Researchers don’t like to suggest that anything is a miracle cure. But when considering the effectiveness of apple cider vinegar you may want to think twice. It does not only works wonders on skin, it boosts the immune system and helps shed extra weight.
It can help you lose weight in a few different ways; firstly, it has a strong flavor that activates the production of bile and stomach acid, which helps in the efficient breakdown of food substances.
The media and pharmaceutical companies inundate us with claims that too much stomach acid is a problem, this claim is not true. People whose bulk diet consist of processed food generally have low stomach acid which in turn leads to poor digestion and weight gain.
By contributing a good number of beneficial bacteria to the gut microbiome, apple cider helps in weight loss. It is important to note that the quality of apple cider vinegar purchased is very important. It must be unprocessed, raw and organic.
Identifying an apple cider of this quality is quite easy, it can be identified by the cloudy-like appearance of the vinegar. You may observe floating particles or strings, it is completely safe and most ideal. The observed are proofs that it contains healthy living cultures.
Apple cider vinegar is a probiotic food, drinking it boost your immunity as beneficial bacteria take residence in your gut. This confers protection from disease and aids absorption of nutrients from food. Through this action, your body is able to absorb more nutrients from less food, and you meet your daily nutrient requirement quickly.
Finally, studies carried out on diabetic patients showed that sugar levels become regulated when little amounts of apple cider vinegar were consumed before a meal. This reinforces the fact that Apple cider vinegar aids weight loss by regulating blood sugar.
Are you Wondering how to make this wonder remedy? Don’t worry I’ve got you covered;
Maximum preparation time: 5-7 Mins
Shelf life: 2-3 months
Materials: 3 apples (yes apples, your tasty nice looking apple), 3 teaspoonfuls of raw sugar, water to cover.
1 Wash and cut apples into small sized pieces
2 Place cut apples in an already cleaned, (sterile to prevent intervention with your brew) jar
3 Make a solution by adding the sugar into a cup of water, then pour into the jar
4 Pour more water to cover the apples.
5 Cover the jar with a light cloth with (paper towel or cheese cloth) and secure with a rubber band. The idea here is to prevent flies, dirt getting into the brew at the same time allowing it to breathe during fermentation.
6 Place your jar in a dark, warm place for 2-3 weeks
7 Remove the apples and return the liquid to the jar, cover and return to where it was kept in number 6 above. You can leave it to ferment for 4 to 6 weeks, and stir occasionally.
8 After brewing for 4 weeks, you can taste it and if it reaches the acidity level you prefer you can transfer to a bottle and start using it.
Drink a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in water
Add a teaspoonful in a glass cup of water and drink before lunch, dinner or in the morning when you are up from the bed. This kick starts your digestion process and regulates your blood sugar.
Make an immune-boosting concoction
If you are faint hearted you may want to stay away from this. You can mix a little amount of garlic, turmeric, lemon juice squeeze, ginger, apple cider vinegar, add a little quantity of water. Mix these combinations and drink especially when you want to prevent illness and flu.
Make a juice or smoothie blend
It took a while for me to adjust to the taste of apple cider vinegar, well if you are like me, you may want to mix it with a juice or smoothie. Ensure it’s your own home made natural fresh juice and not a processed on the shelf juice that usually has sugar added.
Apple cider vinegar safety
“Too much of everything is bad” goes a saying, because apple cider vinegar is good does not mean more is better. Taking a little every day will improve your health, taking too much is detrimental. There have been reports of people burning their esophagus by gulping the liquid from the bottle straight down. It is recommended you don’t take more than 2 to 3 teaspoons diluted with liquids daily.
Whether you want to lose some weight or not, apple cider vinegar is an excellent immune booster, you should add it to your preventive health routine.
Happy new month!