A dietitian gets real about the benefits of apple cider vinegar | You Versus Food

A dietitian gets real about the benefits of apple cider vinegar | You Versus Food

November 9, 2019 0 By William Morgan


Noooooooo
Yuck!
hi I’m Tracy Lockwood Beckerman a
registered dietitian in New York City
and it is my job to help you figure out
what to eat and why. Let’s tackle apple
cider vinegar. Is it everything it’s
chalked up to be? Let’s find out today in
this episode of You Versus Food. We are
taking it to the next level with apple
cider vinegar today!
Apple cider vinegar
is made from sugar yeast and apples the
by-product acetic acid is formed when
apple juice gets fermented into hard
apple cider. It’s raw unpasteurized
unfiltered hashtag no filter and
unheaded
Like all vinegars apple cider
vinegar is rich in antioxidants.
specifically coming from the apples
conserved during the fermentation
process and ACV is fermented which means
it’s rich in probiotics namely
lactobacillus and oennocaucus. And we
know that probiotics can help support a
healthy digestive system.
You want the
truth about apple cider vinegar you
can’t handle the truth about apple cider
vinegar
There are a lot of claims around
ACV as being a holy grail in preventing
everything but there’s not much research
or science to support these radical
claims. Does it help with cholesterol?
In a prospective randomized clinical
control trial taking apple cider vinegar
for two months had no impact on HDL and
there was no evidence that taking apple
cider vinegar showed any improvement on
triglycerides LDL or total cholesterol
so should you take it to improve your
cholesterol? Probably not. But can it help
rev up your metabolism and help you
detox? Although it’s been said that apple
cider vinegar can rev up your metabolism
The effects of apple cider vinegar
on your metabolism have yet to
be conclusively studied. As for detoxing
your body does a really good job of
detoxing on its own. That’s what our
liver intestines and kidneys are for. So
if you do want to detox I would drink
plenty of water eat more vegetables —
particularly kale spinach and broccoli
which all have been proven to help
remove those toxins from your body.
But does it help with weight loss? The most
cited study was done on overweight
Japanese subjects and investigated the
role that apple cider vinegar played in
reducing body fat mass. The results were
pretty insignificant and we later found
out that the research was supported and
funded by the company that sells the
vinegar. There’s no rigorous science to
back the claim that apple cider vinegar
revved up the metabolism enough to
support weight loss. But I’ll say this: by
swapping out sugary unhealthy dressings
and swapping in apple cider vinegar it
may result in indirect weight loss. How
about them apples?
Not necessarily. One of
the nice things about apple cider
vinegar is that it’s a natural super
low-calorie way to add flavor to your
food. One tablespoon has only three
calories and can be added to dressings
sauces or marinades. Plus it’s natural
and we all love natural food.Of course
there’s its probiotic power however full
disclosure: the amount of probiotics that
you’re getting in a couple of
tablespoons a day isn’t drastic enough
to show any major health improvements
If you are taking apple cider vinegar and
it’s doing good things for your
digestion — great! Keep it up. but if you
are looking for more probiotic rich
foods to help improve your gut health
aim for Greek yogurt kombucha or kimchi
all so hot right now
if you are considering taking apple
cider vinegar I would max out at two
tablespoons a day because apple cider
vinegar is very acidic. I know what
you’re thinking can I take a shot of
apple cider vinegar? And you can if you
like the taste but be kind to your
esophagus — dilute it with water. And look
out for your stomach — please eat some food with it too.
This is weird and this
is better
When shopping for apple cider
vinegar look for the raw unpasteurized
ACV with the mother
Mom is that you?
The mother is the cloudy strand-like
segments at the bottom that contain
the probiotics
Mother mother mother not
mother
Pasteurization actually destroys
the mother which removes the probiotics so
look for the raw stuff or else your
apple cider vinegar will not be mom
goals
As a low-cal way to pack in flavor
and a small source of probiotics: sure. As
the magical cure-all for diabetes
cholesterol and weight loss? Not so much.
Although I know we all wish for that one
tablespoon a day Holy Grail that will
improve our health
unfortunately the science isn’t quite
there yet for apple cider vinegar I’m
Tracy Lockwood Beckerman and we’ll see
you again on the next episode of you vs.
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