Apple cider vinegar, or cider vinegar, is a vinegar made from fermented apple juice and used in salad dressings, marinades, vinaigrettes, food preservatives, and chutneys. It is made by crushing apples and then squeezing out the juice.
It boosts stomach acid production, protects cholesterol from oxidation or damage, supports healthy weight loss, has healthy blood sugar supporting properties, supports better energy and satiety, improves assimilation of nutrients, and supports healthy blood pressure levels. It is rich in powerful antioxidants and antimicrobial properties.
ACV is generally safe when consumed in moderation—no more than 1 to 2 tablespoons (tbsp) daily. But drinking excessive amounts of ACV can decrease potassium levels to hazardous levels. ACV may interact with some medications (including diuretics, laxatives, and certain medications for diabetes).