esides its amazing health benefits, there have also been studies conducted on Apple Cider Vinegar, with promising results. A double-blind study was done on 175 obese Japanese participants over 12 weeks. The conclusion of the study showed there were significant benefits in reducing visceral fat (fat around the gut), in reducing subcutaneous fat (fat just beneath the skin), reducing triglycerides, reducing cholesterol, increasing the BMI, decreasing body fat, and decreasing the waist to hip ratio. Apple Cider Vinegar can inhibit the expression of lipogenic genes (the genes that increase fat production).
The acid in Apple Cider Vinegar is acetic acid, which is known to suppress body fat and it helps to regulate your blood sugars (insulin).
Consuming this acid does not make your body acid. Different parts of your body have different PH levels. Your stomach is extremely acid whilst your gall bladder and small intestine are more slightly alkaline. Urine should be slightly acid, and your large intestine should be slightly acid, but not as highly acidic as your stomach. So, you need these different PH’s to support your different body systems.
Apple Cider Vinegar supports your stomach acids to help you digest better. The stomach level is where the start of your digestion occurs. Your stomach release hydrochloric acid to breakdown protein therefore you don’t want to alkalise your stomach. Therefore, Apple Cider Vinegar is used for a lot of digestive problems. If you change your blood PH even a slight bit, you can create many positive benefits, such as transporting minerals, allowing enzymes to work, to stimulate your thyroid and increasing your metabolism.
In approximately 12 weeks you can potentially lose 1-2 kilograms. The only time not recommended to do the Apple Cider Vinegar drink daily is if you are in a prolonged fast, ketosis or if you have an ulcer. You will know pretty quickly if you have an ulcer because when you drink it, you will have more pain in your stomach.
The Apple Cider Vinegar drink can be taken once or twice daily. It consists of two tablespoons (30ml) of Apple Cider Vinegar, one whole lemon and a little bit of high-quality Himalayan salt. If you use the whole lemon, then you are also getting a whole lot of Vitamin C in your drink! Put it all in the blender, blend it all up and take it twice a day – once in the morning and once in the evening. This will give you four tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar. Take this every single day and do it on a regular basis. If you are concerned about the effect of the Apple Cider Vinegar on your teeth, just drink it with a straw!
Trudy Kither, Naturopath, Iridologist, Herbalist and Owner of Nature’s Temple, Palmwoods. www.naturestemple.net
This information is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose. It is not a substitute for a medical diagnosis, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. Always seek the advice of a registered natural medicine practitioner or other qualified health providers with any specific health questions you may have.