When it comes to detox and weight loss, there are kinds of fancy pills and aids that promise results fast, but the question is: do they really work and are they safe? The answer isn’t totally clear because we actually don’t know everything about these product formulations. Instead of buying any of these in hopes to detox your body and shed off some pounds, you could try something natural available on all grocery stores--apple cider vinegar.
Apple cider vinegar is a type of vinegar which, as its name suggests, is made of apples. The main process of making it is this: first, they take mushed apples and expose them to yeast, which ferments the natural sugars of the apples and switches them to alcohol/vinegar. Organic varieties may also contain enzymes and beneficial bacteria that make the vinegar look murky--thus, if you see any of these floating on the surface or the bottom of the bottle, don’t worry as it means that the cider vinegar is actually natural and not filtered.
Besides being used in salads and food in general, apple cider vinegar has been found to have many potent health benefits and mainly helping with detoxification and weight loss. Here is where it can help you:
It kills and controls bad bacteria from spreading. Vinegar, in general, is a potent antibacterial agent that you can use for controlling bad bacteria and infections, both internally and externally. Use apple cider vinegar dilution to disinfect wounds, kill lice and parasite eggs, and heal ear and wart infections. You can also take it internally to control bad bacteria inside your gut.
Can be used to control Diabetes. Diabetes is a disorder characterised by resistance to insulin or complete failure to produce it naturally, which leaves blood sugar levels out of whack. In some studies, it has been shown that diluted apple cider vinegar can help balance blood sugar levels and therefore control diabetes symptoms within two months.
Helps you lose weight. Surprisingly enough, this tangy liquid can help burn fat and get rid of excess weight in numerous ways. First of all, it helps control candida and bad bacteria that feed on junk food and sugar, it helps decrease appetite, and also makes digestion of food easier, preventing it from being stored as fat. In fact, many studies have found that taking 1-2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar every day can get rid of 1 pound or half a kg per week taken.
Besides aiding in blood sugar control and weight loss, apple cider vinegar can also help lower cholesterol levels and prevent certain types of cancer like stomach and liver cancer.
Apple Cider Vinegar Dosage-how much and how can you take it?
Even though apple cider is a natural product, it is important that you dilute it first in water or any other natural liquid before taking it to avoid upsetting your system. As a starter, you may take 1-2 of apple cider vinegar in 200 ml of water and gradually increase the dose after a few weeks to 3 tbsp/200 ml of water for therapeutic purposes. Here is one useful recipe for detox and weight loss to try out: dilute 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar in 200 ml of brewed herbal tea (preferably caffeine-free) and drink hot or chilled. Drink this 2-3 times a week to help lose weight faster and flush out any toxins.