Vinegar Can Aid Weight Loss, Experts Say

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We have heard a lot of benefits that one can get from vinegar- from the treatment minor skin sores to common household disinfectant – but did you know that vinegar can also help in weight loss?

That is, if you are patient enough to allow it to take effect, according to Carol S. Johnston, associate director for the Arizona State University nutrition program, reacting to the recent popularity on claims of vinegar as an effective appetite suppressant and weight loss tool.

This may have been the result of a 2009 Japanese study of obese adults participated in tests that allowed them to consume 5 to 10 ML of apple cider vinegar mixed in a daily beverage and lost two to four pounds in 3 months, compared to those who did not.

Dr. Johnston said that they acknowledge the fact that there have been studies proving that people taking at least small amounts of vinegar before meals prepared mostly with starchy foods like rice, white breads or sugars could impact the production of blood glucose levels in the body and as it partially inhibits the digestion of starch that reduces the glycemic response by 20 to 40 percent.

Vinegar works in such as way that once it comes in contact with the starch it binds itself with the molecules and causing some portions of the starch to take on a fibre-like structure that escapes digestion.

It also causes a person to feel full for longer periods of time as it leaves a sensation of satiety and helps curb down appetite for food.

Dr. Johnston, however, pointed out not to take this as a secret weapon for weight loss as there are people who are either allergic to vinegar or have different body responses once it is ingested like feelings of nausea or dizziness.

Vinegar would be more palatable or taste better when diluted  in juice or water and further cautions that vinegar is still not established as a part of nutritional recommendations by the American Diabetes Association.

Vinegar contains acetic acid that has potent biological effects as it contains amounts of potassium, amino acids and antioxidants.

Acetic acid in vinegar also had antimicrobial properties and kills bacteria, preventing them from multiplying further. It also has been used numerous times as a natural preservative and disinfectant.

Vinegar may not be the only answer to weight loss, but surely gives everyone the idea that it is being used and can be used for such purposes.

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