Apple cider vinegar, real apple cider vinegar, with the mother in tact as in Bragg’s ACV seems to be getting rave reviews around the web when it comes to more energy and weight loss.
This is great news for all of us who suffer from hypothyroidism.
Research shows that it results in weight loss. But it is gradual. But the good news is the effect is permanent.
If you were looking for immediate weight loss, this may not be for you. The results are slow but steady.
As per available research, it takes about one year to lose 10 to 15 pounds (about 6 to 9 kilos). This is achievable if you consistently drink two tablespoons of ACV with water before each meal.
The results will vary. Some people have lost two pounds a month. [read whole article here]
Slow and steady weight loss is good. Yes, of course, we would all like to wake up one morning and be skinny, energetic and perhaps younger than we actually are, but I’m thinking that I will settle for consistent weight loss and more energy and feeling younger consistently.
As we all know when you lose weight fast (if you can even manage to get the weight to come off while suffering with hypothyroidism), it seems to jump right back on, where as when you lose weight steadily over time because of changes to your diet and balancing your hormones out it tends to stay off.
Webmd weighs in on the truth about apple cider vinegar and weight loss:
Apple cider vinegar has long been touted as being good for weight loss, and several apple cider vinegar diets have circulated over the years. The acidic vinegar, along with the fruit pectin from the fermented apples, is supposed to have fat-burning effects.
In the mouse study, researchers gave either acetic acid (the main chemical in vinegar) or water to mice via a stomach tube. All the mice were fed the same diet. The researchers found that the mice that got the vinegar compound developed up to 10% less body fat than the other mice, although the amount of food they ate was not affected. It’s thought that acetic acid might turn on genes that produce proteins that help the body break down fats.
While they do go on to say that this does not provide conclusive evidence perhaps this video direction from Isabel from ehealth will help you understand how to use apple cider vinegar.
In order for to get the apple cider vinegar thyroid magic bullet to produce the results you are hoping for as a hypothyroidism warrior, you need to be aware of a few things:
- Don’t drink apple cider vinegar with in 2 hours of taking your thyroid hormone medication
- Make sure to take iodine supplements along with ACV as there has been some evidence that ACV depletes iodine in the body.
Why is adding apple cider vinegar thyroid magic bullet to your diet regime?
- Freshen your breath
- Helps with acid reflux
- Helps with GI track problems
- Prevents indigestion
- Ends hiccups
- Cleans hair
- Relieves sore throats
- Stops topical itching
- Brighten up skin
- Can decrease blood sugar levels
- Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol
- and of course helps with weight loss
We have a great over all detox recipe and explanations about the benefits of each ingredient over at Detox Drink Cleaning Recipes.