If you search for apple cider vinegar on the internet you will find SO many wild and wonderful claims. Indeed, the health claims I found on a quick ‘Google’ search are that
apple cider vinegar can:-
- Improve Type 2 Diabetes
- Lower cholesterol
- Treat eczema and other skin conditions
- Lower blood pressure
- Act as a natural antibiotic
- Prevent osteoporosis
- Help prevent some cancers
- Aids digestion
- Lower the risk of cardiovascular disease
- Aid weight loss
However, like other alternative and natural products, there is a huge lack of science-based research to validate such claims. This post in the main part, will examine the claim that apple cider vinegar aids weight loss.
What are the Magic Ingredients of Apple Cider Vinegar
The miraculous claims for the healing power and weight loss benefits of apple cider vinegar supposedly relate to its apparent nutritional content.
Apple cider vinegar is said to be rich in minerals, fiber, enzymes, vitamins (especially calcium, potassium and beta-carotene) pectins and amino acids.
However, if you actually look at the nutritional content of apple cider vinegar it contains zero to very small amounts of these nutrients. Indeed, not sufficient amounts of vitamins or fibre to make any nutritional measurable difference.
So what is the magic ingredient of apple cider vinegar that has sustained the health claims for many, many years? Well, apple cider vinegar is high in acetic acid and this may help increase the body’s ability to digest and absorb essential minerals locked in food.
What is the Scientific Evidence for Apple Cider Vinegar and Weight Loss