8 Creative New Ways To Use Apple Cider Vinegar

Uses Of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is one of those miracle products that seems to be getting more uses with time. If you’re still making the blasphemous mistake of only using it for your salad dressings, then it’s time you learnt how versatile it can be. Always remember to use raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar because the refined ones are stripped of most of their nutrients. So if you have your bottle of ACV ready to go, here are eight innovative ways you can put it to use.

1. It’s The Perfect Tonic For When You’re Sick

It Can Prevent Excess Mucus Production

Coming down with the flu can feel like you’re inches away from death. With a blocked nose and a sore throat, it can be hard to get anything done when you’re sick. The next time you feel under the weather, mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and a tablespoon of honey in a large glass of hot water. ACV prevents your glands from

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producing excess mucus and helps disperse clogged mucus that has already been produced. This will give you immediate relief from a blocked nose and will soothe your inflamed throat.

2. It Can Fool-Proof Your Baking Experiments

It Makes Cakes Fluffier

Have you ever put in hours of hard work into baking a cake only to have it turn out dense and dry? The next time you bake something, add a dash of apple cider vinegar to it. Apple cider encourages yeast to rise which makes your cakes light and fluffy. As long as you add only a tiny amount, you won’t get a taste of it once it’s baked. Adjust the amount you need to add in proportion to the size of the batch you’re baking.

3. It Can Prevent Pet Accidents

Animals Stay Away From The Smell

If you have a new puppy or a male cat

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eager to mark his territory, chances are your house is going to be smelling strongly of pet urine. It can be extremely difficult to break your pets off this habit and reclaim your fresh-smelling home. Apple cider vinegar can be a great way to stop pets from urinating indoors and neutralizing any odor. Spray some ACV on parts of your house that your pets pee on the most. Animals hate its smell so they will stop using that area.

4. It Can Make Bruises Fade Faster

(It Can Reduce Inflammation

Bruises are caused when tiny blood capillaries under your skin rupture and the blood in them coagulates around that area. If you have a bruise, try dabbing apple cider vinegar on it frequently. Apple cider vinegar reduces inflammation and soothes the area, encouraging bruises to heal quicker. It also fades away the discoloration that comes with a bad bruise, leaving you less to hide with a turtleneck sweater.

5. It Helps You Recover After A
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Workout

Drinking It Prevents Lactic Acid Buildup

The exhaustion we often feel during a workout is because lactic acid builds up in our muscles. We begin to cramp and give up halfway through because we feel we just cannot push ourselves further. Next time you go to the gym or for a run, don’t drink plain water, add a dash of apple cider vinegar to it. Apple cider vinegar prevent lactic acid from building up and gives you an extra dash of energy.

6. It Can Counteract The Effects Of Alcohol

It Helps Your Liver Do Its Job Better

As you already know (or should), alcohol is terrible for your liver. Our liver is our body’s main purification organ so when it gets overloaded with toxins from alcohol, it can damage itself. After you’ve had a few drinks too many, it’s always a good idea to drink

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apple cider vinegar diluted in a big glass of water the next morning. Apple cider vinegar contains enzymes which can boost your liver’s purifying powers, so it can successfully get all the toxins out of your system.

7. It Can Get Rid Of Fruit Flies

Fruit Flies Get Stuck In The Solution

Nothing can ruin your beautiful display of fruits like a swarm of fruit flies hovering around it can. Using toxic sprays to get rid of them can be harmful since it also comes in such close contact with the food you eat. Instead, try placing a dish of apple cider vinegar near your fruits to attract the flies. The flies will try sitting on the ACV dish and will drown when they do. Don’t feel too bad about being a cold-hearted killer, they only live for a day anyway.

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If you grow a vegetable garden, you might be concerned about using commercial toxic weed killers since they can seep into the soil and be absorbed by the vegetables too. To get rid of annoying weeds in a completely safe way, make your own weed killer with apple cider vinegar. Mix apple cider vinegar and water in the ratio 1:6 in a glass spray bottle and use this liberally on weeds.