The benefits of apple cider vinegar may have been overstated … repeatedly.
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People claim apple cider vinegar can do everything from keeping you healthy to helping with weight loss. But before you start doing shots of the stuff, here are a few rumors about the health benefits of apple cider vinegaryou can stop believing. Like, RIGHT NOW.
It boosts your immune system - They make apple cider vinegar by adding bacterial cultures and yeast to apple juice and it’s typically used in a dressing. But it’s the antioxidants in the produce the dressing goes on that help lower risk for cancer, diabetes, and such.
It zaps fat - Some research shows the acetic acid in vinegar might help decrease fat production in the liver, but that doesn’t mean dipping your french fries in apple cider vinegar wipes away the fat. You’re much better off skipping fried foods if you’re trying to lower cholesterol or lose fat.
It helps you lose weight - The only study linking vinegar to shedding pounds used a tiny sample size and poor controls, and the subjects were on a weight-loss diet to start with. So don’t drink apple cider vinegar thinking it’ll help boost weight loss.
It kills bacteria - Apple cider vinegar doesn’t kill germs just because it’s acidic and it won’t detox your organs either.
It’s packed with probiotics - Most of the apple cider vinegars are so processed, we don’t get many probiotic properties in them. Foods like Greek yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, and miso are better sources of probiotics.
- Do you use apple cider vinegar? Because of health benefits or for taste?
- Wouldn’t it be great if drinking a shot of apple cider vinegar did zap fat?
- What other foods do you eat for the health benefits? Do you think they work?