Vinegar can help reduce the amount of fat accumulated around internal organs, experiments by Mizkan Central Research Institute have shown.
The experiments, the results of which are being presented at a meeting of the Japan Society of Nutrition and Food Science in Nagasaki this week, were conducted on 175 men and women with a BMI of 25-30, classed as “overweight.” The test subjects were instructed to avoid heavy exercise and drink an apple vinegar-based drink twice a day for 12 weeks.
Subsequent abdominal CT scans revealed changes in the distribution of fat. In those that consumed 30 milliliters of the drink a day — containing 1,500 milligrams of acetic acid — fat areas decreased by an average of 6.72 square centimeters, with waistlines down 1.85 centimeters. Those that drank 15 milliliters a day also saw reductions, while control subjects who weren’t given the vinegar drink saw no change.
Also, those drinking the vinegar beverage saw a drop in blood neutral fat of between 28.2-42 milligrams per deciliter.
The team is now working to determine how acetic acid works to reduce body fat.
I sometimes drink the brine of pickled peppers. It is very hot but is basically made of vinegar, salt, pepper, water and spices. I don’t know about the fat but does wash the stomach well. It has a great bite to it. I think they should made a vodka and brine cocktail and it will sell well.