If you’ve explored the many items in the Food category of the Islamic Impressions store, you may have come across our Apple Cider Vinegar.
This type of vinegar has many benefits, some of which we’re sure to cover in a future article. But that’s not what we’re going to focus on with this article, at least not entirely. Instead, we’re going to share with you a few of the unique ways that you can use this vinegar in your everyday life.
Use #1 – Preserving Food
Vinegar has been used as a food preservative for centuries. Soaking pretty much anything in vinegar will make it last longer, though it will also often have a pickling effect.
Apple Cider Vinegar isn’t any different.
The acidic nature of the vinegar shuts down the food’s enzyme production, which slows down spoilage. On top of that, it’s also capable of destroying the bacteria that might gather on the food.
Use #2 – Use it as a Salad Vinaigrette
Let’s face it, most salads could do with a little sprucing up in the flavour department. And for a lot of people, that means using a vinaigrette.
The problem is that store-bought vinaigrette’s often aren’t the healthiest.
So…why not make your own? Our Apple Cider Vinegar is perfect for the job. Plus, it’s completely organic, which means you can feel safer knowing that there aren’t any artificial preservatives in it.
Use #3 – Teeth Whitening
You might not instantly think of vinegar as something that can whiten your teeth. If anything, you might assume that it would actually have a staining effect.
That isn’t the case.
People have used vinegar to clean various surfaces for centuries and it is also an effective way of whitening your teeth.
Apply a smidgen of the vinegar to a cotton swab and apply it to your teeth. Over time, you’ll notice a definite whitening effect.
There is a note of caution to add here, however. The acidic nature of the vinegar could damage the enamel on your teeth, if you aren’t careful. If you use your Apple Cider Vinegar in this way, make sure you give your mouth a good rinse afterwards to wash away any of the excess.
Use #4 – Killing Weeds
Again, the acidic nature of the vinegar comes to the fore again.
Applying the vinegar in its undiluted form to weeds could help you to kill the plant permanently. Some people also create mixtures of soap, lemon juice, and undiluted vinegar to enhance the effect.
Use #5 – To Keep You Feeling Full
Several studies show that Apple Cider Vinegar has a filling effect. In other words, consuming it will help you to feel full for longer, despite the fact that the vinegar contains very few calories.
If you’re looking to lose a little weight, this is a great way to do it. When you feel full for longer, you’re less likely to engage in the snacking that can lead to weight gain.
The Final Word
We bet you didn’t expect some of these interesting uses for Apple Cider Vinegar. In fact, only two of them involve actually eating the stuff!
Of course, there are plenty of ways for you to add the vinegar to your diet as well. But first, you need to get your hands on some. Check out the Organic Apple Cider Vinegar that we offer at Islamic Impressions.