For anyone wanting an easy way to burn off a few extra pounds of fat you need to give this a try!
Lately, more and more research is supporting the benefits of apple cider vinegar and its effects on body fat, body weight and triglyceride levels. The benefits of ACV are even better when you include it with an intermittent fasting regimen like my 14-Day Holistic Reset Cleanse program which will be released later this year in September. Let me tell you a few of the benefits.
Apple cider vinegar contains “mother” which is technically a probiotic made during the fermentation process. More beneficial than that though is the acetic acid concentration of apple cider vinegar. This is a short-chain fatty acid that dissolves into acetate and hydrogen within the body and can help improve the metabolism, suppress appetite, increase fatty oxidation, and improve blood sugar and insulin levels (which is especially great for everyone, not just diabetics).
The Journal of Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry published an article showing the powerful weight loss effects of vinegar. In a 12-week treatment Japanese subjects were divided into 3 different groups with one group taking 1 tablespoon of vinegar, another taking 2 tablespoons of vinegar, and the last group taking a placebo. Over those 12 weeks both groups that consumed vinegar saw a significant improvement with their body weight, BMI, visceral fat area, waist circumference, and triglyceride levels. This was awesome news!
I would recommend consuming 1 Tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar (diluted with water to prevent acidic damage to the esophagus) at two or three different times throughout the day (morning, afternoon and evening). A typical morning for me consists of drinking 1-2 cups of plain black dark coffee along with 1 large mason jar filled with ice cold water, 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, a few slices of cucumber and 1 slice of lemon. Since I’m intermittent fasting most mornings, I really try to start the day by getting a good amount of fluids in and continue that throughout the day.
Consuming a meal containing high amounts of carbs indicates another great time to drink apple cider vinegar. Carbohydrates, especially processed and refined ones (like white breads, rice, flour, pastas, etc…), are notorious for spiking insulin and elevating blood sugar levels. With higher levels of insulin, we open the door to our body’s fat-storage and then incomes the excess sugar and glucose in the blood to be stored as fat. In fact, every time we eat food insulin levels increase to some degree varying on the foods we eat. What the acetic acid in vinegar will do is decrease the amount of glucose transporters in the blood helping to prevent excess insulin secretion. With less glucose transporters in the blood and lower levels of insulin we absorb our foods more slowly while simultaneously enhancing glucose storage in the liver and muscle tissue.
The European Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study showing the effects of vinegar on blood glucose responses to a mixed meal in healthy subjects. Mixed meals contained 100g of lettuce, olive oil, and white bread and the subjects consuming vinegar had a 31% lowered blood sugar level in comparison to having no apple cider vinegar consumption. Once more we have excellent news!
A large bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar can be bought for less than $10 and is sold at most stores like sprouts, Vons, Whole Foods, GNC, etc. For anyone wanting to lose a few pounds you should really consider cycling a bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar for 14 – 45 days. You should notice a decrease with your body weight, BMI, waist circumference and body fat % while promoting greater fat burning throughout the day with healthier levels of insulin and blood sugar. Consuming 2-3 Tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar will be a daily component of my 14-Day Holistic Reset Cleanse program.
Kondo, T., Kishi, M., Fushimi, T., Ugajin, S., & Kaga, T. (2009, August). Vinegar intake reduces body weight, body fat mass, and serum triglyceride levels in obese Japanese subjects. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19661687