Nutrition Tips : How Does Vinegar Help You Lose Weight?
My name is Christine Marquette and I’m a Registered
Dietician with the Austin Regional Clinic and I’m going to talk to you about how vinegar
helps you lose weight. There isn’t actually any scientific evidence that vinegar truly
helps you lose weight, it is mainly anecdotal. And one of the big factors is the use of apple
cider vinegar thats’ usually the type of vinegar that most people associate with weight loss.
There have been some preliminary studies, it’s been very modest weight loss, once study
showed an average weight loss of two pounds over a four-week period. That’s only a half
a pound a week. So again, no significant amount of weight loss in this particular study. And
the exact mechanism wasn’t really identified. One of the things that was hypothesize was
that it improve this particular group of people insulin response; so their insulin was used
more effectively, they actually did and completely digest all the carbohydrate that they ate,
so they actually absorb fewer calories. Again, that’s just a theory of why these people may
have potentially lost two pounds over a four-week period. So again, that’s not a significant
amount of weight loss and it really isn’t well known whether it was truly the vinegar
that cause to that weight loss. So again not a lot of scientific evidence that vinegar
truly can cause weight loss. It’s not something that necessarily bad for you, you definitely
can include it in salad dressings and pickling and that type of thing, but it’s better just
to use it because you actually like the flavor that it imparts on your food rather than relying
on it as a weight loss aid.