Apple Cider Vinegar…
I’ve always loved vinegar (yes I know gross) but I have ever since I was little. My favorite chips where Salt and Vinegar, and I’ve always liked pickled beets (homemade) and pickles. but I never knew how good apple cider vinegar was for you until recently. I’ve always heard people talk about it, but never paid attention. All I ever knew is that I liked the taste.
After my surgery, I got more obsessed with apple cider vinegar. I stopped eating dressings on my salad and started doing just vinegar (no oil). Then I was even eating more salt and vinegar chips. I didn’t know why, but I just wanted vinegar all the time. Later one I found out a lot of women who went to operations somewhat like mine or other stomach surgeries they started wanting vinegar as well. I wondered why until I read that it helps with healing your body.
Recently I started doing more research on apple cider vinegar. Mostly because I wanted to do the ACV challenge for my weight loss (which has been helping a lot in the past 3 days already). I started reading the benefits, and once I saw how good it really was for your body I got excited to add it to my diet and health journey.
Here are a 5 benefits of apple cider vinegar.
1. lowers blood pressure: The acetic acid found in apple cider vinegar can help eliminate cholesterol and triglycerides. It also boost’s your circulation and positively affected the levels of renin (an enzyme that helps regulate blood pressure).
2. Supports Weight Loss: As apple cider vinegar in part aids in metabolizing your body’s glucose, it prevents your body from over producing insulin which can leave you craving sugar and other foods that are bad for you. It has been shown to make you feel fuller longer. In a combination with a healthy diet and exercise, apple cider vinegar can help with weight loss.
3. Detoxification: Apple cider vinegar detoxify your body by stimulating your liver function and lymphatic drainage, as it also has healthy bacteria that filter to your gut and aid in digestion and eliminates waste.
4.Prevents Acid Reflux: Acid reflux and heartburn can be annoy and painful (which I know all about) Apple cider vinegar has the ability to balance your pH levels in your body. It has enzymes and probiotics that can help reset the acid in your stomach. It also helps prevention of bloating and heartburn that pushes gastric juices up into the esophagus.
5. Energy: Apple cider vinegar also helps boost your energy levels (which also helps with weight loss)
There are a lot more health benefits, but those are my top favorites. Three days ago I started the ACV cleanse (ACV challenges) and It’s already helped me lose 2 pounds, and I have so much energy. I’m not the biggest fan of the two tablespoons in a cup of water. So what I do is I take a shot of vinegar before I eat my big meal and once at night before I go to bed. I was nervous that I was going to have acid reflux (even though it says it helps) but so far so good. I also chug down a glass of water after the shot.
I’ve also found out that if you by the one with “Mother” its supposed to be better for you. I’m not 100% sure if it is or not. But that’s the one I’ve been using. It taste a bit stronger then the regular one, but I guess I can get use to it haha.
If you have any other suggestions on how I can take it, or how its helped you please feel free to comment below. I would love to hear how its helped you or how you like to use it.
Apple Cider Vinegar…