14 Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

When it comes to eating healthy and adding beneficial items to your diet, you may think of apples, but apple cider vinegar rarely comes to mind.

When it comes to eating healthy and adding beneficial items to your diet, you may think of apples, but apple cider vinegar rarely comes to mind. Yet it should. Used by the ancients for thousands of years, apple cider vinegar helps you heal and stay healthy; with all its benefits, there’s no reason not to take it every day.

Here are just some of the ways it improves your health.

Natural Detox

Apple cider vinegar promotes circulation and detoxes the liver by binding to toxins in the bloodstream and flushing them from the body.

Cleanses Sinuses

High in potassium, apple cider vinegar breaks up mucus and clears out your sinuses, allowing you to breathe easier.

Soothes a Sore Throat

Because of its antibacterial properties, apple cider vinegar takes the ache away from a sore throat and promotes healing; all you need to do is gargle with equal parts water and vinegar to feel better.

Digestive Aid

If your stomach’s slightly upset, sip on diluted apple cider vinegar to reap its antibiotic and pectin benefits as it calms your stomach and improves digestion. 

Helps with Skin Burns and Bumps

From bug bites and poison ivy to sunburn and jellyfish stings, apple cider vinegar takes the itch and irritation out of skin soreness.

Wart Removal

Instead of chemically filled solutions, soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and leave it on warts overnight until they’re gone.

Energy Boost

When you’re feeling sluggish, reach for apple cider vinegar instead of another cup of coffee. Filled with enzymes and potassium, it will give you just the right amount of pep in your step.

Recovery Drink

Apple cider vinegar is a great source of amino acids, which help combat lactic acid post-exercise, reducing muscle aches and fatigue.

Prevent Dandruff

To keep your hair looking shiny and flake free, rinse with apple cider vinegar at least once a week. It balances out the scalp’s pH and prevents product buildup.

Eliminate Acne

Apple cider vinegar also balances the skin’s pH and can be used to reduce the appearance of acne and prevent further breakouts.

Stop Bad Breath

Instead of reaching for a breath mint, stop bad breath where it starts with apple cider vinegar. Its antibacterial elements eliminate the root cause of bad breath. 

Reduce Heartburn

Typically caused by an imbalance in acid, heartburn and acid reflux can be regulated by apple cider vinegar, which helps get things back where they should be.

Balances Blood Sugar

Low in the glycemic index, apple cider vinegar keeps your blood sugar stable and helps you better manage your insulin levels.

Nutrient Absorption

Perhaps one of its best qualities, apple cider vinegar helps you better absorb other nutrients so you don’t miss out on any of the good stuff from all those healthy options.

Here at Ask Dr. Nandi, we want you to be your own health hero. Part of that is knowing what you should put in your body. Without a doubt, apple cider is one of those things!

Partha’s Rx

  • When choosing apple cider vinegar, make sure to opt for organic and raw.
  • Look for vinegar with “the mother;” it’s cloudy, murky, and filled with proteins, enzymes, and good bacteria.
  • Take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar daily with water or juice; add honey or lemon for flavor.
  • If the taste is still too much, use apple cider vinegar in salads and soups.
  • Apple cider vinegar also makes a great non-toxic cleaning agent, so use it on the windows, walls, floors, and furniture.

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Partha Nandi

Partha Nandi M.D., F.A.C.P is the creator and host of the medical lifestyle television show, “Ask Dr. Nandi”.

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Charles F. Glassman

Thanks for the great article! Daily, I drink two tablespoons of organic ACV and two tablespoons of organic Lemon Juice in a large glass of water. I also recommend it to my patients.


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Really helps in digestive system


Just using Apple cider vinegar for a year now.

Ging Abela
Ging Abela

Thank you for this informative article. It would have been better if it mentioned any side effects as well. God bless you both.

Ruth E Barnhart
Ruth E Barnhart

I must try this instead the 4th cup of coffee, I love coffee. It does not make me jittery, My cup hold 2 cups of liquid. I need to start getting up earlier than 8 as there is so much to do now that we are in our house. I have been gardening more than unpacking. It so much fun to be outside working with plants

Suzan Muhialdeen
Suzan Muhialdeen

I use Apple vinegar regularly almost every day with water specially after
meal,beside that we use it with salads ,it has many benefits like mentioned in this useful article .

patricia jackson
patricia jackson

I have never tried this but wow I did not know apple cider could do all that!! amazing! i will have to try it! thanks a lot!


I have a regular supply of ACV at home and mix it with some dishes instead of regular vinegar. I will try taking 2 T daily. I appreciate the loving share Dr. Nandi, Jenni and Bryant.

Angeliki Anastasia

Thank you Dr. Nandi for this very beneficial article!!! Hippocrates one of the fathers of medicine mentions also the great benefits of apple cider vinegar!!! Apple cider vinegar is also incredible for dandruff and when we mix this amazing vinegar with olive oil we can fight cellulite! Water and apple cider vinegar is also good for sore eyes! There is an old saying in Greek! “When you are angry drink some apple cider vinegar and you will be calm as an angel! 🙏🙏🙏