Lose weight with delicious apple cider tea

Lose weight with delicious apple cider tea

I came across this tip by Fledge Fitness, a youtuber primarily concerned with intermittent fasting and whose channel I dearly recommend. He advocates prolonging the fasted period by consuming apple cider vinegar (ACV). The vinegar in itself is a powerful appetite suppressant, which should be the main use for consuming the ACV even though a host of benefits are ascribed to it all across the internet like:

  • Decreased insulin: supposedly increasing fat breakdown and the ratio of fat burned when losing weight.
  • Lower blood sugar overall.
  • Improved metabolism.
  • Sometimes ACV is claimed to even burn fat by increasing fat burning genes (link).

Though I don’t believe in the aforementioned claims necessarily, I have tried ACV for its appetite suppressing effects. In my experience, the ACV does indeed stave of hunger for at least a couple of hours.

In order to make the apple cider vinegar more palatable, Fledge Fitness provides a recipe containing: a splash of apple cider vinegar, a splash of lemon juice, a pinch of cinnamon and hot water. These ingredients culminate to form an apple cider vinegar tea that is easier on the teeth and throat due to the disolved acids.

This is especially beneficial for people who don’t like to drink black coffee or to ingest caffeine, since it brings another option to the table.

Improved apple cider tea

After being introduced to the apple cider vinegar tea, I drank it multiple mornings in the week in order to stall my first meal until noon. After a while, I began to grow bored of the taste and increasedly substituted the tea by coffee. Even though coffee is great, and the office coffee machine provides a sort of decent coffee, I tend to get jittery after 2-3 cups. Furthermore, my sleep tends to suffer when I drink coffee in the early afternoon.

I therefore tried to add a splash of apple cider vinegar to a multitude of flavored teas using store bought tea bags. This turned out to be delicious. I have tried this with rooibos tea, green tea, cranberry tea, lemon tea, chamomile tea and mango tea. Surprisingly, the result is great with each of the teas I tested this with.

I suggest adding apple cider vinegar to your tea to give it a more tangy taste and make it more flavorful overall.

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