You will find many stories online about the benefits of apple cider vinegar (ACV), including weight loss and heart disease prevention. This is a popular home remedy that has been in our kitchens for hundreds of years.
Hippocrates used vinegar to help with healing wounds. Sung Tse, the 10th-century inventor of forensic medicine, promoted hand-washing with sulfur and vinegar to prevent infection during autopsy.
Let’s take a look at 5 benefits of apple cider vinegar and the science that backs them.
Aids in weight loss and maintenance
Several studies with human participants show that vinegar may increase the feelings of fullness, and that may help you eat less and lose weight. In one study, taking vinegar with a high carbohydrate meal resulted in higher feelings of fullness. The subjects ate about 200 to 275 fewer calories each day.
ACV may also help by suppressing oxidative stress that can contribute to obesity. It does this by facilitating the antioxidant defense systems. This was the finding from a study using rats fed a diet high in unhealthy fats. ACV may reduce the risk of obesity-related illnesses by lowering atherogenic risk.
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