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I drank apple cider vinegar every morning for a month. Here’s what happened

Published on:4 November 2020, 16:03pm IST
Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a miracle drink for weight loss and several other health concerns. I dedicatedly consumed it for a month, and here’s what happened.
Geetika Sachdev
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Apple cider vinegar offers myriad benefits. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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I have always dreamt of having a fabulous figure, just like my favourite celebrities Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone! They have curves in all the right places, and boy, do they look amazing in anything and everything they wear. 

It may sound ridiculous, but I am someone who can gain weight, even if I breathe! Yes, I have a big tendency to put on extra kilos, and that’s exactly why I try and do everything possible to keep my weight in check. Because it takes a whole lot of effort to lose weight (phew!). 

Last month, I had a long chat with my BFF, who asked me to try apple cider vinegar for its several health benefits, including weight loss. I wasn’t too sure if I should, but I decided to go ahead with the plan. After all, there’s no harm in trying! 

So, along with a healthy diet and an intense workout routine, apple cider vinegar became a part of my life. I dedicatedly consumed it every single day for a month, and I think it’s one of my best decisions. Apart from helping me lose weight, it did a lot more. 

Excited to know? Keep reading! 

benefits of apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a superfood that not only lowers your blood sugar levels, but can also prevent cardiovascular diseases. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Go for the apple cider vinegar with “the mother”

Before jumping onto the apple cider vinegar bandwagon, I decided to do proper research before buying the right variant. There are a million varieties online, so you really need to know what to pick. Several blogs and health websites recommended going for apple cider vinegar “with the mother”, and that’s exactly what I bought! 

But what exactly is it? It means that the original bacteria culture that was used to make the vinegar was not filtered out during the manufacturing process. In a nutshell, the nutrients and bacteria were not distilled after the vinegar was ready. And how do you identify it? You see brown-coloured particles settled at the bottom of the bottle.

This variant of apple cider vinegar is said to help with weight loss, heart health, managing cholesterol and blood sugar levels. 

My 30-day apple cider vinegar ritual

After checking with my physician, I decided to start this practice. On the very first day, I decided to go for a day-long cleanse. In a litre of water, I added two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, and kept drinking it after every few hours. You might not like the taste in the beginning, but you will eventually get used to it. 

The first day was not bad, although I kept running to the loo every now and then! 

The next day onward, I began my mornings with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and half a teaspoon of honey, with a cup of warm water. I followed this practice every single day for a month, and here’s what I observed: 

benefits of apple cider vinegar
Do you know that an apple cider vinegar bath is the answer to most skin concerns. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
  • I used to feel bloated all the time, but after trying ACV, I felt much lighter and active. 
  • My skin improved and how! Since I have oily skin, I am perpetually at risk of breakouts, but this entire month, my face was visibly clear! 
  • I felt a huge difference in my digestion, and my appetite got smaller. I feel my hunger pangs can now be easily controlled. 
  • My cholesterol levels are stable, even though I did eat junk food in the middle (more than once). 
  • Although my weight has not reduced drastically, I feel much lighter and healthier!

So ladies, apple cider vinegar truly lives up to its hype. Although I did not get my dream figure, I am much healthier today. One step closer to my goal, I’d say!

Geetika Sachdev Geetika Sachdev

An independent writer and journalist, Geetika loves sharp and fresh humour, just like her coffee! If not writing, you'll find her cafe-hopping and raiding the best book stores in town.