I Drink The Sour Wine (Apple Cider Vinegar)

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) – The Favorite Of Hippocrates

Apple Cider Vinegar is not just for cleaning, preserving food and dressing a salad.

The father of modern medicine ‘Hippocrates’ had prescribed and used Apple Cider Vinegar to cure a lot of ailments in his patients.

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I am not a patient but I too drink the sour wine 4-5 days in a week. I take 15 ml of Apple Cider Vinegar “The Mother” mixed with around 250 ml of water. I take my regular Thyroid pill first thing in the morning followed by ACV in an hour time gap. Trust me, it does great things in my body.

Why Did I Start To Drink Apple Cider Vinegar?

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I came across a thread where it was mentioned that drinking ACV helps on the below.

  1. Reduction of fat around the waistline
  2. Weight Loss
  3. Reduction of abdominal fat

Do you think I need any more reasons?

All these being said, it does not mean that the sour wine only helps on the above mentioned three. It has got a lot more benefits.

It started like this.

I had geared up for a new routine and wanted to detox my body before I start with my Diet schedule. I drank the regular Apple Cider Vinegar which was there at my home. The one that is available in most of the supermarkets around us. The one that was not too reddish & at the same time not too brownish and filtered.

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Huh, that smell…

Yeah, the smell more than the taste was gross even after diluting ACV with water. It made me feel like giving up many times. But, that was only until I came to know about the different versions of Apple Cider Vinegar that are available.

Ha Ha Ha… What you had guessed is correct. I was drinking a wrong version of ACV.

Apple Cider Vinegar (Filtered) Vs Apple Cider Vinegar “With The Mother”:

There are two versions of Apple Cider Vinegar in the market.

  1. The one which is raw ” With The Mother“.
  2. The one which is processedThe Filtered“.

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If you would like to reap the most benefits, then choosing “With The Mother” version is wise. The ACV “Mother” holds a great number of beneficial bacterias in it. You might find the smell a bit strong just like how I had felt in the beginning but you would get used to it in time.

With the organic version, it is not just the gross smell as it also comes along with the gross appearance due to its sediments. When I saw the benefits, the strong smell of ACV and the sediments did not seem like an issue. I had started with the one shown on the right in the above picture at first but switched to the Mother Version soon which is on the left.

Note: I am not advertising any of these brand names.

How Does Apple Cider Vinegar Work?

Fermented apples have got a chemical named Pectin – a Prebiotic in it.

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Prebiotics are nothing but the carbohydrates that our body cannot digest.

Apple Cider Vinegar “With The Mother” is a Prebiotic. It helps in breaking down things better and supply them as a food for the probiotics in our gut.

Probiotics are the good bacterias which we have got in our gut. They are the ones that control the growth of harmful bacterias in our digestive system.

Good bacterias in our gut aid good health. The more good bacterias we have in our gut, the faster would be the digestion process. So, the more unwanted fat gets flushed out from our body, better the chances of us getting slim and lose weight.

Do You Know – Our gut is called as the Second Brain in the Human body.

Remember, Apple Cider Vinegar is not a quickie. You may see the output with reference to weight loss a bit faster in some people and slower on others. It is a process, so accept it.

The Impact Of Apple Cider Vinegar “The Mother” In Me:

I do see few impacts of consuming Apple Cider Vinegar in my body. Though, I am yet to see how awesome it aids on the weight loss I can vouch now for these few.

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  • Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar “The Mother” gives me a full feeling. That, in turn, reduces my food cravings and the quantity of my food intake. Hope, you got the point where it leads to with reference to the weight loss.
  • ACV helps me to have regular bowel movements.
  • The sour wine had helped me to get rid of acid reflux and heartburn after heavy meals which were very frequent in my case erstwhile.
  • It is been a few months now since I had experienced intestinal gas getting released from my body.
  • I had no nose blocks and sore throat since I started taking ACV.
  • With reference to my weight loss and reduction in abdominal fat, I am unable to vouch much at this point in time. That’s not because of ACV but because of me skipping my diet routine and gym, lately. I am sure that I will be back with a bang in time to vouch for ACV with weight loss and fat reduction as well. Stay Tuned for the update on this in few months time.

Please do not forget that if you want quick outputs towards weight loss then there are no substitutes to the ones mentioned below. ACV for sure enhances the output with extra benefits.

  1. Good Sleep
  2. Strict and Healthy Diet
  3. Consumption of a good amount of water
  4. Physical Exercise

The Other Benefits:

There is information online saying that Apple Cider Vinegar helps on these too.

  • Premature aging
  • Skin health
  • Dandruff
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Triglycerides
  • High Cholesterol
  • Warts
  • Acne and more…
Some people say that Apple Cider Vinegar is not acidic but alkaline whereas other types of vinegar like regular vinegar, white vinegar etc. are majorly Acidic. Not a chemist to confirm but still sharing it as I had seen many people say that in their research papers and case studies.

Good To Know:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar “The Mother” is a power packed syrup. It is in use since many years now. I could not find many details on how ancient it is in India. But, came to know that it was used and in use extensively in the countries Japan and China.

Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Vinegar has a chemical named Polyphenols in it hence got antioxidant and anticancer properties that kill cancer-causing cells in our body.
  • It lowers bad cholesterol that leads to heart-related problems.
  • It is a Disinfectant and it kills the harmful bacteria in our body.


  • Please do not jump on to consume Apple Cider Vinegar without discussing with your doctor in case if you are already under some medications.

Who Me?

I hopped on it just like that. And, I am drinking it since four months. I have not come across any negative effects so far and I am on my second bottle now. Hopefully, I won’t experience any negative effects down the line too.

  • If you are not under any medications related to major ailments, try it for a week and stop it if you find it uncomfortable.
  • Please do not try to drink ACV without diluting it with water.
  • Are you an expectant Mother / do breastfeed?

Please do not drink Apple Cider Vinegar “The Mother” without discussing with your doctor. Remember, that the mother version of Apple Cider Vinegar is raw and organic. It contains bacteria though beneficial it may be harsh on the baby.

The Correct Time To Drink:

  • As I had mentioned in the beginning of this post, I drink in the morning right after an hour I took my Thyroid pill. I take it only once a day.
  • Some people drink it twice or thrice daily before/after meals.

– If you want to reduce the amount of food you intake, I would suggest you take it before you head to lunch. If you would like to enjoy the food but want to flush things faster, I think it is better to drink it after your meal. I am saying this before/after meal strategy based on my understanding.

  • I buy it online via Amazon as I haven’t seen the organic version yet in the supermarkets around me. It is a bit expensive when compared to the filtered ACV but the benefits will make us forget the price.

Questions To You:

Do you drink ACV already?

Please do share your thoughts in the comments section as it would be helpful to others irrespective of whether it is a Positive/Negative effect.

See You soon shortly with a post on one of the Probiotic drink you might be seeing around these days.





How to Fix Your Gut Bacteria and Lose Weight

How To Reduce Belly Fat & Body Weight – Part 2

How To Reduce Belly Fat & Body Weight – Part 2

Let me be frank. To Reduce Belly Fat is not that easy but at the same time, it is not something which is impossible too.

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Stand in front of the mirror daily and tell to yourself the below sentences,

  • I can do it. I am the best.
  • Nothing comes easy.
  • Everything is possible if handled correctly.
  • Nothing is difficult if we practice.

There are certainly smaller inexpensive items that are worth buying when you want to reduce belly fat and excess weight. You can find more details on my previous article “Things that can help you Reduce Belly Fat & Body Weight – Part 1” via the link mentioned at the bottom of this article.

How To Get Rid Of Belly Fat & Body Weight?

  • Set your Goal. Ensure that you remember your goal not only by mind but also by the heart.
  • Sleep well during the night.
  • Track your body weight every week.
  • Do not cut on your favorite food abruptly. Instead, tweak your intake a bit slowly. Be cautious on what you consume.

Tip: If you are a lover of Meals / Biriyani, instead of consuming them daily, shorten it by eating them once or twice a week. Eating ice creams once in a while won’t make a big difference on your weight unless it’s combined with cheeseburgers, popcorns, and pizzas.

  • Consume more healthy liquids so that your stomach is not empty.

Tip: 1-2 Tender coconuts or 1-2 glasses of Buttermilk between your breakfast and lunch would help in a great way to stay away from a heavy meal during lunch.

  • Detox your body so that your digestive system is normal.

Tip: Consuming a ‘Mother’ Apple Cider Vinegar mixed with water regularly can do a great job.

  • Fix a comfortable time and stick to it so that you can hit the gym or walk/jog or dance. Practice regularly without fail.

Tip: Train at least for five days in a week. Give your body rest during weekends. Listen to your favorite music tracks while workout at the gym.

  • Do not jump into spending a lot of money on buying a lot of expensive fitness equipment.

Tip: Look for used Dumbells, Plates & Bar. Buy a good pair walking/running shoes and hit the road instead of investing on a Treadmill.

  • Consider taking stairs instead of an elevator whenever possible and if you do not have any knee issues.

Tip: Walk Straight and in a zig-zag manner while climbing stairs if possible so you won’t feel bored. Close your mouth and breathe through your nose only.

  • Motivate yourself instead of waiting for others to motivate you.

Tip: Have a copy of those motivational movie clippings or songs on your cell phone which you can hear while or before the workout.

  • Make a list of food items you love and the frequency in which you consume them. See if you can replace any food item which has high-calorie content with another food item which has got lower calories.

Tip: Prepare 3-4 food items planner and stick to those. You can even shuffle the items between them.

  • Practice abdomen exercises like Plank and Crunches.

Tip: Refer youtube videos to learn how to do plank and crunches. Focus on the basic rather than advanced.

  • Do not eat heavy lunch while at the office. If you could not resist for some reason ensure that you drink plenty of hot water after the meal.

Tip: Stand and work instead of sitting and yawning. Drink plenty of hot water after the meal.

  • Stick to a healthy snack instead of Bajji & Vada in the evening.

Tip: Try a Veg Grilled Sandwich or Boiled chana dal or similar. Munch on dark chocolates instead of regular ones.

  • Skip carbonated drinks and reduce Coffee/Tea intake.

Tip: Instead of a carbonated drink, try lime soda with sweet/salt. That way you can get rid of artificial sweeteners and chemicals. The best would be to drink hot water.

  • Follow early dinner technique. Stick to lighter meal for Dinner.

Tip: Try to close your light dinner before 9.30 PM if you go to bed normally around 11 PM.

Loaves of bread, Fruit Juices, and fresh vegetables.

Items that can help you Reduce Belly Fat & Body Weight – Part 1

Things/Items that can help you Reduce Belly Fat & Body Weight – Part 1

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Always think big but do not overlook smaller things which can help you achieve that big thing. The best example is – When we finally set our goal to reduce belly fat and excess weight, below are some of the major things which cross our minds besides we forget that the smaller things that help lose belly fat.

  1. An automatic Treadmill.
  2. An Elliptical or a Cross Trainer.
  3. An annual membership at a branded fitness center.
  4. A circuit machine and more.

All the above-mentioned items would greatly help us in our weight loss struggle if used wisely. But there are few activities which can replace most of the equipment mentioned above but deliver the same result without making a hole in our wallet.

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Remember, we do have few more important smaller items which are a must have while fighting against excess weight and belly fat. Without these things that help lose belly fat, it is certainly difficult at least according to me if you are working towards your weight loss.

Must have items during Weight Loss program:

  1. A Water Bottle with a level indicator on it.
  2. A bathroom weighing scale.
  3. An inch tape to measure waistline especially when you work towards the reduction of belly fat.
  4. A Planner or Diary and a writing pen to keep track of your body weight.
  5. A good pair of walking/running shoes.
  6. Few pairs of Ankle socks.
  7. A sweat absorber or a face towel.
  8. A jump or skipping rope and a twister machine.
  9. Few pairs of comfortable inner wears to avoid rubbing of our inner thighs while walking / running.
  10. A quality Wired / Bluetooth earphone to listen to music or similar while workout.
  11. A Mother Apple Cider Vinegar.
  12. A list of movies, clippings or songs or an audio file which motivated/motivates you. Save those on your phone and watch/listen regularly.
  13. A thermal water bottle for hot water especially to use while at the office.

Healthy Body + Healthy Mind = Healthy Life