Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is made in a two-step fermentation process. Acetic acid is the main active component. This main active component has various benefits for fat loss.
Apple cider vinegar recipes can reduce fat storage, increase fat burning, improve blood sugar and insulin response as well as reduce appetite.
Recent research found that adding 1 or 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to your diet can help you lose weight. It can also reduce your body fat percentage, help you lose belly fat and decrease your blood triglycerides.1 This is the only research on humans to date on the effect of ACV in reducing body mass.
How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar For Weight Loss
The amount of apple cider vinegar used for weight loss is 1-2 tablespoons (15-30 ml) per day, mixed with water. Do not take more than 1 tablespoon (15 ml) at a time, because taking too much at one sitting may cause nausea.
3 Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes For Weight Loss
Here are a few healthy recipes to include ACV in your diet for weight loss.
1. Grapefruit ACV Drink
Ingredients 1/2 c fresh grapefruit juice 1 Tbsp ACV 2 Tbsp honey
Directions Stir all ingredients together and drink. This juice is great to have before every meal.
In addition to the benefits of ACV, grapefruit has a powerful nutrient combination of fiber, potassium, lycopene, vitamin C and choline which helps to maintain a healthy heart. One study found that a diet supplemented with fresh red grapefruit positively influences bloodlipid levels, especially triglycerides.2
2. Basic ACV Salad dressing
Ingredients 1/2 c ACV 1/2 c Olive oil 2 Tbsp honey pinch of salt
Directions Mix all the ingredients together and store in an air tight container. This dressing will last in the refrigerator for around 2 weeks.
3. Salt + Vinegar Roasted Potatoes
This is a healthier version of potato chips (deep roasted) that most children crave.
Ingredients 2 small red potatos 2 Tbsp Olive oil 3 Tbsp ACV 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut potatoes into small chunks. In a large bowl mix together the olive oil, ACV, salt and pepper. Evenly coat the potatoes with the above mixture. Spread the potatoes into an even layer on a large baking sheet. Cook for 25 minutes. Flip them over and again cook for another 20 minutes. Drizzle the potatoes with an additional tablespoon of vinegar and salt if required.
References 1 Kondo, T, et al. “Vinegar Intake Reduces Body Weight, Body Fat Mass, and Serum Triglyceride Levels in Obese Japanese Subjects.” Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Aug. 2009. 2 Ware RDN, LD, Megan. “Grapefruit: Health Benefits, Facts, Research.” Medical News Today, MediLexicon International. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/280882.php