Apple Cider Vinegar Weight Loss
All right so now you’re on board with why to have apple cider vinegar but what about when to have apple cider vinegar well in this video I’m going to cover what the research says and we’re going to discuss some nutritional benefits of apple cider vinegar and I’m going to share with you how i incorporate it into my daily lifestyle which might help you on how to incorporate into yours so let’s get started.
Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits
So, is it better to have apple cider vinegar in the morning (or) at night before bed?
This is a question i get asked all the time so let’s go through some basic facts so that you can kind of come to an informed decision.
Apple cider vinegar is acidic on the PH scale which can cause an issue for those who suffer from indigestion or heartburn. so, if that describes you, you’re going to probably want to have your apple cider vinegar in the morning.
where you have more time for it to digest and you’re active and all that rather than before laying down before bed.
If you suffer from diabetes or if you’re pre-diabetic there has been some research that shows that apple cider vinegar before bed can help reduce blood sugar levels. so that might be a good choice for you.
However, this does not replace your medication so definitely talk with your physician and keep going with your prescribed medication as well it is not a cure to diabetes.
In fact, speaking of medications apple cider vinegar can have a negative effect on potassium levels and it could also interact with certain drugs that reduce your potassium levels in your body and that’s including some diabetes medicines and as well as diuretics.
So, if that describes you definitely you want to talk with your doctor about that. Also regularly drinking any type of vinegar apple cider vinegar (or) otherwise can lead to eroding your tooth enamel. And that’s important because you don’t regrow tooth enamel once you lose it it’s gone.
So, you want to make sure that you’re protecting it because your tooth enamel is what helps protect your teeth from decay and from disease. so, for that reason either in the morning (or) at night you’re going to want to make sure to rinse your mouth out with water after having your apple cider vinegar.
Just to make sure that it’s not sitting on your teeth all the time. And you definitely don’t want to have straight shots of apple cider vinegar you want to have it diluted in water.
We’ll talk about how i do that in a little bit having apple cider vinegar before you break your fast in the morning can be helpful to reduce your overall blood sugar levels.
After you eat which will help you from having an energy crash and will also help you feel fuller when you’re eating and breaking your fast.
When to Drink Apple Cider Vinegar?
So based off of those the bottom line is it really depends on your preference and any medical conditions (or) lifestyle choices that you’re making on whether (or) not to have it in the morning (or) at night but let me show what my recommendations are for how i do it and how i found that it really works well for a healthy intermittent fasting lifestyle.
How to Drink Apple Cider Vinegar in the Morning
First you’re going to want to dilute your apple cider vinegar in water you have about one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in about one to two cups of water and diluting is what’s going to help you to reduce any effects on your mouth esophagus your teeth and all of that we want to reduce any impact.
While we’re also getting the benefits of the apple cider vinegar. Personally I find having apple cider vinegar before breaking my fast about 30 minutes ahead of time is the best choice for me because that helps reduce your blood sugar levels post eating it helps make you feel fuller it helps get your body ready with some minerals and nutrients before you’re breaking your fast it helps reduce your risk for indigestion and acid reflux for when you do eat.
And it’s also an easy way to just make sure you get it in for the day. Another time that i use apple cider vinegar is during my fasting periods but not before i’m gonna break my fast but after i’ve started my fast and that is because apple cider vinegar does not break your fast and in fact will actually help you feel fuller and more satiated longer while you’re fasting.
So if i’m feeling really hungry after i’ve started my fast having some water with some apple cider vinegar in it is a really great way to kind of get rid of those hunger pangs and then move on having it during your fast is gonna also help to improve your fat burning potential it’s gonna help you with your thinking while you’re not eating it’s going to help replenish some vitamins and minerals that are lost while you are fasting so it’s a big win at that time of the day as well.
Apple Cider Vinegar +Lemon juice + Honey
Also if you just can’t stomach the thought of having acv in your water and that’s just not something that you enjoy there are some options for you.
You can add a little bit of lemon juice and some cinnamon and maybe even a little bit of raw honey and if you want my recipe for what i have i have an acv tonic.
But you can also have apple cider vinegar just mixed in a salad dressing or you can have it in a marinade if you’re marinating some vegetables (or) your meat.
So having it just in general over the course of the day is perfectly fine doesn’t have to be in the water.
And i know a lot of you are going to ask me about ACV pills and gummies and the efficacy of those and really i can’t give you a good answer because there’s no real good direction from the FDA on whether (or) not those areas beneficial there haven’t been as many studies on those and more often than not those are cut with a lot of other ingredients which are gonna have other impacts on your health and wellness.
So those are really the wild west right now. so if you are looking for those benefits i would just recommend sticking to plain old apple cider vinegar. And also keep in mind that apple cider vinegar is just not a miracle cure it’s not going to cure everything it’s not going to make you lose 10 pounds in a week it’s just basically something you can add on to your healthy lifestyle as part of it as part of eating clean and unprocessed foods as part of getting daily exercise as part of drinking your water and getting good rest.
It’s just part of the picture of a larger healthy lifestyle next check out my video on apple cider vinegar and intermittent fasting so you can see how you can combine those two for the best of both worlds.