Did you know that an all-natural, immune-boosting and weight loss ingredient could just be sitting at the back of your kitchen cupboard?
Apple cider vinegar, created from, you guessed it, crushed apples fermented in wooden barrels, has become one of our most favorite and accessible home remedies that can easily be found in most kitchens.
Read up on our favorite benefits (although there are plenty!) of apple cider vinegar where weight loss is concerned.
When you’re starving, hungry, or craving a less than nutritious snack, try taking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. The acidity helps to quell a ravenous appetite, helping you make healthier meal choices.
2.Stabilizes blood sugar
Vinegar is known to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar so when you eat a sugary or a meal with refined carbohydrates, the negative effects are more neutralized with apple cider vinegar. This means a less or no severe sugar crash and less fat storage in your body from excess sugars.
Ironically, bloating occurs when our bodies have too little water and retain what’s currently available. To beat bloat, you need to drink more water. To amplify debloating, reach for some apple cider vinegar seeing as it acts as an all-natural and mild diuretic. If you’re feeling on the poufy side, try down a glass of water with apple cider vinegar to help flush out your system and reduce bloat.
4.Boosts your immune system
Apple cider vinegar has the wonderful health trifecta of being antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral all at once. Taking a daily dose of it can be an effective aid in preventing disease thanks to Vitamin C, pectin, and the acidic nature of the vinegar, all which help to prevent disease.
When you’re feeling under the weather, try mixing this simple apple cider vinegar tonic to give your immunity a boost.
– Juice of 1/2 lemon
– 1 cup apple juice
– 2 tablespoons raw honey
– 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
Simply drink the tonic and pair with another immune-boosting nutrient like turmeric to keep pesky infections at bay!
5.Promotes weight loss
Apple cider vinegar is a popular and accessible ingredient to promote weight loss. Thanks to its fat-burning and metabolism boosting properties, apple cider vinegar is an easy way to shed off a bit of excess weight and fat.
6.Promotes nutrient absorption
As a fermented food, apple cider vinegar is an all-natural probiotic. While we know probiotics keep our bowels regular, a lesser known fact about probiotics is that they help our bodies absorb more nutrients from the food we eat. A major bonus seeing as we get more proteins, vitamins and minerals without having to eat more food.
A friendly reminder for your teeth
While apple cider vinegar is a wonderful and versatile health aid, keep in mind that it is an acid. You may read articles that will advise you to take a daily shot of apple cider vinegar, we would strongly advise you to drink it diluted and through a straw to save your tooth enamel from wearing down.
Want the benefits of apple cider vinegar but don’t like the tart taste or the idea of wearing down your teeth with each dose? Consider taking apple cider vinegar tablets instead. Get all the benefits of apple cider vinegar with easy to take capsules and without having to worry about the taste or your teeth.