Rejuvenating cider tonics
Look and feel your best this holiday season with these tangy-sweet drinks, spiked with body-healing nutrients
HOW APPLE CIDER VINEGAR SLIMS & ENERGIZES
Revs fat burn
The acetic acid that gives apple cider vinegar its tangy flavor turns off fat-storage enzymes in the liver and switches on fat-burning genes. The payoff: In a Japanese study, subjects who drank apple cider vinegar daily lost 10 percent of their body fat in six weeks, despite consuming a diet designed to promote weight gain.
Dials down hunger hormones
Short-chain fatty acids in apple cider vinegar spur the release of satiety hormones to help suppress appetite. A University of Arizona study found that sipping the tangy tonic before meals helped women consume 1,900 fewer calories per week than those who skipped the drink. That’s enough to lose 28 pounds a year effortlessly!
Balances blood sugar
The kitchen staple’s acetic acid slows the release of sugars into the bloodstream, preventing blood-sugar fluctuations that trigger mood swings and fatigue. In fact, a study in the journal Diabetes Care found that consuming 2 Tbs. of apple cider vinegar can improve blood-sugar levels by 34 percent.