Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is the leading brand of organic ACV. There are many claims that ACV can help you lose weight. Here is information on ACV and what its proponents claim regarding its weight-loss benefits as well as information from one opponent who claims it's all hype.
Apple cider vinegar helps stimulate digestion and reduces the amount of time that fat stays in the digestive tract. The longer fat stays there, the more fat the body absorbs.
Improves Body's Use Of Iron
According to "Apple Cider Vinegar, 52nd Edition: Miracle Health System," acetic acid found in ACV helps release the iron from the food you eat and "makes it available to be a building block for oxygen-carrying hemoglobin and and oxygen-attracting myoglobin." In basic terms, the more iron that is absorbed, the more oxygen is used the more weight that is lost.
Reduces Fat Deposits
Kevin Trudeau, author of "The Weight Loss Cure They Don't Want You To Know About," claims apple cider vinegar in its organic raw form has "almost miraculous health enhancing effects" and also helps "reduce fat deposits in the body."
Cleanses The Body
ACV is purported to be a naturally occurring antibiotic and antiseptic that fights germs and bacteria. A body free of germs and bacteria is a stronger body that fights disease more easily. Even Julius Caesar's army was said to have drunk it to stay fit.
Dr. Andrew Weil, an expert on natural health and wellness, says, "there is absolutely no scientific evidence showing that ACV can aid in weight loss or that it contains any magic ingredients that help you to shed pounds." He states that if you're serious about losing weight, forget ACV and focus on effort and commitment--eat less and exercise more.
Bragg's ACV Cocktail
2 Tbsp. Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar (or another apple cider vinegar that is raw and organic)
Water (amount depending on dilution you desire)
Sweetener if you need it (Stevia--good for diabetics, organic honey, 100 percent maple syrup or molasses)
Mix and drink. For best results, Bragg suggests drinking it twice a day for softer skin, increased energy and fewer muscle and joint aches from exercise.
- "Apple Cider Vinegar, 52nd Edition: Miracle Health System;" P. & P. Bragg; 2002
- "Apple Cider Vinegar for Weight Loss and Good Health;" C. Holzapfel; 2002
- "The Weight Loss Cure They Don't Want You To Know About;" K. Trudeau; 2002
- Photo Credit Creatas Images/Creatas/Getty Images
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