It is widely known that apple cider vinegar, or ACV is great for your health!
It has been used as a remedy for colds, allergies, and reflux for many many years.
But studies have been done on the link between apple cider vinegar and weight loss and the results are interesting!
So, can we really use apple cider vinegar for weight loss?
What is apple cider vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar (also known as ACV) is a type of vinegar that is made through a process by crushing apples and squeezing all the liquid out of it.
Bacteria and yeast are then added to this liquid which starts the fermentation process. This is when sugars are converted to alcohol.
In a second fermentation process, the alcohol is converted into vinegar by acetic acid-forming bacteria. This is what gives the vinegar its super sour taste!
The acetic-acid also reduces the blood’s pH levels which creates an inhospitable environment for bacterial and fungal infection in the intestines.
Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
ACV has been used as a hair care treatment, skin care, cooking and cleaning.
- Helps to digest food
- Reduced bloating
- Helps with fat break down
- Regulates blood sugar levels and fights diabetes
- Better skin health
- Helps with acid reflux
- Lowers cholesterol
- Reduced inflammation
- Can kill many types of harmful bacteria
- Helps to dissolve kidney stones
- Boosts weight loss
Apple Cider Vinegar and Weight Loss
We all want to lose weight at times throughout our lives. For some of us it can seem like a constant battle!
There are many weight loss supplements out there but it can be hard to find the right one or one that actually works!
A study shows that ACV may help with weight loss.
Participants drank 15ml of ACV with lunch and dinner and ate a diet that was 250 calories less than their daily estimated requirements. The study found that ACV significantly reduced weight. Over the 12 week period the participants who took ACV lost an average f 8.8 pounds whereas the participants who didn’t take ACV only lost 5 pounds.
During this study it was also discovered that ACV lowered cholesterol levels.
All Apple Cider Vinegars are NOT the same!
Ways to take Apple Cider Vinegar
One thing you’ll quickly find out is that apple cider vinegar does not have the most pleasant taste.
It is extremely sour with a very strong distinctive flavour.
It is advised to take 15-30mls each day. Be careful not to over do it. Anything acidic can cause toxic effects if you take too much.
Some people prefer to take it alone as a shot in the morning on an empty stomach.
But some people may be more sensitive and find it is too strong on their gut. In this case you can mix it with 1 glass of water.
It can also be used as a dressing over salad. Many people like to mix it with live oil so the flavour is less strong.
When it comes to weight loss nothing can beat a healthy balanced diet.
Vitamins and supplements can definitely help to aid and boost fat loss but diet is key to achieving and maintaining long term weight loss.
If you’re truly ready to lose some weight, change your lifestyle and learn how to manage your weight long term, the 21-Day Weight Loss Plan & Wellness Guide will teach you just that…and loads more!