"Debunking The Health Myths Surrounding Apple Cider Vinegar"
Apple cider vinegar, which is basically fermented apple juice, has a long history as a home remedy, and has recently had a rebirth with enthusiasts using it to help everything from acid reflux to lowering blood pressure. “There are so many claims that apple cider vinegar is helpful, but at the end of the day, it’s not a magical exlixir,” said Kelly Hogan, MS, RD, CDN, clinical nutrition coordinator at the Dubin Breast Center of the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai. Dr. Hogan added that most of these vinegar claims have never been studied; although there is limited evidence that apple cider vinegar could improve glucose control and diabetes, but people who drink it need to be careful. “The downside to apple cider vinegar is that it’s really acidic, especially if you consume it in its concentrated form.” This isn’t a cure all for everything, but in smaller doses, apple cider vinegar hasn’t been proven to do any harm.
- Kelly Hogan, MS, RD, CDN, Clinical Nutrition Coordinator, The Dubin Breast Cancer of the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai