Apple cider vinegar has become the most talked about potion among those who’re looking to lose weight. There have been several reports doing round on internet, about how raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar can help in weight loss and maintain overall health. Not only weight loss, apple cider vinegar comes with additional health benefits. Many fad diets have created much hype on internet while majority of them failing to show any noticeable results. Let’s discuss if apple cider vinegar or popularly known as ACV, lives up to the hype or not.
Nutritionist Lisa Drayer says, "A lot of this is marketing and it's been around a long time. I remember, probably 15 years ago, covering the apple cider vinegar diet. When you looked closely, the diet paired apple cider vinegar pills with a low-calorie menu. It's no wonder people lost weight.”
"So I think there's been a lot of advertising about the benefits of apple cider vinegar for weight loss," she added, "and consumers get those messages, and they think, 'Oh, this must be the next magic bullet.' But whether it's based on science is another matter."
What does the research say about Apple Cider Vinegar and Weight Loss?
A number of research on role of ACV in weight loss have proved that acetic acid in the vinegar helped mice and rats suppress body fat accumulation and metabolism disorders. But as the research was carried out on mice and rats, one cannot ascertain that results would be same for humans as well.
"But they do suggest a weight loss from apple cider vinegar is plausible," Drayer said. "For example, some research suggests that it might promote satiety and make you consume fewer calories throughout the day."
Do you want to give it a try? Here’s how to do it
You can drink apple cider vinegar before meals to promote weight loss. Apples contain pectin which makes you feel fuller and more satiated. Apple cider vinegar contains same amount of pectin as apples do. It can suppress your hunger in the similar manner.
Plus, apple cider vinegar increases the amount of acid present in your stomach before meals. It will ensure better digestion of protein for hormone synthesis.
Take 1 or 2 teaspoons of raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar with 8 ounces of water. Drink this concoction before meals thrice a day.
Apart from weight loss it helps fighting cardiovascular disease. ACV contains malic acid which helps clearing the clogged arteries, lymph nodes and organ tissues. It can also prevent and eliminate existing acne, warts and other skin infections. Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to your bath water to see the difference.
But one thing should be noted that ACV is no quick fix. You have to stick to your balanced diet and proper workouts to shed weight. If you’re looking for a quick refuge, then apple cider vinegar is just not for you.
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