That’s a weird title to a post. I agree, but think about the song lyrics, “Apple bottom jeans, boots with the fur,” and then repeat the title. Now you get it and since we are on the same wave length, we can begin. Sure this is a cheesy way to start a post, but it is all about momentum and doing the right things. And apple cider vinegar is one of those right things.
Some people claim apple cider vinegar is the cure for everything. Hell, some would even say, “It’ll take rust off a bumper.” Though these statements are not necessarily true, daily apple cider vinegar consumption can make a big difference in your overall health. Science has proven that drinking a mixture of water and apple cider vinegar daily can provide your body with tons of benefits. I will share with you how the 5and2Guy uses apple cider vinegar daily, but first let’s talk about some of the key benefits.
Apple cider vinegar can help lower blood sugar levels and has been quite effective in patients with Type 2 diabetes. It can be helpful for people with pre-diabetes, diabetes, or anyone who wants to lower their blood sugar levels. It can help you regulate healthy blood sugar levels and don’t we all want that???
Helps Lose That Belly Fat
That’s right. If you want to lose weight, drink apple cider vinegar daily. Apple cider vinegar can help satiate your appetite, thus helping you consume fewer calories. For example, if you drink apple cider vinegar with your meal, you will most likely feel full faster. Though this is great, don’t rely solely on apple cider vinegar as your weight-loss program. If you do, you will be disappointed. It is a simple, easy aid to implement to help with weight loss, not do everything for you.
A Healthier Heart
The most common cause of premature death is heart disease. There are many factors that contribute to heart disease and apple cider vinegar can help fight those factors. Apple cider vinegar can help lower your cholesterol and triglyceride levels, which are two major factors that determine a healthy from an unhealthy heart. It can also raise your good cholesterol levels. Since it lowers blood sugar levels and increases insulin sensitivity, the heart is further helped. There is also evidence that apple cider vinegar can help reduce blood pressure. #WINNING
There have been numerous studies that show apple cider vinegar can shrink tumors and kill cancer cells. Some studies have shown it can inhibit the growth of cancer cells and lowers your odds of getting cancer. Why not fight cancer with everything we’ve got???
That’s right, apple cider vinegar can even help keep your bones strong. It can strengthen your skeletal system by allowing your body to properly absorb the calcium your bones need to be strong. Help reduce the risk of broken and brittle bones with a little apple cider vinegar each day.
The 5and2Guy Way
My goal is to drink two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar each day, Monday – Friday. I am at a point now where I can mix it with just six ounces of water rather than the 8 ounces I mentioned in a previous post concerning Not So Normal Habits. I typically drink it at 4pm each day while I am still working. It has become part of my routine and something I look forward to. Yes, it can still be kinda tough at times, but it is good for me, so I like the challenge. I have also found that not all bottles of apple cider vinegar are created equally, even if it is the same brand. That is okay though. Like I said, I like the challenge.
With so many great benefits, even more than highlighted in this post, I highly recommend you go the 5and2Guy way and start drinking apple cider vinegar daily. With all the challenges we have with our health, why not add this simple little drink to your daily routine? Now, don’t drink it for one week and say, “I didn’t notice any difference.” Like most things in life, you have to be persistent over a longer period of time. “You mean I might not see any benefits for a year from drinking apple cider vinegar?” That may be true, but where are you going to be in a year anyway? I can say this though. If you start drinking apple cider vinegar daily now, you will be improving your chances of still being alive in a year, so why not?
If you want to give it a shot, you can pick up the brand I use from Amazon by clicking on the image: