ACV supporters claim it can help you lose weight, improve digestion, reduce heartburn, remove skin tags, clear up your skin, and more.
And if you’re on the low carb, high fat keto diet to lose weight, you may be particularly interested in using ACV to help boost fat loss.
But can ACV really help on keto? Is apple cider vinegar keto or are these claims just ABC (A Bunch of #!$&)?
Let’s do some vinegar verification.
Apple cider vinegar is keto-friendly. A 1-tablespoon serving contains only 3 calories and trace amounts of carbs. About one-tenth of a gram(about — no need to track it!
Here are Three key ways ACV may help with weight loss
A 2005 study noted that ACV taken with meals increased satiety (fullness) levels. This suggests vinegar may help you feel full quicker.
Better blood control:
A handful of studies have found that ACV may help promote better blood sugar management. Keeping blood sugar levels stable may help lower your calorie intake by reducing instances of hanger (and subsequent eating-whatever-you-can-grab) from low blood sugar.
More fat loss:
One high-quality 2009 study found that vinegar intake of 1 to 2 tablespoons a day for 12 weeks was associated with a significant reduction in body weight, body mass index, and waist circumference.
ACV is totally keto-friendly, and CAN HELP with weight loss by promoting fullness, blood sugar control, and fat loss.