Apple Cider Vinegar is becoming more and more popular. Popping up on ingredient lists everywhere and there are very convincing reasons why! It helps you drop those pounds and fight health troubles!
What is in vinegar that causes weight loss?
Acetic acid is a component of vinegar that encourages your body to lose those poundsby helping prevent the build up of body fat and unhealthy liver fats, supporting weight loss.
Multiple studies by the Central Research Institute in Japan (2009) and Johnson and Buller (2005), show how a small amount of vinegar a day can help reduce weight. These studies indicate that a minimum of 15ml (1 tablespoon) a day is enough to lose inches.
Here’s an easy way to add apple cider vinegar to your daily diet: Mix one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with an 8oz glass of warm water or fruit juice, it’s as easy as that! Can’t bring yourself to drink vinegar? Try this delicious salad recipe.
Below are four more uses of apple cider vinegar to benefit your health.
This study by Panetta et al shows the effects of consuming apple cider vinegar on blood lipid levels (cholesterol levels). The results prove that by taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar a day, cholesterol levels will in fact reduce. Try adding this health-boosting vinegar to a smoothie for an easy way to apply it to your daily diet.
A small study in 2007 regarding the effects of vinegar on fasting glucose levels (a contributor to type two diabetes) shows that by taking two tablespoons of vinegar before sleeping helps reduce these levels.Therefore fighting the effects of diabetes, which can come hand in hand with being overweight.
Lowering Blood Pressure
Iman (2015) says that apple cider vinegar ‘oxidizes and thins the blood, which is important in preventing high blood pressure.’ By lowering high blood pressure, you will lessen the probability of getting heart disease or experiencing a stroke.
Apple cider vinegar can help improve the texture and look of your natural hair, making it shinier, stronger and in better health overall.