Apple cider vinegar also known as ACV has been documented to be used for weight loss purposes dating back hundreds of years. It basically is a type of vinegar which is pale to medium amber in caller and derived from cider or apple. The main use of this type of vinegar has been in the culinary world, used for flavoring, marinade, vinaigrettes, food preservatives, and chutneys, among other things.
Mainly the process is crushing apples and extracting the liquid. Then bacteria and yeast are mixed in to start fermentation. Then a second fermentation process takes place and the alcohol from the first fermentation process is turned into vinegar by acetic acid forming bacteria. This is what gives the cider its sour taste. Aside from it’s obvious use for weight loss and in the food industry it also has been found to in some research to aid in avoiding health issues like acid reflux, diabetes, and hypertension.
A lot of natural products are in the market out there these days marketed to aid in losing weight and rightfully so because if these natural products have any weight loss properties it would be a shame if those properties are not exploited. We can think about it in such a way that something natural and something that we may be using already to begin with, in our daily lives can aid us in one of our goals and that’s to get healthier. Let’s face it, less weight will always equate to better health with the exception of any eating disorder or weight loss disorder. The past few years the use of apple cider vinegar has been leaning more towards being a dietary supplement. Now as a dietary supplement which aids in weight loss let’s touch on the mechanics of how this vinegar can get it done.
The ingredient which is essential to the weight loss process is the ingredient used in the fermentation itself. Remember earlier we mentioned that acetic acid is used in the fermentation process, this acid as it turns out has enzymes that interacts with the digestive enzymes in the intestines to create an effect or a feeling of less appetite, so it does stand to reason that if taken before a meal Apple Cider can help in our battle against weight loss. It might not be a magic pill but it works, naturally and surely. Furthermore, the same acid also has been shown in some studies to fight against fat accumulation.
In other words it initiates the process of our body using fats so it will not be stored for longer periods creating fat deposits. Enzymes in apple cider also have been linked to efficient fat oxidation and consequently the release of cholesterol in the blood stream. That is an outstanding bonus to the weight loss effects. And lastly, it also has been shown to aid in the reduction of triglycerides which has been known to be a fat absorber and promote the storage of these fats from food in the body.
Maintaining a healthy weight can help you live longer and healthier. Let apple cider vinager help you reach that goal! -Darrell Miller