2 Simple Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Could Help You Burn Fat

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By Hot Health December 15, 2018 17:31
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2 Simple Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Could Help You Burn Fat

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has become the new health obsession for many people around the world due to its incredible health benefits. Some may take it for an energy boost, others for its health-boosting properties. It does not matter which is the case; apple cider vinegar is capable of providing several benefits to the human body.

But before delving into the main topic of how apple cider vinegar helps you burn fat, the process of producing apple cider vinegar must be explained. This product exists due to a fermentation process that includes two steps. In the first step, the apples are crushed, and yeast is added to convert sugar into alcohol. Bacteria are added in the second step to turn the alcohol into acetic acid, its central element.

This element is also known as ethanoic acid and provides the strong odor and sour taste to apple cider vinegar. When consumed, this short-chained fatty acid metabolizes into acetate and hydrogen. It’s believed that the health benefits of apple cider vinegar come from the acetic acid.

Apple cider vinegar can be used for skin and hair care, detoxifying your body, fighting infections, and even for cleaning your clothes and house. But the primary goal of this article is to discuss its health benefits regarding your metabolic system and weight loss.


2 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Helps Burn Fat


1. Regulation of glucose metabolism


Several studies have shown that regular consumption of apple cider vinegar reduces blood glucose (blood sugar) levels before and after a meal while increasing insulin sensitivity and decreasing insulin resistance in healthy and type 2 diabetes participants. Regulation of blood glucose and insulin are essential for burning fat and losing weight.

A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2005 that was directed by scientists at the Lund University in Sweden discovered that consumption of apple cider vinegar by healthy volunteers in different servings at different concentrations led to a decrease in both blood glucose and insulin within minutes. The study also showed that higher concentrations produced a higher postprandial (after-meal) reduction of these levels.

Similar results were found in another 2005 study directed by scientists of the same Swedish university. These results lead to the conclusion that high glycemic indexes of certain foods can be reduced with the pre-meal consumption of apple cider vinegar.

Aside from its observation of healthy subjects, several other studies, like the ones conducted by Johnston et al. (2004) and Liatis et al. (2010), showed that the consumption of apple cider vinegar before a meal could also regulate blood glucose and insulin levels in subjects with type 2 diabetes.

A further investigation by scientists from Arizona State University – Department of Nutrition discovered that regular ingestion of apple cider vinegar before bedtime could regulate basal levels until morning.


Lose Weight and Body Fat

As explained above, the acetic acid found in apple cider vinegar could be responsible for most of the health-related benefits, including weight loss. Several studies have confirmed this hypothesis.

A study was conducted by Japanese scientists in 2009 using 144 obese adult participants. They were placed on a 12-week diet that included different concentrations of apple cider vinegar every day. In the groups that consumed the apple cider vinegar, body weight, visceral fat, waist circumference, body mass index (BMI), and blood triglyceride levels were reduced.

A further study conducted in Japan the same year discovered that acetic acid could reduce obesity by regulating the expression of specific genes related to fatty acid oxidation enzymes found in the liver, which prevented body fat accumulation.

Similar results were also found in two studies performed by Yamashita in 2007 and 2016. They showed the benefits of consuming acetic acid through the improvement of higher glucose tolerance. Other studies showed the decrease of LDL “bad cholesterol” levels and an increase of HDL “good cholesterol” levels.


2. Apple Cider vinegar can promote fullness while reducing overall calorie intake.


By providing a feeling of fullness before finishing the meal, your overall calorie intake for that meal could be reduced. This was discussed in studies like the one conducted by Johnson et al. in 2005 and Darzi et al. in 2014.

Other studies discovered that consuming apple cider vinegar with meals could slow down the digestion process in the stomach, increasing the feeling of fullness, while reducing blood glucose and insulin levels (Lijeberg et al., 1998).


Other Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar: 

While this article focuses on how ACV helps with weight loss, it may also help with other issues:

It may improve the symptomatology of women with polycystic ovary syndrome (Wu et al., 2013)

Lower high blood pressure levels by reducing the effect of the enzyme responsible for the arterial vasoconstriction (Kondo et al. and Honsho et al., 2005).

Protect against the proliferation of harmful bacteria and viruses, potentially preventing food poisoning (Entani et al., 1998 and Lukasik et al., 2003).

A final comment about apple cider vinegar:

Although some of the studies discussed in this article were developed using laboratory mice, most of them were conducted using healthy, obese, and type 2 diabetes participants. These studies revealed ACV’s health benefits mainly in the metabolic and weight loss fields.

It’s usually recommended to drink 1 to 2 tablespoons of ACV diluted in 6 to 8 ounces cup of water 10 minutes before consuming a high carbohydrate meal. If you take medication for diabetes, talk to your doctor first before using ACV. You should also drink it through a straw as it could erode tooth enamel. If you have low potassium levels, you may be cautioned to avoid ACV as it has been shown to reduce potassium in some individuals. Additionally, when it comes to taking it in tablet form, the consistency and quality of ACV may significantly vary depending on the brand.

 

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