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The weight management industry is a huge business in the United States. In 2016, it was estimated to be worth $66 billion!1 But what if one of the keys to weight loss wasn’t found in dangerous pills, processed diet foods or expensive surgeries?
In a study from Japan, acetic acid in vinegar was shown to suppress body fat accumulation in mice.2 Animals fed a high-fat diet and supplemented with acetic acid developed about 10 percent less body fat than mice just eating the diet. 2 Thus, vinegar – or, acetic acid – may prevent the buildup of fat, and therefore weight gain!
This isn’t the first time vinegar has been linked to weight control. In 2005, scientists from Lund University reported that increasing intake of the common flavoring could help dieters eat less and reduce cravings brought on by sugar peaks after meals.3
But that’s just the beginning...
Vinegar’s many healing properties have been documented time and again. In a 2017 study involving mice, vinegar suppressed inflammation, thus becoming a powerful force in the battle against some types of liver damage. 4 Another study found that when apple cider vinegar was added to the diets of people with high cholesterol, it reduced total cholesterol, LDL, and triglycerides. 5 There have been multiple studies and findings about the many beneficial properties of vinegar for all sorts of disease and health problems.
At Body Ecology, we have long recognized the benefits of vinegar, but the TYPE of vinegar makes all the difference. Research shows that different vinegars have different impacts on the body, some more beneficial than others. 4 White vinegar that is readily available at most supermarkets is refined, and therefore; acid-forming. This means that using white vinegar can create an acidic condition in your blood, setting the stage for illness and disease.
We recommend raw apple cider vinegar for your weight loss goals.
Raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar is a fermented food. It has medicinal properties and has been used throughout history as a healing food. The benefits of apple cider vinegar have now also been confirmed in modern research.
Make sure you buy the right kind of vinegar to reap the best health benefits. Remember, it’s not all about blocking fat, but also making your body more efficient in general!
A good, fermented apple cider vinegar will be unfiltered, unpasteurized, and made from organic apples.Some apple cider vinegars are treated during fermentation with sodium metabisulfate, a preservative that is not required by law to be listed on the label. Instead, look for apple cider vinegar that contains natural sediment with pectin, trace minerals, beneficial bacteria, and enzymes.
By Donna Gates
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