Diet drink to lose weight revealed
Apple cider vinegar has been making the rounds for many years now as the healthy weight loss cure but how much do we really know about it and does it actually work?
You may have seen videos of Dr. Oz touting the health benefits of apple cider vinegar or random YouTubers claiming to have shed 10 pounds of belly fat in just seven days by drinking apple cider vinegar cocktails before meals.
They’ll all tell you no diet plan is complete without apple cider vinegar, at least, and that is also what a spate of recent studies seems to suggest.
According to studies there are a number of benefits from drinking apple cider vinegar, including lower cholesterol.
But reducing belly fat and overall weight loss is one of the most popular reasons people drinking the vinegar.
Even if we know the health claims sound too good to be true, it's tempting to try any weight loss regimen that's so cheap, all-natural and seemingly effortless.
So what's the deal — can apple cider vinegar really help you lose weight?
The vinegar is made from fermented apples, by crushing them and squeezing out the liquid.
A study which involved 175 people who were obese.showed that taking between one and two tablespoons of the vinegar a day could lead to weight loss.
In Japan, some of whom were given a beverage containing one or two tablespoons (15 or 30 millilitres) of apple cider vinegar every day with their meals and some who weren't.
After 12 weeks, the folks who drank a little vinegar every day lost 2 to 4 pounds (1 to 2 kilograms) and reduced their body mass index by 0.4 to 0.7 points compared to no statistical improvements in the group who didn't drink the vinegar. While losing any weight is a win, only losing 2 to 4 pounds over three months (a third of a pound a week) hardly qualifies as a "secret weight loss cure" as some claim.
Those who took one tablespoon of vinegar after food lost 2.6 pounds over the space on three months. Those who took two lost 3.7 pounds.
Another study showed that those who take the vinegar eat fewer calories - up to 200 to 275 fewer calories a day.
How to drink apple cider vinegar
Dieters can drink their tablespoons of ACV neat if they can take the sharp acidic taste.
However, it is also possible to dilute the vinegar in water.
Those who crave a sweet taste could add honey to the drink and have it lot like a tea.