The Science Of The Apple Cider Vinegar Diet

Does it do everything it promises?

"It clears up acne!" "It relieves burns!" "It brightens your teeth!" "It helps you lose weight!" "It fights cancer cells!" "It will make your hair shiny!"

Across the Internet, one does not need to look very hard to find a claim that apple cider vinegar is the saving grace of many of humanity's ailments. Many of these sources claim that not any old vinegar will do, it needs to be "with the Mother," which is the sediment found in pricier bottles. But what is "the Mother?" And what it is about apple cider vinegar that is supposed to heal our bodies?

The latest DNews video breaks down how apple cider vinegar is made and what that means for the claims that it is a miracle cure for so many different things. As host Trace Dominguez explains, this acetic acid that comes from fermented apple cider has long roots as a folk remedy, but the actual evidence of these claims tells a different tale. 

Spoiler alert: if you've been drinking shots of apple cider vinegar in hopes of curing something, please stop before you hurt yourself.


Have you ever tried apple cider vinegar in hopes it would work as a medicine? Let us know in the comments!

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