The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar & Lemon Juice For Weight Loss and Healthy Skin

The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar & Lemon Juice For Weight Loss and Healthy Skin

Looking for that extra help to speed up your weight-loss train? Then I’ve got just the thing for you. This drink uses some of the best ingredients for weight loss, cleansing and overall health.
We are going to be using apple cider vinegar, lemons and paprika (all though this is optional)
Apple cider vinegar and lemon juice are two natural substances you can add to your diet that may support your weight loss efforts. Neither can replace a healthy diet and exercise to lose weight, however. If you are someone who doesn’t love to drink water, adding fresh lemon juice and a small amount of Apple cider vinegar may help you to drink more water, which may help you feel full throughout the day and boost your energy level.
Lets quickly take a look at their health benefits
Apple Cider Vinegar
Raw apple cider vinegar might not be for everybody, but if you find it bearable to drink then you will surely appreciate its seemingly endless string of benefits.
It is a natural remedy for a plethora of skin conditions, effective in regulating blood sugar and alleviating the pain created by heartburn and a potent treatment for sinus infections.
Add to this the fact that it works wonder when suffering from menstrual cramps and improves digestion and you have plenty of rock solid reasons to give it a try.
A study published in the Journal of Functional Foods found that drinking apple cider vinegar before a meal helps to lower blood sugar (and prevent blood sugar from spiking) by interfering with the body’s absorption of starches. Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is key to preventing weight gain and/or successfully losing weight.
This was also backed up by a study in 2004 which was published in diabetes care. It indicated apple cider vinegar significantly increases insulin sensitivity when taken with a high-carbohydrate meal. Better insulin sensitivity means lower levels of insulin in your body, and since insulin is a fat storage hormone, this may also mean it will be easier to lose fat.
Apple cider vinegar is a natural antibiotic. it may also help to suppress appetite, increase metabolism and boost energy.
Remember to stick to unfiltered, organic apple cider vinegar with the mother to achieve the best results
Lemon Juice
Lemon juice may not dissolve fat but it contains pectin, which has been shown to help reduce cravings. Lemons also have an alkalizing/cleansing effect on the body, which is another reason why they are good at helping aid weight loss. Lemons are rich in antioxidants, antivirals, anti-inflammatories, flavonoids, potassium and vitamins.
A 2005 study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that individuals with adequate vitamin C status oxidized significantly more fat during exercise than those with a depleted vitamin C status. An ounce of lemon juice has only seven calories, but provides 20 percent of the daily value for vitamin C, so adding lemon juice to water throughout the day can help you meet your needs.
Lemon Rind
Remember not to throw away the lemon peel. Some of the lemon’s richest nutritional properties are in the rind! Lemon peels are full of antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamins and minerals that can boost health and reduce risk of illness. Lemon essential oil is taken straight from the lemon rind, not the juice. Just remember to buy organic!
Lemons Improve Skin Condition
Lemons target Free radicals which play an important role in signs of aging and skin problems such as dark spots, acne, pigmentation and wrinkles. The citric acid and vitamin C in lemon peel help purify blood vessels as well as remove the impurities found in skin cells which in turn promotes healthy skin. In addition, the antioxidants in lemon peel detoxify the skin, making it great for pimples and acne. While there are topical options, consuming the peel is ideal
You simply can’t go wrong by adding more lemons to your diet!
Paprika (may also substitute cayenne)
Paprika boosts metabolism, suppresses weight loss, acts as an anti-inflammatory, supports healthy blood flow and may also help to lower blood pressure. Paprika is also rich in vitamin B6, which is important for getting oxygen to your cells, breaking down carbohydrates and helping you maintain stable energy levels.
Conclusion
Instead of turning to expensive supplements and weight loss programs, try turning to the items in your very own kitchen! Nature has provided you with hundreds if not thousands of natural remedies to help you pursue and maintain excellent health
Ingredients
8 oz water
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Juice and rind from 1 lemon
Pinch of paprika
Instructions
Grate the lemon rind and throw into boiling water. Boil for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add remaining ingredients.
Drink before and after each meal.
Make in bulk and store in refrigerator if desired.
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