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How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss

I recently had a request or question about this, so I decided to share my thoughts on Apple Cider Vinegar and it’s weight loss benefits.  My take is that it’s NOT a “one-off” or “magic pill” of any sort.  It won’t give you magical weight loss if you only include ACV but don’t make any additional changes to your lifestyle, but it does have a bunch of health benefits that MAY eventually lead to aid in weight loss.

Here’s my video on why it’s  a great health supplement and how it pertains to aiding in weight loss:

More reasons here:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar contains acetic acid, which helps to:
    • increase metabolism
    • reduce water retention
    • decrease apetite
    • blocks the digestion of starch, so it stops blood sugar from spiking,  leading to healthy blood sugar
    • contains a bunch of antioxidants therefore balances pH
    • aid in detoxification
    • improve nutrient absorption
    • cleanse the gut
  • Other benefits:
    • removes dandruff and adds shine to hair
    • clear skin/acne fighter: use as a toner with 50/50% water and ACV
    • natural household cleansers
    • kills ants naturally
    • flea repellent for cats and dogs
    • improves indigestion issues, such as acid reflux and heartburn
    • antibacterial, so keep it nearby to gargle with during the onset of a soar throat
    • boosts energy
    • Beauty benefits:
    • Cleaning uses:

So, here’s some of my tips for the easiest ways to include 1-2 Tbsp of Apple Cider Vinegar into your daily diet.

  • Make all of your salad dressing using ACV, rather than regular vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • Mix up a morning Health Tonic
    • 1-2 tbsp of ACV (you can work up to 2 tbsp)
    • 1 cup of hot water or tea
    • squeeze of half of lemon (or about 2 tbsp)
    • 1/2 -1 tsp of Manuka honey (or raw honey)
    • dashes of ground ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon (optional)
    • you can also add in a dash of cayenne or black pepper to help the turmeric absorb better

Just be sure to buy the raw, unfiltered varieties of Apple Cider Vinegar that includes the “mother”, so it should be very cloudy.   I normally buy Bragg’s brand.

Hope you’ve found this helpful and got some clarity around the craze of ACV and weight loss.

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