Weight Loss Methods - Vinegar Weight Loss

One of the most natural and probably one the oldest weight loss methods. For generations, mothers have told their daughters to take some Apple Cider Vinegar daily to stay slim and have beautiful skin. The ancient Egyptians also used it to cure obesity. It's also one of the safest methods for losing weight. Unlike weight loss pills that come with a list of counter-indications, vinegar has absolutely no side effects. It's so mild that it can be used for children as well.

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is the most widely used vinegar for weight loss. ACV is formed through the process of fermentation of apple juice. The fermented apple juice, apple cider now, is then oxygenated to yield acetic acid or vinegar. ACV is a highly nutritional natural food product. It's rich in all sorts of nutrients such as minerals, vitamins and other substances. It contains vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin, A, vitamin P, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin B6. ACV also has a lot of beneficial minerals like manganese, iron, calcium, sodium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, phosphorus, silicon, chlorine and fluorine. ACV provides enzymes, amino acids, aldehydes, potash, alcoholic acids, prop-ionic acid, and apple pectin. In total ACV has ninety substances in addition to a good number of minerals and vitamins. Because of its nutritional value, many diet plans incorporate ACV in the routine to provide the body a healthy supply on nutrients.

How to use ACV for Weight Loss:

The method of use is to take 2 tablespoons of ACV in a bottle of water and sip it throughout the day. To save your teeth from the acid effects, sip it through a straw. If you hate the bitter taste adding a natural sweetener like honey is a good way to escape that. ACV is also available in tablets and capsules, in case you don't like the taste of vinegar, you can take the tablet or capsule. They also work just as well.

Some variations on how ACV should be taken are also available. According to some nutritionists the combination of apple cider with kelp, vitamin B6 and lecithin is much more effective for weight loss than ACV alone. Others recommend combining ACV with Baking Soda as a sure fire remedy for both fast weight loss as well as great skin. For postmenopausal women who suffer a greater risk of bone loss and osteoporosis, a supplement of apple cider vinegar has magnesium, silicone and calcium and magnesium, which have all been linked to sustaining bone mass.

When buying ACV from the market, go for ‘organic ACV'. The reason is that organic ACV has natural enzymes floating around in it. You can recognize them as the stringy blobs floating juicily inside the vinegar.

A nice thing about ACV, especially if you're a purist, is that you can make it by yourself at home. ACV is made from the winter and fall varieties of apples. There are quite a few steps involved in making this at home but one of the important things to remember is to make and store this mixture in glass, plastic, wood, enamel or stainless steel containers. Don't use metal containers because the acid will corrode the metal and spoil the vinegar.