While many people would like to lose weight for health and other reasons, it is not easy to find a method which is inexpensive, reliable and with almost no side effects. A popular method of losing weight according to several studies on weight loss, is by consuming vinegar from apple regularly. Apple cider vinegar abbreviated as ACV is made by crushing clean apples , which are then distilled , fermented and contains a high percentage of acetic acid, so pasteurization is not required to kill the bacteria. Some of the ways in which the vinegar derived from apple can help a person reach his or her optimal body weight are discussed.
A study on apple cider vinegar for weight loss , first published in 2009, is widely used as proof of the effectiveness of the vinegar. In the study two tablespoons of the liquid were added to the daily diet, and some weight loss was visible after a period of three months. It is also observed that those who incorporated the liquid in their diet also managed to lose fat stored around their stomach, had a slimmer waist and reduced the levels of triglyceride in the blood. Consuming apple cider vinegar daily helps in weight loss , using a combination of several weight loss techniques.
One of the reasons why apple cider vinegar is so effective in weight loss is that it reduces the appetite. It is observed that those who consume the liquid are likely to feel satiated faster according to a 2005 study in the European Journal of clinical nutrition. Some claim that it increases the metabolic rate, preventing accumulation and storage of fat in the human body. It also helps in reducing the spike in the blood sugar levels after meals, and the rapid decline in these levels which are the cause of overeating between meals. So the person consuming apple cider vinegar is less likely to eat food between meals.
It is also observed that apple cider vinegar helps in digestion of the food, absorbing the nutrients in the food ingested and removes the toxins in the body. It also improves the secretion of insulin in the body, reducing storage of fat. However for maximizing the health benefits of the apple cider vinegar, the apple cider vinegar should not be processed , should not be filtered, and should be organic and unpasteurized. Apple cider vinegar can also be made at home. Since ACV contains acetic acid, it can damage the enamel of the teeth, so it is advisable to dilute it with water, and drink it will a straw. For maximizing weight loss, a person should also have a healthy diet and exercise regularly.