There are many people who use apple cider vinegar for weight loss. This vinegar is made from fermenting apple cider in which the sugar is broken down into alcohol with bacterial and yeast that turns the cider into vinegar. As with other types of vinegar, this one contains acetic acid and some citric, lactic and malic acids. However, this vinegar has a brownish or yellow-brown tinge. Furthermore, it is usually unfiltered and unpasteurized with a dark, cloudy and cobweb like sediment.
This substance in the unfiltered and unpasteurized form is the most commonly sold kind in health food stores. Even though it is not used as much in cooking as the other vinegars, apple cider vinegar for weight loss still holds some appeal for many. Many believe it to be a fat burner as well as a natural appetite suppressant. One of the most popular ways in which people use it as a diet supplement is to take one to three teaspoons before each meal. Others opt for pills.
It is important that cider used in regimens for losing weight are not distilled, filtered or pasteurized because these processes do not retain the fermentation products, nutrients and vitamins that are vital to the potential health benefits and weight loss possibilities. The vinegar is believed to act as an appetite suppressant as well as working to increase the metabolic rate and reduce water retention. Also, it has been recommended that one or two tablespoons of raw honey be added to the solution to sweeten it although it is not required.
In addition to liquids and pills, apple cider vinegar for weight loss is also available as tablets. There is no recommended daily allowance for this product, so one should follow recommended dosages on any packaging or stay with the conventional one to three teaspoons first diluted in water then on its own. There are no known side effects to this particular diet, but one must still be certain there are no adverse reactions.