Posted 02 May 2016
TRUE or false: Drink a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar mixed into a cup of water every morning, and you’ll trim a few inches off your waist.
The upshot: No.
Or at least, there has yet to be large-scale human studies with definitive results.
We spoke to Ms Meave Graham, a clinical paediatric registered dietitian at Child Nutrition Singapore, and member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI), who said: “If you do an online search, you will be inundated with results showing websites making various health claims in relation to apple cider vinegar. However, these are false health claims which are not backed up by scientific research.” She added that there is a handful of studies looking into effects of apple cider vinegar on blood glucose levels and on weight loss. However, the results of these studies are not highly significant and do not give enough evidence to back up these false health claims, and Ms Graham added that there is no good data to support the health claims.
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