One of the most popular health food ingredients lately, apple cider vinegar is making the rounds on nutrition blogs and recipe sites. And it’s no wonder! There’s apple cider vinegar benefits ranging from household cleaning, to beauty fixes, and of course to our favorite – getting in shape!
When taking apple cider vinegar, always remember a few things:
- It’s best is to be consumed daily, in the morning, 20 min before any food so it has time to be digested.
- Buy the unfiltered, organic variety for the best quality and benefits.
- Don’t drink it straight; put a few tablespoons in a glass of water.
Clean it out!
Apple cider vinegar helps break up mucus and promote better lymph circulation. This a great way to clean out your body and get the bad stuff that is preventing you from losing weight out of your system. In addition to aiding digestion, apple cider vinegar pushes toxins out of the body all while supplying your body with natural minerals, vitamins and enzymes so that you don’t feel depleted. Also, as an added health bonus, it’s high levels of potassium help clear up sinus infections, candida, sore throats, and allergies. Good for keeping you healthy all season long!
One of the best ways to get in shape is to stay fuller longer and not snack endlessly in between meals. Of course nothing helps weight loss like a clean diet and regular exercise, but adding a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar can give you an extra boost. A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that apple cider vinegar slowed fat accumulation and acts as an appetite suppressant. For a tasty way to include apple cider vinegar in your diet, mix about a tablespoon into your homemade salad dressing and drizzle over some spinach or try our recipe for Cabbage, Carrot, and Apple Salad which uses this healthy ingredient!
Lowers blood sugar
Getting in shape and staying fit is a full body effort. Part of losing weight means lowering blood sugar levels and luckily apple cider vinegar can help! By lowering glucose as well as insulin levels in your bloodstream, you’re improving insulin sensitivity to high-carbohydrate meals – slowing the increase in blood sugar levels. Additionally, studies from Japan show that apple cider vinegar may stimulate genes that help breakdown fat. Nice!
Add a bottle of apple cider vinegar to your shopping list and start getting the benefits of this popular health food today!