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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Are you thinking of more reasons to keep apple cider vinegar in your pantry?

While white vinegar has plenty of uses when it comes to cooking, apple cider vinegar has tons of uses and benefits to improve your health. In fact, apple cider vinegar is a great natural helper that it even rivals tea tree oil when it comes to health benefits.

Here are some of the surprising health benefits of apple cider vinegar, according to Reader’s Digest.

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1. It cures hiccups.

The sour taste of apple cider vinegar overstimulates the nerves in the throat causing spasms during hiccups. If you want to add a little spice to this typical hiccup remedy, you may create a lollipop made of apple cider vinegar just like what a teen from Connecticut did for her start-up Hiccucops.

2. It helps tummy troubles.

Apple cider vinegar’s antibiotic properties can help combat bacterial infection causing diarrhea. It may also help soothe intestinal spasms since it contains pectin. Simply mix one or two tablespoons of the vinegar with water. You may also use apple or any clear juice instead of water.

3. It could lower cholesterol.

Although there are not enough studies to confirm the capability of apple cider vinegar to lower cholesterol in humans, a 2006 animal study found that acetic acid in vinegar actually decreases bad cholesterol in rats. Moreover, a Japanese study also confirmed that participants who drank half an ounce of apple cider vinegar a day had lower cholesterol levels.

4. It soothes a sore throat.

The acidic environment an apple cider vinegar creates kills most germs that causes sore throat. Mix 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup warm water and gargle every hour.

5. It clears a stuffy nose.

Stuffy nose can be irritating but apple cider vinegar can be used as a natural remedy for it since it contains potassium that thins the mucus, as well as acetic acid, which prevents growth of germs promoting nasal congestion. Just mix a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar with a glass of water.

Aside from these amazing benefits, apple cider vinegar prevents indigestion, facilitates weight loss, gets rid of dandruff, clears acne, controls bad breath, whitens teeth and prevents nightime leg cramps.

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Supportive Husband Shares Pregnant Wife’s Struggle with Rare Illness

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On their wedding day, Limuel Orense De Silva and Mary Grace Manalo De Silva promised to love each other through sickness and health. Little did they know that this vow will be challenged very soon in their marriage.

September 16, 2017 was one of the happiest days in their lives. It was the day they got married.

Photo credit: Facebook / Limuel Orense De Silva

Four months later, this vow was challenged when Grace was diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome, a rare condition that affects only 1 in 100k people.

What’s worse, she was 3 months pregnant at the time!

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Due to the condition, Grace’s entire body was paralyzed; she could only move her head, but barely so. She couldn’t fully close her eyes and these were drying out. She lost her ability to swallow and she could barely breathe.

The next 3 months were a struggle to this couple as Grace was in ICU. They also lost their baby, worsening the challenge they were facing. But through it all, Limuel stuck with Grace and loved her with all his heart.

They also kept their faith in God.

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When Grace was finally out of the hospital, Limuel was there to help her get back in shape and walk again. Therapy started immediately but the going was tough for Grace who had to endure the pain.

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She was out of the hospital but still experiencing difficulties; she still could not walk and her legs have become too thin, unable to support her body.

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Physical therapy sessions are also expensive; thus, Limuel did his best to create DIY things she can use for the home sessions. At times, he did the therapy by himself.

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Soon enough, Grace was able to stand up on her own and take a few steps with the aid of a walker. She still continues with therapy but little by little her health improved and her body became stronger.

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Amazingly, 5 months after diagnosis, Grace was able to walk again! Isn’t that amazing? While she still needs a cane for support from time to time, she can already manage on her own.

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Considering what they had been through the past months, it was quite incredible that she is able to do this so soon…

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Family Seeks Justice for Young Mom Who Became Bedridden after C-Section

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It was supposed to be one of the happiest days of their lives but one family experienced nightmare with what they believed was a botched caesarian section on new mom Camille Santos Carlos.

Zenaida Santos, Camille’s mother, posted an appeal on Facebook for justice because her daughter has been confined at the hospital for 10 months now but her condition worsens each passing day.

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According to Nanay Zenaida, Camille had a healthy pregnancy and showed no signs of the impending nightmare they were going to experience on the day the baby was born. Her pregnancy photos were just like that of most moms – happy and excited.

She was still smiling in the photo taken on the day she was admitted at the hospital. Nothing prepared the family for what happened next.

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Nanay Zenaida narrated that last August 7, 2017, Camille was admitted at a public hospital in Tarlac. But after the C-section, Camille was never the same again.

She appeared to have amnesia at the time but she didn’t get her memory back nor had the chance to tell her family if it was back because she would eventually lose her sight, ability to speak, and even her motor skills. She could not move on her own.

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For 10 months now she’s in a vegetative state. Nanay Zenaida claimed that the doctors had given up on her daughter; they had all ‘signed out’ on Camille, she added.

Taking pity on her daughter, Nanay Zenaida posted an appeal for help on Facebook because they tried filing charges against the doctors but she claimed that ‘nothing’ has happened to the case.

She hopes that justice can be served for her daughter, especially because the baby had passed away just 2 days after birth.

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Many people urged her to take the matter to Raffy Tulfo for faster action. We hope they find help soon.

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Woman Loses Nearly 30kg in Just 5 Months, Shares Secret to Inspire Others

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At 85 kg, Angel Raighn Flores knew she was overweight; well, actually, she’s already obese at this weight but like many others, she encountered a lot of problems in losing weight.

For years, she’s been yoyo-dieting, with no effect. But she recently dropped to 56 kg in just 5 months! That’s a whopping 29-kg drop that made a lot of netizens amazed over the transformation. What’s her secret? How did she lose weight?

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In a post that has gone viral on Facebook, Angel shared photos of her incredible transformation as an inspiration to others that such transformations can really be done in just a matter of months, if you are determined to do it.

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According to Angel, she has gone through a number of dieting fads and weight loss attempts in the past, to no avail. Her family and friends had always been supportive, even helping her buy stuff for her exercise needs when she feels the need to try something new but those yoga mats, dumbbells and other stuff eventually got forgotten because she usually doesn’t last more than just a week into the regimen.

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She knows that her weight is a huge problem, not just because people are rather blunt in telling her that her excess weight can lead to death but also because she finds it difficult to find costumes for school activities.

She has also refused to go to parties because the older ones often point out her weight to her.

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One day, though, she saw the incredible weight loss journey of Abigail Galang Rebong, she recalled. This transformation pushed her to finally try and really lose weight.

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She invited her friend to hit the gym; they did so for a month but like many of her previous attempts, she stopped going to the gym. However, she did not stop dieting. She went on a strict “no rice, no meat” diet; she also avoided eating fried foods.

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Amazingly, she was able to stick to her diet regimen this time. After 5 months, she was able to lose all those excess weights, hitting her ideal weight! Truly incredible, right?

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