Apple cider vinegar can be taken in many different ways as well as at different times of the day. This means it can be hard for those wanting to try it to know when to consume it. David Wiener, Training Specialist at Al-based fitness and lifestyle coaching app Freeletics has shared his tips with the Express.co.uk on how consuming the drink with a high-carb meal could provide your body with the most benefits due to a number of different factors.
The expert says that apple cider can help weight loss by boosting the metabolism.
He explains it: “Increases the enzyme AMPK, which also contributes to fat burning and decreases fat and sugar production in the liver.”
The condiment can also reduce fat storage by increasing the activity of genes that reduce belly fat storage and liver fat.
One of the main benefits of consuming apple cider vinegar is that it can help with suppressing appetite.
He says: “By adding vinegar to a high-carb meal it has been shown to improve the body’s insulin sensitivity.”
Insulin sensitivity refers to how sensitive the body’s cells are in response to insulin.
High insulin sensitivity allows the cells of the body to use blood glucose more effectively, reducing blood sugar.
The condiment can also help reduce cholesterol levels which is good for those with type 2 diabetes.
David says: “It can increase the “good” HDL cholesterol levels and reduce the “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.”
The expert shares how consuming a small amount of the vinegar alongside a carb-heavy meal may be the best option for those wanting to lose weight.
He explains: “Consuming 2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar alongside your morning meal or with a high-carb meal, could potentially provide your body with the most benefits.
“This is because taking it at the same time as a meal has shown to significantly lower blood sugar and insulin levels after eating, and can increase feelings of fullness and lead to people eating around 200-300 fewer calories per day.”
However, it is always recommended to dilute the vinegar into water because it is very acidic meaning it can cause harm to the tooth enamel.
Diluting it in water will also disguise the strong taste that the vinegar has.