Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular ingredients nowadays, thanks to its wide range of benefits. It helps treating and preventing many health problems, as well as losing those extra pounds from your waistline.
Why apple cider vinegar helps weight loss?
Well, it contains the weight-loss supporting acetic acid which prevents buildup of body fat and unhealthy liver fats, encouraging the body to lose weight. You can even make your own apple cider vinegar (APV), and the video below shows how.
Studies by Johnson and Buller (2005) and the Japanese Central Research Institute (2009) have shown that a small amount of APV a day can help lose weight. According to these researchers, consuming at least 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of APV a day can help you lose inches in your waistline.
If you can’t drink just vinegar, here’s a great way to add it to your diet. Mix 1 tablespoon of it with 8 ounces of fruit juice or warm water. In this way you won’t have the feeling of drinking apple cider vinegar, yet you will get all of its benefits.
Besides helping the process of weight loss, APV is beneficial for:
One study showed how APV affects the levels of blood lipids (cholesterol). It was proven that 2 tablespoons of APV a day reduce the cholesterol levels. An easy way to add this vinegar in your daily diet is adding it to various smoothies.
A 2007 study analyzing the APV effects on fasting glucose levels, which contributes to type 2 diabetes, proved that consuming 2 tablespoon of this vinegar before going to bed helps lower these levels. Diabetes often comes hand in hand with obesity, so consuming apple cider vinegar will help both conditions.
Reducing Blood Pressure
According to researchers, APV prevents high blood pressure as it oxidizes and thins the blood. Reducing your high blood pressure would mean reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke.
Besides being beneficial for your health, apple cider vinegar is also great for your hair. It improves its texture and overall health, making it stronger and shinier. Here’s how to use it for different types of hair.
All you need to do to feel these and many other benefits, is consuming 1 or 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar a day.