Lately, apple cider vinegar has been popping up a lot a sure fire way to lose weight. There are all kinds of ACV detox diets out there. While ACH does have quite a few health benefits, I wouldn’t quite call it a miracle elixir. Let’s look into it a little bit deeper.
Can apple cider vinegar help you lose weight? The answer is yes and here’s how. There are studies that show, that ACV can lower blood sugar levels and decrease insulin levels, which could aid in fat burning. It is also said to reduce belly fat storage and can be used as an appetite suppressant. ACV has even been shown to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.
When you purchase ACV, you want to make sure that it is organic and has “mother” in it. The organic version has more “good” bacteria in it and living nutrients.
When and how should you take it? Well, make sure that you don’t take it with caffeine. This may slow down the absorption process. I have seen a lot of recipes that call for it to be mixed with honey, water, and a few other spices. As far as when to drink it, you can drink it anytime. Some people suggest right before a meal to help with curbing your appetite. I personally like it first thing in the morning or before bed.
How often should you take it? 2-3 times a day would be optimal, remember that it is an acidic substance and too much of anything can be bad.
All in all, apple cider vinegar has several health benefits and could possibly aid in weight loss. However, it should not be used as a substitute for exercise and a healthy diet.
I would say give it a shot and see how it works for you.