Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

I was talking to a friend in church the other day about getting hot or what I term ‘private summer’ in the midst of winter and she suggested I buy Apple Cider Vinegar the Braggs brand, trust me the information Oracle, I started to do some research to find out its pros and cons. Alas I bought it before the holiday season here is an article below which outlines some of its benefits and also a link to purchase it.
Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is a cherished natural remedy, used by many as a preventative and curative measure. It also holds an important place in the dieting world – scientific studies, as well as practical experiences, show that apple cider vinegar (ACV) can help you lose weight.

Vinegar is one of those substances that target the problem holistically, and it provides you with long-term solutions. This article will help you understand how ACV works and how to use ACV as part of your daily diet to get the best results.

What Does ACV Do To Make You Lose Weight?

ACV taps into several physiological mechanisms that support healthy weight loss:

1. ACV acts as an appetite suppressor

ACV makes you eat less by producing a feeling of satiety sooner. One research that proved that empirically was a 2005 study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Subjects who ate bread with vinegar felt significantly fuller than their counterparts who were fed only bread. The more acetic acid (the primary constituent of vinegar) the participants ingested, the fuller they were.

2. ACV controls blood sugar levels

ACV prevents uncontrollable sugar spikes and crashes that make you want to nibble between meals. When your blood sugar is stable, it’s much easier to stick to your diet and eat only when your body needs it.

The previously mentioned study also measured blood sugar levels in the vinegar-fed and control group. Participants who were given ACV had significantly lower post-meal blood glucose levels (there was no spike that usually follows a meal high in carbohydrates). Furthermore, those who consumed a higher dose of vinegar, benefited from the effect even 90 minutes after eating.

3. ACV prevents fat accumulation

ACV stimulates your metabolism and makes you burn fat faster. It contains a lot of organic acids and enzymes that speed up your metabolism and increase the rate at which body fat is burnt.

There aren’t many human studies that would support this explanation. A Japanese study published in 2009 was observing the effects of acetic acid on rats that were fed a diet high in fats. The scientist concluded that the consumption of acetic acid suppressed fat accumulation. ACV can also help you to reduce cholesterol

4. ACV has an impact on insulin secretion

Insulin affects fat storage. This hormone is closely linked to blood sugar levels and its secretion is disturbed in people suffering from type 2 diabetes. Scientists suggested that ACV might work in a similar way to some diabetic drugs and could have a potential in controlling diabetes.

5. ACV detoxifies the body

When our body gets rid of toxins, all the processes (including digestion and metabolism) become more efficient. ACV flushes the body and helps it use the nutrients from food in the best way possible. It is high in fiber that absorb toxins and improve bowel movement.

How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) For Weight Loss

If you are not used to the taste and effects of ACV, you might want to include it into your diet gradually.

Start by adding 1 teaspoon of ACV to a cup of water and drink it once a day. Then, increase the amount of vinegar per serving, and the frequency of drinking.

Ideally, you should add 2 tablespoons of vinegar to a cup of water and drink it one to three times a day.

To kick start the metabolism and influence the feeling of fullness, it’s best to drink it about an hour before your meal. As an addition to your pre-meal serving, some also suggest drinking it first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach.

ACV is very acidic, so you need to dilute it to protect your teeth, throat and the lining of your stomach. Don’t drink undiluted ACV.

Buy organic ACV with the ‘mother of vinegar’ to enjoy the full health benefits.

ACV is seen as a superior choice due to its all-encompassing health benefits. It cleanses the body and acts in an anti-microbial way. Not only does it help with weight loss, it also has a positive effect on some other conditions.

ACV can help  with, cancer, heart health, high cholesterol, free radical damage, digestion, acid reflux, and it’s even useful for treating kidney stones

What To Expect When Taking ACV For Weight Loss?

ACV will not provide you with a quick weight loss. The changes will be gradual, but permanent. Don’t be impatient and allow it some time. Sometimes losing just one pound a month and not re-gaining it afterwards, can be the real success.

How fast you’ll lose weight, depends on other factors as well, such as your exercise, nutrition, stress and genetic factors. For best and fastest effects, you need to combine this natural product with other techniques for losing weight, so the function of vinegar gets supported with lifestyle changes

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Any nation where the righteous are silent the wicked will rule- Dr Myles Monroe

Any nation where the righteous are silent the wicked will rule- Dr Myles Monroe teaching The Power of Planning and change

The Christmas the people need

25th of December a day we celebrate with merriment and feasting a day in the Christian calendar we celebrate the birth of our Awesome Ruler, Gentle Redeemer, Our Living Truth, Our Friend, and Our Living Word. Almost everyone will have a meal to line their stomachs but after today we go back to status quo. Many will return to a system of 010 or 101 (one or two meals a day) without a meal a person loses his or her basic humanity, people unleash all kinds of evil on others this is what we see in our society today. Hunger and desperation is palpable in our land yet we know there is plenty.

As we celebrate in this festive season let us remember the many poor around us, which of the poor have we adopted anonymously. Which food bank have we donated too? Many will say it is governments work, yes it Is but as far as I have experienced, government does not work for the masses there are no jobs and there is no basic infrastructure there is no basic social services of food tokens.

We saw one of the governors distributing fowls the other day, this is not governance it is a mere  display of ignorance of what a government should do for its people.

There is an urgent need to devolve power to transparent educated local governments this is the governance that will be closer to the people and can really deal with poverty

The Christmas the people need is to experience Gods love on earth.

Is Buhari Physically strong enough to rule Nigeria?

I have thought all along that Nigeria needs this man of integrity but after watching his interview on Channelstv, my conscience tells me Buhari may no longer have the physical strength his articulation is slow. Here is an excerpt:

My Nigeria! My Heritage!: The Queens School Days “Pass On the Torch” For Stella, Titi, Moyeni, Ayo and Funmilayo Ola


Obafemi Awolowo Obafemi Awolowo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Queens school is a city Palm House Capital, Casuarina full of ladies, Baobab Lazy bones” my sudden nostalgia triggered by the fact that I am attending Dr Funke Adedeji’s 50th birthday celebration.

I dedicate this piece to our beautiful queens that passed on in the journey of life: Stella Ojo, Omoyeni Abiodun – Wright, Titi Ayeni Nee Ogunlesi, Ayopeju Ariyo and Funmilayo Odutola nee Ola gone but never never forgotten!

My Mum was adamant that I should attend The Holy Child College, Obalende Lagos a safe catholic education as she her self had attended The St Teresa’s College Ibadan (Holy and Saint the girls were far from that lol). I had taken the Federal Common entrance and my schools were Queens College Yaba Lagos, Queens School Moor Plantation Ibadan and Federal Government College Warri. I also took the Lagos State Common Entrance with Holy Child topping the…

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Why must these things bother me so?

Why must these things bother me so? Can’t I just go to sleep on my lovely sheets? There is work tomorrow girl what is your grief? But how can I sleep? I read in one of the Nigerian papers earlier about the Tanker explosion where 20 people where burnt to death.  So what! accidents are a daily  dosage on the roads,  nobody cares and you know what, when they happen there is always a large crowd watching or waiting for it to finish, you know there are so many people milling about the roads they just watch. Can’t the fire be put out? And the victims taking to the nearest hospital?  There is a fire station nearby but does it have water? Are the men properly equipped and trained? Or how does the fire engine get through the logjam? Did anyone call the police? Yes the police were called but unfortunately they do not have fire protection gear and their vehicles were not re – fuelled last night.

Ah so all those people are gone! I ponder at the awful wastage that is the life of the common man in an impervious society immune to pain. A society that takes a life and destroys it! A society that shatters hopes of its most valuable resource the human being. ?  A society that takes the cream of its youth and turns them upside down some of them are watching the fire, some of them????  A few of them with riveting yet inspirational tales to tell.

Human being what is that? Is it something to use to get ransom? Is it something you shoot when you are trigger happy? Is it something begging on the street? Is it something used for ritual? Is it something roaming around naked? Is it something dead on the street? Or is it something that God made in his image that deserves value and respect?

Why must these things bother me so?

Adetoro A Akinseye


…..During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”      Nelson Rohilahla Mandela’s speech at his trial

Nelson Rohilahla Mandela is easily the greatest inspiration of the 20th and maybe 21st century he dedicated his entire life to making life better for all black people

He represents what is best of the human kind. His marriage to Evelyn broke down because he could not give up the struggle for his people! His marriage to Winnie broke down because Winnie was broken by the authorities and he was not there to guide her! In all he went through he is not bitter about the breakdown of his home and the lost years in prison he was determined and focused to ensure that black men and white men have equal opportunity in the land of their birth!

Nelson Rohilahla Mandela came from the Thembu tribe in the beautiful Xhosa country of the Transkei region an area which is the size of Switzerland. The Xhosa people are a proud people with an expressive clicking sounding language. Education, law, order and courtesy is very important to the Xhosa people as it is to all African people. Every Xhosa person can trace its descendant to a specific forefather and Nelson Mandela forefather is known as Madiba, he is often referred to as this as a sign of respect. In other African tribes like the Yoruba in West Africa this is known as “Oriki” or clan name. Nelson Mandela was born at the end of the “Great War” and the out break of the flu epidemic that killed millions worldwide 18th of July 1918!

When Nelson Mandela was a little boy he often heard stories from the elders of his tribe telling stories of the old days and the tales of the wars fought by his ancestors  to defend the Xhosa nation. There were names like Dingane, Bambatha, Hintsa, Moshoeshoe and they were praised  as the pride of the entire Africa. And most fascinating was the story of Shaka the great Zulu! One of the greatest Africans to thread the earth! Nelson Mandela was excited and motivated by these stories he hoped that one day he will have the chance to serve and liberate his people like his great fearless ancestors did.

When Nelson was very little his father Gadla Mpakanyiswa was deposed from his position as a Chief unfairly by a white magistrate which made his father lose his fortune, title, herd and his land! In Africa a mans fortune is measured by the amount of land he owns . This affected Nelson Mandela who had to move with his Mum to a village called Qunu. Nelson Mandela had a wonderful childhood in Qunu he learnt how to mould animals out of clay, he went fishing, he learnt to use a slingshot to knock a bird out of the sky, he knew how get wild honey. He loved the veld and open spaces, the beauties of African nature he found breathtaking!

When Nelson Mandela was seven years old he started the village school on the first day his teacher gave all the children an English name and said they must answer to this name in school. This was the custom due to bias, whites then were unwilling to pronounce African names and considered African names uncivilized his new name was Nelson after the sea captain Lord Nelson! In school Nelson Mandela only learnt about the British culture which was assumed to be superior there was no such thing as African Culture.

One night when Nelson was nine years old there was some commotion in his mothers hut his father was ill with some lung disease, which was not known because he never visited a doctor, for many days he lay still in the hut he asked for his tobacco pipe one day and when he smoked it he became calm he died after an hour with his pipe in his mouth. This was one of the hardest times of Nelson’s life he had to leave his childhood home in Qunu to live with the Regent of Thembuland, Chief Jongintaba his name in English meant “One who looks at mountains” which really means “One who aspires to great things” African names are predictions of what your parents expect of you! What a rich heritage!

In his new home “The Great Place” Nelson was very happy there were two other children Justice a boy who was four years older than him and Nomafu a girl. He was treated the same as them. They had the same food, same clothes and went to the same school. Justice became Nelsons hero after his father Justice attended a boarding school and was  very out going he excelled in cricket, rugby and soccer while Nelson was very quiet and thoughtful. Nelson and Justice became best friends. Many of the things Nelson learnt at “The Great Place” are things he took into his adult life. Fairness, listening to everyone in a discussion before giving his opinion. One main lesson he learnt from Chief Jogintaba is “a leader is a shepherd he must stay behind the flock”

At “The Great Place” Nelson learnt a lot about African history from the North to the South. The Bantu speaking people from the middle east slowly making their way to the south until they reached the tip. He also learnt that the British textbook that said South Africa began when Riebeeck landed at the Cape of Good hope in 1652 this was not true!

Nelson Mandela, July 4 1993.

Nelson Mandela, July 4 1993. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)