Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is not some magic potion. Even though the internets would have you believe otherwise…. Drinking it will not automatically help you lose weight. Because, if it was that simple, we’ll all be drinking it by the bottle.
But, it can be a tool to help with your weight loss. And it has a ton of other health benefits.
First, let’s go over how, and how often, you should be drinking ACV
- 1-2 Teaspoons w/ 8 Ounces of Water. 2-3x A Day 10-15 Minutes Before Meals
- Some add Honey, or Lemon. Some add it to their tea.
So, what are the Benefits of drinking ACV? Here, we’ll focus just on the health benefits of using it regularly. There’s also home, beauty, and other benefits of having ACV around.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF ACV:
- Helps stomach issues (upset stomach / diarrhea)
- Can help sooth a sore throat
- Clears a stuffy nose
- Helps relieve muscle soreness & fatigue
- Helps lower Cholesteral
- Help get rid of bad breathe
- Helps boost energy**
- Helps control blood sugar levels
- Strengthens immune system
- Helps relieve heart burn
- Helps relieve nausea
- Helps relieve migranes
- Helps get rid of nail fungas
- Can help get rid of athletes foot
- Helps dissolve kidney stones
- Helps with dry scalp
- Helps to clear skin
- Helps to get rid of warts
- Gets rid of hiccups
- Helps with weight loss: suppresses appetite, increase metabolism, and reduces water retention
- & there’s a bunch of other benefits!
Of course, your diet will determine weight loss or gain, but adding ACV to your diet will yield a ton of benefits, even if you don’t lose a pound.
**Try this recipe out for a natural energy boost each morning:
1-2 teaspoons of Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Honey
1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Let me know what you think of ACV. How do you take it? Have you seen any of the benefits?
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The hows, whys, positives, negatives, and support from people.
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WINTER IS COMING (….its here already)
And sticking to an outdoor running plan/schedule can become more and more difficult as the winter months move along.
I wanted to share some tips for running in the cold.
1. Warmup Inside
Spending a few minutes warming up before your run can help a lot! Do a few bodyweight moves that will get your heart rate up, and your blood flowing. Jumping Jacks, Burpees, & High Knees are all solid choices
2. Dress For The End Of Your Run
Nothing worse than dressing super warm for a cold weather run, then being overly hot mid way through. What are you going to do with the extra jackets, and second layer of pants you have on? You know how your body feels during and at the end of you run. Dress for that
3. Invest In Cold Weather Gear
Tights, shirts, hats, gloves, underwear. Look into buying some running gear made specifically for cold weather. Key things to look for are Wind Resistant, Water Proof, Moisture Wicking.
4. With Snow, Stick To Main Roads
When it snows, you know the main roads/streets are the first to be cleared. So, if you plan a run after a snowfall, stick to those on your route.
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Its a lot harder to tell that your sweating when its cold. But, you have to stay hydrated as if its warm. Make sure to get enough fluids in after your run.
Embrace the cold. You KNOW its cold. You KNOW the runs won’t be great. Your times, pace will probably be slower. But! Go run ANYWAY. Get it done. You’ll regret not going. And be glad that you did!