I was sitting with a friend of mine, and she reveals that she takes 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar directly after her meals because she heard that apple vinegar is a fat burner and it helps in weight loss.
Personally, I do not agree with that idea because apple vinegar has high acidity that can be harmful for the stomach. Although Apple Cider Vinegar has never been documented to do anything but add a nice flavor to salad dressings, it is suddenly being seen as a weight loss cure? If such information is spreading, maybe a lot of you believe such a thing too!
One study showed that apple cider vinegar has the ability to delay gastric emptying which is a good thing for normal individuals (not for people suffering from ulcer and reflux). It increases the satiety feeling, meaning you can stay full for a longer time. This prevents you from eating more which is why you lose weight.
Apple vinegar can also destroy harmful bacteria in the digestive tract and is recommended to be consumed with your meals.
It has become popular as a natural appetite suppressant. That is why some people consume it before their meals or directly after the meals. But it does not burn fat. It only delays the feeling of hunger!
Think about it, if that works, then it would be much sought after! You might think there is an easy solution to weight loss, but there is no substitute for exercise, eating less and healthy.
With regards to its positive benefits, apple cider vinegar is a natural source of potassium (5mg/serving). It is healthy to cook with it, or doused on mixed vegetables as a salad dressing, especially to treat mild hypertension. Moreover, the vinegar can be used to control blood sugars after starchy meals. It has a proven history as part of the Mediterranean diet, which has been very well known for improving heart health and offering other benefits.
But is it a weight loss miracle? I doubt it. Please do not listen to whatever you hear. Always consult an expert.
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