How Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help You Lose Weight
The Effect Apple Cider Vinegar can have on weight loss
Apple Cider Vinegar has many health benefits. This ranges from helping to control diabetes, for a healthy heart, for skin ailments, preventing fatigue and our main concern which is weight loss.
Cider vinegar can also be used around the home for cleaning, neutralizing odors, killing weeds and is great for washing fruit. It is one of the best things you can use to remove pesticides and bacteria from your fruit and vegetables.
This article explains how cider vinegar helps you lose weight, how to use it and what to expect from taking it.
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What Does ACV Do To Make You Lose Weight?
ACV taps into several physiological mechanisms that support healthy weight loss:
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.
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.
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.
How To Use ACV For Weight Loss
If you are not used to the taste and effects of ACV, you might want to include it in 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.
What To Expect When Taking ACV For Weight Loss?
ACV will not provide you with 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 afterward, 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 the best and fastest effects, you need to combine this natural product with other techniques for losing weight, so the function of vinegar gets supported by lifestyle changes.