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#Nutrition Tips For You: Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help To Lose Weight?

Apple Cider Vinegar is believed to have many health benefits, including in losing weight. But how good is it. Can one take it safely? What are the side effects. Read on to know:
Bipasha Das | Jun 03, 2019

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar, a vinegar made from fermented apple juice, may promote fullness, which can decrease calorie intake.

In addition to its appetite-suppressing effects, apple cider vinegar has also been shown to slow the rate at which food leaves your stomach.

A study showed that taking apple cider vinegar with a starchy meal significantly slowed stomach emptying. This leads to increased feeling of fullness and helps lower blood sugar and insulin levels.

The following benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar were seen when taken @ 1 tablespoon (15 ml) per day on average:

• Weight loss: 2.6 pounds (1.2 kg)
• Decrease in body fat percentage: 0.7%
• Decrease in waist circumference: 0.5 in (1.4 cm)
• Decrease in triglycerides: 26%

This is what changed in those consuming 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of ACV per day:
• Weight loss: 3.7 pounds (1.7 kg)
• Decrease in body fat percentage: 0.9%
• Decrease in waist circumference: 0.75 in (1.9 cm)
• Decrease in triglycerides: 26%

The side-effects:

If consumed in excess without proper professional guidance it might lower blood potassium levels.

Some foods that are good for overall health may impact your oral health negatively. This is especially the case with acidic, sour and citrus foods, which can strip away teeth enamel.
In one study, teeth immersed in vinegar experienced 1% to 20% greater enamel loss. In the human mouth, saliva acts as a buffer and neutralizes much of the external acidity.
In any case, after consuming acidic foods, drink some water or swish some water to dilute the acid. You can also chew sugarfree chewing gum; the chewing stimulates saliva flow.
You can counter the minimum side effects.
It is advised to take professional guidance before beginning to take Apple Cider Vinegar in order to get the best results for your health.

Q&A Courtesy Bipasha Das, a certified health coach and nutritionist. She runs a diet and wellness clinic ‘Sugati’. She has been awarded Most Recommended Nutritionist of the Year 2018-19 by Brands Impact. She has worked with top hospitals, and is a life member of the Indian Dietetic Association and on the panels of renowned corporate houses like Ericsson, GE Power. Bipasha is working with Municipal Corporation of Delhi - Public Health Department( South Zone) as a consultant, and creating awareness programmes on Women and Children Health, Health for Public Health Workers, Office Sedentary Workers etc.

*Answers are based on general queries. Please contact a professional for any personal treatment.

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