Apple cider vinegar is a brilliant natural weight loss aid to add to your daily diet.
A number of slimming studies have found drinking apple cider vinegar has benefits for losing weight and stabilising blood sugar.
Celebrities include Miranda Kerr, Scarlett Johansson and Katy Perry have previously praised apple cider vinegar for weight loss in interviews.
Which kind of apple cider vinegar should you buy?
You should make sure you buy the right kind of apple cider vinegar to help your weight loss, advises the Wellness Mama website.
Always buy apple cider vinegar which contains the “mother”, the website advises.
This is a culture made up of bacteria which contains the beneficial acids for weight loss.
You can tell a vinegar contains the mother if it has a cloudy appearance
It will also, of course, have a darker shape inside the bottle which is the mother.
You should also look for the words “unrefined”, “unpasteurised” and “unfiltered” on the label.
Unrefined apple cider vinegar is better for keeping blood sugar in check, which helps you manage weight.
Where can you buy apple cider vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar is readily available from your local supermarket.
However, to make sure you are getting the right kind, you should look to health food shops and online retailers.
You can ever ask a health food shop assistant to guide you to the unrefined apple cider vinegar with the mother which aids weight loss.
One scientific study carried out in Japan showed that drinking more of the vinegar can help you lose more weight.
The nutrition experts at the Central Research Institute in Aichi asked two groups to drink different amounts of apple cider vinegar once a day, and a third control group drank a drink with no apple cider vinegar.
The scientists found that the apple cider vinegar drinking groups lost weight, had a lower BMI and lost inches around the waist.
Just how much cider vinegar should you drink? The researchers found that one tablespoon a day or 15 ml saw test subjects lose 2.6 lbs, or 1.2 kgs.
Those who had double that a day lost even more, shedding 3.7 lbs, or 1.7 kgs a day.