Re­ju­ve­nat­ing cider ton­ics

Look and feel your best this hol­i­day sea­son with these tangy-sweet drinks, spiked with body-heal­ing nutri­ents

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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.

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