Your Grandma was right. It turns out that the acetic acid found in plain ole’ vinegar is effective in suppressing body fat accumulation.
Earlier this year, Japanese researchers found that laboratory mice fed a high-fat diet and given acetic acid developed significantly less body fat (up to 10 percent less) than other mice.
Based upon their findings, the scientists believe that acetic acid fights fat by turning on genes for fatty acid oxidation enzymes. The genes churn out proteins involved in breaking down fats, thus suppressing body fat accumulation in the body.
Vinegar is cheap, harmless and versatile in the kitchen.
It may also help you metabolize sugars more efficiently, lower blood pressure and lose weight.
What do you have to lose?
- Journal of Agricultural Food & Chemistry – A study showing the fat-burning benefits of vinegar
- Agricultural and Biological Chemistry – Vinegar controls insulin response to carbs
- European Journal of Clinical Nutrition – Vinegar supplementation lowers glucose and insulin responses and increases satiety after a bread meal in healthy subjects
- Medscape General Medicine – Vinegar: Medicinal Uses and Antiglycemic Effect
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