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Apple Cider Vinegar Diet Plan

Written by Diet Bites

 


Apple Cider Vinegar, Used for Generations for Medicinal Purposes

Apple cider vinegar has been touted for many medicinal uses over the ages - from a sore throat antidote to being a pain reliever for arthritic related conditions.

In addition, somewhere along History's path it became of interest to the Dieting World as a remedy for weight loss.

Is Apple Cider Vinegar Effective for Weight Loss?

But is it truly an effective tool in battling unwanted fat?

And what is the basis for use of this product?

Pectin Fat Burning Abilities Unproven

The pectin found in apple cider vinegar is touted for its fat burning abilities - though this theory remains unproven. Take note of the word 'unproven' as it is almost-always involved in unique methods which are used in fad-type diets.

And after all, it this potion were truly so effective, then it is truly puzzling why professional doctors as well as scientists who are working very hard to find a solution for obesity - don't recommend use of this 'potent' liquid for remedying such.

The Apple Cider Vinegar Diet Plan

These are the recommendations for this plan and they are very simple and if we think about this in a reasonable and logical manner, these recommendations are the cornerstone of a healthy body and the steps that all individuals are directed to follow by their doctor for losing fat - all except the first step:

1. Douse 1-3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar before consuming meals.

2. Food portions should remain moderate.

3. Exercise should be incorporated into the daily diet.

Pulling Off Pounds Quicker, a Dieting Myth

We could exclude the first step and still achieve ideal weight. But then the following argument would enter the equation: "The vinegar assists in pulling off pounds quicker."

Unfortunately, this argument remains unproven. Oh no - there is that word again.

Significant Risks for Imbalances Which Impact Digestive Health

In addition, due to the acidity of this liquid, the individual may be putting the digestive system at risk for certain health issues, including acid reflux disease.

Nutrition Facts for Cider Vinegar

Let's take a closer look at the nutritional properties:

*Nutrition Facts:

Units

100 Grams

1 Cup

1 Tablespoon

1 Teaspoon

Water

g

93.81

224.21

13.98

4.69

**Energy, Caloric Values

kcal

21

50

3

1

Protein

g

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Total lipid (fat)

g

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

Carbohydrate, by difference

g

0.93

2.22

0.14

0.05

Fiber, total dietary

g

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Sugars, total

g

0.40

0.96

0.06

0.02

Minerals

Calcium, Ca

mg

7

17

1

0

Iron, Fe

mg

0.20

0.48

0.03

0.01

Magnesium, Mg

mg

5

12

1

0

Phosphorus, P

mg

8

19

1

0

Potassium, K

mg

73

174

11

4

Sodium, Na

mg

5

12

1

0

Zinc, Zn

mg

0.04

0.10

0.01

0.00

As to Vitamins - from A to K as well as Niacin, Riboflavin, Thiamin - the nutritional values equal zero. In addition, there is zero cholesterol, caffeine or saturated, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats in this product.

* Contains 5% acetic acid. Total proximates do not equal 100%.
**Acetic acid is included in energy calculation.

Acetic acid is a pungent smelling organic compound that gives all types of vinegar its sour flavor. In high concentrations, it can pose serious risks to the human body, including death.

In Conclusion

A. This plan may present health problems for certain individuals due to the high acidic properties of the vinegar.

B. Simply watching food consumption and adding exercise to the daily routine will automatically bring about weight loss. In other words, skip phase one and we have a winning formula for weight loss, no magic potion necessary.

C. The product adds oomph to many diet friendly recipes and can be an asset to the savvy cook. It tastes much different than white vinegar which is difficult to stomach, even when diluted with water.

D. Some individuals hold faith in the potential health benefits from apple cider vinegar. It's been used as a balance agent for upset stomach when used in moderation, as a fighter against allergies and even as an astringent for skin.

E. Like white vinegar, it's excellent for removing lime and other hard water stains and corrosion from faucets and it cleans mirrors to perfection.

F. As far as holding weight loss powers, it's a bad apple.

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