Apple cider vinegar is a drink made with fermented apples. The liquid develops a certain type of acid which is thought to help keep people feeling full and speed up the metabolism.

A number of dieters are adding apple cider vinegar to their plans after hearing of its weight loss benefits. So how exactly should you take it to shed belly fat?

One study found that two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in warm water a day helped adults to lose 3.7lbs over three months without changing up any other aspect of their diet.

Two tablespoons amount to 30ml. Of course, eating a healthy diet and exercising are also key to weight loss. Apple cider vinegar has a number of other benefits, including digestion. Drinking the acid before protein-heavy meals can help the body breakdown protein more easily.

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