How to Use an Apple Cider Vinegar, Health Benefits, Weight Loss, Disadvantages
Alright so now you are on board with why to have an apple cider vinegar but what about when to have apple cider vinegar? Well in this article I am going to cover what the research says and we are going to discuss some nutritional benefits of apple cider vinegar and I am going to share with you how I incorporate it into my daily lifestyle, which might help you on how to incorporate it into yours so let’s get started.
When to Take an Apple Cider Vinegar
So, is it better to have apple cider vinegar in the morning or at night before bed? This is the question people ask all the time so let’s go through some basic facts so that you can come to an informed decision. Apple cider vinegar is acidic on the pH scale, which can cause an issue for those who suffer from indigestion or heartburn, so if that describes you, you are going to probably want to have your apple cider vinegar in the morning where you have more time for it to digest whiles you are active and all that rather than before laying down before bed.
Advantages: Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
Having an apple cider vinegar before you break your fast in the morning can be helpful to reduce your overall blood sugar levels after you eat which will help you from having an energy crash and will also help you feel fuller. So, the bottom line is it really depends on your preference for of taking the apple cider vinegar whether for medical conditions or lifestyle choices that you are making on whether or not to have it in the morning or at night.
Also, if you suffer from diabetes or if you are pre diabetic, there has been some research that shows that drinking apple cider vinegar before bed can help reduce blood sugar levels, so that might be a good choice for you. However, this does not replace your medication so definitely talk with your physician and keep going with your prescribed medication as well it is not a cure to diabetes. In fact, speaking of medications apple cider vinegar can have a negative effect on potassium levels and it could also interact with certain drugs that reduce your potassium levels in your body and that’s including some diabetes medicines and as well as diuretics so if that describes you than you definitely want to talk with your doctor about that.
Disadvantages of Apple Cider Vinegar
Also regularly drinking any type of vinegar apple cider vinegar or otherwise can lead to eroding your tooth enamel and that’s important because you don’t regrow tooth enamel once you lose it, it’s gone forever therefore you want to make sure that you are protecting it because your tooth enamel is what helps protect your teeth from decay and from disease for that reason either in the morning or at night, you have to make sure to rinse your mouth out with water after having your apple cider vinegar just to make sure that it’s not sitting on your teeth all the time and you definitely should not have a straight shots of apple cider vinegar you need to have it diluted in water we talk about how to do that in a little bit.
Effect Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar
Let me share with you some recommendations on how to do it and how it really works well for a healthy intermittent fasting lifestyle.
First you need to dilute your apple cider vinegar in water and that should be about one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in about one to two cups of water and diluting it is what’s going to help you to reduce any effects on your mouth, esophagus your teeth and all of that we want to reduce any impact whiles we are also getting the benefits of apple cider vinegar. Personally, I find having apple cider vinegar before breaking my fast about 30 minutes ahead of time is the best choice for me because that helps reduce your blood sugar levels, posts, eating, it helps make you feel fuller, it helps get your body ready with some minerals and nutrients before your breaking your fast, it helps reduce your risk for indigestion and acid reflux for when you do eat, and it’s also an easy way to just make sure you get it in for the day.
Another good opportunity to use apple cider vinegar is during fasting periods after you have started your fast this is because Apple cider vinegar does not break your fast and in fact will actually help you feel fuller while you are fasting, so if you are going to be feeling really hungry after you have started your fast having some water with an apple cider vinegar in it is a really great way to kind of get rid of those hunger pains and then move on.
Having an apple cider vinegar during your fast is also going to help to improve your fat burning potential. It’s going to help you with your thinking while you are not eating, it’s going to help replenish some vitamins and minerals that are lost while you are fasting so it’s a big win at that time of the day as well.
Also, if you just can’t stomach the thought of having ACV in your water and that’s just not something that you enjoy, there are some options for you, you can add a little bit of lemon juice and some cinnamon, and maybe even a little bit of raw honey.
You can also have apple cider vinegar just mixed in a salad dressing, or you can have it in a marinate if you’re marinating some vegetables or your meat so having it just in general over the course of the day is perfectly fine
keep in mind that apple cider vinegar is just not a miracle cure. it’s not going to cure everything and it’s not going to make you lose 10 pounds in a week, it is just basically something you can add on to your healthy lifestyle as part of eating clean and unprocessed foods, getting daily exercise, drinking your water and getting good rest. It’s just part of the picture of a larger healthy lifestyle.