Last week we talked about how apple cider vinegar has a bunch of beauty applications. Well guess what? The benefits don’t end there! ACV actually has a bunch of use cases for weight management as well.
So if you’re looking for how apple cider vinegar can keep your body slim, take a look at the benefits:
Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits for Weight Management
- Helps with feeling bloated
- Raised energy levels and mental clarity
- Helps stimulate the burning of fat
- Lowers blood sugar levels
- Helps put you back on track after a cheat day
How should I take apple cider vinegar?
This is a little bit harder to answer as everybody has unique scenarios and things to consider about their body. Some people take it in the morning only, some at night, and some take it about 30 minutes before each meal.
Dosing wise, about 2 tablespoons a day is the general consensus, but it also depends on a few other factors if you take those 2 tablespoons all at once or throughout the day.
Using apple cider vinegar to fast - just starting or right before you break
A mixture of apple cider vinegar and some water mixed up is a great way to go about intermittent fasting.
ACV naturally curbs your appetite and as mentioned earlier lowers the blood sugar and reduces indigestion, by taking your acv 30 minutes before your fast these benefits will help you not go overboard when you do have your first meal of the day. On the same note, if you’re feeling hunger pains and want to feel more satiated, apple cider vinegar and water can help you get through the beginning of your fast to keep moving along throughout the day.
Is ACV better in the morning or at night?
If you are someone that suffers from acid reflux or indigestion then it’s better to take your apple cider vinegar in the morning so your body has more time to digest.
If you are dealing with diabetes, research shows that apple cider vinegar reduces blood sugar levels making this a great option to take right before bed.
How does apple cider vinegar burn fat?
By taking acv, it shortens the time fat is in the digestive tract, it helps fats metabolize and get out of the body faster. It helps the good bacteria in your gut, which is responsible for breaking down foods and is related to your metabolism.
When do I know I need to take apple cider vinegar?
A telltale sign that it might be time to add apple cider vinegar to your diet is if your body is showing signs of toxin overload. Toxin overload happens when there is a buildup of chemicals in your body that you do not respond well to.
You could be experiencing toxin overload if you are feeling bloated, constipated, low energy, headaches, brain fog and weight gain. Apple cider vinegar is perfect in this situation as it can be used as a detox to remove these toxins, which could be affecting your metabolism and energy levels.
Apple cider vinegar already has so many use cases for beauty and health that adding it to your diet is going to reap so many benefits. Be sure that if you’re drinking it though, to rinse your mouth out with water after because if the vinegar sits on your teeth it’ll start to eat away at your tooth enamel. You cannot rebuild tooth enamel, that’s what protects your teeth from damage and mouth diseases so be sure to note!