Everyone is familiar with apple cider vinegar thanks to its usefulness in a countless number of home remedies and recipes. But have you ever really thought about drinking it?
If the reason why you’re avoiding it is its strong taste, you can always mix it with water or some nighttime tea.
But why exactly you should drink it? We’re glad you asked! In this article we’re going to explore 10 ways a swig of ACV before going to bed will help you.
1. Weight Loss
Numerous studies have shown that sleep deprivation is closely linked to obesity. The heavier the person is, the more they tend to report sleeping problems.
Apple cider vinegar prevents accumulation of fat. In one study, ACV was found to prevent accumulation of fat by reducing the body’s ability to turn starchy foods (pasta, rice, etc.) into calories.
Studies have also shown that ACV helps to reduce one’s appetite. This is thanks to an ingredient called pectin which makes your brain feel more satisfied. So next time you get really hungry around bedtime, apple cider vinegar can be a real savior!
Instead of going for cookies or other snacks, mix one teaspoon of ACV with a cup of water and drink it instead.
2. Stop Hiccups
Studies have shown that the sour taste of ACV overstimulates the nerves in your throat that cause hiccups, thus causing the nerves to “forget” the need to hiccup.
One teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar will help stop the hiccups in minutes.
3. Sore Throat
Apple cider vinegar creates an acidic environment in which the bacteria responsible for sore throat can’t survive. Moreover, ACV contains natural anti-bacterial properties.
Swallow one teaspoon of ACV one hour before you go to bed. Then take another teaspoon half an hour later, and another right before you go to bed.
4. Stuffy Nose Relief
Are you struggling with allergies? Apple cider vinegar can help you! It contains a good amount of vitamins B1, B2, A and E, as well as magnesium and potassium – all of which work together to thin mucus and clear your sinuses.
Mix one teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar with a glass of water and drink it before you go to bed to get some relief.
[the_ad id=”4150″]5. Acid Reflux Treatment
Acid reflux is a condition which occurs when you have too little stomach acid. The small amount of stomach acid has to slosh around in order to do its job which eventually leads to some of the acid winding up in your esophagus.
ACV restores your stomach’s acidity, thus reducing the need for this sloshing. Mix one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water and drink it an hour before you go to bed.
6. Nighttime Leg Cramps
This sharp, tight pain is a terrible problem that keeps you up at night? It’s most likely caused by a lack of potassium.
Apple cider vinegar contains a good amount of potassium that will restore your body’s balance. Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with a glass of warm water and drink it before you go to bed in order to reduce cramps.
7. Blood Sugar
High blood-sugar level is the second most common cause of insomnia. It prevents your body from going into the fat metabolism stage, which is necessary for sleeping.
ACV works to lower blood-sugar by increasing insulin sensitivity.
Take two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar right before you go to bed if high blood-sugar levels are a problem for you. However, if you’re taking medications, we advise you to consult with your doctor before using this remedy.
8. Bad Breath
Do you often find yourself waking up with a nasty taste and odor in your mouth? The reason for this is an abundance of bacteria in your mouth. Apple cider vinegar helps kill this bacteria and keep your mouth fresh during the night.
Take one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before you go to bed.
9. Stomach Pain
Have you ever tried to fall asleep with an upset stomach? It’s almost impossible, right? Luckily, apple cider vinegar can help!
Mix one teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar with a cup of warm water and drink it before you go to bed. It will help with cramping and gassy discomfort.
Insomnia and indigestion are closely related. ACV squashes that relation momentarily! It works by fighting nausea and bloating, as well as the acid reflux we mentioned above.
Mix one teaspoon of ACV and honey in a glass of warm water and drink the mixture 30 minutes before you go to bed.