Weight loss can be achieved be adding a particular food to your diet, research has found.
Apple cider vinegar has a myriad of benefits for fat loss and there is a particular reason why.
About five per cent of apple cider vinegar is made up of acetic acid. Acetic acid is a short-chain fatty acid that dissolves into acetate and hydrogen in the body.
Various research done on animals suggests that the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar may lead to weight loss in several ways.
A study on rats showed it lowers blood sugar levels and decreases insulin levels.
A different rat study showed acetic acid can boost metabolism. Rats exposed to acetic acid showed an increase in the enzyme AMPK, which increases fat burning and decreases fat and sugar production in the liver.
It was also found to burn fat in a study of mice fed a high-fat diet including acetic acid.
Finally, another study suggests acetate may suppress centres in the brain that control appetite, which can lead to reduced food intake.
A human study of 11 people found those who took vinegar with a high-carb meal had a 55 per cent lower blood sugar response one hour after eating.
They also ended up consuming 200-275 fewer calories for the rest of the day.
A 12 week study of 144 obese Japanese adults saw them consume either one tablespoon of vinegar, two tablespoons of vinegar or a placebo drink every day.
Other than restricting alcohol intake, they continued their diet and exercise as normal.
Those who consumed one tablespoon of vinegar a day had an average of 2.6 lbs weight loss and 0.7 per cent drop in body fat percentage.
The group who consumed two tablespoons per day lost an average of 3.7 lbs and their body fat went down by 0.9 per cent.
The placebo group actually gained 0.9 lbs, and their waist circumference slightly increased.
Further large scale studies are needed, but so far the evidence seems to show there is a link between apple cider vinegar and weight loss.
Source : EXPRESS