Does Apple Cider Vinegar
Really Help to Reduce Weight?
[Murray Naditch, Ph. D.]
Weight Research Institute
Apple cider vinegar, made from fermented apples, has been used for healing since Hippocrates. Cider vinegar has been used as a weight-loss remedy for centuries, and appears to work by increasing satiety, allowing dieters to feel fuller with less food.
Is Apple Cider Vinegar Effect in Reducing Weight?
A Japanese study of 175 obese people gave subjects either vinegar or water daily for 12 weeks. Those whose drinks contained vinegar had lower body mass index (BMI), less visceral fat, and lost more weight than those whose drinks didn't contain vinegar.
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A study, printed in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that people who were given small amounts of white vinegar along with a piece of bread felt fuller than those who just ate bread.
A Japanese animal study found that mice whose high-fat diets were supplemented with acetic acid (the main ingredient in vinegar) developed up to 10 percent less body fat than control mice.
Is Apple Cider Vinegar Safe?
None of these studies found any adverse consequences associated with apple cider vinegar. This isn’t surprising, after all apple cider vinegar is a food not a drug. You wouldn’t need to consult your doctor if you ate a turnip.
What’s the Best Way to Take Apple Cider Vinegar on a Regular Basis?
Health Experts recommend taking a tablespoon of vinegar mixed with 8 ounces of water before meals.
Rather than drinking vinegar, I prefer to take my apple cider vinegar in powered forms. One easy way to do this is by taking a daily weight loss supplement with apple cider vinegar in it such as Why Not Me? manufactured by Pure Balance (purebalancechiro.com).
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