It’s Minhag Yisroel to eat a sweet apple dipped in honey on Rosh Hashanah, and many have the custom to make a variety of sweet apple dishes during the month of Tishrei.*
Vinegar is an essential household product, with dozens of uses. The tangy, delicious, apple cider variety has a multitude of health benefits, in addition to being a great salad dressing!
Apple cider vinegar helps reduce blood sugar levels by stopping digestive enzymes that break down carbohydrates into simple sugars.
Apple cider vinegar can help prevent overeating at meals, saving 200-300 calories.
Consuming apple cider vinegar can help unclog sinuses and reduce mucous.
Apple cider vinegar has antibiotic properties and gargling with it can help heal a sore throat.
Consuming diluted apple cider vinegar helps balance acidity in the stomach to reduce acid reflux.
Applying apple cider vinegar to the skin, or adding to bath water, can help inflammation from mosquito bites, sunburn and poison ivy.
Apple cider vinegar, poured directly on the site of the injury, will soothe a jellyfish sting.
Rinsing your hair with apple cider vinegar can improve shine and reduce dandruff.
*Some people have the custom not have vinegar on Rosh Hashanah