Apple cider vinegar has a reputation of aiding with weight loss, lowering cholesterol, diabetes, acne, digestive problems and other issues. Below are some of the benefits and studies that support these claims.
There are studies that have shown that apple cider vinegar can aid in weight loss. (Kondo et al. 2009)
Apple cider vinegar may increase satiety which may reduce food intake. (Ostman et al. 2005)
It helps with diabetes too and there are studies that support this. If you drink a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before a hearty carb meal it helps to control blood sugar. This happens because the vinegar seems to reduce the digestion of carbs. (Johnston et al. 2010)
Apple cider vinegar also seems to have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It has been used for centuries to clean wounds and disinfect.
Things to watch out for:
Apple cider vinegar tastes bad and it is very acidic. It can irritate your mouth and throat and harm your tooth enamel if you just take it by itself. I like to drink my apple cider vinegar with a glass of water and mix it up. Lots and lots of water haha. You can also put it as a dressing on salads or foods.
My favorite apple cider vinegar product is: Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
Do you use apple cider vinegar? Has it helped you in your weight loss goals or other goals? Leave a comment below.
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