Since ages, apple cider vinegar has been attributed to treatment of many diseases and ailment where weight loss is not an exception.
It’s a drink made from apple through the fermentation of it sugar which is then converted into alcohol and other ingredients such as yeast which result into acetic acid gives it the sour taste. The drink contains acetic acid, phosphorus, potassium, iron, and essential vitamins such vitamin B and C.
There are basically 2 types of apple cider vinegar (ACV): the organic (also name mother) and the inorganic.
What makes the difference on types is from its processing.
The organic apple cider vinegar from it name didn’t lose much of it minerals and vitamins during processing and it’s most preferred choice if you want to lose weight or have a flatter belly while inorganic apple cider vinegar has highly been a strip of it rich minerals and vitamins during pasteurization.
As a weight loss therapy, even though many types of research hasn’t ascertained it effectiveness but a few studies conducted have affirmed that taking apple cider vinegar can actually help with weight loss and prevent many other diseases.
A study conducted by a team of Dutch scientists in North African, Morocco to specific observed that people who drink ACV actually lose weight over time compared to those who don’t. In addition, it has been proven to help normalize the secretion of insulin or inability to produce insulin which helps with diabetics and this has an effect on weight loss because a spike in insulin as a result of an increase in blood sugar is what causes fat to start building up when it shut down.
Apart from helping in lowering and normalizing blood sugar which has effects on weight loss, the better part of ACV for weight loss is that it’s known to reduce appetite which makes you not to eat too much and you’ll feel fuller and satisfied for long. With this approach, you won’t feel the urge to overeat beyond the daily calories you can’t burn and you’ll find it easy to stick to the low-calorie rich nutrient meal.
While some felt it reduces their appetite, some felt it improves their appetite to eat especially whole foods such as fruits and vegetable. If you take it before eating your compulsory healthy breakfast, it can help you eat well.
It depends on your reaction whether you take it before or after breakfast or any meal because it’ll make you feel satisfied for long, though if you feel it affect your ability to take breakfast or eat afterward; you can take it before breakfast and after any meal.
ACV helps with proper digestion and this affect weight loss because there will be an increase in metabolism. Likewise, it contains iron which helps produce more oxygen which serves as energy that boosts your activity.
ACV is essentially helpful for weight loss.
How can you take apple cider vinegar for weight loss and flat belly
Here are 2 recipes and you can stick to anyone you find easy and affordable.
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a. You need an organic ACV. When shopping, ask for the organic (also called mother) ACV.
b. 250 ml of water
a. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of ACV into a cup.
b. Add 250 ml of water into it.
Your ACV drink is ready.
2 tablespoon Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon
1 tablespoon cinnamon or ginger
1 tablespoon extra-virgin honey (optional)
Direction: Blend everything till smooth and drink immediately.
It’s advisable you drink it with straw to avoid contact with your teeth because studies have shown it cause tooth decay over time. Apart from straw, if there is a way you can gulp your drink without contact your teeth, do it.
You can drink it before or after each meal which makes 2 to 3 times a day. Whichever way it suits your comfort and satisfaction.
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