goal06082021 wrote: »
Short answer: No.
Long answer: Most of the purported "benefits" of consuming some apple-cider vinegar mixed with water are also things you could get by just drinking plain water. But if you enjoy drinking it, go nuts, I guess? To me it seems more like an "eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you all day" kind of thing, but I also don't generally enjoy drinking vinegar, so...
For weight loss, the key is taking in slightly fewer calories than your body uses in the course of a day as you go about your business, forcing your body to dip into its "savings account" (your stored excess body fat) to pay the "energy bill." As paperpudding noted, If you're choosing the ACV drink instead of something else that has more calories in it (soda, juice, froofy coffee milkshakes from Starbucks), that can help you maintain your calorie deficit, although you also need to be mindful with the rest of your food choices *and* you would get the same benefit if you just drank water, the vinegar isn't the important part in that case.
For reducing feelings of hunger, most people are really bad at telling the difference between "hungry" and "thirsty." If you think you're feeling hunger, drink a glass of water and wait about 15 minutes. Chances are good that you were actually thirsty and now you feel fine. You *could* make that glass ACV drink instead of plain water, but again, the vinegar isn't the important part.
Vinegar of any kind, apple cider or otherwise, is not magical. It does not "activate" your body any more than drinking literally anything else does. It especially does not "detox" you - there's nothing you can eat or drink to improve that process, your liver and kidneys do all the "detoxing" your body needs, that's what they're for. If ever you find yourself in a situation where your liver and kidneys are NOT removing toxins from your body, you're either dead or about to be, so put the vinegar down and get to a hospital.
deepwoodslady wrote: »
My doctor has recommended me drinking it. The idea behind the medical advice is that it will help to regulate my blodd sugar (I am type 2 diabetic) which in turn helps to lose weight. However, if your blood sugars are already normal, then I don't think it will help. You would probably do just as well to eat an apple. (Diabetics are limited on fruit amounts they can eat.)
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