Slimmers can choose from a long list of diet plans when it comes to losing weight. Some may opt for the low-carb keto diet, which recently saw one woman shed an incredible 11 stone. Others may choose to cut food items out of their diet, similar to Love Island host Caroline Flack who went on a 12-week detox plan and cut out sugar. Recently, dieters have turned to drinking apple cider vinegar in a bid to shed the pounds. But does it really help lose weight?
Apple cider vinegar has been around for years.The bitter condiment is made through a two-step fermentation process and it is the acetic acid it contains which helps slimmers shift fat.
It has been known to help with the killing of pathogens including bacteria and was traditionally used for cleaning, disinfecting, treating nail fungus, lice, warts and ear infections. But of late, it has become popular for its health benefits.
The acid has a lot of advantages, including lowering blood sugar and decreasing insulin levels, according to healthline.com.
On top of this, it has properties which can help burn fat, suppress the appetite and even stop people from gaining weight at all.
Drinking apple cider vinegar has been shown to help dieters flatten their abs more quickly than if they don’t have any at all.
A study of obese rats found the drink not only reduced the store of belly fat, but stopped them from gaining fat as easily in the first place.
In a similar study published in the US National Library of Medicine, scientists found the drink also helped slimmers burn more fat by speeding up their metabolism.
How much should slimmers drink?
Experts found that people who consumed two tablespoons of ACV a day lost several pounds.
A study of 175 obese people asked them to take either one or two tablespoons of the drink each day for a three month period.
By doing this, the dieters all noticed themselves slim down, and those who had one tablespoon a day shifted an average of 2.6 pounds.
Meanwhile slimmers who had two tablespoons a day saw an increased average weight loss of 3.7 pounds, meaning drinking it at least twice a day could speed up results.
Singer Cheryl recently credited apple cider vinegar for her weight loss.
When asked by Dermot if she drinks hot water with lemon she told the host and radio listeners: “Or apple cider vinegar.”
She added: “Oh my god, coffee – please, coffee. For me it’s consistency, I used to do things once or twice and forget about it. You’ve got to do it for a few months before you see results.”