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Offline annie123

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How does vinegar help to lose weight etc.?
« on: 12/03/2016 18:55:05 »
many people (and articles in magazines) seem to vouch for the beneficial effects of taking small amounts of vinegar neat every day.-Shiny hair, loss of weight, cleaner teeth etc etc.Why does what seems like adding extra acid to the body produce these effects? And surely vinegar would not have a good effect on teeth?


 

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Re: How does vinegar help to lose weight etc.?
« Reply #1 on: 12/03/2016 20:46:47 »
There's a lot we don't know about the human body.  We learn more every day.

Vinegar is acidic.  It can help the body break down food you eaten, assisting stomach acid.  It may cause the body to produce less stomach acid.  Factors may vary from person to person.

It will also likely change or influence the balance of good/bad bacteria and/or yeast your body supports, which can affect  metabolism (drastically in some cases) but will likely be different for everybody.

Sugar is much worse for teeth than vinegar and also influences good/bad bacteria and yeast grown in your gut.

Try it, you might like what it does.  Personally I like vinegar, but I don't make it a daily ritual...  Probably would be a good thing to track with a log for a month or so...  Then make an informed decision.
 

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Re: How does vinegar help to lose weight etc.?
« Reply #2 on: 12/03/2016 20:49:35 »
A mixture of the placebo effect and confirmation bias.
There is no real benefit.

For example, vinegar is acidic, but it is a lot less acid than your stomach, so there's no way it can help digestion that way.
 

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Re: How does vinegar help to lose weight etc.?
« Reply #3 on: 12/03/2016 22:35:55 »
Save the vinegar for your French fries. Vinegar will do nothing for weight loss.
 

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Re: How does vinegar help to lose weight etc.?
« Reply #4 on: 14/03/2016 00:04:25 »
Thanks for replies.
 

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