Celebrities and influencers have gushed about drinking apple cider vinegar in order to lose weight.
Some believe the acidic fluid helps them to slim down.
So to incorporate it into their diet, they dilute a small quantity of the liquid with water and gulp it down every morning.
Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian and Cheryl are among the celebs to rave about apple cider vinegar (ACV).
But do scientific studies and health professionals agree that ACV is effective for weight loss?
Here’s all you need to know.
Which celebrities say apple cider vinegar helped them to lose weight?
Back in 2017, Victoria Beckham revealed ACV is a part of her morning routine.
She shared a picture of the vinegar on her Instagram stories, captioning the post: “Be brave! Two tablespoons first thing on an empty tummy!”
Posh Spice recommended Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar, which is the same product Kim Kardashian has promoted on social media.
In May 2019, Kim K shared a snap of the ACV next to a book written by the brand, which is called Apple Cider Vinegar: Miracle Health System.
Meanwhile, Cheryl spoke about how she stays so toned in an interview with Dermot O’Leary on Radio 2.
She said she consumes “apple cider vinegar”, before adding: “I used to do things once or twice and forget about it.
“You’ve got to do it for a few months before you see results.”
Katy Perry and Jennifer Aniston have also reportedly seen benefits from using ACV.
Does apple cider vinegar actually help with weight loss?
Some studies have found that the vinegar can promote weight loss by lowering blood sugar levels, decreasing insulin levels, suppress appetite and improving metabolism.
This is because of acetic acid, which is the main active component of apple cider vinegar.
And with a single tablespoon only containing three calories, there is no need to worry about adding excess calories.
A 12 week study of 144 obese Japanese adults who consumed apple cider vinegar every day lost weight.
The study, listed on the website Healthline, found consuming one or two tablespoons every day can help you lose weight.
Meanwhile, another study of 175 people found drinking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar led to the loss of 2.7 pounds in three months.
However, it’s worth mentioning while some studies regarding apple cider vinegar are promising, many experts believe there still isn’t enough evidence to prove its link to weight loss.
NHS weight loss and health consultant surgeon Dr Sally Norton thinks apple cider vinegar can play a small roll in weight control.
Dr Sally, author of VavistaLife , told Daily Star Online: “Apple Cider Vinegar has been shown in some studies to help blood sugar control – which may play a small role in weight control.
“However, most people would be hard pushed to have more than a few teaspoons a day sprinkled over a salad, or in a glass of water.
“It is more likely to be the salad or the water that helps your weight loss!
“But, the fermented vinegar may provide a pre-biotic boost to your gut bacteria and so is well worth including in an overall healthy diet.”
As with most things, it’s best to consume apple cider vinegar in moderation, as there can be side effects .
For example, due to its high acidic levels it has been suggested it can cause damage to teeth.
Apple cider vinegar is definitely no magical solution to weight loss – but can prove to be beneficial to include in a healthy diet.