Apple Cider Vinegar: Magic Health Elixir, Or Awful Hoax?
The Truth About Apple Cider Vinegar For Weight Loss
There’s a new diet out there that’s been dubbed the “apple cider vinegar diet.” Sounds kind of strange, I know… but so many have been hailing it as a go-to way to lose water weight, make your hair and skin glow, and so much more!
What exactly IS this newest trend, and most importantly—does it even work?
Celebrities have been claiming that having a bit of apple cider vinegar every day causes a ton of impressive results: shiny hair, perfect skin, weight loss, easing certain afflictions, and more.
More, you ask? Lower blood sugar and cholesterol levels… weight loss… and antibacterial properties are among the other positive effects this diet is said to have.BRAND-NEW: Research Shows These 3 Sugar Substitutes Are Best For Burning Fat (Plus 2 You Should NEVER Eat)
The concoction is made with crushed apples that are combined with yeast. This turns the sugar in apples into alcohol.
Then you add bacteria, which makes the yeast become acetic acid—aka vinegar. A tablespoon of this contains about three calories and no carbs, Medical News Today explained.
All in all, the idea is that having one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar a day will result in all of the above body changes—and more.
Does it sound too good to be true? (Perhaps not the taste, but the supposed effects?)
Well, it just might be.
Does Apple Cider Vinegar Hold Health Benefits?
Some studies back up the claims that apple cider vinegar can be helpful to the body, although there is limited research:
1) This study found that vinegar could help lower blood sugar when digested before a meal. However, the sample size was super small and it didn’t use apple cider vinegar specifically.
2) Another study done in 2018 looked at the effects of weight loss. It had people on a restrictive diet take a certain amount of apple cider vinegar every day.
Researchers found that those who took apple cider vinegar lost weight and had lower cholesterol. But the study admitted that the results only happened with overweight people who were also dieting.TRENDING: Science Reveals Easy, No-Workout Ways to Lose Weight… While You Snooze!
So, there have been studies supporting this “diet” or health trend.
But before we go further, are there side effects to drinking apple cider vinegar every day? Turns out, there might be.
Apple cider vinegar could actually slow down your digestive process, according to some studies… and it can cause you to feel bloated. This could be a problem if you have any problems with digestion already.
Having too much vinegar, which is acidic, could also cause tooth decay. It can also cause weird bowel movements because it contains pectin. Too much of this, and you’ll find that you may be rushing to the bathroom with diarrhea!
If you have any kidney issues, the side effects to using apple cider vinegar could be severe. Heavily acidic foods are not good in this case!
Even more, this diet could hurt probiotic properties in the gut that help us have strong immune systems.
Should You Try The Apple Cider Vinegar Trend?
Now that we’ve looked through the pros and cons to all things apple cider vinegar, what’s the decision?
Should you try out this new health fad? Is it going to help you?SPECIAL: Researcher Discovers The “Million-Year-Old” Diet That Allows This Tribe To Stay Slim & Healthy… Even While Eating Sugar
Ultimately, this is a decision that should be up to you, as it’s your own body. But, what would I do, you ask?
I would stay away from trying out this trend. There have been some limited studies on its effects… and while celebrities may be hailing it as the only thing they’re doing to live a healthy lifestyle… I can assure you that this is probably not the case!
The side effects of this diet could be much greater than any potential benefits. Personally, I’m a big fan of figuring out how to live a healthy lifestyle in the long run instead of looking for a quick fix.
Additionally, there’s just not enough concrete evidence or support backing up the claims that apple cider vinegar really does all of these amazing things that people say it does.
There are plenty of other diets that have been researched way more and definitely work. I’d suggest that we all look to those diets… plus work on building a life that allows us to be healthy long-term, rather than trying to find a quick fix.
Remember, changing your body and your health is a task that requires big changes. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as an easy fix here… and believe me, I wish there was!BRAND-NEW: This “Golden Herb” Supplement Reduces Chronic Pain & Inflammation
Perhaps down the road, more studies will be done that can give us a better answer about apple cider vinegar and all of its potential benefits. For now, though, I’m going to pass on this one.
I always say that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is—and this diet seems to be headed in that direction!
One last piece of advice…always make sure you research a diet before jumping on the bandwagon! You might be surprised by what you find.
An Easy, Scientifically Proven Way To Easily Lose Weight (Without Drinking Vinegar Every Day)…
So, the final consensus on apple cider vinegar for weight loss?
It might help you lose weight… but only if you also eat a super restrictive diet.
So while adding apple cider vinegar to your diet might seem like a really easy way to boost your weight loss…
It might do nothing at all! Especially if you, like me, can’t resist a few of your favorite but not-so-good-for-your-waistline foods.
Plus, you don’t have to choke down glassfuls of putrid vinegar that melt your teeth to see real results… and there’s no need to cut out whole food groups or limit yourself to eating only celery & kale.
And with those simple steps, your body will naturally burn more fat… even while you sleep!