Several studies have found apple cider vinegar to be beneficial in maintaining health and preventing diseases as it effectively burns fat faster and controls blood sugar level. Scientists are calling it a healthy elixir as long as it is used correctly. Celebrities like Megan Fox have also used it as part of their weight loss regimen.
Its blood sugar control capability was studied by researchers and published their finding in Diabetes Care. Participants with type 2 diabetes downed two tablespoons of the liquid with a snack, which was an ounce of cheese. The next morning, their blood sugar levels were lower compared to when they had the same bedtime snack paired with two tablespoons of water.
Another research published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, suggests that the vinegar burns fat. To study the effect, they fed mice a high-fat diet along with acetic acid, the vinegar's key ingredient. The mice developed up to 10% less body fat than control rodents, The Weekly Challenger says.
The researchers believe that acetic acid triggers enzymes that break down fat and control weight gain. In 2009, Japanese scientists have investigated this finding on humans and found at the end of the study that the people who drank beverages with vinegar had less belly fat, lower triglycerides and waist measurements, and a lower body weight and BMI than the group who did not consume the vinegar. While the evidence behind the vinegar is strong, there are things to remember before downing the stuff, the Morochos says.
First, it is not recommended to drink it straight. Concentrated shots can wear away tooth enamel, and damage the esophagus. Also, excess of the vinegar may lower potassium levels in the body.
The safe way to take it is to swirl two teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar and a teaspoon of organic honey into a cup of warm water once a day, or simply use it as salad dressing.