When you’re determined to lose weight, you’ll try just about any trick in the book to make it happen. Unfortunately, the internet and word of mouth can come up with some pretty outrageous ways to trick people into thinking that a method will actually provide them with results that they want. While some methods may yield results, it’s important to remember that every body is different, and so what may work for someone else may not work for you.

However, there are a few trips that will benefit your overall health, which could lead to a drop in your weight. One of the items that we’re seeing correlated with weight loss recently is apple cider vinegar.

From being told that drinking a couple table spoons daily to using it to cook with, this ingredient has had a pretty active reputation online lately, and the team at Houston Gym was interested in digging deeper to see what types of benefits this ingredient provided to one’s health if they were to start using it on a routine basis, here’s what we found.

Kills Bacteria

Bacteria has a bad rep, but over the years we’ve learned that there are certain products and ingredients that your body needs in order to kill off the bad bacteria and help the healthy bacteria thrive. These types of ingredients allow for healthy digestion, regular bowel movements, and an overall healthier gut. Thanks to them, we can count on feeling more comfortable!

While they’re doing their job as best as they can, we also need to factor in the bad bacteria and find a way to get rid of it. Well, apple cider vinegar is one of the answers! By adding a tiny bit of apple cider vinegar to a glass of water or tea, you can tackle some of the nasty bacteria that can form in your gut, leaving you feeling even better!

While a lot of the studies and articles will talk about how drinking this can be helpful for clearing out bacteria’s, you can also apply apple cider vinegar topically and watch it do its magic. This is another great feature of this one little ingredient.

Detox

Our body holds onto some pretty nasty things. And when you think about it, it’s pretty incredible the amount of filtration that some of our organs are responsible for. For that reason, we need to make sure that we’re giving our body the opportunity to detox so that said organs can function to their absolute best ability. Apple cider vinegar can help.

Unfiltered apple cider vinegar is a common ingredient for detox recipes. When taken, it can help balance your body’s pH levels, which in turn stimulates cardiovascular activity, triggers bowel motility and will also affect the lymphatic drainage.

Because it is an ingredient in so many detox recipes, it’s easy to understand why it is strongly correlated with weight loss.

Painful Digestive System

A sensitive stomach and easily triggered digestive system are difficult to deal with. There are so many different products that people will turn to, but in the end, they wind up spending time looking into their diet and nutrition. Of course, this is a great route to turn to when looking for long term solutions, but something that might be worth trying for a sensitive digestive system is apple cider vinegar.

When it comes to acid reflux and heartburn, people can think that there are issues with their diet. While that very well may be the case, both of these issues happen because of a pH imbalance in the body. Since apple cider vinegar is known to balance pH levels, it is a fantastic way to counter these issues. Aside from that, apple cider vinegar is also loaded with enzymes and probiotics, which are also aids when dealing with these types of issues. Try adding one tablespoon to a glass of water, or your beverage, before you enjoy a meal and you should see that it helps reduce the chances of acid reflux and heartburn.

Blood Sugar Balance

A major health issue that we see in the current day of age is diabetes and high blood sugar levels. This is something that can be monitored with healthy diet and exercise, but it’s also something that apple cider vinegar can be beneficial for. Because of the acetic acid that is the ingredient, the body is able to balance these levels more thoroughly.

If you have diabetes, or you know that it runs in the family, apple cider vinegar is something that you may want to add into your daily routine. It not only helps balance blood sugar levels, but it also helps improve the response that the body has to a lack of insulin, as well as the sensitivity that your body has to it.

Seasonal Allergies

This isn’t one of the more well-known benefits of drinking some apple cider vinegar on a routine basis, but it is one that residents of Houston could benefit from. Allergies are certainly not enjoyable, and they are difficult to deal with. When you have bad allergies, the last thing that you want to do is rely on pills and medication that can be harmful to your liver.

If you’re looking for a more natural method to tackle allergies, apple cider vinegar could be another answer. The reasoning behind this is thanks to the ability to break down mucus in the body. We’ve also mentioned how it can help lymphatic drainage. These two factors allow for your body to drain sinuses, and break down the reaction that we are used to experiencing when we are exposed to allergens.

Add a tablespoon or two to the beverage that you’re enjoying in order to enjoy these benefits. While it will usually only take a tablespoon to enjoy the benefits of ACV, in order to see these benefits you need to enjoy three servings a day. That’s what’s often recommended, but you could take more if you do wind up needing more assistance with your allergies throughout the day.

While there aren’t direct ties to weight loss, apple cider vinegar is certainly a beneficial ingredient to use on a daily basis to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

At Houston Gym, we do focus on exercise, but even bigger than that, we focus on health. In order to achieve goals including weight loss, muscle building, and strength training, you need to be healthy. Stop by today and we’d be happy to help you make the most of your habits and routine so that you can live the best life and find the best version of yourself.

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