The new is the forgotten old. Apple Vinegar for weight loss used Cleopatra, the queen of one of the most ancient civilizations. And the recipe of preparation is as old as the history of the apple - the biblical fruit of the times of our progenitors. Where did the ancient people know about the benefits of apple vinegar - is unknown. But modern methods of biochemical research confirm their correctness.
Useful properties of the product are explained by the presence in it of half of the chemical elements of the periodic system. But that's not all. In its composition there are up to 60 useful organic compounds, there are enzymes involved in the metabolic processes of the body, and vital vitamins A, B, C, E. Actually, there is nothing surprising: vinegar is a natural product made from apples.
Opinion of experts
In the network and in print media one can come across cardinally opposite conclusions of specialists of different levels about the beneficial and harmful properties of apple cider vinegar. But conclusions must be made independently, guided by objective data on the state of one’s health, logic and common sense.
Some Internet users who can write, but without having reliable information, argue that the American doctor D. Jarvis called apple cider vinegar a panacea. Agree, if it were in reality, then the world pharmacological industry would disappear, not having had time to get rich. The "magic pill of everything" does not yet exist. And Jarvis was credited with words he never spoke. He, like many other professionals, recognizes the benefit of the product, but never said that it is a remedy for all diseases. The conclusion suggests itself: you can not trust only one source, especially when it comes to health.
Caution is not superfluous
Let's start with a list of contraindications, so as not to take the time of those people who can not use apple cider vinegar in the fight against obesity. After all, even the fruit itself in its unprocessed form is not useful to everyone.
- Suffering gastritis with an increase in acidity and some other diseases of the digestive system, slimming with apple cider vinegar without consulting a gastroenterologist is strictly contraindicated.
- Malic acid can change the chromium content in the body. And this trace element affects the level of insulin in the blood. Therefore, with different forms of diabetes, apple cider vinegar can be both beneficial and harmful. From which it follows that without consulting an endocrinologist and a laboratory examination to engage in such weight loss is strictly prohibited.
- Very doubtful claims that apple cider vinegar is useful for pregnant women. In this state, and the very weight loss is not recommended.
- When consuming vinegar, care should be taken to preserve tooth enamel: it is imperative to rinse the mouth to neutralize the destructive action of the acid.
It must be remembered that vinegar of this type has long been used as a remedy, and any medicine requires strict adherence to the dosage. Long-term use of this method of dealing with weight is also contraindicated. And if you plan to take vinegar inside, it would be advisable to use this method of eliminating obesity first to consult a nutritionist or a gastroenterologist.
Why does apple vinegar help you lose weight?
Apple cider vinegar is a wonderful cosmetic. To increase the overall tone of the body, it can be taken orally and added to the bath. Vinegar will successfully replace the antipyretic. Ways to use the product in traditional medicine quite a lot. Now even began to produce pills based on it. But the most popular apple cider vinegar has become as a means to combat obesity.
The basis of the use and effect of this product is the principle of the effect of organic acids on adipose tissue. It is known that they break down fats. Apple cider vinegar contains acids:
- acetic acid;
In the process of digestion, the human body itself produces acids to break down food. But the level of acidity in the stomach is an individual indicator. If it is below the required rate, then apple cider vinegar will be useful to stimulate digestion. If the level of acidity is increased, the acidic additive can cause burns to the mucous membrane, and in the case of regular use it will lead to extremely undesirable consequences. The acidity of the stomach environment can vary even seasonally. Therefore, it is impossible to use apple cider vinegar all the time - many nutritionists come to this conclusion.
How to take apple cider vinegar for weight loss?
All experts are still unanimous only in the opinion that the product has value as a means to improve digestion, consisting of natural ingredients. The second general conclusion reached by nutritionists concerns the rate of use. You should take 5 ml per day in the form of an aqueous solution (per 250 ml of water), divided into 3 doses during the day, half an hour before meals (with honey). Increasing the rate is not recommended. Drinking a glass of water with a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in the morning on an empty stomach can provide an invaluable service to the body. The solution immediately enters the intestine, stimulates its work and promotes effective cleansing of the body. Namely, the delay of decay products in the intestines is one of the main causes of weight gain. In addition to internal use, apple vinegar is advised to rub into the skin in places of the greatest fat deposits. To do this, it is diluted with water in a 1: 1 ratio. You can add honey or a few drops of citrus oil. They also make compresses and massages with a solution of apple cider vinegar. Additionally, you can use the wrapper with kelp algae. To improve the effect, nutritionists advise using apple cider vinegar for weight loss in combination with additional physical exertion. Those who say that by using a “magic” product can be built without observing elementary nutritional norms, are wrong. Calories will have to count in any case. Apple vinegar for weight loss is used as a means of stimulating metabolic processes and the production of enzymes. This factor, of course, prevents the deposition of fat cells. But in order to change the volume of the waist and hips, it must be taken for 2-3 months.
The effect of losing weight while consuming the product also depends on the individual characteristics of the organism - on the metabolic rate and the state of the gastrointestinal tract.
How to cook apple cider vinegar?
Of course, you can buy it in the store, but you should carefully read the label so as not to confuse the apple with table vinegar 9%. Another detail: in the production of vinegar this variety is often made from processed products. That is, it can be peel or oilcake after getting the juice. Accordingly, the quality and benefits of the product will depend on the feedstock. Therefore, the best product - one that is cooked with his own hands. The case is a bit troublesome, but 3-4 liters of liquid will last for a long time, besides, it will be of excellent quality. For every kilogram of sweet apples 0.100 grams of sugar is taken. It is better to use honey instead of sugar (0.050 g). You need to take enough water to cover the 4-5 cm apples cut and laid in a container.
- Prepared apples (without seeds), finely chop, put tightly in a suitable size container. Utensils should be glass, enameled or ceramic. Plastic can be used if it is intended for food storage.
- Apples pour sugar (honey), pour hot water (60o), mix.
- Cover the container, put in a dark place for 2 weeks. Care must be taken to ensure that the temperature in the storage area is not lower than 20 ° C. Overcooling will slow down the fermentation process. Every day, the resulting mass should be mixed.
- After 2 weeks, strain the mixture and bottle. Again put for 2 weeks in a warm place and strain again.
- Ready apple cider vinegar tightly corked and stored in a cool place.
Judging by the reviews, which are quite a lot on the net, apple cider vinegar is quite an effective remedy for losing weight when it is regularly used, following certain dietary and physical restrictions. Be sure to remember that to gain weight is easy, and deal with it and its consequences are much more difficult. Therefore, sometimes you need to think about whether to eat fried potatoes or steak at night, and then lean on the vinegar.