Hi Zee, hi Becka
Well, I have heard about apple cider vinegar, curing illness, but I really wanted to look into the claim that apple cider vinegar can help with weight loss. So what is the claim exactly? So, proponents of it claim that drinking a little bit of apple cider vinegar before a meal or taking a supplement can help your body to burn fat as well a curb your appetite.
Now, that’s a pretty big claim. Is there any real evidence to back this up?
Some research does show that it slows stomach emptying and increases the time that you feel full after a meal, so in that sense it’s kinda neat. There have been some small studies that do show limited weight loss in both humans and mice. So all in all there still needs to be some serious research done before we can back up most of these claims.
What about harm, is there anything wrong with apple cider vinegar that could have a negative impact on our bodies? Occasional use is safe, but its worth baring in mind that this is acidic and can damage booth tooth enamel and perhaps throat lining if drank neat in large quantities.
Now there isn’t a ton of evidence for weight loss, but we do have a list of other documented benefits. It does improve immunity and it does boost digestion and because it is acidic, it can actually help your body to absorb more minerals and nutrients from the foods you eat. As well as this ACV is a great way to add flavour to food helping you to avoid unhealthy things like salts and some cooking oils.