You might have guessed from the title, but there are still some things worth discussing here. Given the countless articles on the internet that talk about the many ‘benefits’, so to say, of apple cider vinegar, this write up will come as a surprise to many. However, it is time to really see what fact is and what fiction is when it comes to the many properties of this ingredient. It is recommended by many people for several reasons, and yet, let’s examine if it really has the desired therapy effect.
Fact or fiction: Apple Cider Vinegar suppresses your appetite.
Fiction: Many things to state here, but we should start from the basics. Apple cider vinegar doesn’t “suppress” your appetite. Naturally, when you consume something that has a sour characteristic taste, you will not want to eat anything else. The problem is, this taste lingers, and eating food doesn’t necessarily get rid of it. So no, it does not suppress your appetite, it only keeps you wary of food. There must always be a balance of food that we consume, but this is not the right way to maintain it. A balanced diet can help you achieve what you want, not unnatural methods like these.
Fact or fiction: Apple Cider Vinegar reduces your water retention capacity.
Fact: Yes, it reduces your body’s capacity to retain water. This is not a good thing! Intake of excessive amounts of apple cider vinegar, even in diluted amounts, is harmful for the body. If the liver in your body does not get the sufficient required clean water intake, then it can lead to many problems in the body further.
Fact or fiction: It improves your digestion and helps boost immunity.
Fiction: This couldn’t be further from the truth! Apple cider vinegar is alkaline in nature and causes the acid in the stomach to neutralise. However, the acid is needed in the stomach to digest the foods. People think that because they feel less acidity after consuming it, it must be good. But in these cases, food is left undigested and this causes various problems. Let’s not even talk about immunity because there are no concrete studies that show evidence of the correlation between the product and body immunity.
Fact or fiction: It can help balance pH levels in the body.
Fiction: If something could be furthest from the truth, this would be it. As mentioned above, apple cider vinegar is primarily basic in nature. If anything, it disturbs the pH balance in the body in the long term. Because of the temporary relief it provides, people think that it works well. That is not the case. When speaking about it helping alleviate the pain associated with many lifestyle diseases, apple cider vinegar often comes to the forefront because of its temporary benefits. However, it is not a substitute for lasting, permanent remedies on your disease, as it ends up harming pH balance by making the body pH more basic. In our body, acidic as well as basic substances are present, and apple cider vinegar adds extra weight on the basic substances, which suppresses the essential acids to take proper effect. In this case, the body produces copious amounts of acid to combat the imbalance, which is dangerous.
We have to understand that everything we read on the internet is not true. Many websites publish articles without verifying the authenticity of the claims made in their content. Similarly, if you have any doubts regarding this article, you can always get back to us to clarify your queries.
Apple Cider Vinegar is not as great as it is often chalked out to be, and can never be a substitute for curing lifestyle diseases.
Author: Pushkar Marathe
Author’s Bio: I am a health and nutrition enthusiast who takes everything with a pinch of salt. I remember to keep hydrated and not go overboard on the salt that I’m taking, and hence it helps me take wise decisions regarding food and nutrition. Health is your best form of wealth, so ensure that you earn it well.