Drinking cider vinegar? Is this yet another crazy weight-loss idea?
Not this time! And no, you don’t have to drink it by the spoonful. Studies have shown it can help lower blood sugar levels, which in turn can help avoid fat around your middle, and diabetes.
It is also a GREAT addition if you are following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
How does cider vinegar help weight loss?
Cider vinegar can help to balance blood sugar levels, and make you feel fuller so you won’t feel like eating as much – so it can act as an appetite depressant.
High blood sugar levels are often linked with obesity, and creating abdominal fat, so it’s important to keep your blood sugar level as even (not too high or too low) as possible.
Lower blood sugar levels and your waist line
High levels of sugar in your blood, if not utilised by your body as energy, is stored as fat, mostly around your tummy and waist, so trying to keep sugar intake low, and helping to balance blood sugar levels with something like cider vinegar will help this issue.
How to use apple cider vinegar
It’s a trick that you can do when you’re on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge – either mix two teaspoons in a large glass of water to dilute it, or add into (or as) your salad dressing.
Our Healthy Mummy nutritionist Elisha Danine says ‘fermented foods, broth and prebiotic foods help with weight loss. Cider Vinegar is good for digestion – it helps to stimulate digestive enzymes that help break down food’.
Find cider vinegar in the health food aisle of the supermarket – add it as a dressing to salads or mix a tablespoon in a large glass of water as a drink. To ease you into the unfamiliar flavour, you may like to add a splash of vegetable juice to dilute the taste.