Apple cider vinegar has been part of weight-loss mythology for decades, and it turns out that there is a grain of truth to the myth. According to the “European Journal of Clinical Nutrition,” people consuming apple cider vinegar before a high-carbohydrate diet experienced reduced insulin spikes and felt more full than they did after meals with no apple cider vinegar. Though there is no scientific evidence to support the idea that taking apple cider vinegar at bedtime helps regulate your blood glucose levels while you sleep, a cider vinegar nightcap will do you no harm.
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Measure 1/2 to 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar into a glass or cup. Use organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar to get the most vitamins and acetic acid.
Add 8 oz. of cool water and stir until the vinegar and water are completely mixed. Add a spoonful or so of honey to sweeten the drink if it is too tart for you.
Drink the mixture at least an hour before bed, so you don’t wake up in the middle of the night with a full bladder.
REFERENCES & RESOURCES
- Healthy New Age: Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss
- Global Healing Center: The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
- “European Journal of Clinical Nutrition”; Vinegar Supplementation Lowers Glucose and Insulin Responses; E. Ostman, et. al.; September 2005
- "Medscape General Medicine"; Vinegar: Medicinal Uses and Antiglycemic Effect; Carol S. Johnston et. al.; September 2006
- Natural Health Zine: The Many Uses of Apple Cider Vinegar