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Vinegar – Natural Fat Fighter?

Research shows that regularly using vinegar as part of your diet can help block fat, and aid in weight loss. But using the right kind of vinegar makes a big difference in your health. Find out why Body Ecology recommends apple cider vinegar for its superior health benefits.

The weight management industry is a huge business in the United States. In 2005, it was estimated to be worth about $3.93 billion.1

But what if one of the keys to weight loss wasn’t found in dangerous pills, processed diet foods or expensive surgeries?

It’s true: one of your best weight loss tools can be found at some grocery stores for under five dollars.

Acetic Acid in Vinegar Suppresses Body Fat Accumulation, Study Says

Vinegar – or, acetic acid – may prevent the build up of fat, and therefore weight gain, according to results of a study with mice from Japan.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, according to findings published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

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
At Body Ecology, we have long recognized the benefits of vinegar, but the TYPE of vinegar makes all the difference.

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.

Instead, we recommend raw apple cider vinegar for your weight loss goals.

But that’s Not All...Apple Cider Vinegar is Good For You!

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.

Using apple cider vinegar as part of your Body Ecology diet will not only aid in weight loss, it will also help:

  • Restore your body's natural pH balance.
  • Aid digestion. It helps stimulate your stomach acid, aiding the digestion of protein and fats.
  • Promote the growth of healthy microflora. While apple cider vinegar is a fermented food already, it is also a prebiotic, which feeds probiotics (the healthy microflora in your inner ecosystem).
  • Stop sugar cravings. Next time you have a craving for that bowl of ice cream or piece of chocolate cake after dinner, drinking a small amount of vinegar diluted with water may stop you from indulging.

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!

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar is an excellent choice for a raw, unfiltered and organic weight-loss tool. Not only does the acetic acid block fat accumulation, but the prebiotics in vinegar also contribute to better digestion and immunity! Replace all your recipes calling for refined white vinegar with healthier apple cider vinegar. Try some today.

A good, fermented apple cider vinegar will be unfiltered, unpasteurized, and made from organic apples.

Some apple cider vinegars are treated during fermentation with meta-bisul ?te, 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.

Apple cider vinegar as part of the Body Ecology diet is an ideal weight loss tool.

For healing, detoxification, and weight loss, apple cider vinegar should be used as part of the Body Ecology program.

Here’s how you can incorporate apple cider vinegar into your diet:

  • Add two teaspoons of raw apple cider vinegar to a 6 oz glass of filtered water, and drink it down. As mentioned above, this is a quick remedy that may stop you from indulging on your cravings for sweets and refined sugars. But drinking this concoction regularly also aids in digestion...especially of proteins and fats.
  • Use apple cider vinegar in tandem with other probiotics, such as fermented foods and drinks. The prebiotics in vinegar work as “food” for the probiotics, which will help your inner eco-system thrive. For example, drinking two ounces of delicious probiotic-rich InnergyBiotic with a salad that contains apple cider vinegar in the dressing is just what you need to help boost your digestion and energy after your lunch-time animal protein meal. While most other people will be getting sleepy in that afternoon meeting, you may find your energy improving!
  • Make salad dressings and sauces! We love to create recipes using tasty apple cider vinegar, such as this sweet and tangy mustard sauce.

This basic salad dressing is sure to please, and can be made very easily by whisking the ingredients together in a bowl and tossing in greens:

  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. flaxseed oil or a flaxseed/evening primrose oil blend
  • 1 Tbsp. raw, organic apple cider vinegar (adding a touch of lemon juice is also delicious)
  • ¼ to ½ tsp. Celtic sea salt and/or Herbamare to tasteIf you’re looking to lose weight the healthy way, a good apple cider vinegar will help you block fat, reduce cravings and aid digestion.
    This natural fat-fighter is affordable and easy-to-find. Discover the benefits of adding apple cider vinegar to your own diet and learn more about how Body Ecology is the ideal weight loss solution by reading: How the Bacteria in Your Gut Affect Your Body Weight - and How to Get the Balance Right Part 2.


  2. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Published online ahead of print, ASAP Article, doi: 10.1021/jf900470c. “Acetic Acid Upregulates the Expression of Genes for Fatty Acid Oxidation Enzymes in Liver To Suppress Body Fat Accumulation. Authors: T. Kondo, M. Kishi, T. Fushimi, T. Kaga
  3. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 59, pp 983-988

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