Yes. Apple Cider Vinegar may help if you’re looking to drop some weight or feel better overall. It can help curb your desire to grab that extra slice of pizza. Not only that, but ACV also contains plenty of attractive medicinal properties.
That being said, ACV may not be the answer to all your weight-loss related problems. But, to quote Joel Fuhrman, Author of Eat to Live:
“Cutting back on calories is not the answer to successful weight loss and successful health… you have to increase the quality of what you eat, not just reduce the quantity.” – Joel Fuhrman
Still, I strongly believe the importance of a constant exercise routine, and a healthy diet, should not be overlooked.
(A lot of what is said about ACV is anecdotal, and not much is supported by science. Regardless, It’s still interesting to dive into.)
I’ve been using ACV for over two years now, on and off. Scattered throughout those years, I’ve been asked:
What Makes Apple Cider Vinegar So Special?
Not the taste, although tolerable.
Just don’t get your hopes up, it tastes just like it sounds.
(I actually like the taste.)
Made in a similar way to beer, ACV is a two-step fermentation process. First, apples are cut or crushed and mixed with yeast to convert sugar into alcohol. Second, (good) bacteria is then introduced to ferment the alcohol into acetic acid.
You may notice a strong hint of…Vinegar.
We’re specifically speaking about the raw and unfiltered version that contains “Mother”, i.e., Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar.
Mother is a strand-like chain of protein enzyme molecules.
What can ACV do for you?
Apple Cider Vinegar May Help:
- Promote Better Gut health
- Lower Blood Sugar Levels
- Lose Weight and Reduce Belly Fat
- Improve Metabolism
- Improve Insulin Sensitivity
- Kill Harmful Bacteria
Over the years I have kept ACV close, for obvious reasons. I intend to keep it that way for much longer.
So, now that I’ve got you all worked up and excited, let’s answer the most important question.
How Do I Drink Apple Cider Vinegar?
Using your mouth of course. But, for more detailed information, continue reading.
The recommended intake is 1 or 2 tablespoon(s) before a meal.
I personally take one tablespoon before my first meal, followed by one last tablespoon before bed.
A common way to take apple cider vinegar is to dilute it in water. 1-2 teaspoons or 1-2 tablespoons, per day.
You can also mix it with your salad or other foods.
The possibilities are endless! (ACV and cereal? Ew. Okay, maybe not endless.)
So, have you given it a try? Do you plan on giving it a try? What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear from you.
See you next Monday!