There are a range of weight loss products on the market but as consumers we should be aware that a lot of these products are chemicals, they are not natural, and can have significant side effects including kidney and liver damage.
We should, of course, be working towards weight management through a healthy, nutritious diet and plenty of exercise. There are some great recipes that you can use to assist in managing your weight or in shifting that few, stubborn last pounds though which are entirely natural and can help improve digestion and gut health as well.
This recipe involves Apple Cider Vinegar, a product that has been used for hundreds of years to boost immunity and aid in weight-loss through an anti-fungal and anti-microbial agent it contains.
What is Apple Cider Vinegar?
Apple Cider Vinegar is created through the fermentation of apples in to vinegar which gives it its antioxidant properties. The vinegar contains a range of nutrients including beta-carotene, potassium and calcium plus a range of beneficial acids and antioxidants that aid the body in staying healthy. It is also great for appetite suppression and increasing metabolism through the presence of acetic acid.
The key component of Apple Cider Vinegar is ‘The Mother.’ The Mother are proteins in organic Apple Cider Vinegar which contain acetic acid and cellulose as well as a range of beneficial bacteria. This component is key to making sure it has the positive effect on your body, so ensure that you buy a raw, organic product which contains The Mother. This is what gives the liquid its cloudy appearance.
Check Out This Recipe
This is a simple recipe we use 5 days per week. We take it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
- 2 tbsp Organic, Raw, Apple Cider Vinegar (Try Barnes Naturals, available at Chemist Warehouse)
- 1 lime (juice only)
- ½ tsp Himalayan sea salt
- ½ tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- Top up with water before drinking (8-12 oz)
Be aware that this concoction tastes…awful. We sometimes add some Acai in to give it a fruitier flavour but to be honest it’s best just to down it as quickly as possible.
We love this concoction, it keeps us satiated and works well in speeding up the metabolism and helping to shift that stubborn bit of fat. We consume it 5 days a week, having a couple of days off is best to give your body a bit of a rest.
Try it now and let us know what you think.