Some people think Apple Cider is simply a drink that cannot yield weight loss results, while others believe it is a magic potion sent straight from the Chronicles of Narnia to magically make us lose our tedious weight. Well, who is right? Let’s lay out a few beneficial facts, and you can decide.
Is Apple Cider Safe?
If you drink apple cider straight from the bottle, it can be harmful according to Lisa Cimperman, a clinical dietician at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland. She also points out that drinking apple cider vinegar as a way to fight diabetes and weight loss is what a lot of people attempt to pursue, but she states that there has been no research completed that backs up the claim that apple cider ensures weight loss or ensures a lower risk of diabetes.
Cimperman goes further to say that apple cider may even help make one’s health worse because a lot of consumers are under the impression that if they consume more apple cider vinegar they may lose weight. However, Cimperman says when you consume too much apple cider, especially in tablet form, there have been reports of some people burning their esophagus because it is highly acidic.
What are the benefits of Apple Cider?
However, do not be too frightened of Cimperman’s assessment because there have been many reports of apple cider being a wonderful agent in the pursuit of weight loss. The vinegar in Apple Cider can improve heart health and the malic acid will cleanse lymph nodes, clogged arteries and organ tissues. It’s also been said to improve sleep quality, energy levels, and reinforce the immune system.
How long does it take to lose weight?
However, it’s important to know that taking ACV will not allow you to lose weight fast. ACV has the antioxidant beta-carotene, which aids in the break down and elimination of any unwanted fat from your body, but this process takes time in your overall weight loss and will help you in the long run. There has been new research completed in the Journal of Functional Foods that says that people who drank a tablespoon of ACV mixed with 8 ounces of water before eating had lower blood glucose levels.
Consult a Doctor to determine if ACV is a Good Alternative.
Typically, if you take the recommended amount of ACV, it is said to help you lose weight more around the time period of three to four months, rather than say, three to four days. So don’t expect any immediate results, and start munching down those donuts you’ve had hidden in the bottom drawer of your fridge for two months: one there expired and two you’re probably not ready for that kind of calorie intake. Whatever you do, always consult with a doctor before deciding to join an ACV diet.