Apple cider vinegar (or “ACV” as fans refer to it) has been one of the more long-lasting wellness trends of the past few years. Whether taking it in capsules, gummies or drinking it in its natural state, people are still turning to it to help with a variety of health ailments, including weight loss.
Proponents of the drink, which is most commonly used in cooking, argue that drinking apple cider vinegar straight-up can do it all: alleviate acne, clear up dandruff, help heal sunburns, and even efficiently and effectively dry-clean your dress shirts and starch their collars (maybe).
And there are also people who swear that drinking apple cider vinegar can help you lose weight. The most diehard ACV fans vouch for taking a shot of the drink, straight up, as if the masochism of the act somehow heightens the purported benefits. (Apple cider vinegar, after all, is vinegar, so it tastes like vinegar.) You can also take your apple cider vinegar in a “cocktail” of sorts. ACV fans also combine the ingredient with tea, smoothies, sauces, and dressings.
Excerpted from Men’s Health