Some foods and drinks have an almost cultic following. This is because they are believed to have certain powerful benefits. Apple cider vinegar (ACV), made from crushed fermented apples, is one of the “foods” with such a following. And studies have shown it to actually have some amazing health benefits.Among the benefits associated with drinking ACV include promoting healthy blood sugar and body weight. Studies show that adding a “small” amount of ACV to your diet may help activate your metabolism and lower blood sugar, both of which can lead to fat loss. It can also help you fill fuller longer, which helps reduce food consumption and therefore weight loss.
However, many people ask, how much apple cider vinegar should you consume? What’s the best way to consume it?
You see, while people some drink it straight, others may find the sour taste of ACV a little too intense.
ACV is also used as an ingredient in various recipes and as a salad dressing.
The Right Amount of ACV for Weight Loss
Drinking apple cider vinegar daily has been shown to help reduce belly fat and aid overall fat loss. How much to drink is the question. So, how and how much of it should you drink?
There is no real consensus when it comes of to the right amount of apple cider vinegar for weight loss. Many experts recommend between one teaspoon and two tablespoons daily. Others recommend drinking a spoonful three times a day. Some advise adding it to a glass of water to reduce the acidity (ACV is highly acidic). You can also add some honey and/or cinnamon for flavor.
The Right Type of ACV
Interestingly, the clear and clean-looking apple cider vinegar you typically find in grocery stores is not what you want. The best ACV is organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized, and has the words “with the mother” on the label. This type is cloudy and not as attractive-looking as the lower-quality filtered varieties. Like they say, looks can be deceiving.