Health and Weight Loss Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has a myriad of uses from an all-purpose household cleaner to a detoxifying bath to a method of keeping your cat from chewing your electrical cords. Yet, it's as gentle as it is powerful. And when ingested, offers a range of health benefits, including helping you to shed pounds.
Apple cider vinegar is a rich source of nutrients including vitaminsA, E and P, plus magnesium, iron and calcium. These provide a variety of health perks from soft skin to strong bones to cancer prevention. It also adds a little pep to your step, boosting energy levels and improving concentration.
When it comes to weight loss, apple cider vinegar helps primarily by suppressing appetite. This happens in several ways. First, it provides the body with a diluted dose of acetic acid. This works to slow stomach emptying, causing you to feel fuller longer. Second, it lowers the glycemic index of foods like white pasta and bread, making them more filing as well, possibly because it causes carbs to enter the bloodstream more slowly. Third, it's packed with pectin, a water-soluble fiber that draws water from your digestive tract and forms a gel, helping to slow things down a bit. Again, this helps to keep you feeling satisfied and less apt to snack throughout the day.
All it takes is a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar a day, perhaps mixed into a fruit smoothie or a cranberry cocktail. For more weight loss tips and support, visit your nearest Metabolic Research Center. Visit us online -or call 800-501-8090 to find the location closest to your home.
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