With various uses, apple cider vinegar is an indispensable item to have at home. It can be used for home cleaning, as a hair moisturizer and even facial tonic. The benefits and forms of use are diverse, and most striking is that apple cider vinegar is slim, and it can be one of your best allies to lose a few pounds.
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By fermenting the apple, the sugar in the fruit is converted into alcohol which, during the process, is also modified, resulting in acetic acid. The whole procedure takes about 30 days in total and the bacteria responsible for the transformation are called acetobacter: healthy and beneficial to the body.
Apple cider vinegar loses weight or not?
A study by the University of Arizona, published in the journal Diabetes Care, confirmed that apple cider vinegar can help with weight loss.
Over the course of a month, a group of men and women drank two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar diluted in half a glass of water before lunch and dinner. When the study was completed, each participant lost approximately two pounds.
According to Carol Johnston, PhD who conducted the study in Arizona, the research was able to prove that ingestion of vinegar before meals has the potential to lower blood glucose and prevent insulin spikes, which are responsible for the need to eat.
This is because acetic acid partially prevents the absorption of sugars and starches, so that the body does not understand them as foods that should be absorbed, eliminating them through the digestive tract and aiding in weight loss. This mechanism for eliminating sugars and starches also helps in preventing type-2 diabetes.
According to ANAD (National Diabetes Care Association), apple cider vinegar capsules improve muscle performance as it helps in post-workout recovery. In addition, it also has pectin fibers that increase the feeling of satiety.