21 Healthy Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar

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Apple cider vinegar has risen in popularity thanks to its versatility. You can use it in foods, skincare products, and even as a cleaning product. Its many applications can improve your health and life in general. If you’re looking to be rid of harsh chemicals or need some substitutions in your food, apple cider vinegar is for you. Here are 21 healthy ways to use apple cider vinegar.

1. In a salad vinaigrette

Use this flavorful vinegar to create a homemade, healthy dressing for your salads. Creating your own cuts down on fats and preservatives within them, and makes your salad even healthier as a result.

2. As a facial toner

Create a skin tonic using apple cider vinegar and water (more water if your skin is sensitive). Rub it on your face to help clear up skin conditions like acne and hide signs of aging. Looking better can help you feel better!

3. As an all-purpose cleaner

Harsh chemicals can be harmful to yourself and the environment. If you have animals or small children in your house, or you would like to clean using natural products, try apple cider vinegar. Vinegar is already a strong cleaner, and it gets the job done without harming anything (except germs!)

4. Hair rinse

Apple cider vinegar when used as a hair rinse can help remove buildup of hair products and leave hair soft and shiny. It can also help relieve dandruff, so make sure to treat your hair with it on occasional.

5. As a weed killer

Pesticides and herbicides are filled with harmful chemicals that can be detrimental to your plants and garden. Apple cider vinegar can be used as a natural weed killer, keeping your healthy harvests clean and fit to eat.

6. To whiten teeth

As it is an acidic liquid, apple cider vinegar can be used to remove stains — such as those on your teeth. Be wary, as keeping this much acid in your mouth can damage your teeth instead. Make sure to rinse your mouth thoroughly.

7. To get rid of warts

If you insist on treating your warts quickly by yourself, apple cider vinegar can be used. It may be painful though, so consider carefully before using it over other wart treatments.

8. A great natural deodorant

Apple cider vinegar can even be used as an all-natural deodorant. Mix in a little water and dab it under your arms after a shower. The vinegar smell will fade by the time it dries.

9. Lower blood sugar

Drinking some vinegar after a high-carb meal can improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels. Drinking vinegar straight can have some detrimental effects, and make sure to check with your doctor to ensure it won’t conflict with any medications.

10. To stay full and lose weight

The acids in apple cider vinegar can leave you feeling full, thus making you eat less and lose weight.

11. In a marinade

Apple cider vinegar makes a great marinade. It softens the meat and gives it a sweet but sour taste.

12. In baking

Vinegar gives batter an extra lift, helping lighten up those denser batters. When making vegan treats without eggs, apple cider vinegar can lend it the same texture and lift.

13. In soups

Apple cider vinegar can add some brightness and flavor to your soups! The vinegar flavor will cook off.

14. In sauces

Apple cider vinegar also lends its sweet and tangy flavor into a variety of sauces, from marinara to barbecue sauce.

15. In detoxes

What better way to flush out toxins than with some delicious vinegar! Water it down and add some fruit to really mask the sharp vinegar taste.

16. As a digestive aid

A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in water twice a day can help improve your body’s digestion. It also has some antibiotic properties.

17. To clear sinuses

Break up all of that built-up mucus with a healthy dose of apple cider vinegar. It can also help clear up sinus infections .

18. For an energy boost

Add apple cider vinegar into water and have an energizing drink when you’re feeling worn down. Drink a little before a workout to prevent fatigue.

19. Soothe irritated skin

From sunburns to jellyfish stings, apple cider vinegar can be used to soothe skin irritations. It can also be used for acne and other spot treatments, but don’t spray it on, dab it.

20. Soothe sore throats

The acid in apple cider vinegar can kill bacteria living and irritating your throat. Use it as a gargle for maximum effect.

21. In drinks

In hot drinks like cider and cold ones like smoothies, mixing in a little apple cider vinegar can give it a nice, healthy kick.
Learn more about apple cider vinegar! Check out 50+ Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar and Apple Cider Vinegar, Folk Remedy or Weight Loss Secret? 

What’s your favorite way to use apple cider vinegar? Share it with us in the comments!

3 Comments on "21 Healthy Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar"

  1. karen  May 30, 2017

    Your recipe for the chia coconut almond bars look great, how does one get this delightful recipe?
    I am new to your site and really enjoy it, except for this problem

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    • Gale Compton  May 30, 2017

      Karen, We don’t have that particular recipe on our site. 🙁

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  2. Glenna  March 20, 2018

    My husband and I drink a shot of apple cider vinegar with a squirt of honey diluted in hot water every morning. Make sure to use the kind that has the “mother” in it!! All those added nutrients make it worth while.

    Reply

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