Numerous peer-reviewed studies have looked at the blood sugar, carbohydrate, and insulin management effects of consuming apple cider vinegar before and/or after a meal.
For example, one study showed a 19% decrease in blood sugar levels when consuming 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar after a high carbohydrate meal.
Another study in which participants consumed 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed resulted in their morning fasting blood sugar levels decreasing by 4%.
But what are the actual results of apple cider (ACV) vinegar on fat loss? Well, there has only been one study conducted looking at ACV and weight loss directly, that being a 175-participant study conducted in Japan. In the study, 175 obese but otherwise healthy individuals consumed either ACV or water daily for 12 weeks. At the end of the study period, the ACV group lost 1 - 2 pounds each while the water group lost no weight. Unfortunately, the AVC group gained the small loss back shortly after the study period.
I (Dr. Vargas) personally use apple cider vinegar every morning for wellness, but downing vinegar daily to experience a 1 - 2-pound loss over a 3 month period, only to gain it right back, doesn't sound like an effective weight management strategy to me! But, here's a helpful strategy that actually works.
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