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Apple Cider Vinegar For Quick Weight Loss

26 December, 2012

Apple cider vinegar weight loss is in simple terms the use of apple cider vinegar in people’s weight loss or dieting endeavors. People the world over use apple cider vinegarfor quick weight loss as its benefits are well documented and it has been used over the centuries for weight loss purposes.

Despite the overwhelming evidence that diets for quick weight loss usually result only in temporary weight loss, dieters still look for the Holy Grail: A diet that lets them lose weight fast and keep it off. In his popular book titled ‘Folk Medicine’, D.C. Jarvis, M.D. observed that weight loss resulting from the use of apple cider vinegar was gradual but permanent. And a lot of dieters that have used this product believe that they have in deed found the dieter’s holy grail.

Apple Cider Vinegar: What is it?

Apple cider vinegar is made from apples (obviously) that are fermented whole. As a result of this process, the resultant cider contains propionic acids, ion-futynic lactic acid and acetic acid, giving the cider a bitter taste. This bitterness can be overcome by taking it in fruit juice intead of water. Apple cider vinegar is also one of the richest known sources of ammino acids.

Although acidic, apple cider vinegar actually helps raise the body’s pH levels thus becoming more alkalinic, which can according to some experts, support weight loss.

It further contains in it important minerals like chlorine, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, sodium and silicon.

Apple Cider Vinegar Health Benefits

Apple Cider Vinegar is touted as a natural anti-aging supplement that helps keep the immune system in good health. This alone helps rev the body’s metabolism rate up, which aids weight loss, the natural way. Pectin, which is a soluble fiber that occurs naturally in apples, is known as one of the most effective binders of cholesterol, helping the system rid itself of unwanted fat molecules and heavy metals that tend to be stored in fat molecules (natural detox).

It helps solve the misunderstood water retention riddle and hence helps in controlling or alleviating arthritic pain and leads to weight loss. But perhaps the greatest testimonials for apple cider vinegar benefits are the revitalized energy and suppressed appetite that users usually report after use.

Several studies have indicated that apple cider vinegar helps balance blood sugar levels by lowering the overall glycemic index of a meal, which prevents blood sugar spikes. As such, people who are insulin resistant or diabetic stand to benefit from potential quick weight loss.

A study carried out in 2006suggested apple cider vinegar may have properties that lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels. These same properties could help you lose weight fast.

Aside from weight loss support, apple cider vinegar has many other health benefits. Daily apple cider vinegar intake can help with free radical damage to cells, arthritic pain, high blood pressure, and acid reflux. Apple cider vinegar also has strong anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties.

Apple Cider Vinegar: Suggested Use and Dosage

Studies have indicated that taking a small amount of apple cider vinegar before mealtimes helps improve satiety levels and thus could prevent overeating.

  • Arthritis and High Blood Pressure

Mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of fruit juice daily

  • Digestion and weight control

Mix two desert spoons of bran mixed with two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar each morning or sprinkled onto porridge, yogurt or  fruit.

The most important thing about natural medicines is that they have no side effects, which can effectively boost their effectiveness in aiding the body to heal itself. The same goes for Apple Cider Vinegar.

About Author: Frank Girard (14 Posts)

Frank Girard is a health educator and expert in the field of weight loss and dieting. He has over 10 years of experience in writing obesity-related articles in various magazines and blogs.


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