Smart Foods: Drink Apple Cider Vinegar For Weight Loss

by Charlene Flanagan

You know it as a great addition to salad dressings; you may even use it as a core ingredient in some of your beauty DIYs. But, did you know that drinking apple cider vinegar is a great way to lose weight? Wait, what?

Vinegar is said to be a weight loss miracle that looks at the problem holistically, but what’s better is that it gives you a long-term solution to the problem. Here’s how it works.

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) taps into many physiological elements that contribute to weight loss:

  • For starters, it acts as an appetite suppressant. When consumed, it helps achieve the state of satiety a lot faster.
  • It controls one’s blood sugar levels. When your blood sugar is stable, it’s much easier to stick to your diet and eat only when your body needs it.
  • It prevents fat accumulation.
  • It detoxifies the body and helps boost metabolism.

Now, if you want to add ACV to your diet, here’s what you must do:

Drink a mix of 1tsp ACV and 1 cup water once a day. Over time, increase the amount of vinegar per serving, and the frequency of drinking. Your ultimate goal should be to have a mix of 2tbsp vinegar in 1 cup water, three times a day.

To kick-start the metabolism and influence the feeling of fullness, it’s best to drink it about an hour before your meal. As an addition to your pre-meal serving, some also suggest drinking it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
 

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