Apple cider vinegar has become a popular home remedy for individuals wanting to see various health benefits such as weight loss, cholesterol reduction, and blood sugar improvement.
But does it really work? Keep reading on to learn more about our thoughts on apple cider vinegar and how it can help you to reach your weight loss goals in conjunction with Pure Plates.
Before we get into what it does for your health, first let’s dive into what apple cider vinegar is. Apple cider vinegar is mostly apple juice that is fermented by the process of adding yeast. It’s been used for many centuries in both medicinal and culinary uses. For cooking purposes, there are many uses for apple cider vinegar. It can be used as a marinade or dressing, for example.
For its medicinal uses, apple cider vinegar has many health components which is why it can contribute positively to your health. First, it contains antimicrobials. Antimicrobials are substances that can kill or slow the spread of harmful organisms such as fungi, viruses, or bacterial. It also contains antioxidants. Antioxidants are components that protect our cells from free radicals. Free radicals can play a role in certain diseases like heart disease and cancer, therefore demonstrating its positive effects in disease prevention.
In addition to these potential health properties, one additional benefit that we want to discuss more in depth today, (especially since this is one of its main reasons for use in today’s society,) is the effect of weight loss. Several studies have shown that apple cider vinegar can increase feelings of satiety, or fullness. When one feels full, they are more likely to eat fewer calories and therefore lose weight. For example, someone might take some apple cider vinegar in addition to their meal in order to eat fewer calories later on in the day. Enter – Pure Plates. Healthy eating with Pure Plates can help you to not only manage weight by helping you to eat healthier, but by adding apple cider vinegar into your routine, we can even further assist you in crushing your weight loss goals!
Apple cider vinegar has also been shown to control blood sugar levels, keeping our blood sugar stable rather than going up and down like a rollercoaster. By stabilizing our blood sugar, we are more likely to be less irritable and concentrated throughout the day. Why does this apply to weight loss? Those who are irritable and not focused are more likely to overeat on calories which in turn, can deter weight loss.
Lastly, apple cider vinegar contains only about three calories per tablespoon, which is very low calorie. The common dose of it is 15-30 ml, which is 1-2 tablespoons worth. If you plan on trying it yourself, we recommend starting with 1 tablespoon and then increase to 2 tablespoon if you don’t notice any side effects. When taking it, it’s also recommended to take on an empty stomach to maximize the health benefits. Therefore, we recommend taking it around your Pure Plates meals to maximize your results. To make this even easier for you, Pure Plates has 5- or 30-day meal plans that you can schedule in your apple cider vinegar dosages into. This takes the guesswork out of your healthy eating habits so that you can focus your time and energy on many of life’s other stressors!
To conclude – apple cider vinegar MAY help you to achieve your weight loss goals with the addition of healthy eating with Pure Plates. Try taking one tablespoon at a time (and only 1 tablespoon to start off,) and watch for side effects. Also, take apple cider vinegar on an empty stomach to maximize benefits. We recommend weighing your options and finding what’s best for you! Lastly, don’t count on apple cider vinegar alone to reach all of your health goals. It’s important to also focus on healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle (enter: Pure Plates)!