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Is Apple Cider Vinegar a natural aid to dieting?
Apple cider vinegar is undoubtedly loved by many, this can be seen from the notorious Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) brand, Bragg. Curated in 1912, Bragg has been pioneering ACV due to its 100% natural and organic apples used; with this comes health benefits that are promoted by the organic nature of the product and the introduction of ‘the mother’. Displaying multiple health benefits, Organic ACV is used by many; to name but a few Victoria Beckham, Katy Perry, Jennifer Aniston and many people that endorse this product worldwide. Some Health benefits display:
These benefits can all affect the diet and nourishment of the human body, some reducing weight, some helping in the reduction of cravings and lowering blood sugar levels.
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar has been seen to aid in weight loss in a number of studies, by reducing the weight over a period of 12 weeks. 144 obese adults were randomly selected to drink 1-2 tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar, the half where placebo for progressive results. At the end of the study, it was clear that ACV did help in the aid to weight loss, however not drastically. Those who drank 2 tablespoons had lost close to 4 pounds, while those who drank 1 tablespoon lost 2.5 pounds, and those that drank the placebo – gained weight. However, even though these results are in fact ‘encouraging’ there is not even evidence to support the claim that Organic ACV promotes significant weight loss. But clearly, from the reduction in weight over the 12 weeks, we believe that the introduction of Apple Cider Vinegar into a balanced diet and regular exercise would promote significant weight loss.
The regulation of blood sugar levels can again aid in dieting, this is due to the blood sugar highs and lows tend to lead to cravings for sugary snacks. Therefore if ACV can help control blood sugar levels, this could help manage cravings and portion control, potentially resulting in a reduced caloric intake; displays an aid to dieting.
As well as a reduction in caloric intake – it is directly possible that ACV can allow consumers to feel ‘fuller’, there is evidence to support this. One study found that consumers who used Apple cider vinegar before eating meals displayed a reduction in their caloric intake daily. There is another study that also stated that there was an increase that consumer of ACV, felt fuller.
Apple cider vinegar does have sufficient evidence that displays that weight loss is possible in the long run, as seen from a reduction in 4 pounds of weight in 12 weeks. But being dependent on one product to reduce your weight without there not being a change in diet or exercise is improper and does not provide sufficient results. However, Apple Cider Vinegar would be perfect in the event of an aid to weight loss, with health benefits that help to regulate blood sugar levels to reduce cravings and the killing of harmful bacteria. This, therefore, states that Apple cider vinegar would be great in the rotation of a healthy balanced diet and with the addition of exercise to promote weight loss.