Diet Myth #16: APPLE CIDER VINEGAR is a popular digestive remedy but does not cause weight loss.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR is a popular digestive remedy but does not cause weight loss. It has acetic acid which can cause heartburn so for weight loss it is recommended that you take two teaspoons in water with each meal. Of course, if you drink a glass of water before each meal that may cause some weight loss just by organizing your eating, but apple cider vinegar does not cause weight loss. Studies at Arizona State University showed that in people at risk for diabetes (called pre-diabetic because they have high blood sugar), acetic reduced the rise in blood suagar after eating a starchy meal a little bit as shown in the figure above.. This did not happen in normal people with a good reserve of insulin or in people with diabetes who had low insulin. To see the effect you needed to be pre-diabetic when both insulin and glucose are high and blood glucose responds to absorption of sugar from the intestines. It turns out acetic acid found in apple cider vinegar inhibits an enzyme that breaks down starch called beta-glucosidase. Vinegar tastes good with cucumbers, but don't count on it for weight loss. #drdavidheber #diet #cider #weightloss To learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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