The desire to acquire slender forms pushes people to various experiments, including those associated with unusual dietary supplements. Among the latter, apple cider vinegar is used for weight loss, reviews of which are contradictory, but there are reasons that make it an indispensable assistant in achieving a toned figure.
According to legend, Cleopatra was the first to drink diluted vinegar after feasts, believing that it would help to quickly digest food and prevent it from settling in the form of excess accumulations at the waist. About how to use the tool, and who better to abandon it, read in this article.
Like other natural products, apple cider vinegar contains a number of beneficial substances, among which pectin and antioxidants are important for bones and skin. The substance is also rich in nutrients and consists of a complex of acids: malic, citric, lactic and oxalic. Thanks to such a wide range of components, the product is capable of:
reduce cravings for sweets;
accelerate the digestion of food by the stomach with a low level of acidity;
break down cholesterol;
accelerate the digestibility of carbohydrates;
to prevent vascular and heart diseases;
destroy fungi and pathogenic bacteria;
improve the condition of the skin.
The acids contained in apple cider vinegar not only affect in a positive way, with some deviations and diseases, they can have a devastating effect. Therefore, taking slimming products is prohibited for those who suffer:
irritable bowel syndrome;
In undiluted form, vinegar is most likely to burn the mucous membrane of the mouth and esophagus, which can lead to tissue necrosis. Even in a solution with water, active acids can harm tooth enamel, so you should drink the drug through a straw and after that it is recommended to rinse your mouth with clean water.
Side effects of taking vinegar for weight loss are:
pain and pain in the digestive tract;
If any of them appears, it is necessary to stop the use of diluted vinegar and it is advisable to seek the advice of a gastroenterologist.
Homemade Apple Cider Vinegar Recipe
The tool is easy to cook on your own. For 1 kg of sour apples, you should take 100 g of sugar (if the variety is sweet, then reduce its volume by half) and 10 g of dry yeast. Followed by:
Peel the apples from the hard core and seeds and chop finely (can be grated). Then pour the chopped fruit into the pan.
Pour warm (not hot!) Water so that it covers apples in the palm of your hand and pour in sugar.
After half an hour, add yeast and place in a warm, dark and dry place.
For 10 days, monitor future vinegar and mix the contents of the pan 3 times a day with an interval of 3-4 hours. Then do not touch for 4 days.
Then strain the liquid, pour into a glass container with a wide neck and cover with gauze. Vinegar will be infused for another 2 months.
After the specified period, it can be used, it is recommended to store it in the refrigerator.
Despite the long production time of apple cider vinegar, only this option is suitable for weight loss. The store analogue contains apple essence, which does not have a beneficial effect on the digestive tract.
Ways to consume apple cider vinegar
It’s not difficult to get benefits from the tool, following simple rules. There is not only the vinegar solution used by Cleopatra, but also specially created capsules, as well as a diet based on the product. You can choose any option for use, but you can not combine them, otherwise the result will not be weight loss, but gastrointestinal tract diseases.
When diluting vinegar with water or juice, a room temperature liquid should be used. For 1 cup (250-300 ml on average) should be no more than 2 teaspoons of the product. However, taking less is not recommended, since then there will be no effect. To drink the solution was easier, it is allowed to add 15-20 ml of liquid honey to it.
Diluted vinegar is used half an hour before meals three times a day, it is impossible to repeat the procedure after eating.
The use of vinegar for weight loss has reviews on the Internet is very mixed. Often, people note harm to the drink, pain and pain in the intestines after taking it. There are other stories, for example, one woman insists that drinking apple cider vinegar in the morning allows her not to lose weight after a diet and significantly reduces her hunger. Other girls noted that in 2 weeks with a normal diet, but with a glass of vinegar in the morning, they lost 2 to 6 kg. Most people agree on the following:
you can drink diluted vinegar only through a tube, otherwise the gums become inflamed;
with increased acidity and gastritis, it is dangerous;
noticeably reduces appetite after 3-4 days of administration;
can not be consumed for more than a month, otherwise stomach problems are possible.
In China, they developed and created capsules, which were called "Apple Cider Vinegar Slimming." However, the composition contains substances other than ordinary liquid vinegar:
grape and aloe extracts;
Some of these substances also have a fat-burning and digestive stimulating effect, but their content in the preparation is insignificant. About the lack of influence on weight loss and reviews online. Microdoses do not affect the body, except that they slightly enrich with vitamin C. Basically, the effect of the capsules is minimal. Most real Internet users are unhappy.