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In short, no. Claims for the benefits of drinking apple cider vinegar include detoxing, weight loss and making you feel full.
• Detoxing: In terms of detoxing, your liver and kidneys do that for you and you can’t detox your body through food or diet.
• Weight loss: There is some evidence where a study found participants who drank vinegar lost weight, however weight loss was minimal (around 2-4 pounds over 3 months) and this was only one study so the evidence isn’t robust enough to say that it can help aid weight loss.
• Fullness: In terms of making you feel full, the mechanism behind this is that drinking it makes you feel sick, so you don’t want to eat – I wouldn’t recommend doing this!
Also bear in mind that as it is acidic it can damage the enamel on our teeth which can lead to tooth decay; so all and all I would recommend using it for salad dressings only.