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Truth or Myth: do Green Tea, Apple Cider Vinegar and Coconut Oil Make us Thinner?

People are always looking for a new way to lose weight, and there are many profiteers and quasi-experts who will not tell you the truth. There are several products and ways that almost all people know as products that assist in weight loss, and especially green tea, apple cider vinegar, and coconut oil, but what is the truth? What do they contain? In what way they affect your body? It is time for truth vs. myth!

Apple cider vinegar

Research suggest that drinking just a little of this vinegar before meals, can only help you feel saturated, with which you will not overeat and you might lose weight. In a research published in the Journal of Functional Foods, the results say that apple cider vinegar also helps to release sugar into the blood, thus improving insulin sensitivity. The vinegar may slow the absorption of sugar from the meal into the bloodstream, thus helping the sugar not to rise high. But, there is a chance that the vinegar, because it is very acidic, to irritate the throat and damage the tooth enamel.

Green tea

According to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, participants who drank tea which was enriched with green tea extract lost more body fat than those who drank another tea which did not have green tea extract. Why? Green tea is rich in catechins, which are anti-inflammatory and may help fight cancer. Recent studies suggest that its ingredients affect the level of fat. So, in other words, catechins can help you burn extra calories while burning fat.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil has emerged as a potential product for weight loss (a couple of studies suggest that, while consuming 30 milliliters within one to four months, helps to reduce waist circumference of the participants), but there are not many studies that confirm the idea that you can lose weight by using it. Coconut oil is full of saturated fatty acids, which may be healthier than saturated fatty acids that are not present in dairy products and meat, but it is high in calories, about 115 calories a tablespoon. However, it may be a healthy product to incorporate into your diet.

 

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