Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Apple Cider Vinegar Diet: 5 Weight Loss Benefits & Uses Of Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar

 

Apple cider vinegar also called ACV has multiple health benefits including aiding weight loss. Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar got from apples and it's main component is acetic acid. Apple cider vinegar diet which is nothing but consuming a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar daily is increasingly used for aiding weight loss. Apple cider vinegar is known as Seb Ka Sirka in Hindi and it is called by it's English name apple cider vinegar in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi and Malayalam. Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar For Weight Loss: 1. Stabilizes Blood Sugar Levels: Studies show that apple cider vinegar delays gastric emptying and reduces postprandial blood glucose and insulin levels. Maintaining stable blood sugar sugars is vital when trying to lose weight else we will suffer from hunger pangs and usually reach out for sugary snacks to relieve the hunger pangs which is also one of the main reasons for weight gain. You can read the study that supports this claim here. 2. Suppresses Appetite: Acetic acid found in apple cider vinegar is a well known appetite suppressant. Consuming apple cider vinegar during meal times makes us feel fuller and satisfied quickly thus reducing the overall calorie intake which in turn results in weight loss. 3. Apple Cider Vinegar Helps Control Cravings: When we drink apple cider mixed with water or juice in between meals, it suppresses appetite and stabilizes blood sugar levels thus greatly reducing cravings for high fat, sugary processed foods which are the main reasons for weight gain. 4. Reduces Triglyceride Levels: Acetic acid which is the main component of apple cider vinegar suppresses body fat accumulation and reduces triglyceride levels. During a 12 weeks study, people who consumed around a tbsp of apple cider vinegar experienced weight loss and waist circumference, triglyceride levels and visceral fat was also significantly reduced compared to placebo. You can read the study that proves it here. 5. Apple Cider Vinegar Detoxifies The Body: Apple cider vinegar drink helps detoxify our body naturally. When our body gets rid of toxins, our digestive system works in peak order and there is a boost in our metabolism too. When our digestion is in peak order, nutrients get absorbed efficiently into our body and apple cider vinegar also improves our gut health. I have given my favorite apple cider vinegar weight loss drink recipe below, this recipe made with honey and ginger greatly helps boost metabolism and aids in weight loss. What Type Of Apple Cider Vinegar Is Best For Weight Loss? When buying apple cider vinegar always try to buy organic apple cider vinegar as apples are usually sprayed with pesticides. Also make sure to buy apple cider vinegar with the mother which is the reason behind many of it's amazing health benefits. Mother refers to the live culture that is present in apple cider vinegar, apple cider vinegar with the mother will be cloudy as opposed to regular apple cider vinegar which will be clear. How To Take Apple Cider Vinegar For Weight Loss? Don't drink apple cider vinegar undiluted, always dilute it in water and consume. I would also suggest not mixing apple cider vinegar in tea (herbal teas are ok), sodas, coffee and high sugary drinks. The best time to drink apple cider vinegar is in between meals as it does not cause any stomach irritation and also aids in digestion too. How Much Apple Cider Vinegar To Drink For Weight Loss (Dosage): Though in the study a tbsp of apple cider vinegar was used, I would suggest starting with a tsp of apple cider vinegar mixed with a cup of water. Once your body gets used to this dosage, you can slowly increase it over time to a tbsp per day. Drink it once or twice in divided dosage as per your preference. Apple Cider Vinegar Diet Pills: We also get apple cider vinegar diet pills in the market but I am not sure how effective they are for aiding weight loss, personally I would suggest using organic raw apple cider vinegar with the mother. How Much Weight Can You Lose With Apple Cider Vinegar? Apple cider vinegar does not result in rapid weight loss and the amount of weight we can lose will vary from person to person. But to lose weight faster couple it with a regular exercise regime and a good healthy diet. Apple Cider Vinegar Weight Loss Diet Side Effects: Apple cider vinegar might interfere with certain medications so if you are on any medication, it is best to mention it to your physician. One main concern with drinking highly acidic foods like apple cider vinegar is that it might damage the teeth. To avoid it always drink apple cider vinegar diluted and another tip is to rinse with your mouth after drinking it. You can also drink it using a straw to prevent teeth damage. Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers should consult their physician before taking apple cider vinegar on a daily basis. Too much apple cider vinegar can reduce potassium levels and can lead to osteoporosis.

 


 METHOD:
1. Take the fresh ginger root, wash and peel the outer skin. Take it in a mortar and pestle and pound into fine paste.



2. Take the pounded ginger in a cup, add hot boiling water to it and let it steep till the water is infused with the fresh ginger root. Strain the ginger and you have ginger water.



3. Take the cooled ginger water in a bowl, add in the apple cider vinegar. Finally add in the honey and mix well.


4. Pour the drink in a glass bottle and store in the refrigerator. Your apple cider vinegar & honey weight loss drink is ready to drink any time...



 NOTES:
  • Take this drink in between meals for best results.
  • You can also take it before going to bed. 
  • If you are diabetic skip the honey.



1 comment:

  1. This apple cider vinegar diet dies wonder for weight loss.Have been following it since last few months and it has reduced my belly fat like a magic.Will strongly recommend it to all thisecwhi want to shed extra pounds.

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