This story originally appeared on jenreviews.com.
So we’ve heard how amazing and magical apple cider vinegar (ACV) is. They go from curing sunburn and acne to helping you lose weight and prevent cancer.
The most popular brand of ACV seems to be Braggs. You can also make your own out of scratch.
The vinegar has long been loved by all types of gurus. But sadly, not many of the claims are scientifically proven. To fully benefit, you must know the myths from the facts.
Some safety tips first
Apple cider vinegar, like other types of vinegar, is like acid to your body. Don’t drink it straight up!
Instead, you should dilute it. Add one tablespoon (at most 2) of vinegar to a glass of water.
If you don’t, it’ll be too acidic for your esophagus. It’s also easy to breathe it in and send acid to your lungs. According to some people, that feels like having sunburn on your lungs. Just imagine that!
In addition, some foods can cancel out the vinegar’s effect. Others may expand it. To be safe, drink the apple cider vinegar on an empty stomach. It’s a great way to start out the day. But probably not so great of a bedtime drink!
Now, here are some amazing things that will truly happen if you drink (the diluted version of) apple cider vinegar.