Apple cider vinegar has been used for years – some say it’s been used for weight loss since the 1920s. In the last century, its popularity has grown as it’s use has stretched beyond weight loss to treating high cholesterol, diabetes, and even the hiccups. Apple cider vinegar fans are using it in tea, salad dressing, smoothies and mouth wash. Not sure what to think about this trending ingredient? Look at the facts and decide for yourself:
1. Apple cider vinegar and weight
Advocates claim that 1-2 tablespoons per day aids weight loss by burning fat and suppressing appetite. These weight loss claims are anecdotal other than one study done in Japan almost 10 years ago which showed subjects who consumed 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar per day for 12 weeks lost 2 – 4 pounds. Four weeks after the study, these subjects gained most of that weight back. A 2013 study done at Arizona State University that had subjects consume 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar per day showed no change in weight after 12 weeks.