vinegar
While I was cleaning my pantry the other day, I came across a bottle of apple cider vinegar (ACV). I remembered that I used it for a salad dressing recipe a few months back and had forgotten I even had it. Curious, I went online and searched for other recipes that use ACV and was surprised to learn that there are over 50 ways I can use apple cider vinegar for home maintenance, health, beauty and various purposes other than cooking. It turned out that I had an untapped goldmine of potential sitting at the back of my pantry!
But before you can get all the benefits of ACV, you must first choose the right kind. With all the different brands and fancy packaging around, be sure to purchase the best formula: raw, organic and unpasteurized. In addition, you must also see some sediments (aka “The Mother”) floating around the bottom of the bottle. The Mother contains the powerful enzymes and bacteria that make ACV a natural, healthy solution to a variety of home and beauty needs. Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar is a great brand to start your ACV journey with, as it passes all of our best ACV requirements with flying colors. Here are five reasons for you to start stocking up on ACV today:
- Apple cider vinegar helps maintain overall health.
Heart disease, obesity and diabetes continue to remain threats to the population’s health. Aside from regular exercise and a well-balanced diet, studies have suggested that taking ACV regularly can help control blood sugar, regulate blood pressure and aid in weight loss.
It is thought the acetic acid in vinegar hastens gastric emptying and encourages the glucose uptake of body tissues, thereby reducing the amount of circulating sugar in the blood. Polyphenols, found in acetic acids, are also found to reduce the oxidation of Low Density Lipoproteins (aka bad cholesterol), and a study done in rats revealed that acetic acid itself can reduce blood pressure.
- Apple cider vinegar can help you get to your ideal weight.
The hardest thing about dieting is incorporating it into your lifestyle – forever. ACV is the ideal aid to your quest for weight loss as it is proven to make you feel fuller after every meal. This means that taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with water every day can help increase satiety and encourage you to eat less.
- Apple cider vinegar is an effective at-home remedy for acidity, gas and bloating.
Waking up to an acidic stomach makes you not want to leave the bed at all. A tablespoon of ACV with water in the morning can help balance acid levels, soothe your irritated tummy and get you ready for an awesome day ahead.
- AVC is an effective, all-natural cleaning spray for your home.
If you have pets or children in your home, exposing them to chemicals may not be the best decision for their health. Commercially available cleaning agents contain strong (not to mention unpronounceable) agents that may pose a threat to your loved ones’ health. You’ll be surprised to know that one part ACV mixed with one part water can do miracles for various surfaces such as wood, tiles and countertops. Vinegar’s natural antibacterial properties ensure that your home surfaces are not only clean, but odor-free as well.
- ACV is your at natural home odor neutralizer.
Changes in weather, teenagers, smoking, cooking and pets can leave your home smelling like a locker room after a big game. Pour a cup of ACV in a bowl and leave it where you want odors neutralized.