For several thousands of years, apple cider vinegar has been used as a popular home remedy, in cooking, and as a health tonic. Its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties offer numerous health benefits including lowering blood sugar levels, reducing cholesterol, etc.

Apple cider vinegar also promotes weight loss and fat reduction. Acetic acid- one of the main components of vinegar suppresses body fat accumulation.

Here’s how apple cider vinegar aids weight loss:

1. Makes You Feel Satiated and Reduce Calorie Intake

Apple cider vinegar can help promote fullness which can also lower the number of calories you consume. A 2005 study reported that people who consumed apple cider vinegar ended up consuming up to 275 fewer calories during the rest of the day. But do not take it alongside your meals since it could worsen gastroparesis (or delayed stomach emptying- a complication of type 1 diabetes).

2. Can Aid Fat Reduction

Apple cider vinegar can help you lose weight as well as body fat. In a study conducted on Obese Japanese adults, consumption of one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar for a period of 12 weeks resulted in great changes in their body weight, body fat percentage, and decreased waist circumference as well as triglyceride levels.

3. Improves Metabolism

Apart from being an appetite suppressant that prevents you from overeating, apple cider vinegar also increases your body’s metabolic rate. This helps you burn calories more efficiently. Studies in obese rats reported that apple cider vinegar prevents fat deposition and improve their metabolism.

4. Reduces Fat Storage

Apple cider vinegar consumption helps treat obesity and increased the expression of genes that reduced belly fat storage as well as liver fat. A 2016 study reported that apple cider vinegar suppressed beta-oxidation and offered protection against obesity. It also helped protect the accumulation of fat in the liver and abdomen.

5. Lowers Insulin Levels

Apart from regulating blood glucose levels, the hormone insulin also promotes fat storage in the body. And lowering insulin levels can aid in weight loss. Apple cider vinegar reduced the ratio of insulin to glucagon (the hormone that opposes the action of the insulin), resulting in fat burning and weight loss.

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