Apple cider vinegar – can it help you lose weight?

All natural

This miracle product is produced by exposing crushed apples to yeast. Doing this ferments sugars within the apples, changing them into alcohol. Bacteria is then added to the alcohol turning it into acetic acid, the main compound in vinegar. Vinegar is a bacteria killing substance and has been used historically as a disinfectant and preservative.

Mother knows best…

Proof that Apple cider vinegar really works is evident in the symptoms of the patients who consume it. There are many reports of incredible health benefits alongside weight loss such as positive effects with but not limited to…

  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatism
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Blood pressure stabilising
  • Cholesterol reduction.
  • Heart health

Although, my consumer research suggests that to receive any health benefits, your Apple cider vinegar must contain ‘Mother’. Mother is the visible stringy, gloopy strands of enzymes, protein and good bacteria that give the product it’s murky aspect.

So, does it actually work?

There are many views on how or why Apple cider vinegar works. At just 3 calories per tea spoon, this debloating juice removes the urge to consume anything sweet which is why many people choose to take it in the morning to avoid snacking and generally storing fat. Amazingly, the acetic acid found in cyder vinegar helps to burn fat! This product is not only ideal for those wanting to avoid sugar for weight-loss, it is also perfect for controlling blood sugar and insulin levels in someone suffering from Diabetes type 2.

Some studies suggest apple cyder vinegar can even kill off some cancer cells and shrink tumors… although, all current studies have only been done on rodents or in test tubes. Many views about apple cyder vinegar are conflicting/speculation and are not necessarily backed up by scientific research. Further research is definitley needed to reveal it’s true healing properties!

One doctor suggests Cyder Vinegar creates changes to the PH in your blood. In doing so, it transports minerals throughout the body allowing enzymes to work which stimulate your thyroid and give you a huge energy boost!

Many people swear by cyder vinegar for heartburn, acid reflux and indigestion. Why not give it a try yourself and let us know how you get on!

Tried and tested

Many people dislike the smell of Apple cider vinegar so much that they refuse to drink it. One doctor even suggests that being disgusted by the strong smell of Cider vinegar is a sign that your body does not require it. This is an interesting theory and so I decided to try some for myself.

The product I used

I watched a few YouTube vlogs suggesting some Apple cyder vinegar preparation tips such as, using a lidded cup to avoid the strong vinegary smell. If you don’t have a lidded cup, you can easily make one by stretching clingfilm over a cup opening. Ensure you also pierce a straw through the lid to shield your teeth from the potential acidic damage.

The brand I bought was, Aspall Raw Orgainic Apple Cyder Vinegar containing Mother has ironically won a ‘Great taste award 2017’. I found it for £3 in M&S (or £2.59 on the Holland & Barrett website as well as Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco or Waitrose). After doing a little research, Aspall seems to be one the cheapest Cyder Vinegars on the market! It even prices up at less than the brand everyone is youtube blogging about called, Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar with The Mother which is £7 for the same 500 millilitres.

apple cider vinegar
apple cider vinegar

The Aspall website describes the taste of it’s organic product as a, ‘beautifully delicate apple flavour and a pleasant clean finish’ and recommends diluting it with 300ml of water.  So, curious as to whether I would enjoy the Cyder or not, I cracked open a bottle and was presently surprised at the soft yet vinegary fragrance (I obviously needed it). I combined 300mls of tap water with 1 teaspoon of Aspall’s Apple Cydre Vinagar. It doesnt taste brilliant but it’s not the worst either. Hopefully within a few weeks of taking it I will start to notice some positive effects!

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