The flavor could grow on you
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A big reason people are hesitant to try apple cider vinegar (ACV) is the taste. But not only can you mask the taste by mixing it into something else, you absolutely should: Drinking apple cider vinegar straight could damage your esophagus.
Making tweaks to the drink helps. That’s what Rebecca Park, a registered nurse in New York City and founder of RemediesForMe.com, where she covers natural remedies and therapies. “To get myself started, I initially diluted a large glass of water with one small teaspoon of apple cider vinegar,” she says. “As I got used to it, I increased the amount of vinegar to two teaspoons. After a few months, I was up to two tablespoons.”
If you still don’t like the taste, don’t fret; check out these apple cider vinegar recipes—they include ACV, but don’t taste like it!
Your appetite could decrease
One of the best-known health benefits of ACV is its potential to help you lose weight. “Vinegar could lead to metabolic changes that support weight loss,” says Luiza Petre, MD,board-certified cardiologist and weight management specialist who has a private practice with locations in New York and Connecticut. She explains that apple cider vinegar helps weight loss by reducing appetite and maintaining a feeling of fullness after meals longer.