Is apple cider vinegar really a wonder food?

Posted 30 November 2017

By Rosemary Stanton

Published in The Conversation

Folk medicine has favoured apple cider vinegar for centuries and many claims are made for its supposed benefits.

Apple cider vinegar is made by chopping apples, covering them with water and leaving them at room temperature until the natural sugars ferment and form ethanol. Bacteria then convert this alcohol into acetic acid.

Strands of a “mother” will form in the cider. These are strained out of many products but left in others, and are often the target of health claims. The “mother” can also be used to start the production of the next batch of cider.

But will apple cider vinegar really help you lose weight, fight heart disease, control blood sugar and prevent cancer? And what about claims it is rich in enzymes and nutrients such as potassium?

Weight loss

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7 Apple Cider Vinegar Facts To Know Before You Drink It

Posted 02 November 2017

Losing weight the healthy way usually comes down to eating a healthy and balanced diet and incorporating calorie- and fat-burning workouts into your regular routine. It’s incredible to see gains after putting in all that effort, but when you’re not taking drastic measures to lose weight, it’s easy to get impatient waiting for results. Enter supplements like apple cider vinegar, which some people turn to because of its reputation as a weight-loss aide, “detoxifier,” and general health-booster.

This article published in examines the benefits of apple cider vinegar, and the claims being made for this product.

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Can apple cider vinegar actually help you lose weight?

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.

[quote]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… Read the rest