Does the Apple Cider Vinegar Diet Work?

As an apple cider vinegar (ACV) diet has become one of the highest fastest-rising health topics it is worth taking a look into it. Quality apple cider vinegar with the ‘mother’ contains some amino acids and antioxidants. Apple Cider Vinegar with the ‘mother’ is the vinegar which still has the culture of beneficial bacteria that turns regular apple cider into vinegar. The “mother” is responsible for most of the health benefits which is claimed to help with weight loss, lower blood sugar levels, reduced cholesterol and improved symptoms of diabetes.

What is the apple cider vinegar diet?

Taking ACV on its own without following a good and healthy eating plan will avail to nothing. The whole concept of a diet should be what it implies ‘diet” – eating less, junk food and replacing it with good wholesome nutrition, following a healthy eating plan. In conjunction with the eating plan ACV might be added (1 or 2 teaspoons before or with meals). There are more benefits taking ACV than disadvantages.

What Can The ACV Diet Do For You?

Apple cider vinegar only contains about three calories per tablespoon and has been used for thousands of years as for its detoxification, antibiotic, and healing properties. Recently it has been discovered for it weight loss properties.

Other Benefits Of ACV Include

  • Reduce belly fat
  • Protective effects against cancer
  • Kills many types of harmful bacteria
  • Lowers blood sugar levels
  • Fight against diabetes

Is There Any Evidence?

Recent studies in obese rats and mice proposed that acetic acid may prevent fat deposition and improve/ameliorate the metabolism. A study done of humans is 2009 of 175 people who consumed a drink containing one, or two tablespoons of vinegar each day. After three month period, those who consumed vinegar had modest weight loss (2 to 4 pounds) and lower triglyceride levels than those who drank no vinegar.

What Are The Downsides To ACV?

ACV should be diluted and never taken in its pure content as it may damage tooth enamel. It should not be taken before working out ( running/exercise) as it is acidic and might make the esophagus feel as if it is on fire.

ACV  has been reported to cause or worsen low potassium (regulates the heart’s contractions and helps maintain muscle function and mass) levels. Which is especially important for people taking medications that can lower potassium (such as common diuretics taken to treat high blood pressure).

ACV may change insulin levels. People with diabetes should be very cautious when following a high vinegar diet.

ACV Or Not The Choice Is Yours

If you are serious about weight loss, adding ACV might not be a miracle cure but the disadvantageous are minimal. ACV may be mixed into smoothies, cocktails, as a salad dressing, and with water. It may be included in your daily diet as it has many health benefits and very few health risks. As with every diet, a lot of willpower is needed to try to follow a healthy diet and healthy eating habits.