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Apple Cider Vinegar

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  • 08-04-2014 9:07pm
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 5,080 ✭✭✭


    Just wanted to ask:
    I've read up that ACV can help with weight loss by acting as something of an appetite surpressant/ metabolism aid. Is there any truth to this?
    I tried some in a pint of water with a drop of apple juice to take the acidic taste out and so far, I'm not feeling as hungry. But is it just a placebo effect or does it actually work?
    Any information would really help. :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,394 ✭✭✭Transform


    Helpful for digestion and as a cleaning product, for fat loss not so much.


  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 5,620 ✭✭✭El_Dangeroso


    According to the literature, ACV delays gastric emptying. In fact, any vinegar does this, hence vinegar reduces the impact of food on blood sugar.

    It's plausible that this may reduce appetite and lead to weight loss but no one has tested this in a trial as far as I know.

    Be careful with ACV tablets though, there are cases where they can get stuck and cause oesophageal injury, and that doesn't sound very nice at all!


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,381 ✭✭✭✭rubadub


    In fact, any vinegar does this, hence vinegar reduces the impact of food on blood sugar.
    I always wondered if any old vinegar or acetic acid would do the same effects as the ACV numerous claims.

    Now if it was unfiltered ACV made with pressed juice their might be a different but otherwise I would have thought they are all similar, except the ACV has a marketing spin to it.

    To down it easily you can drink it in a shot glass and immediately wash it down with water.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,820 ✭✭✭smelly sock


    I've heard that ACV is great for your skin. Applying it directly to rash etc.


  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 5,620 ✭✭✭El_Dangeroso


    rubadub wrote: »
    I always wondered if any old vinegar or acetic acid would do the same effects as the ACV numerous claims.

    Now if it was unfiltered ACV made with pressed juice their might be a different but otherwise I would have thought they are all similar, except the ACV has a marketing spin to it.

    To down it easily you can drink it in a shot glass and immediately wash it down with water.

    I think you're right. One advantage of ACV is that it is a higher Ph, so more acidic and it contains a prebiotic, pectin. It's also a little more palatable than straight vinegar.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,381 ✭✭✭✭rubadub


    I've heard that ACV is great for your skin. Applying it directly to rash etc.

    In the long term illness forum threads a thread on the skin condition psoriasis and one guy swears by using the ACV, recommends it to everyone.

    I have seen it recommended internally for psoriasis too, supposed to balance your pH if your body is over acidic, and I think supposed to helps with leaky gut syndrome.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,080 ✭✭✭McChubbin


    Thanks for all the replies. I'm currently taking a pint of water with two tbsps of ACV mixed with a little apple juice once a day before dinner.
    So far, it's curbing my sweet tooth so that's a good thing!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭Hedgecutter


    Hi can anyone recommend a brand of ACV tablets I could get online. I seen a few different types but would rather a recommendation.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,683 ✭✭✭zweton


    Its also great for stripping the enamel from your teeth :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭Hedgecutter


    zweton wrote: »
    Its also great for stripping the enamel from your teeth :)

    That's ok. Dont have any. But if you could answer the original question id be grateful.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,683 ✭✭✭zweton


    That's ok. Dont have any. But if you could answer the original question id be grateful.

    lol


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,039 ✭✭✭Hedgecutter


    zweton wrote: »
    lol


    :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 30 sunnib


    Apple Cider Vinegar was used by my mum as a supplement, 2 tb sp. in a glas with a smal bit of honey and diluted with (carbonated ?) water. It's full of goodness, I remember her saying. Don't think she used it while dieting.
    Btw, if organic ACV is mixed to the same volume with Acacia honey, it helps with sleeping problems. A small sip at night is enough.


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