There has been great debate on whether or not apple cider vinegar and apple cider vinegar drinks are good for stimulating weight loss. It’s become a very popular weight loss and overall health supplement and yet many don’t actually know if it’s actually helping with weight loss or not. Now, it’s important to note that the weight loss that comes from apple cider vinegar drinks is more of a gradual weight loss. It’s more of lifestyle/weight loss boost and not a dramatic weight loss supplement that’s going to have you shedding multiple pounds in a few weeks.
How It Works
There is a common diet strategy of eating an apple before each meal to make you body feel full and satiated so you’re not compelled to eat too much. The reason for this is that apples contain about 1.5 grams of pectin. Apple cider vinegar, similarly has pectin which will help satiate you before meal.
Furthermore apple cider vinegar is very acid which helps with the digestion of proteins, the building blocks for hormones. Increasing the acidity level in your stomach before you eat will lead to thorough digestion and increased availability of proteins for hormone synthesis.
Apple cider vinegar is also known to increase protein utilization because of this increase in in the thoroughness of digestion. This increase can lead to a more stimulated metabolism which will in turn lead to weight loss.
After a meal there are also fats that stick around in your digestion tract and the longer they stay there, the more that’s absorbed and stored into your system. This is one way excess fat is created in our bodies. Apple cider vinegar drinks can help break down these left over fat in your digestion tract leading to less fat absorption.
Iron acts as a catalyst for fuel, basically stimulating your body to use energy. Apple cider vinegar can improve your body’s utilization of iron increase your body’s energy consumption. When energy consumption is increased your fat stores are broken down for energy which can lead to wieght loss.
How to Take Apple Cider Vinegar
Many take apple cider vinegar as soon as they wake up or right before bed. Taking apple cider vinegar when you wake up can stimulate your metabloism for the enter day, setting the tone for your body to use energy and metabolize food quicker. Taking it tat night has a similar effect in increasing energy consumption to kill fat stores.
Another strategy, as noted above, is to take 1 – 2 teaspoons right before you eat each meals to help with digestion and increase protein utilization. It can also help regulate blood sugar levels and manage insulin release after your meal.
Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe
Now many have trouble drinking apple cider vinegar because of its bitter taste. If you don’t like taking apple cider vinegar straight, try the following apple cider vinegar drink recipe:
- 1 – 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar
- 8 ounces of water
- 0.5 – 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
The water will help with the consistency while the honey and lemon juice will help neutralize the bitter taste. Honey and lemon juice are also known to provide some great health benefits so this drink is 100% great for you!
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