Weight loss can be aided by apple cider vinegar, various scientific studies have shown.
It has been proven to make dieters feel fuller, effectively helping them to shed the pounds.
A number of studies involving human subjects have resulted in real weight loss on the scales, showing just how potent the vinegar can be.
Scientists at the Department of Nutrition at Arizona State University found that after taking vinegar the dieters at 200 to 275 calories less per day.
More researchers at Lund University, in Sweden, found very similar results. The nutrition experts claimed: “The results indicate an interesting potential of fermented and pickled products containing acetic acid.”
It is the acetic acid in the apple cider vinegar that is supposed to help dieters feel full.
How to take apple cider vinegar
There are various ways to take the vinegar, but some are more appetising than others.
Taking the drink before every meal is the most effective way to do it, and the more hardcore dieters might take a teaspoon neat.
However, you can dilute the cider in various substances.
Many dilute two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water.
If the flavour is too unpleasant then it is possible to add a natural sweeter to the drink, and have it with warm water like a tea.
Raw honey serves a natural sweeter, as does Stevia or maple syrup.
Experts, however, have specifically warned about one very important aspect of taking the cider. Don’t expect sudden changes, as this method will take a while to work.
It is important to take the drink over a long period to time to reap the weight loss benefits of the drink.
An expert told Men’s Health US that you need to take apple cider vinegar for at least three months to see a difference.
Carol Johnston, from Arizona State University, explained that it will take this long for the pounds to healthily come off.
It has also been reported that apple cider vinegar could be a natural cure of headaches.