If there was a simple drink you could take in order to boost your weight loss efforts, wouldn’t you try it? I think we can all agree that losing weight is a challenging task. So when I first heard about apple cider vinegar’s fat loss properties, I decided to give give it a fair chance and included it into my routine.
The first question I had was, which apple cider vinegar brand is best for weight loss? After trying different apple cider vinegars for a few weeks, I did notice a difference at the weight scale. It also affected my energy levels and appetite in a positive way. I had more energy in the gym and also wasn’t having as many sweet or salty cravings. Having tried different brands, I would have to say that the best apple cider vinegar brand for weight loss is any brand that is organic and that you can stick to on a regular basis.
Best Apple Cider Vinegar Brand For Weight Loss – My Personal List
Below is a list of apple cider vinegars that I’ve tried and have given me great results. After the list, I also talk about the benefits of apple cider vinegar and give you my apple cider vinegar recipe and video
1 – Bragg Organic Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
This is my favorite brand because it’s a base apple cider vinegar drink, so I can mix other ingredients with it. Plus, it’s organic, affordable, readily available in most super markets and amazon quickly ships it to you if you run out. Additionally, this is my favorite tasting brand among the others I have tried. Because of all these positives, I would have to give this the “best apple cider vinegar brand for weight loss” title.
2 – Viva Naturals Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
This is another favorite of mine, it’s a bit more expensive that Bragg’s, but it allows me to make a different tasting drink all together. To me, it has a sweeter taste, but at the same time, its a bit higher on the acid scale. This brand also allows me to make my own drink, so it plays nice with other ingredients. I keep a bottle just to shake things up and have different tasting apple cider vinegar drinks.
3 – Vim & Vigor Herb Infused Apple Cider Vinegar
This brand is already pre-mixed with a blend of herbs and spiecs so there isn’t much room to make your drink with it. I would recommend this brand if you are planning to drink apple cider vinegar on the road or if you don’t have time to make your own. I give this an A+ as far as taste goes, the herbs give it a tea-acid like taste while getting the benefits of apple cider vinegar.
The benefits of apple cider vinegar
The biggest weight loss benefit of this vinegar is that it helps regulate glucose levels in your blood. Glucose or “sugar” in basic terms, is what your body uses to convert to calories which are then burned to give you the energy. This energy is what allows your body to move and get you through the day. Normally, your body stores the extra sugar not converted into calories as fat. However, this process is minimized by drinking apple cider vinegar.
The vinegar contains an antioxidant called beta-carotene which helps break down and burn unwanted extra fat from your body. This is awesome news if you’re looking to start drinking apple cider vinegar to lose weight.
Apple cider vinegar also helps with digestion and constipation issues. The malic acid in the vinegar has been proven to help clear clogged arteries and help clean lymph nodes.
Some other benefits you may be interested in that don’t really have much to do with weight loss are it helps control and eliminate acne, warts and other skin blemishes. It has been proven to help treat heartburn, helps with sleep quality, helps improve energy levels and strengthens immune systems.
Apple cider vinegar is not an overnight fad diet
Starting to drink this vinegar simply to lose weight fast in a short amount of time is not recommended. If you are thinking about including apple cider vinegar in your diet, keep in mind that you should have a marathon mentality first. Apple cider vinegar is not a meal replacement, nor is it a miracle weight loss drink. If it was, obesity health issues worldwide would be solved. Remember, apple cider vinegar is to be seen as a compliment or an additional tool to aid in weight loss.
My Apple Cider Vinegar Drink Recipe and Video
For my recipe, pick any apple cider vinegar that is not flavored. See my list of the best apple cider vinegar brands for weight loss. After you pick one, there really is no wrong way to do it, but I’ll share how I’ve managed to keep the drink down (let’s face it; it won’t win any tasty beverage awards.)
- 8 oz of water (I prefer cold, but it’s your preference)
- 3 tsp organic apple cider vinegar
- 4 tsp apple juice (I use carbonated apple juice)
- 2 tsp fresh honey (or to taste)
Tips on drinking Apple Cider Vinegar
Here are some tips you should consider before you start mixing and drinking apple cider vinegar drinks:
- I don’t recommend you drinking it without a straw due to the fact that apple cider vinegar contains acid which can be aggressive to the enamel on your teeth.
- I wouldn’t drink apple cider vinegar straight because of the same reason.
- Getting creative with mixes is okay, but just keep in mind that many popular beverages you may want to mix it with already contain acid thus creating a super acidic drink.
- I wouldn’t mix it with sports beverages or energy drinks due to their high sugar levels and the fact that they’re just bad for you anyway.
Drinking apple cider vinegar affects people in different ways. I recommend you start drinking it on an empty stomach first thing in the morning and also 20 minutes before dinner to get started. It is okay to consume on average about 10 tablespoons a day which would be around 3-4 of these drinks per day. I would certainly recommend starting slow and see how you feel. Experiment to see what time of the day works best for you. For me, what worked best was first thing in the morning and about 20 minutes before dinner.
One last thing to keep in mind as you start trying apple cider vinegar is that you need to take breaks. Apple cider vinegar tends to deplete the production of iodine when consumed for long periods of time. Iodine is responsible for the making of thyroid hormones which control the body’s metabolism and other important functions. Taking 2 week breaks every 3-4 months will help keep your body from getting used to the vinegar and will help prevent the depletion of iodine.
I hope I’ve provided enough information on the best apple cider vinegar brands to buy and if drinking apple cider vinegar is right for you. What are some things you have heard about drinking Apple Cider Vinegar to help with weight loss?