Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or medical professional, so I cannot say if this will work for you or even if you should try it, I am simply sharing my own personal experience with it. It’s always best to do your own research and speak to your doctor before making any dietary/lifestyle changes. Apple cider vinegar in my diet had plenty of effects.
I’m sure by now you’ve all heard of the infamous apple cider vinegar. But, for those of you who may not have heard of it, it is basically a vinegar made from apples, sugar, and yeast that has a plethora of different uses – cooking, weight loss, skincare, etc. I had started hearing how it has been a God send for those trying to lose weight and helps lower cholesterol levels, among many other things. So, being that I have a few extra pounds I could afford to lose, as well as a family history of high cholesterol, I figured I’d give it a shot. Here’s what happened:
I first started noticing detox recipes including apple cider vinegar on Pinterest, so I started with that. The taste is incredibly difficult to handle, so I started slow and only made the drink a few mornings in a row. I didn’t really notice any difference from that, but I also did not do it for the recommended time. So I did more research and found smoothie recipes that included apple cider vinegar. That’s when things started to change with apple cider vinegar in my diet.
I started incorporating apple cider vinegar into my usual smoothie and it wasn’t bad. It still gave the smoothie a vinegary taste (even when using the suggested one to two tablespoons), but it was much more tolerable than the detox drink, so I dealt with it. After a little while of adding it into my smoothies, I did notice that I had dropped a few pounds. This, of course, made me happy and excited and I wanted to continue, so I did. However, I started getting tired of ruining my delicious smoothies with the acquired taste of apple cider vinegar, so I started doing more research on other ways to incorporate it in my diet. What I found was simply putting one to two tablespoons in a glass, dilute it with some water, and drink it like a shot on an empty stomach in the morning. So, that’s what I started and am currently doing. Apple cider vinegar in my diet changed several things.
I’ll be honest, even after diluting it with water it still is very difficult to choke down, but I do notice fast results since incorporating it into my diet, so I take my morning shot of apple cider vinegar anywhere from three to five days a week. Maybe at some point I will get up to drinking it every day, but right now three to five days is what I can handle and is still giving me satisfying results. It’s all about finding what works for you and sticking with it. Side note: I have not yet gone for my yearly blood test, so I cannot speak on whether or not it has had any affect on my cholesterol level, but it has been doing what it claims to so far, so I have no reason to believe that that will be any different.
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