The Benefits Of Adding Apple Cider Vinegar To Your Diet:
I’m sure you’ve all heard of the health benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV) by now
So why do I even bother to write about it all over again
Well, I want to explain why ACV is so beneficial and share some amazing recipes with you!
I have been using Apple Cider Vinegar on and off for a few years now
I started using it because there was so much excitement about it helping with weight loss
After having my first child I was desperate to do anything
At the time however, I didn’t fully understand why ACV was such a good addition to a healthy diet
Now that I have researched and understand, I’m more dedicated than ever to include it daily!
And Here Is Why Apple Cider Vinegar Supports A Healthy Lifestyle:
This was the main driving factor when I started using apple cider vinegar year’s ago and it’s one of the reasons I’m motivated to drink it now. I’ve personally found that my ACV drink reduces my cravings for sweets and carbs. This in turn causes me to eat less processed foods and I consume less calories on average than I would if I didn’t have the drink in the morning. The ACV drink is also very low in calories if any at all depending on how you prepare it.
TIP: Consistency is key no matter what you choose to do to address your weight loss goal. Starting your day with any of these apple cider vinegar drinks can help support a healthy weight loss goal. As always, a good balanced diet and exercise is the key to success. Here are 10 ACV drinks for weight loss support.
ACV is very acidic. When introduced into the digestive system it plays a role of an antibacterial and antifungal agent. This can help clear up a whole host of problems in the digestive tract including, bloating, gas, diarrhea, abdominal pain and constipation to name a few. Healthier gut health is the key to a healthy body overall and can alleviate a lot of these issues with digestion.
TIP: Sipping on a diluted mix of water and apple cider vinegar may help alleviate and treat symptoms of bacterial and fungal overgrowth. I find that mixing about 8-10 ounces of water, with a teaspoon of lemon, a tablespoon of AVC and stevia extract to sweeten is the best combination for me. Drink this hot or cold.
AVC could benefit you in multiple ways and one of them being that you can improve your energy level. AVC work with the digestive system and in turn less cravings mean less food and more energy being reserved for your daily activities. Imagine a machine that was overstuffed, if you continue to put stuff in it, it will breakdown. Your body is that machine, giving your digestive system time to process the food leaves you feeling more energized because your not overstuffing yourself all the time.
TIP: Getting enough sleep at night is crucial for a healthy and well balanced lifestyle. But sometime you need the extra kick start to your day. Instead of guzzling down coffee try this natural energy booster with Apple Cider Vinegar.
Another great benefit of ACV is that is can help your body absorb more nutrients. When your digestive track is bombarded with processed foods and sugars, it has a hard time breaking down those ingredients. Before you know it your eating again and haven’t even processed the first meal. In this case you can consume the ACV so it increases your gastric juices and helps your gut breakdown the food to process and absorb the nutrients.
TIP: Get the extra benefit of apple cider vinegar throughout the day by including it in your meals. Not only can you put it over your roasted vegetables for a tangy flavor but you can make homemade dressing for your salads. Here is a recipe for Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing.
Stabilize Type II Diabetes:
Type II Diabetes is worsened when we consume processed sugars and carb loaded foods. Our body produces insulin to help remove the sugars from our blood and prevent high blood sugar, which is dangerous. Using ACV with Type II diabetes is beneficial because it helps the body breakdown simple sugars and carbs and stabilize blood sugars so the body doesn’t have to produce as much insulin,which can cause weight gain.
TIP: Include apple cider vinegar in your diet and plan ahead that when your going to have a high carb meal that you will consume some form of AVC to stabilize blood sugar levels. Keeping your consumption to 1-2 tablespoons about twice daily should do the trick.
Lowers Risk of Heart Failure:
Heart failure can occur when the heart’s pumping ability decreases and the heart is not able to pump blood efficiently to support the body’s oxygen needs. Heart disease can worsen this condition by putting stress on the heart to pump blood through clogged arteries. ACV can lower your risk because the food that you eat gets broken down enough preventing plaques from depositing in the arteries. Thus, the heart doesn’t have to work so hard to pump blood through the body.
TIP: Apple cider vinegar is a simple and healthy addition to any diet, and is especial for a heart healthy diet. Try this Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic for clearing plaques and blockages from the arteries.
Lowers Blood Pressure:
Blood pressure increases when the vessels become narrow from plaques that build up from a poor diet. ACV helps in this case when the food is broken down completely and in turn less fats get stored in the vessels. This improves blood pressure because the vessels are free and clear and able to pass blood through efficiently.
TIP: In some people a diet filled with a lot of salty foods can increase fluid buildup in the body and cause high blood pressure. One way to prevent this is to fresh foods and remove processed foods from your diet. When buying packaged foods check the nutrition label for the sodium content. Avoid this by eating fresh foods: How to eat more vegetables.
Lowers Risk Of Heart Disease:
Heart disease occurs when a poor diet leads up to plaque build up in your arteries causing narrowing and constriction. ACV is beneficial for preventing Heart Disease by helping process food breakdown so plaques don’t build up overtime. When the food is broken down effectively there is less fat and plaques in the blood stream which would increase blood cholesterol and risk for heart disease.
TIP: Another way to reduce your risk for heart disease is to eat a balanced diet. Limit your animal fats and refined carbs and sugars. Increase your intake of whole grains and fruits and vegetables. Here is an amazing recipe that replaces mayonnaise with apple cider vinegar: Avocado Egg Salad.
Lowers Risk Of Heart Attack:
A heart attack occurs when the arteries that bring blood to the heart become blocked from cholesterol buildup overtime and the heart cannot get enough oxygen. ACV can benefit in this case by helping prevent plaque building up in the arteries. Risk of a heart attack lowers in turn when the arteries are cleared from the proper breakdown of food that would’ve been turned into plaque.
TIP: A heart healthy diet includes not only a variety of healthy fats (coconut, coconut oil, avocado, eggs, extra virgin olive oil) but, fresh fruits and vegetables and limited processed foods.
I never really understood the amazing health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar until now
Since learning more about it’s effects on the body and how other fermented foods can balance and heal the gut
I’m more devoted than ever to include these items in my diet on a daily basis