Quite possibly you’ve heard about the amazing health benefits of raw, organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
No question about it, the real stuff is amazing and so versatile as a remedy for many everyday ailments, but the one of the less talked about benefits are its powers in helping you shred unwanted fat!
Made from fermented apples, ACV contains a key ingredient called Acetic Acid which has a pH level of 2.5.
Why is this important?
Well despite popular belief and many health fads regarding ‘alkalinity’, many people actually suffer from overly alkaline bodies as a result of their lifestyles, caused by things like:
- High stress and cortisol levels
- Eating too much animal protein
- Drinking too much artificially ‘alkalised water’
Due to its high level of acidity, Acetic Acid will help to disrupt an overly alkaline body and promote:
- The transportation of minerals around the body
- The digestion of protein
- Optimum thyroid function
One particular aspect of acetic acid that is very beneficial is its recently studied ability to assist ‘ketosis’.
Ketosis is a metabolic process that occurs when the body starts burning fat as an energy source instead of using glucose (sugar), which is what about 95% of the population runs on.
Your body will normally enter into a state of ketosis in the following ways:
- After prolonged physical exercise
- From eating healthy ‘good’ fats
- When fasting
- Minimal consumption of carbohydrates (particularly those that have been processed and refined).
Once your body is in ketosis the acetic acid in ACV works to increase the number of mitochondria in your cells which in turn improves your metabolic efficiency and produces more cellular energy.
So, what’s the easiest way to consume ACV?
It’s as simple as…
Add two tablespoons to a half glass of water and put it down the hatch 30 minutes before mealtime (once or twice a day) and before bed at night. Or add it to salad dressings with a little extra virgin olive oil and salt.
Boom! And that’s it.
Do this consistently and you’ll dramatically ramp up your metabolism and help turn your body into a fat burning machine – particularly when you eat a clean diet and do moderate exercise.
You’ll also benefit from Apple Cider Vinegar’s properties that help to support healthy cholesterol, improve memory and detoxify your body!
It really is a great habit to get into, so please give it a go and see how it works for you
Zane Truscott is the Founder & CEO at Fortune Events – the official promoter and events facilitator for Don Tolman (a.k.a. “The wholefood medicine man”), since 2006 in Australia and New Zealand. He’s a wellness facilitator, personal growth strategist, fitness enthusiast, advanced yogi, mountain biker, martial arts black belt, business owner, husband to Inga of 22 years and proud Dad to their three daughters, Arki, Milla & Georgie.
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- On: 11 Jan | '2019