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ACV Or The Apple Cider Vinegar: Is It Helpful To Lose weight?

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Many people drink apple cider vinegar or ACV to decrease the weight. But, the million-dollar question is whether it is truly helpful to reduce the weight or not.

A good number of persons drink the ACV or the apple cider vinegar in the morning mixing it with a glass of water. Some people also try ACV smoothies. The only purpose is to lose the weight. But, no specific scientific evidence is present that says long-term use of this vinegar is really beneficial or not.

According to certified dietitian Leslie Langevin of the Whole Health Nutrition, it is a controversial topic that ACV could help to lose weight, POPSUGAR reported. Leslie stated that daily consumption of the apple cider vinegar does no harm, but she is not ready to recommend it as the weight-loss supplement. She suggests that though some evidence show that the said vinegar helps with the blood sugar levels, but the recommendation comes with sufficient evidence.

Some studies on animals, like mice, indicate that the ACV may bring the feeling satiated and this ultimately promotes less eating throughout the day. Other studies even suggest that the apple cider vinegar decreases the fat accumulation in the body and this reduces the weight. But the important thing is all these tests performed on mice, not humans.

The ACV consumption may even block the starch absorption that helps to prevent the blood sugar spikes, and it suppresses the appetite finally. No doubt the said studies look promising. But, extensive studies are not present to say daily consumption of ACV will impact the metabolism that will cause weight loss.

According to Calorie Secrets, some research studies have hinted that acetic acid that exists in ACV may increase the satiety for short-term. It curbs the appetite and probably help in decreasing the postprandial glucose levels. Vinegar that contains acid is no doubt highly acidic. Consuming excessive amount of vinegar may bring bad impacts in the body.

A study in 2012 from Netherlands revealed that a fifteen years old girl experienced major tooth erosion after consuming ACV to reduce the weight. Now, adding this vinegar to the salads to increase the taste or taking it with lemon water in the morning is not bad. But, more research is necessary to prove its use as weight-loss supplements.

    

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