Taking Apple Cider Vinegar To Lose Belly Fat

Apple cider vinegar is made by crushing fresh apples and combining them with yeast to form an alcohol, then taking that alcohol and adding bacteria to turn it into a vinegar.

People have used apple cider vinegar for centuries as a form of natural medicine and diet supplement. It contains significant amounts of potassium and amino acids as well as antioxidants. It’s also quite effective at removing harmful bacteria and disinfecting.

One of the health benefits under scrutiny at the moment is the added benefit that apple cider vinegar lends to weight loss. This article explores the science behind these claims.

It reduces fat storage

A recent study in the Journal of Food and Nutrition Research found that certain kinds of vinegar – including apple cider vinegar – were able to reduce the development of fat cells on rats which were fed a high-fat diet. Without fat cells developing the fat cannot be stored and is dealt with in a  different way, probably breaking it down for energy. The study was not conducted on humans but it is an early indicator of what it can do for us. Many of the medicines used today were first tested on rats and this is the first step in the journey of great discovery.

It controls your blood sugar

An older study found that vinegar can also support weight loss because it lowers circulating glucose. Circulating glucose is also a contributing factor to fat storage because when it reaches that cells it gets absorbed by them and then converted to fat through a series of chemical reactions. Instead, when taking vinegar several other kinds of cells take up the glucose for energy and the glucose is not stored as fat. Controlling levels of circulating glucose can also be helpful in reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, where the body becomes resistant to insulin and the uptake of glucose.

It helps you feel fuller

The very same study found that apple cider vinegar increases the feeling of satiety or feeling full. Many scientists believe that apple cider vinegar slows down the movement of the food through the digestive tract which wards off the feeling of hunger for much longer. One of the common reasons people struggle with that is because they feel hungry all the time and this is how apple cider vinegar can help them. In general, a feeling of fullness helps you to eat less as well and to consume fewer calories.

How to take it

The majority of experts agree that taking apple cider vinegar pure is not as beneficial as diluting it in about 8 ounces of water. But you could also use it as a topping for food like salads. The right dosages are achieved when taking 2 or 3 doses during the day before or during meals. Please also make sure to consult your doctor if you have any chronic diseases – especially for which you take medication, and if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. There is no proven danger of apple cider vinegar but there are also no studies to prove its safety in such groups of people yet.