Ketogenic Diet and Apple Cider Vinegar
Anyone who is interested in natural health knows about apple cider vinegar. This ancient tonic has significant health benefits that can be applied to any lifestyle. With the explosion of the ketogenic diet, people are always looking for ways to improve ketosis to magnify its benefits.
There are 4 ways to use apple cider vinegar that I have found extremely helpful for improving blood sugar stability and supporting ketone production in the body.
IMPROVES BLOOD SUGAR BALANCE
One of the biggest benefits of a ketogenic diet is that it regulates blood sugar levels. This helps curb insulin resistance and drastically downgrade inflammation in the body.Apple cider vinegar has actually been shown to help balance this blood sugar response when strategically utilized around meal time.
CURB CARB CRAVINGS
Many people swear by consuming apple cider vinegar or sour foods to ward off sugar cravings. This can be helpful when following a ketogenic diet, especially if you are in the beginning stages or experiencing keto flu symptoms.
One of the main reasons many people get sugar cravings is due to blood sugar imbalance. Because of its blood sugar stabilizing effects, apple cider vinegar may be helpful if you are experiencing sugar cravings on a ketogenic diet.
A ketogenic diet is higher in fat than what most people are used to. People who are used to digesting primarily carbohydrates and proteins may need some additional support with breaking down their meals.
Apple cider vinegar can improve stomach acid and gallbladder function to help with the digestion of fats. Additionally, many people are simply not producing enough stomach acid for effective digestion. Adding apple cider vinegar to foods or consuming before meals can help with this.
MAY IMPROVE FAT BURNING
Ketosis is literally the physiological state of burning (oxidizing) fat for energy within the body. So, by improving your body’s ability to oxidize fat, you will support a state of ketosis. Some research has suggested that apple cider vinegar may actually have a modest boosting effect on fat oxidation in the body.
You may have heard of people losing excess body fat simply by adding apple cider vinegar into their daily routine, in addition to improving blood sugar balance, maybe upregulating fat oxidation is the reason why.
Apple cider vinegar may be something to add to your diet even if you are not on a ketogenic diet.
Submitted by Tricia@Nutrition by Tricia