Yes, it's real. It's just vinegar, it's not a magic potion. My experience is that it gives a lovely flavor to bean soup.
I mean..has anyone taken it and it actually helped them any..
I've heard it can help with weightloss and metabolism.
You're already a size 0. You have no business trying to lose weight. Please get a grip on reality and get an ice cream cone.
I was just asking because my dad take's it but he's really not sure about the health benefits. he just said he takes it..because he saw on a health show.
I just wanted to know! That stuff smells nasty and I would never take it anyways.
I used to take a tbs. of that stuff every morning...for about two weeks. And that's because I threw up nearly everytime I choked it down. Not exactly my preferred method of weight loss.
I doubt it's as grand as some media claims, but I don't imagine a person would be any poorer for having taken it.
I drink it mixed with hot water, lemon juice and cinnamon when I'm stuffed up or have a cold--it makes my nose drip like crazy! Works better than any over-the-counter mucous-thinner, in my opinion (:
in the readers digest "magic Foods" book, they talk about how eating a "sour food" (and vinegar was one of them listed) slows down the absorption of sugars into your blood stream. said that eating a vinaigrette dressing as opposed to say ranch, your blood sugar will SPIKE more with the ranch, and be more steady with vinaigrette. that is why lots of people suggest squeezing lemon into your water - same thing.
It's not going to do him any good, much like most of the crud that is on health shows. There are many things that are suggested to boost your metabolism, but the effect is marginal, like 5 calories e.g. taking cold showers, eating spicy food, eating sour food. Doing things that might make you jump or squirm, like the activities listed above, will help you burn a couple more calories, but it would take 2-3 years to make a pound of difference.
If your dad wants to lose weight, that's great, but he should figure out how many calories he burns each day, eat less than that amount, and adjust his diet to make it healthier. The third doesn't necessarily cause weight loss, but on a calorie deficit, he should be more careful about his diet to make sure he gets adequate nutrition. Also, weight training will help.
I saw a Dr Oz episode recently, and his guest suggested drinking it (2 teaspoons in a cup of water) to correct the stomach's ph balance, thereby eliminating acid reflux. If anyone has had success with this, I'd like to hear about it. It would be much less expensive than Prilosec.
Hi AvacadoQueen, Cider vinegar has a history of being a folk remedy and health booster for people and livestock. I actually read a book about it once! Sorry that I can't quite remember what the benefits were beyond pH balance...; P
More importantly, I'm a little surprised at the nasty responses you received to a good question, I hope they were from your friends pulling your leg. Otherwise please disregard the cranky responses. I think you raised an interesting topic and I'll go dig up that book and let you know the details, for whatever they're worth,lol!
You are a 'recovering' anorexic, BMI 18.3, eating 1,300 at most every day, asking about the weight loss properties of vinegar?
Go back to your doctor. You need one-to-one professional help.
(Oh, and tell your Dad it's nonsense anyways...)
[General rant aimed at lots of people, not just the OP: What is going on at the moment? These boards are just full of supposedly recovering anorexics trying to lose weight from BMI 18 or so... Look, girls, you can't do this and be healthy. You are relapsing right back into a potentially fatal illness. For God's sake, wake the heck up and get some proper help.]
So, you're saying that if you got the response that apple cider vinegar is THE miracle weight loss potion the world has been looking for, your interest would be purely academic, right? - Look, I'm not being 'rude' (calling someone ass hat is probably meant to be, though - good thing I don't know what it means, eh? :-)) - I'm actually trying to help. Anorexia is probably the one subject i am an expert in, at very high cost to myself...
Sigh... the reason for my response (which, i admit, on the face of just this one thread seems a little extreme) lies in reading everything else the OP has written in the last 48 hours:
Taken in this context, it wasn't that extreme. I have been here a long time, and sometimes get very frustrated with underweight teens recovering from anorexia, asking how to get even thinner... it's very, very sad...
To the OP, I say again, please get some professional help. This illness kills people:
Yes,it has benifits. It is also really hard on your teelth too.
ACV is sooo good for you! Vinegar is, after all, considered the oldest medicine. I love it on salads, with a little extra virgin olive oil. Mmmm! :)
Everyone In my family is convinced it makes you lose weight and that if you eat a bunch of food and then drink it that it'll make you not gain. Which is just probably the funniest thing I've ever heard.