There may not be a magic pill to help you lose weight, but researchers found that drinking 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of vinegar a day can aid in weight loss. A study conducted over a 12-week period showed that obese individuals (with BMIs between 25-30 kg/m2) who consumed 15 ml of vinegar a day started to see beneficial results by week four. These results included reduced body weight, smaller waist circumference, and lower triglyceride levels. Participants’ blood pressure also started to decrease by week eight.
Aside from the added consumption of vinegar, participants didn’t change their daily habits. What is it about vinegar that causes these results? Turns out, an active ingredient in vinegar, acetic acid (AcOH), inhibits lipogenesis, or fat formation, in the body. The reduction of unneeded fat can improve many ailments common in the United States, including high cholesterol and hyperglycemia. The study recorded no adverse effects when vinegar was taken daily, so add a shot to your morning routine and enjoy the results!