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Most people are aware that vinegar does have some healing properties to it, they just aren’t aware of all the unique ways vinegar improves your health. The next time you hit the supermarket, be sure vinegar is on the top of the list because you will find that you can use it just about every day to lead a healthier life. Whether you are fighting bad breath, combating feelings of sluggishness during your day, or want to lower your cholesterol, consider these nine sanguine benefits to incorporating more vinegar in your life.

1. Improved Heart Function

Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in this country, and according to the American Heart Association, it is also one of the most preventable diseases. Heart disease, strokes, and heart attacks, all have a direct link to your blood pressure, and vinegar can lower your LDL levels while raising HDL levels. Start with the vinegar in salads or your drink, it can go a long way in improving overall heart condition and fend off several diseases before they even get a chance to take root.

2. Reduces Leg Cramps

One of the most uncomfortable feelings at night is leg cramps. Known as restless leg syndrome, this ailment can cause you to stay awake and miss out on getting a solid night sleep. According to research conducted at Web-MD, simply adding a few tablespoons of vinegar to your water will go a long way in relieving joint and muscle cramps in the legs. The vinegar also provides the body essential potassium and calcium to improve joint flexibility.

3. Treating Skin Conditions

As we age, the skin begins to develop certain conditions that are a natural part of life. Blemishes, brown spots, and wrinkles may be inevitable, but there is a way to reduce how noticeable these skin conditions appear. Applying the vinegar directly to those areas of the skin will actually reduce the appearance of spots, fine lines, and blemishes in just a few days. The same result will occur when applying the vinegar to bruised skin. By applying the vinegar to a bruised area of the skin, the nutrients in the vinegar will speed up the healing process.