A daily drink can help Britons 'burn calories' and drop '1st 4lb in 12 weeks'

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Apple cider vinegar has weight loss benefits

Sarra Gray

By Sarra Gray

Published: 13/03/2024

- 10:31

Apple cider vinegar has long been hailed as a tool for weight loss and new research suggests to could help you lose more than one stone within months

Apple cider vinegar is a condiment many people will consume daily in the hopes of reaping its health and weight loss benefits.

New research found obese people lost an average of 1st 4lb when having apple cider vinegar every day for 12 weeks.

It could boost the metabolism, which helps the body to burn more calories and fat, according to a study published in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health.

Some 120 overweight and obese participants were told to consume their normal diets, with some adding between 5ml and 15ml of apple cider vinegar to their plan each day.

Apple cider vinegar

A new study showed obese and overweight participants lost weight drinking apple cider vinegar


Those who drank 10ml to 15ml a day lost between 11lb and 1st 4lb over a 12 week period, while those using a placebo lost just 2lb.

The study concluded: "These results suggest that ACV might have potential benefits in improving metabolic parameters related to obesity and metabolic disorders in obese individuals.

"The results may contribute to evidence-based recommendations for the use of ACV as a dietary intervention in the management of obesity."

Speaking exclusively to GB News, nutritionist and SAQ coach at Bio-Synergy Daniel Herman expanded on the benefits of apple cider vinegar, although studies have varied results.

He said: "Apple cider vinegar is believed to offer several potential benefits for weight loss, although scientific evidence is mixed.

"Some research suggests that apple cider vinegar might slightly increase the rate at which the body burns calories, potentially contributing to weight loss over time."

As well as boosting the metabolism, some studies suggest it can help digestion and even stop the body from storing fat.

The expert continued: "Acetic acid, a component of apple cider vinegar, could potentially interfere with the body's ability to store excess fat. Apple cider vinegar may aid digestion and support gut health, which can indirectly impact weight management."

Daniel added it is best to combine the condiment with a healthy diet and exercise to get sustainable weight loss results.

This comes as experts recently shared that a diet high in protein and fibre is great for weight loss and there are plenty of cupboard staples boasting these macronutrients.


Healthy salad

Apple cider vinegar can be added to salads


The expert said: "Remember that while apple cider vinegar might have some potential benefits, it's not a magic solution for weight loss. A healthy diet, regular exercise, and other lifestyle factors are key."

Apple cider vinegar is readily available in most supermarkets, health stores and online. It is made from fermented apple juice and can be consumed in many ways.

Those looking to add apple cider vinegar into their diet can mix a tablespoon with water, add it to a meal or use in a salad dressing.

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