All your questions about apple cider vinegar answered!
Thousands of years ago, when Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, said, “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine, your food”, he could have been talking of apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar – a staple of European kitchens for thousands of years – was in fact prescribed by Hippocrates for a number of health issues – cold, cough, general health and much more.
Now medical research proves what people have known for thousands of years through use and observation: Apple Cider Vinegar is simply great for overall health, especially for body weight management.
What makes apple cider vinegar a must-have in your kitchen cabinet for taste and health?
Apple cider vinegar is a complete cocktail of healthy bio-active constituents. It contains 23 carbolic acids, 4 aldehydes, 18 ketones, several enzymes and numerous trace minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus and potassium that are so essential for healthy functioning of body.
Apple cider vinegar is a double fermented food (apple juice fermented to apple cider that’s in turn fermented to apple cider vinegar which makes it twice as healthy. It also happens to be a great anti-microbial substance.
Among its many wonderful uses is one that’s probably the most relevant today when everyone wants to lose weight for a healthier and fitter body. Apple cider vinegar is a great way to lose surplus body weight and improve overall fitness very naturally, very safely.
How apple cider vinegar helps lose body weight?
- Its natural acetic acid content cuts down hunger pangs by making your stomach feel full faster.
- Being a good diuretic, it reduces water retention and bloating
- Being anti-glycemic, it slows down carbohydrates’ breakdown into sugars which keeps fat production in check.
Here are some simple and easy suggestions on how to use apple cider vinegar to kick off flab off your body
Apple cider vinegar with honey and warm water
Every morning, mix 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar and 1 tbsp pure honey in 1 cup warm water. Sip on an empty stomach. This simple and easy-to-make drink packs in great curative powers. It detoxifies the body, boosts metabolism and keeps carbs’ digestion slow and steady to help lose extra weight.
You can also add ½ tsp cinnamon powder to this drink for even more benefits. This also helps lower cholesterol levels in the blood.
Apple cider vinegar in salad dressings
A fruit salad or vegetable salad, add taste plus health with dressings made of apple cider vinegar. Here are some yummy suggestions:
- Blend 1tbs apple cider vinegar, 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil, ½ clove of garlic, 1 tsp each of honey and mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Blend 1tbs apple cider vinegar, 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil, 1 tbs lemon juice and 1 tsp honey. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Blend 1 tbs apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp grated ginger, 1 tbs sesame oil and 1 tsp lemon juice with salt and pepper to taste.
Add apple cider vinegar to juices, smoothies and herbal teas
Add a dash of apple cider vinegar to fresh-squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, or blend into smoothies or mix into your daily cuppa of herbal or green teas. Enjoy the fresh tangy taste with lots of good health stirred in.
Add apple cider vinegar to baked beans
Toss your favourite baked beans in a little amount of apple cider vinegar for a refreshing zesty flavour.
Try the fries dipped in apple cider vinegar
Make your fries fat-free by either baking or air-frying potato wedges. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Dip each fry in a little bit of apple cider vinegar and munch.
As you see, apple cider vinegar can be consumed in so many different ways in your everyday diet.
How to pick the right apple cider vinegar?
Remember, not all apple cider vinegar available in the market are effective. The reason is simple – if the vinegar has been pasteurized or filtered of its natural mother of vinegar content – it is just a sour amber liquid without any healthy goodness. You need to be very careful while picking and choosing your apple cider vinegar.
Here is a checklist you must follow to ensure that you are getting the real deal:
- Is your chosen apple cider vinegar raw?
- Is your chosen apple cider vinegar unfiltered?
- Is your chosen apple cider vinegar unpasteurized?
Does it have a genuine mother of vinegar content (visible as cloudiness and floating strands in the bottle) of at least 3 %?
If your chosen brand ticks no on any of these, it is not worth your money. And obviously, it will not deliver the benefits you are looking for.
We recommend WOW Apple Cider Vinegar. Made from finest quality Himalayan apples’ juice in a hi-tech plant in the Himalayan foothills, it is totally raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized and contains 4% genuine mother of vinegar content.
Start a healthy habit today. Keep a bottle of apple cider vinegar in your kitchen cupboard.