- Hate vinegar? Love vinegar? Either way, look what it can do to your stomach.
- Research from Japan with surprising results – read this is you struggle to lose weight
- Try this natural combination three times a day then stand on the bathroom scales to test the claim.
I used to hate vinegar when I was a kid.
I’m talking about the brown malty stuff that gets thrown on chips.
Each time I’d think of that nursery rhyme Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill – that bit where Jack gets a head fracture and mends it with vinegar and brown paper.
“Yuck, this is medicine!” I’d think.
And I wasn’t too far wrong…
Because vinegar does a lot of amazing things to your body. Although I’m not talking about the Sarsens malt vinegar in the little brown bottle. I’m talking about really good quality apple cider vinegars.
These have the same nutrients as apples, with a high potassium content that helps cell function and tissue growth. There’s potassium to boost energy, iron to enrich your blood, and calcium for stronger bones.
Remember I talked about the benefits of magnesium the other week?
Well, apple cider vinegar is a great source of that too.
Finally, after all that, it does something rather wonderful to your stomach, producing hydrochloric acid to help your digestion, meaning your food is better absorbed.
And as you can see on this webpage, when used in combination with two other natural ingredients it can help:
- Boost your metabolism and lower your blood pressure
- Ease your digestive system to neutralise the effects of fatty foods
- Avoid after-meal blood sugar crashes
- Lower food cravings between meals to help sustain your slimming plan.
If you’re interested, or sceptical and want to see proof, you can even go on a special 30-day slimming trial to see if this helps you control your weight, or get your money back. Click here for more details.
Remarkable research from scientists in Japan…
Vinegar can help switch off hunger pangs between meals by reducing the amount of insulin your body produces after eating and preventing the blood sugar spikes you get after tucking into potatoes, rice, bread and other carbohydrates.
To illustrate this, there was a Japanese study published in Bioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry in 2009. Researchers found that subjects who took a drink containing vinegar every day for 3 months experienced reductions in weight, body fat and waist circumference.
This was significantly more weight loss than the placebo group.
Bear in mind that each group did exactly the same amount of physical activity and their diets were all the same. Which is why the researchers believed it was vinegar that was behind the results.
Of course, lots of people – like the young Rich Sampson – dislike vinegar and find it hard to take regularly or weave into their daily diet. The fact it goes onto food means you really have to eat to get the benefit – and that cannot include fish and chips!
One of the ways I do it is to mix up my own apple cider vinegar dressing with olive oil, combining one-part vinegar with three-parts oil. Then I add a spoon of runny honey and a little minced garlic. Summer’s great for this approach, as I can simply add it to salads.
Why those two particular extra ingredients?
Well the combination of vinegar, honey and garlic works
- HONEY contains amino acids and essential minerals to kick-start your metabolism and boost your digestive system, reduce inflammation, and give you a dose of antioxidants.
- GARLIC breaks down fat-soluble molecules. Naturally boosting your energy and helping to control blood pressure.
Combined, these ingredients help your body’s metabolism kick in, controlling your blood sugar rush and suppressing your appetite.
The only flaw is that you can’t really usually take this across the day – unless you like dressing on your breakfast eggs, dressing on your lunch and dressing on your salad at dinner too.
Alternatively, with a supplement like this one you can take a small amount of vinegar three times daily without the taste or hassle, plus it comes with the garlic and honey elements included.
This is recommended… but only as long as you’re serious about healthy eating and don’t use this as a magic slimming pill – because it isn’t. This is what I would call a weight control aid. It helps you control weight or lose weight as part of a diet or exercise programme.
If I were you, I’d try something like this while checking out the results on the bathroom scales each day for 3 or 4 weeks. See if it makes a difference. If it does, then order some more and stick with it. If it doesn’t then get a refund and try something else.
I’ll be back with more at the weekend!
Until next time, stay healthy!