Drinking apple cider vinegar may help you lose weight. Are you sold yet? - I didn't think so, neither am I. During the course of my secondary education I had a roommate that drank apple cider vinegar every day. Until today I wasn't sure myself but now that I've looked into the matter to such grieving detail I'm a believer. There may be some good that you can get out of drinking apple cider vinegar after all.
What is apple cider vinegar good for?
There are many good uses for apple cider vinegar that include detoxing your body, losing weight, maintain your health, and get glistening skin and soft shiny hair. I know you must be thinking, what is that good for without the specific? - Yes, you have a great point there. Well, the truth about apple cider vinegar is that there is no specific scientific proof that it will work like an antiaging elixir and make it easier for you to lose weight. The same goes for most diets.
So, then… what is it good for?
If we had a sit-down right now, which we are actually having if you think about it, just the two of us, I would tell you right off the back that drinking apple cider vinegar is good for curbing your appetite and burning fat.
Curb your appetite
Today's nutritionist Joy Bauer onJoy's Diet S.O.S. can always be counted on for straight to the point accurate advice regarding dieting. "People are reporting that they are feeling fuller after they consume vinegar with meals…" says Bauer in can apple cider vinegar curb your appetite? (above Video) an in-breath discussion regarding the diet weight loss and health benefit of apple cider vinegar.
Drinking apple cider vinegar before a meal daily may help you burn more body fat.
At first, my impression of apple cider vinegar was that it helps you burn off fat. Joy Bauer confirms, "All type of vinegar contains acedic acid and it might have some fat fighting capabilities!" According to Dr. Oz, the reason why apple cider vinegar may help to burn body fat is that acetic acid may promote the production of fat burning proteins.
How to use apple cider vinegar for dieting weight loss and health
Mainly due to the fact that there is little scientific evidence that apple cider vinegar is good for dieting, losing weight, and your health, it is hard to concluding whether or not drinking apple cider vinegar daily is the right thing to do. However, there is one thing that we all can agree on drinking apple cider vinegar is not a far stretch from many other diets that that have come to past. If you are excited about trying it out for yourself, go ahead and give it a try!
"Drink 2 Tbsp of apple cider vinegar daily" - Apple cider vinegar diet (ACVD)
Have a glass of apple cider vinegar diluted with water every day before breakfast. The amount of water you choose to dilute it with is up solely up to you. However, drinking apple cider vinegar straight is not recommended for it may irritate your throat. Personally, I like to drink my apple cider vinegar with a large glass of water, large enough to eliminate the pungent flavor of vinegar.
Downsides to the apple cider vinegar diet: it hurts the throat and may make your bones turn week if continue for long periods of time
Drinking a small amount of apple cider vinegar daily, despite being such a popular weight loss program, drinking apple cider vinegar for weight loss lacks scientific evidence to support its many claims.
Here are a few pitfalls and workaround for drinking apple cider vinegar that are helpful to know about before adding apple cider vinegar to your daily diet routine that may support apple cider vinegar is not safe to drink.
Acidity of apple cider vinegar: drinking too much can turn toxic not to mention a pain in the throat
Drinking too much apple cider vinegar may cause irritation in your throat and mouth, mild headaches, and diarrhea. It is the main reason why it is best to mix with water diluting it before drinking. Even after dilution mixing with water, if it irritates your through, mixing with more water to dilute it even further is recommended.
Interaction with nutrient absorption of potassium: lower levels of potassium and weaker bones
Long term use of apple cider vinegar may cause potassium levels in your body to drop and your bone density to lower.
The sad truth about apple cider vinegar nutrition is that it is actually low in nutritional value. Although apple cider vinegar has potassium, it is far from satisfying the 4700mg you need each day with only 12mg in to 2 tablespoons.
Drinking apple cider vinegar or food with salicylates such as cayenne peppers, avocados, and tangerines have a blood thinning effect on your body. In effect, it can dilute the concentration of potassium in your blood stream interfering with the potassium absorption that over time may induce low levels of potassium.
Low potassium in addition to low levels of sodium in blood is said to prevent calcium from remaining in ionized form making it more available for the body. Increased level of potassium in your blood promotes a stronger calcium metabolism help to maintain bone health.
Eating more potassium rich foods can help you get the potassium no need to prevent low levels of potassium in your blood.