An apple a day keeps the doctor away and apple cider vinegar every day keeps you slim and you hold sway!
Apple cider vinegar is prepared by crushing apples and combining with yeast so that the apples’ sugar is converted into alcohol. Bacteria help in the fermentation of the alcohol into acetic acid (a short-chain fatty acid that is reduced to acetate and hydrogen by the human body) and its health benefits are immense.
Among the many health benefits of apple cider vinegar first and foremost is its magical role in inducing weight-loss. By improving metabolism (by increasing the fat-burning enzyme AMPK in the liver), reducing fat storage, and suppressing appetite (acetate is known for suppressing centers in the brain that control appetite), apple cider vinegar plays a major role in aiding weight-loss.
Apple cider vinegar not only promotes fullness, thereby reducing calorie intake, but also slows down stomach emptying significantly, thereby increasing the feeling of satiety. However, the appetite-suppressing effects of this vinegar may be bad for the patients of Gastroparesis. Apple cider vinegar is also known to lower blood sugar levels and insulin levels.
Various studies have shown that people who took apple cider vinegar with a rich meal had a staggering 55% lower blood sugar response 1 hour later and they consumed 200–275 fewer calories in the next twelve hours.
2 tablespoons, that is, 30 ml of this magical potion each day can reduce 3.7 lbs of weight if taken regularly. It can reduce your waist circumference by 0.75 inches.
And how to include it in your diet? It’s simple – use it with olive oil as a salad dressing or simply take 1-2 tablespoons (15-30 ml) mixed with water every day. However, it is always advisable to take smaller doses 2-3 times a day. In short, if weight control is your target, apple cider vinegar is one of the best things you can have!