If you have a kitchen, there is more than 80% chance that you have a jar of vinegar as it’s a common product used in most households since the beginning of time to date. Vinegar has many usessuch as enhancing flavors of food, killing off weeds in your backyard garden, treating wounds, removing warts and more. In this article, we will learn five fun facts about vinegar.
1. Helps digestion
More than just a side condiment, sauce and ingredient to our tasty meals, vinegar can also star as the main element in our diet. For instance, drinking a small cup of vinegar as you wake up in the morning is good for your digestion. This is because our body systems are polluted with much bacteria and vinegar helps for our bowels to move smoothly hence avoiding constipation.
2. Treats dandruff
Got dandruff? No sweat. You don’t have to look into highly expensive brands of shampoo and conditioners to ease that scalp irritation away. All you have to do to remove those snowflakes on your hair is to mix vinegar and water and before washing your hair, dampen your hair with the prepared mixture. Allow two minutes before rinsing with fresh water. Another is to do it the other way around: rinse your hair with water first and then apply the vinegar-water mix as a leave on.
3. Removes dirt and grime
Vinegar is a non-toxic cleaning agent good in household use. If your table is stained with coffee drips, spray a mixture of vinegar and water and wipe it off with a clean cloth. You can also use the same mixture in mopping your floor as it has a disinfecting effect. The results are simply amazing. In addition, wipe down and scrub your refrigerator walls, book shelves, cabinets, glassware and other things with full-strength white distilled vinegar. This will help to loosen grimes, unwanted sticky stuff and other stubborn marks. Stains of your clothes can be removed, too! Aside from that, it can also be used as a solution to cleaning cars, keeping your windows frost-free. By having a mixture of three-fourths vinegar and one-fourth water overnight, you can remove rustfrom tools, bolts, and spigots the next day.
5. Grooms for personal hygiene
Using undiluted white vinegarsoaked in a cotton ball, rub through your insect bites and your skin will be smoother. With the vinegar and water mixture, you can soothe your sunburns without skin peeling by spraying this organic regimen. Another help is to brush your teeth with vinegar (only once or twice per week) to fight bacteria and eliminate bad breath causing germs.
6. Combats health problems
Containing lots of potassium, drinking a cup of vinegar can help thin the blood, thus lowering your blood pressure.A form of vinegar, the apple cider vinegar, contains lots of fiber so drinking this will help absorb cholesterol and fats in your body and expel them naturally as waste. Another form, the balsamic vinegar, helps boost your immune system. The awesome effect is that it helps to fight cell damages, heart diseases, cancers and more.
Knowing the other functions of vinegar will help us in our daily lives, as it is economical and powerful. It is one of the most wonderful elements present on Earth, so take advantage of its uses wisely and discover more on your own.
Ann Joy Perez is an alumna from Arellano University Philippines, a former Marketing Assistant and a 25 year old, single. She is into almost all types of Music especially love songs. She also love playing basketball, video games,watching entertainment and films.watching news tv and reading news paper is one of her favorite hobby and also she loves to eat. Follow her interest on her Tumblr.
Wow that is great info i didn’t know of all it’s uses.
Me, neither. I might use vinegar to relieve my head of dandruff. 🙂
Great info. Love reading articles like this re: uses of things around us that we still don’t know. Thanks for posting and sharing it with us teacher Marlene!
Thank you. Ok na guest post, di ba. I learned a lot from this.
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I wasn’t aware about all these things you can do with vinegar! It was a great guest post by Ann. There’s one myth I haven’t tested yet. From where I live they say cats are afraid of vinegar because they don’t like the smell 😀