Updated: Jul 10
Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is made from apple cider that has undergone fermentation to form health-promoting probiotics and enzymes. At just 3 calories a tablespoon, it offers significantly less sugar and fewer calories than regular apple cider. ACV's uses range from regulating our blood sugar levels to increasing insulin sensitivity, to giving our gut health a boost.
Despite its recent surge in popularity, the varied and documented list of apple cider vinegar benefits has been well-known for centuries, with more recent claims it also boots our weight loss efforts. While I wouldn't expect noticeable weight loss from consuming ACV (and note: more is NOT better) anything that promotes a healthier gut is likely to promote a healthier weight.
In addition to all the health benefits above, if diluted 50/50 with water - and applied topically - it can ease symptoms for those suffering from eczema and psoriasis.