Trying to kickstart your weight loss? Three words: apple, cider, vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar is known to have tons of different benefits, from getting rid of varicose veins to freshening breath. What it’s particularly great for, though, is weight loss. Drinking an eight ounce glass of water at the beginning of your day with two tablespoons of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar has been a proven aid in losing weight. Studies have shown that women who drank this concoction every morning for a month lost one to two more pounds than they had been without it. The taste can be a tad strong, but you can also add a teaspoon of lemon or honey to make losing the pounds ACV-style a little more palatable.
1. It contains friendly bacteria.
The clouds in raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (also known as “mother”) contain bacteria, but fear not. It’s good bacteria that boosts your gut health.
2. It makes you feel full.
A tablespoon or two of ACV can increase satiety, and make you feel full faster when eating, helping you eat fewer calories throughout the day.
3. It lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
ACV contains chlorogenic acid, which helps keeps cholesterol levels under control.
4. It aids in digestion.
Digestive struggles? ACV helps break down food and can soothe indigestion, bloating, gas and even heartburn.
5. It reduces water retention.
Sometimes, the only thing in the way of getting that zipper all the way up is a little extra water weight. ACV to the rescue again: drinking it in the morning helps accelerate flushing of water from the body.