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Why Drink ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) Tea? Why use ACV in general?
Well, first off-I know for a fact that apple cider vinegar (ACV) has many benefits and uses:
- weight loss
- kills germs
- home remedy for lots of ailments including arthritis, athlete’s foot, bone health, burns…the list goes on
- pet care
- hair care
The main reason however, is that I call it the mistake eraser. Yes, you read that right, I occasionally slip up and have a cheat…that’s why this blog is called Keto For Beginners. You are following me on this journey of ups and downs, hits and misses, trying things to see what works for me and what doesn’t.
If I’m being honest here, and I always try to be, I have probably not been in ketosis for a while now. I just learned that every time I cheat, I come out of ketosis, and then it takes about a week to get back in.
This is where ACV tea comes in and I’m hoping, saves my butt. Here’s why:
- Detoxes the body
- Slows the rise of blood sugar levels
- Appetite suppressant
- Reduces water retention
- Increases metabolic rate
Much research has been done on how ACV works in the body and all of it’s many benefits, taken daily it should help at least maintain my weight if not help me lose a couple of pounds a month.
I’m no scientist, but my theory is that if I fall of the keto wagon, ACV tea will help me make up for my mistakes by speeding up my metabolism and helping me maintain a feeling of well being because I’m doing something good for my body.
How to make ACV tea:
Add this to 6-8 oz. hot water-2 TBS ACV with the “mother”
2 TBS pure lemon juice (Not the kind from concentrate)
Stevia to taste or raw honey 1-2 TBS (if not on keto)
Healthy shake of Ceylon cinnamon (click link to purchase)
Stir and drink this “tea” once a day or more. Some say before meals, I just drink it in the morning before my coffee, or in the evening after my dinner, one of the two.
Now, am I saying it’s ok to cheat? Absolutely not, I’m admitting I’m human, and I make mistakes. I go out to eat with my husband and sometimes I don’t have the willpower to say no to the chips and salsa.
I went with my mother-in-law to eat after her CT yesterday and we both sat down to a steaming bowl of grits. I knew it was wrong, but I wanted it anyway. 🙂
Now, I get to start all over getting back into ketosis. According to the experts, that takes time, depending on how much you restrict your carbs and other factors. Dinking ACV tea can help.
Where to purchase ACV
Amazon, through my links here on the blog (which helps me out if I make a few cents) or in your grocery store or health/whole foods store. Just make sure you get the kind with the “mother” as that is the most beneficial type of ACV.
Has anyone reading this taken ACV for a spin? Did you like it? Tell me about it in the comments or ask me any questions you have regarding this natural cure-all.
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