Can Apple Cider Vinegar help you lose Weight?

What is Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar is apple juice, which has been fermented by yeast, the sugar in the fruit is converted into acetic acid. Acetic acid gives the vinegar its strong taste and smell. You will notice that some apple cider vinegar is dark with wispy bits floating and some is clear. These are some of the good bits; probiotic bacteria and protein, called ‘the mother’ but sometimes manufacturers filter these out out to give a clear vinegar.

Can I lose Weight if I take Apple Cider Vinegar?

It has been suggested that apple cider vinegar may suppresses your appetite and make you feel fuller, hence the link to weight loss. Animal studies show weight loss benefits, but there is a paucity of studies in humans proving weight loss benefits. A detailed review of these studies was undertaken by Launholt. Their conclusion was that there is currently insufficient evidence to support the use of apple cider vinegar as a weight loss treatment. This does not mean that apple cider vinegar is of no value in weight loss, it means that there is no proof and more research is needed. But all is not lost-apple cider vinegar may be a useful food to improve your metabolism.

The Effect of Apple Cider Vinegar on Insulin and Metabolism

After a sugary meal, sugar rushes into the circulation, resulting in very high blood sugar levels. High blood sugar then causes a large insulin release. If this scenario is repeated constantly over prolonged periods of time, an ever-increasing amount of insulin is needed to do the same job. This is called insulin resistance. The problem persists, until eventually, there is insufficient insulin to reduce blood sugar and diabetes is not far away. This is where vinegar may help.

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Other potential health benefits of apple cider vinegar include its probiotic properties, and its antioxidant properties from polyphenols. Probiotics support healthy gut bugs, which are critical for good health. Polyphenols, natural antioxidants contribute to the control of inflammation, with a reduced risk of long-term conditions such as heart disease, cancer and stokes.



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