Are you apple cider vinegar or not? You can also be indifferent – and that’s okay and understandable. The truth is that there is quite a bit of skepticism about apple cider vinegar (ACV) and whether it works or not. Still, many health enthusiasts believe in the potential health benefits of ACV.
Edwin McDonald, MD, and a member of Bragg’s Scientific Advisory Board told Eat this, not that! In a story about Bragg’s new ACV supplement, there are currently three clinically supported health benefits of taking one tablespoon of ACV daily.
“These include helping control appetite and managing weight gain, maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and maintaining healthy cholesterol levels,” he says.
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Melissa Mitri, MS, RDN and owner of Melissa Mitri Nutrition LLC agree and say that although there are several suggested health benefits associated with ACV, such as improving digestive problems and increasing healthy gut bacteria, research is minimal.
“So far, the research has been done from small studies and more research is needed to prove that these benefits are directly from the ACV itself or if there are other diets that play a role,” she says. “The health benefits of research are stronger for other prebiotic foods that have a significant amount of undigested fiber, such as onions, garlic, leeks, asparagus and whole apples with the peel.”
Still, if you feel like taking ACV, she recommends taking between one and two tablespoons daily or in the form of a high-quality daily supplement. If you go the extra route is her best choice Vitafusion apple cider vinegar gummy vitamins.
If you go the fluid route, we recommend that you choose Bragg Organic Raw Unfiltered apple cider vinegar. As mentioned above, the brand also makes an addition. One serving, or three capsules, packs 750 milligrams of acetic acid or the active ingredient in ACV that holds all of its benefits.
“No other brand offers anywhere near the effective dose of acetic acid within its recommended serving sizes,” says McDonald.
Conclusion: There are plenty of options on the market, which is why it’s best to listen to the experts … and the experts have spoken!
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