Meet the latest “Super” drink that was used for its magical properties since Hippocrates back in 400BC.
Nowadays, everyone wants an instant weight loss miracle to lose weight really fast. Diet pills, (something) minute abs and the ever popular shake-weight are some of the industry’s “next big thing” trends, claiming of getting rid of visceral fat around the belly, arms and other locations in no time. All of these items are just hype and doesn’t do its justice for your health and fitness goals. However, a strong, healthy diet plan and the combination of strength training and cardio will. That being said, there are some superfoods that do help with shredding weight and provide other amazing benefits, but what about “super-drinks”?
You heard about the latest hype about Apple Cider Vinegar (fermented tonic from apples) because of the laundry list of proven benefits such as lowering blood sugar, clears skin, promotes heart health and much more, but how does Apple Cider Vinegar aid with weight loss? Given that vinegar lowers blood sugar and insulin levels, this alone makes sense of the drink’s aid in weight loss. In addition, several human studies conducted research of how Apple Cider Vinegar can increase satiety, making you eat fewer calories and eventually weight loss. Combine that with high-carb meals, a range of 200-270 decrease in caloric consumption will occur.
From experience, I brought Apple Cider Vinegar and drank it water for a few weeks and noticed toning around my body, especially love handles. This also was a result of a good healthy diet. Research has it that “acetic acid, the main component in vinegar, may interfere with the body’s ability to digest starch….interfering with the digestion of starch, less is broken down into calories in the bloodstream.” This suggests that vinegar increases feelings of fullness and help people eat fewer calories, which can lead to weight loss.
In addition, the price to buy the product is relatively cheap (college students who needs a health boost, rejoice!) and readily available to purchase. It aids in digestion, soothe an upset stomach and reduce fevers, keeping your fitness goals on schedule. No wonder, Hippocrates (Father of Medicine) can vouch for the vinegar’s amazing health qualities.
Tips in purchasing the right Apple Cider Vinegar
- Recommended Brand: We recommend Braggs because the vinegar is made from organic apples, in accordance with USDA guidelines, non-GMO and Kosher.
- Store Brands: As long the label reads 5% acidity, which is mostly found in cooking and salad vinegars.
You’ll be able to identify the real vinegar by the spider web-like strands that tend to settle at the bottom of the bottle. Those strands are called mother (perhaps because mom’s home remedies are the best) and are made up of proteins and good bacteria. Apple Cider Vinegar has that cloudy appearance when shaken and it provides the natural nutrients to deem the vinegar the health-boosting magical health elixir it is.
Want to try out Apple Cider Vinegar?
This is one of home remedies to lose weight we borrowed:
Start with 1 tablespoon ACV mixed in 1 cup of water to get accustomed to the strong taste, suggests Benzel. Drizzle in ½ teaspoon of honey or maple syrup to sweeten the deal. You can also add a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, or ginger powder. These warming spices can work wonders to get the digestive system moving.