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Can Apple Cider Vinegar Help with Weight Loss?

Updated on January 18, 2017

Lose Weight with Apple Cider Vinegar

You may have already heard about the new diet trend: drinking apple cider vinegar (ACV). Though cider vinegar is only now gaining in popularity, its ability to help people lose weight has been known for a while now.

I’ve been drinking apple cider vinegar myself for over a year and I've been really impressed with the results. But there are definitely some things I wish I had known before starting. So, if you’re interested in trying out apple cider vinegar as weight-loss plan, you might find some of my tips and suggestions below helpful.

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar can be used as a treatment for any number of conditions, including:

  • Warts
  • Headaches, nausea
  • Skin care
  • Weight loss
  • Diabetes
  • Hair loss
  • Household cleaning
  • Healthy cooking
  • Pet care

How to Lose Weight with Apple Cider Vinegar

How Much Vinegar Should I Drink?

You don't need to drink very much to get its weight loss benefits. Just mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a cup (16 ounces) of water and drink the mixture between one and three times a day, ideally before a meal. I prefer to drink it first thing in the morning after waking up and then an hour before each meal.

How Often Should I Take ACV?

If you are just starting out, I’d suggest starting off slow. Add a single teaspoon to a cup of water initially, and drink it only once a day. That way, you can get used to the taste and make sure your stomach can handle the acidity. Gradually increase the dosage to two and then three teaspoons and increase the frequency to twice a day. If you don't like the taste, you can add a bit of honey to it.

Go slow and notice how your body responds. You may begin to feel more energetic in just a day or two. You may even notice that you need to use the restroom more frequently. This is because you are flushing the toxins out of your body.

Drinking the vinegar will also help your digestion and make you feel less bloated. With an improved, more efficient digestive system, your body is able to break down fat more quickly and absorb nutrients more easily.

How Does it Help You Lose Weight?

While there is quite a bit of research on apple cider vinegar, it’s still not totally clear how it helps you lose weight. The most common explanation is that the acids and enzymes in the vinegar suppress appetite and improve your metabolism. It also makes you retain less water and feel more refreshed.

Recently, a new theory has emerged. Some researchers believe that vinegar somehow slows down the rate at which your blood sugar increases, which in turn reduces production of insulin. There's ample medical evidence to suggest that lower insulin levels encourage weight loss.

How Long Should I Drink ACV?

Remember, apple cider vinegar is a natural product. Research shows that it results in weight loss. But it is gradual. But the good news is the effect is permanent.

Remember, apple cider vinegar is a natural product. Research does show that drinking it regularly results in weight loss. It is not a quick fix weight loss solution, however. The change in your body will be gradual, but permanent. While drinking ACV it's also important to eat healthy and exercise regularly. Furthermore, since everyone's body is different, your results will vary.

While no drastic change in diet is required, you will do well to stay away from fried food and anything that contains too much fat and carbohydrates.

Speed Up Your Weight Loss

The ACV drink works best when it's part of a healthy diet. So, if you want to lose more weight, there are other things you can do as well.

  • More exercise: Try to walk about 20 to 40 minutes a day, five days a week. Doing so will increase your metabolism, which means that the calories you consume will be used up instead of stored as fat.
  • More potassium: Start your morning with a banana. It is high in potassium, which reduces stress levels and blood pressure.
  • Less sugar: Yes, fruit contains sugar, but if you eat them in moderation, they should pose no problem. Plus they contain lots of fiber, vitamins, and other nutrients.

What Kind Should I Buy?

That's an easy answer: buy the organic kind. It contains the "mother" of vinegar, which is the cloudy sediment that contains all the good enzymes and probiotics that make ACV so healthy.

You can even make apple cider vinegar at home. But I would highly recommend buying ACV from the market if you are just starting out and haven't used apple cider vinegar before. This will help you familiarize yourself with the taste of good apple cider vinegar.

Making apple cider vinegar at home is easy!
Making apple cider vinegar at home is easy!

How to Make Apple Cider Vinegar at Home

Steps for making apple cider vinegar at home

If you are a city dweller, it may be a bit difficult to make Apple Cider Vinegar at home. A better option would be to buy Apple Cider Vinegar online.

However, for country folks, making Apple Cider Vinegar at home is not only easy but also offers a better health outcome, since your apple cider vinegar will be organic. Remember, you will need winter or fall variety of apples. You cannot use summer apples as these don't contain enough sugar.

This recipe calls for whole apples, but you can also use scraps, peels, and cores. So if you're going to be making apple pie, save the left-overs to brew your own batch of ACV! You know the

Now, before you get all excited and go out to get apples, remember a few things.

  • You need to stir the juice every other day or so day. Can you commit to this? You need to stir the juice every other day or so. Can you commit to this? If you fail to stir it, your apple cider vinegar will not form because it will not get enough oxygen.
  • The ideal temperature for making apple cider vinegar is about 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. A lower or higher temperature will prevent the fermentation process from taking place.
  • Avoid metal container for making and storing the vinegar. Use only glass, plastic, wood, enamel, or stainless steel containers.
  • The length of the fermentation depends on the season – it will take less time during summer and a bit longer during the colder months.
  • The vinegar is ready when you can see the "mother" form. The "mother" is the cloudy sediment that contains all the enzymes, minerals, and probiotics that give ACV its health benefits. Non-organic, over-processed vinegars don't have the "mother," and are clear when held up to the light.

Ingredients

  • 3 apples, medium-sized
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • filtered water, to cover the apples
  • cheese cloth

Instructions

  1. Wash apples and chop them into medium-sized pieces. Place pieces into a sterilized jar.
  2. Mix sugar with one cup of water and pour the mixture into the jar to cover the apples. Add more water if necessary.
  3. Cover the jar with the cheese cloth or a paper towel. This allows the liquid to breathe while protecting it from bugs.
  4. Place the jar in a warm, dark place for 2-3 weeks.
  5. At the end of 2-3 weeks, strain the liquid to get rid of all the apple pieces and then return the vinegar to your pantry for another 4-6 weeks, stirring every few days.
  6. After the first four weeks, you can start to taste the vinegar and once it's reached the acidity level you like, you can transfer it to another jar and begin to use it.

Read on for Vital information in the Comments Section

Readers of this article have asked hundreds of questions and I have answered those queries. You will most likely find an answer to your question in the comments section below. Please read previous questions before asking a new question. Thank you for reading.

Disclaimer

Information in this article is for educational purpose only, and should not be used in place of medical advice. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet. There are no guarantees with this diet.

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      Stacy 25 hours ago

      I stopped reading when it said to add the ACV to a cup (16 ounces) of water. A cup is only 8 ounces.

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      Marce 4 days ago

      I'm starting to drink the apple cedar vinegar 6 weeks ago and is not working l gainedo 10 pounds I'm 51 year old.

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      StaceyLea19 11 days ago

      I have a history of cervical cancer and try to keep my ph level balanced, as cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment. What will acv do to my pH?

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      Richard 3 weeks ago

      I've been using two teaspoons of vinegar and two teaspoons of organic lemon juice with 16 ounces of warm water before meals for about a week and I've gained 5 pounds, It seems to have a reverse reaction on me, could it be that I'm not using organic vinegar? I just saw that people use that

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      Celeste 3 weeks ago

      I have been taking 2 teaspoons for 2 months now and have not lost one pound if anything I have gained 5 pounds

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      101Ways2Life 3 weeks ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Please dilute ACV with water. Also, after drinking ACV, rinse your mouth with water, and then brush with baking soda.

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      Kelly 4 weeks ago

      I am taking every morning ACV. But my tooth hurting. Please tell me what I should do?

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      Smay 5 weeks ago

      I was using the ACV all last week first thing in the morning I would mix it in with my Protein Shake is this a bad idea????

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      tina meece 2 months ago

      trying to find out if the regular applecider vinegar works i didnt buy the unfiltered kind

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      tina meece 2 months ago

      i bought just apple cider vinegar not unfiltered kind will itwork to

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      Peter 2 months ago

      Can I put a teaspoon of ACV in a supplement such as BCAA,,,(Branched Chain Amino Acids)

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      Nancy 2 months ago

      Thank you for the enlightening information about Apple Cider Vinegar.

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      Shruti 6 months ago

      Hi

      I m taking acv from 1 week..

      I feel gud but my elbow nd my hand ankels have pain

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      Nefertiti 6 months ago

      Do it have to be organic?

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      101Ways2Life 7 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi, a good brand of ACV will not contain any added sugar. However, ACV can impact the way your body processes sugar. As such, if you are on any medication for diabetes, please consult your doctor.

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      John Davies 8 months ago

      Hi, I'm type two diabetes and take tablets, will taking ACV lower my sugar levels to much.

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      101Ways2Life 9 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Kim, unfiltered ACV contains the "mother" of vinegar, which is said to be at the centre of the health benefits of apple cider vinegar. I am not too sure if filtered vinegar offers these benefits.

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      101Ways2Life 9 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Dolly, if you are on thyroid medicines, you should talk to your doctor before you start apple cider vinegar.

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      Kim 10 months ago

      Hi just wondering what would happen if u drink acv and it's not unfiltered

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      Dolly 10 months ago

      I'm takin thyroid meds ( levothyroxine 50 mcg ) so having acv in the morning is ok ?

      But before meds or after and how much time gap ?

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      101Ways2Life 20 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Faryal, most of your questions are answered in the article. About your question about when to have ACV, it is usually had on an empty stomach.

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      faryal 20 months ago

      i am using it for the first time so i wanted to know that should i use two tea spoons in a cup? thrice or twice a day?It is necessay to drink it before meals and lastly if i use after a meal will it be a problem or before sleeping?

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      101Ways2Life 20 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Ritu, I am not aware of the use of ACV with green tea. As such, it is better to drink them separately - at least with a gap of half an hour.

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      101Ways2Life 20 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Ritu, Bragg is available from Amazon in most countries. I am not too sure about the utility of other brands.

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      ritu 20 months ago

      And yeah!! My another question is. That i use to have green tea in the morning with empty stomach. So can i use ACV along with green tea. And what the time of consumption should be maintain between them. ?

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      ritu 20 months ago

      Hello.. Thanks for sharing these amazing tips. But my question is. can i use american garden natural apple cider vinegar coz there is no availibilty of another brand.. So will it be helpfull too for reducing weight??? Waiting for your reply..

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      Daina66 21 months ago

      How much can I lose in a week

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      101Ways2Life 21 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Kenneth, thank you for awesome feedback, and your vote of confidence. Wishing you success in your endeavors!

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      Kenneth Avery 22 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      101Ways2Life,

      This was one fantastic read! Loved every word. I voted Up + all of the choices. Your graphics usage was superb. I like hubs like this. I urge you to keep up the great work and may you have a world of success on HubPages.

      Sincerely,

      Kenneth Avery

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      101Ways2Life 22 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Jenny, ACV can be made from organic apples or normal apples; however I prefer organic ACV.

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      Jenny 22 months ago

      fab website but unable to find answere, is cider vinegar made with organic cider apples the same thing as acv!

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      101Ways2Life 23 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Norah, thanks for your questions. Can I feed ACV to my four-year old? I am not aware of any issues with that, however, you should consult a doctor about this. Yes, putting 8tsp in 1 litre of water is the right quantity, and you could add lemon juice to ACV, however, add lemon conservatively - maybe a few drops.

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      Norah 23 months ago

      Hi 101Ways2life,

      Thanks for the great tips. Seeing the benefits of acv, I was wondering if i could include acv in my 4 year old's diet?

      Also, if i were to premix 1litre of water with acv, is 8tsp the right amount? Would it be ok to premix the lemon juice with the acv as well?

      Thanks in advance for your help!

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      Crazy For Miles 23 months ago from UNION CITY, CALIFORNIA

      Hair loss is bothering me. Great information.

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      101Ways2Life 24 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Smith, you can drink ACV as often as you like, however the recommended dosage is two to three times a day. Also, there are no known side effects of drinking ACV on fertility or sperm. If you have concerns, please consult your doctor. This is not medical advice.

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      101Ways2Life 24 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Smith Shahid Shah, I will look forward to your updates as will readers of this article.

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      smith shahid shah 24 months ago from Islamabad, Pakistan

      I will start ACV from Monday & I Will Share My Result After Every Week Interval...

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      smith shahid shah 24 months ago

      and what if i drinkall the solution in 1 time???i mean in morning??and if i want to drink more solution in evening time before meal can i drink more solution by making more 2tbs in 250ml water??or i have to drink only 250 ml not more than that???and is there any affect of ACV on Sperm Or fertility??bcz its taste is bitter and most of bitter things reduces the sperm and fertility???????

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      smith shahid shah 24 months ago from Islamabad, Pakistan

      and what if i drinkall the solution in 1 time???i mean in morning??and if i want to drink more solution in evening time before meal can i drink more solution by making more 2tbs in 250ml water??or i have to drink only 250 ml not more than that???and is there any affect of ACV on Sperm Or fertility??bcz its taste is bitter and most of bitter things reduces the sperm and fertility Like Lemon???????

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      101Ways2Life 24 months ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Smith, as mentioned in the article, put 2-3 tsp in a cup of water which is about 250ml. You could drink it one to three times a day. Yes, you can make the solution once for the entire day. Just make sure the bottle cap is secured tightly. Drink ACV on an empty stomach.

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      smith shahid shah 24 months ago from Islamabad, Pakistan

      how much tbs in 500 ml water.......and i have to drink once in a day?? or three times in a day????if em drinking 3 times in a day so either i will make this solution one time or 3 times????

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Raniee, that's great. Please post your results here. Way to go!

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      Raniee 2 years ago

      I am gonna start ACV from tomorrow .I am gonna let you know after 2 weeks about the results

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Kerry, happy to know that you are feeling great following the ACV diet. The quantity of apple cider vinegar is too little to have any long term negative impact. However, I tend to take a break from ACV once in a while - especially when I am travelling which creates a forced break.

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      kerry 2 years ago

      Doing ACV for 1 week now and my body does feel different. Haven't weighed yet but i feel great. My only concern is the level of acidic over a period of time and what the effect.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Meme, ACV pills are not as effective as ACV drink, as per one published study.

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      meme 2 years ago

      what the difference with the drink and the capsules I couldn't drink this

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Wishing you best in your endeavor to lose weight with apple cider vinegar. I am sure you will succeed. God bless!

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Fiona, there's one research which compared the effectiveness of ACV pills and ACV juice, and in that study, ACV juice came out a winner.

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      Justina 2 years ago

      You are wonderful. May God continue to bless you. You have an amazing gift

      (Patience) you talked to people as if they are your blood brother or sister. This is my first time of leaving a comment on internet, your article moved me to action.

      Remain Blessed. God will reward you, In Jesus Name Amen. I am overweight and I started ACV two days before coming across your article, I feel more encouraged after going through your comments on ACV. Thanks once again.

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      Fiona 2 years ago

      Does the food supplement ACV have the same effect as the organic juice version?

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Rehsa, no weight loss diet, including ACV, can help lose weight in targeted areas. You will lose weight from all over the body, however weight loss will be higher in areas where most fat is stored.

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      rehsa 2 years ago

      Hi... Can i have ACV for breast reduction?? Meantime i want to reduce my wait also...

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Devika, we are not aware of ACV's efficacy for PCOS.

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      Maryanna 2 years ago from Hampton Roads Virginia

      This article is so insightful and packed full of great information. Thank you for offering such simple advice. I, of course, can't wait to start adding in ACV into my healthy life.

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      Devika 2 years ago

      Does ACV help to cure PCOS?

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Lou, please read my article about how to use apple cider vinegar for hair growth: https://hubpages.com/style/Does-apple-cider-vinega...

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi J, yes it should be ACV made from apples.

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      2 years ago

      Need it acv, as opposed to a wine base?

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      Lou 2 years ago

      How does ACV help hair loss?

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Yes, ACV works wonders for thyroid patients. It improves digestion and regulates post-meal insulin release. However, if you are on medication for thyroid, please consult your doctor.

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      *** 2 years ago

      I'm a thyroid patient n suffering with joints pain .can I take ACV.plz suggest

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Pin, many thanks for your positive feedback. Yes, you could premix one litre of bottle and take it along to drink it throughout the day. Shake bottle well before each use. All the very best for the ACV diet and welcome to the world of renewed energy and health.

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      Pin 2 years ago

      Hi, I've read the comments and they sound great! I would like to try it out. Can I premix 1 litre water with Acv and drink it over the day before each meal? Tq.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Loveleen, make sure you buy unpasteurized and unfiltered ACV.

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      LoveleenSahni 2 years ago

      Yesterday we got Fresh Apple Cider and was just looking for the benefits and just came across your video... N I'm soooo excited to use ACV now to get rid of my pimples from my forehead.. Will buy it today only.. Hoping for glowing skin. :) :)

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Ann, while it is OK, please bear in mind that it is best to dilute ACV in water to reduce its acidic strength.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Yes Ridah, you can mix honey with ACV and water. In fact, honey also has antibacterial properties, and is soothing for the throat.

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      Ann Whelan 2 years ago

      I take ACV with real apple juice is that ok

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      ridah 2 years ago

      Can we use ACV with 1 Table Spoon honey ?

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi April Laws, please read the label, and make sure it is unfiltered and unpasteuerized.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Sueann, yes, it is normal that ACV causes urination as it tries to improve digestion. ACV is good for helping digestion and thus improving bowel movements. You should benefit from daily consumption. Drink it soon after waking up, on an empty stomach.

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      april laws 2 years ago

      I bought the Heinz apple cider vinegar will that work?

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      sueann 2 years ago

      I am about to start ACV. I had a glass tonight of just apple cider in hopes it'll flush me before I start. Within 5 min of drinking I had to urinate immediately. Is that normal? I also have an abdominal hernia and was wandering if it'll help with that, since im constipated all the time. Thx. Looking forward to a 30 pound lost.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Anji, from what you have described, you seem to be doing all the right things. Is your ACV unfiltered and unpasteurized? Do you drink ACV on an empty stomach as recommended? Do you have a medical condition that could be preventing you from losing weight? Is your thyroid function normal? Are you overweight at all? What kind of exercise are you doing - if you are pumping iron, then you could be losing body fat but gaining good muscle and the overall impact would be constant weight. Please consult a doctor.

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      anji 2 years ago

      I have been takes acv for 4 weeks. 3 times a day. I exercise about 4 day a week and eat about 1200 calories. I am 5o years of age and 121 pounds. i want to just loose 10 lbs, although in 4 weeks i have not lost any weight. Can you please tell me what I am doing wrong. BTY i put 2 teaspoon in 1 cup of water

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Pankaj, ideally ACV should be had on an empty stomach for best results.

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      Pankaj shrestha 2 years ago

      Hello,

      Dear sir, can i use apple -cider in empty stomac it is good or bad for health.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Pam, ACV is safe for children, but please seek medical advice if you are looking to treat an illness with ACV.

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      pam 2 years ago

      i have 11years can i also give her this .

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Lynda, I am not aware of any adverse effects of ACV on rebonded hair, but you may like to check with your hair doctor. Alternatively, try it on a small portion of hair.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      HI Jessica, yes room-temperature water is fine if that's what you prefer. In fact, room-temperature is better than warm water, as warm water may change the properties of ACV. You should be putting 1 to 3 tsp in a cup of water, and drink it one to three times a day. You could increase the quantity of ACV but I doubt if it will have any major benefit. In terms of how much time it will take, it depends on many factors, but you should begin to see the change in the way you feel in a couple of days. Your weight should begin to reduce within a week if you are also following healthy diet. All the best.

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      Jessica 2 years ago

      hi I have started acv week ago .I am taking 2tsp before breakfast and before dinner . But I use cold tap water .because I can't drink warm water feel sick .is that Okey .and the other think I ask is can I increase the acv or live jus 2tsp. Any idea how long will it take effect

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Sharan, please consult your doctor.

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      Sharan 2 years ago

      hi i would like to know is it safe to use the apple cider products while you trying for a baby?

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      lynda 2 years ago

      Is it ok to acv on a rebonded hair?

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi contessa george, it is advisable to dilute it with water, so that it doesn't damage your tooth enamel, or your food pipe.

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      contessa george 2 years ago

      Can you take acv without the water.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Surya, Braggs ACV is available in India through Zansar website. However, I don't recommend any specific brand because there can be so much variation among brands. The US FDA doesn't specify any standards for vinegars, except for one specification - that it should contain 5% acetic acid. And commercial vinegars are rarely checked for their conformity. This information is revealed by the FDA on their website. Many tests have found that the acetic acid quantity varies from 2% to 10% in various brands. As such, choose your brand carefully. The instructions for using ACV for hair loss are given in my other article here: http://www.101waystolife.com/apple-cider-vinegar-h...

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      surya 2 years ago

      hi.. i know ACV is used for hair as many ppl are using BRAAGS ACV and there are many positive reviews about BRAAGS ACV benefits for hair, and i have bought dr patkars ACV bcoz here there is no availability of BRAAGS ACV here .there are many uses for dr patkars ACV but there is NO clear reviw of this product [dr patkars ACV] USAGE FOR HAIR . MY QUESTION IS CAN DR PATKARS ACV CAN BE USED FOR HAIR.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Tara, thank you for your questions. Your first question, can I eat dairy products soon after drinking apple cider vinegar? Yes, you can. ACV may spoil the dairy products if you have ACV WITH dairy products. I drink ACV soon after waking up. Within half hour, I have my milk tea. This hasn't caused any problems in my case. Your second question, can I drink ACV while taking vitamin or probiotics pills? Yes, you can. I take my vitamin tablet soon after my morning tea. My wife was on a probiotic course for 15 days, while drinking ACV. My only recommendation is to keep a bit of a time gap between taking probiotic drink or pill, and drinking ACV.

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      Tara 2 years ago

      If ive eaten cheese or dairy with a meal (i do this often) can i still take ACV before meals? Will it spoul in my stomach? And can you take ACV while taking probiotis or vitamins?

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Carrie, thank you fro shairng your grandfather's experience. He lived a healthy life, and I would like to believe that apple cider vinegar played a role in it.

      You are right; apple cider vinegar on its own may not be sufficient. It's like hiring someone to clean up the house of all the clutter. Once the clutter is removed, the homeowner has to make sure that : 1. he doesn't add more clutter to the clean house, 2. he fills the house with good, decorative things.

      ACV acts as a cleanser. Once ACV does its job, it is upto us to make sure that we are not dumping in more junk in the body, and we are building good muscles and strength through regular exercise.

      Is that too much to ask for being able to lead a good life?

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      Kept private 2 years ago from Northeast United States

      Useful hub :). My grandfather did it for years and he hardly had arthritis. Along with exercise he lived to be very healthy until he was in his early 80's and suffered a heart attack. I believe acv can really help but only minimally. Thank you so much for sharing :)

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Sal, breastfeeding and pregnant women must consult their doctor before introducing any other medication, including a natural therapy like apple cider vinegar.

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      sal 2 years ago

      Im a breastfeeding mother can i drink apple cider vinegar with honey and garlic? My son is 1 year old

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      th0ught 2 years ago from Central New York

      I think I may give it a try!

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Bee, thank you for your positive feedback. I wish you all the best in your weight loss endure, in shaa Allah. If you are on high BP medication, please talk to your doctor before beginning ACV diet, as ACV may have an additive effect and cause the BP to drop undesirably. Also, take multi-vitamin and multi-mineral supplements, since we tend to lose vitamins and minerals through sweating during exercise.

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      bee 2 years ago

      Thanks for the info.im so motivated to start acv plus exercise nd walk.pls wish me luck.im 40 weighing 110 kgs. Mother of 2 little girls nd am hypertensive wid medication.i hope I'll get my weight nd BP controlled nd get rid of medicines in shaa Allah. Thnku once again stay blessed

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Nana, I don't recommend specific brands, since there are so many. My main advice is to read the label on the bottle to make sure it says unpasteurized and unfiltered. If it is organic, even better.

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      nana 2 years ago

      Thank you. Do you have any clue if Trader Joe is a good brand?

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Nana, cider vinegar is effective in treating diabetes as well as high blood pressure. Cider vinegar helps in lowering blood pressure, and as such, if your husband is already taking medicines for controlling high BP, he must consult doctor before drinking ACV. Regarding diabetes, ACV helps in controlloing blood glucose levels and is a very useful remedy for preventing diabetes as well as managing diabetes.

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      nana 2 years ago

      My husband has high blood pressure and I am diabetic. How can drinking acv help us and how much should we take. Thanks

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      Clive Williams 2 years ago from Nibiru

      Apple cidar vinegar is a wonderful solution and can be used in a variety of ways. Great Info

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Xolile, apple cider vinegar is a natural product and safe for use. However, this is not medical advice. Please consult your doctor.

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      xolile thusi 2 years ago

      hi i would like to know is it safe to use the apple cider products while you trying for a baby?

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Rinkal, to answer your questions, yes cider vinegar is effective in reducing the symptoms of spondylo-arthritis, as anecdotal evidence shows. Ask your friend to mxi 2 tsp of cider vinegar in a cup of water. Add some honey if required, and drink it. Remember, most types of arthritis are caused by improper diet. So avoid fattening and junk food. Drink ginger juice - add crushed ginger to a cup of water or tea. Quit smoking. Reduce alcohol consumption. Reduce citrus juice consumption. Exercise regularly to strengthen back muscles and improve their flexibility. Take vitamin+mineral tablets daily. Reduce consumption of dairy products.

      Second, good to know your acid reflux is cured by cider vinegar.

      Your third question, who am I and why do I promote ACV. You can get more information about me by following the link to my book about cider vinegar given at the end of my article above. I promote ACV because I have benefitted from drinking cider vinegar and I am a big fan of ACV. I am not associated with any brand of cider vinegar, though I am an affiliate of Amazon.

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      rinkal 2 years ago

      Hi one of my friend is suffering with spondylo arthritis. I just wanna ask whether he can take acv. This time he is on medicine for the same disease. One thing more I m really really thanful to u. I m taking acv from last one week. I was suffering with severe acidity problem, I used to take two 300 mg antacid tablets a day but now I stop to have antacids. Thankx a lot. And one thing more if u dnt mind I wanna know who r u and why u promote acv.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Rinkal, I have come across Dr Patkar's ACV during my online search. However, I am not in a position to comment on the quality because I haven't tried it. I prefer not to recommend a specific brand. Bragg ACV is well known, and is delivered in India through Zansar website. Regarding your second question - how long you should drink ACV for - there's no limit. You will get good benefit by continuing to drink it for the rest of your life. My only advice is to take a couple of weeks' break from ACV once in three to four months, so that your body doesn't get too used to it. Also make sure you rinse with water after drinking ACV, so as to protect your teeth. You can get more information from my ACV book on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1fJnMWB

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      rinkal kinra 2 years ago

      Hi I wanna ask for how long I can drink acv. Means for 1 month 2 or 6. Its really working for me. Can I take it for my whole life. I am using acv of dr patkars in india. Is it a good brand. As I am living in a small indian town. Nobody is having acv here. I just searched about dr patkars, they are the single ones who are ready to deliver acv on my place. Kindly tell me about dr patkars acv.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Rinkal, while ACV is acidic, it becomes alkaline in stomach. So ideally ACV should not cause any acidity. Consult your doctor.

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      rinkal kinra 2 years ago

      I am having acidity bcoz of acv. What can I do.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Liz, please see my other article which compares and reviews various brands of cider vinegar: https://delishably.com/food-industry/Best-Apple-Ci...

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Debbie, any brand is fine as long as it is unpasteurized, unfiltered, and preferably organic. I use Bragg.

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      liz 2 years ago

      Is there a special brand apple cider vinegar I have to use or any brand will do

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      Debbie 2 years ago

      Can I use any brand apple cider vinegar?

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Fary, I have written an article about best cider vinegar brands to buy: https://delishably.com/food-industry/Best-Apple-Ci...

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      Fary 2 years ago

      Hi ,

      please suggest a good brand of ACV..want to try it at earliest.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Ang, ideally it should be had on an empty stomach. Try it with small quantity- half tablespoon in 1 cup water. If that doesn't work, then take a bite of bread or a cracker and then drink ACV. If that fails, then have it after breakfast.

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      Ang 2 years ago

      Hi 101Ways2Life,

      Can ACV be taken after breakfast? Acidic content drink makes me fell sick on an empty stomach, i have tried it for years.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      You're welcome Julia. When you are ready to drink MORE cider vinegar, increase the number of tablespoons, but keep the water quantity to one cup. Don't exceed more than 3 tsp per cup though. And yes, I found out about dairy products the hard way - when I put ACV in my tea (with milk in it). The milk split.

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      Julia2014 2 years ago

      Thank you =) Yes, for 2 days in a row I drank the entire 500ml in about 10 minutes or so... my guess it was too much. Today I took my time finishing that one bottle with ACV and so far do not have any bothersome feeling in my side. Thank you... I did NOT know about the dairy products...

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Julia2014, thanks for the positive feedback. Regarding your question - what you are drinking is more diluted than recommended. In such a situation, you should not experience any pain in the belly. I am assuming that you are drinking it on an empty stomach, which is the best practice. Also, I am guessing that you are drinking only 250ml at a time, not entire 500ml in one go. Overloading the stomach with too much water may cause discomfort. Finally, avoid drinking ACV just before, after or with any dairy product. If pain persists, discontinue use and consult a doctor.

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      Julia2014 2 years ago

      Hello =) Thank you SO much for this awesome blog! I have a question: Today is my second day of drinking a mix of 1 tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a 500mL (16.9FL OZ) and I noticed that I have sometimes sharp, sometimes just annoying pain (kind of like something is kicking me from the inside) on my lower right side. I looked online and could not find any good answers for this. I am not sure if this is from drinking ACV, but it is the only different thing that I started doing... Any advice will be helpful. Thank you =)

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Brenda, whichever brand of ACV you choose to buy, make sure it is unpasteurized, unfiltered, and preferably organic. If it doesn't say so on the packaging, it is likely it isn't. (PS: It's OK if it isn't organic.)

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      Brenda 2 years ago

      Thanks that's good, but another question , can I use Apple Cider Vinegar , All natural from fresh apples! Work as well as organic brand!

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Brenda, thank you for your question. Yes, you can drink ACV first and then wash it down with water. However, be mindful of possible damage to teeth. Rinse mouth thoroughly after drinking ACV and water.

      Yes, it will help in getting rid of belly fat, but ACV alone will not show dramatic weight loss. You will need to eat healthy and exercise.

      Also, there's anecdotal evidence that ACV is useful in treating hot flashes caused by menopause and night sweats.

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      brenda 2 years ago

      My question is can you take the ACV first and chase it with water,since I love the taste of ACV, plus will this help with menopause and the middle bulge

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Mark, thanks for reading. While teeth are not an area of concern in your case, it is still advisable to dilute ACV because of its acidic content.

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      mark 2 years ago

      can I take 2 desert spoons of acv morning and night undiluted .I have dentures so no harm to my teeth .but will it hurt the stomach regards mark

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Danni, yes you should be able to drink it with natural sparkling mineral water. It is avoidable to have ACV with any dairy product.

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      Danni B 2 years ago

      Can you take ACV with natural sparkling mineral water?

      Regards, DB

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Simmy, all the best. Drink ACV first thing in the morning, then an hour before each meal. Introduce green veggies and salad in your diet. Avoid fatty foods. Exercise thrice a week. Good luck.

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      simmy_boo 2 years ago

      started yesterday with the acv diet.. wish me luck.. i am doing 2 tablespoons of acv and 1 tablespoon of honey with warm water.. paying a close eye to my diet and hoping that by next week friday i loose at least 1 kg... so far so good though ** wish me luck **

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Stacy, this is normal as the body is trying to throw away toxins. Avoid drinking ACV for 24 hours. If still feeling sick, see a doctor, since this is not medical advice. When you feel better, start with only 8 oz purified water and 1 tsp of organic apple cider vinegar.

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      Stacy 2 years ago

      Omg today was my 1st day of me drinking the acv. I did 16 oz of spring water an added 2 tbsp of the acv stir it up in drank it down now my stomach feel so nausea omg I even feel like I have to vomit. Is their any reason for this? is this normal? I drank this @ 5:30am it now 8:45am still feeling the same. Oh yeah it already made me use the bathroom

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Yes.

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      ayesha 2 years ago

      is apple vinegar nd apple cidar vingar same..

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Will look forward to it.

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      hammy 2 years ago

      Thanks for the info. I'll get back with the feedback soon.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Hammy, yes, your ACV drink should remain fresh outdoors. Regarding fixing oily skin with apple cider vinegar, you will need to apply ACV toner on your skin before going to bed. Please see detailed suggestions at my other article: https://hubpages.com/style/apple-cider-vinegar-acn...

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      hammy 2 years ago

      Hi there, thanks for ur feedback. I wanna know one more thing, can the mixture of honey, cinnamon n acv can stay outdoors for say 4 to 5 hours as I'm working n wanna take this mixture with me to my work place. I have problematic oily skin with acne or pimples sometimes, will drinking acv work for it or I need to apply it to the face also.

      kindly reply.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Hammy, yes, that sounds like a good plan. Or mix honey n cinnamon with ACV and drink before breakfast. Let me know your feedback.

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      hammy 2 years ago

      Hi there, I've read all the above comments n m goin to start it from tomm.

      I wanna know that I'm taking honey cinnamon with warm water first thing in the morning n last thing before going to bed. Is it ok to take honey cinnamon n then acv n then breakfast?

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Anthony, while it is not advisable to drink ACV undiluted, if you have to, please rinse off your mouth with a bit of baking soda, and water.

      Your second question is: How much of this stuff would I have to drink before it became unhealthy?

      Well, there's nothing like too much of ACV. More you drink the better. However, like for everything in life, moderation is important. You don't want the pH balance of your stomach going haywire, especially if you are drinking it undiluted.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Nette, the most important ingredient is apple cider vinegar which should be unfiltered and unpasteurized for getting the most health benefits.

      I looked up "food club Apple Cider Vinegar" and couldn't confirm whether it is unfiltered and unpasteurized. While I don't recommend a particular brand, Bragg is known to be unfiltered and unpasteurized.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Mark, theres not much evidence about giving ACV to young children. My friend's daughter loves ACV with honey. Shes 12.

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      mark roche 2 years ago

      Hello,

      Can I give ACV do my 6 year old son?

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      Anthony 2 years ago

      I love the taste of this stuff, and just drink it straight out of the bottle. I may be strange, but I wash it down with water to help my teeth. How much of this stuff would I have to drink before it became unhealthy?

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      Nette 2 years ago

      Hi, Will someone please tell me whether is healthy and would it be alright if I...... Use store brought bottle water in the place of filtered water? I couldn't find the organic ingredients and don't know nothing about raw honey. Will it be alright and safe if I use these ingredients in the place of the organic ingredients. Just for a little while, until I find and can afford the right ones. Ingredients: bottle store brought Water, pampa Lemon Juice from concentrate, spice supreme Ground Cinnamon, global little Honey bear blend and food club Apple Cider Vinegar?

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Mishy, it is possible to lose 10lbs in three months - which is about 3lbs every month. Achievable. I would recommend adding a bit of physical exercise thrice a day - swimming, dancing, running, trademill - whatever you love doing. Cider vinegar boosts metabolism, and when you add some exercise to the routine, it multiplies the benefits of losing weight. Also, cider vinegar rebalances pH factor, thus improving digestion, and strengthening immune system. All this adds up in your efforts of shedding extra pounds.

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      mishy 2 years ago

      Hi, I'm a college student hypothyrodism. I would gain weight from eating anything, even if it was healthy. I recently started drinking ACV around 3 weeks ago and lately I haven't been following my strict diet but I'm not gaining any weight at all, in fact I've been looking slimmer! I was wondering if it would be feasible lose 10lbs in the next 3.5 months followed with an average/not unhealthy diet. Thanks

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Triinaraxx, for best results, cider vinegar should be consumed before meals. If you are acidic, please consult your doctor.

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      Triinaraxx 2 years ago

      I'm acidic... is it ok to drink ACV after meal ?thanks

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Thanks GmaGoldie.

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 2 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      101Ways2Life

      My husband has had success with this. Great hub. So glad I found you out on the forums.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Tina, if you have any medical condition, including ulcers, you must consult your physician before starting the apple cider vinegar diet for weight loss.

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      Tina D. 2 years ago

      If I have ulcers will this bother it or irrated them

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      That's a great outcome.

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      Jerri 2 years ago

      I did the acv/honey diet several years ago and I noticed after a time that I had lost my cravings for sweets (and I had a real sweet tooth!)

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      You're most welcome. If you need more information, you will find it in my short eBook - link is at the end of this article. Wishing you good health.

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      chrey 2 years ago

      hi @101ways2life ....you are just awesome! thank you so much for all of your reply. thank you for all of your willingness to help us answering our questions. im truly glad i have found your page. i will definetely encourage my family and friends to try ACV it is just helped me beyond what i expected. thank you. thank you. thank you! God bless you :)

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Chrey, it is advisable to rinse with water after ACV gargle.

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      chrey 2 years ago

      hello again. one more question here please. i read that ACV helps with badbreath and or hilatosis. and it says that i mix ACV with water and gargle with it. after i gargle with mixture of ACV and water do i also have to rinse out with regular water to prevent damaging my enamel?

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Chrey, ideally three times a day. So I guess your sister is doing it right. Drink it on empty stomach, so preferably before meals.

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      chrey 2 years ago

      how much ACV can i consume everyday. my sister is taking it 3 to 4 times a day 2tbs of ACV with a full glass of water morning noon and night. is that ok? thanks.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi, a variety of diet pills are available and as such, it is difficult to answer. Please consult your doctor.

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      chrey 2 years ago

      thank you for the reply. i also take diet pills. is it okay to take my diet pill wit acv water? if not how long should i wait before i can take my diet pills (after drinking my acv water?

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Chrey, it is advisable to try leaving ACV on your ringworm for about 15 minutes first and see if it results in any reaction. If it doesn't, then you should be OK to leave it on overnight. Also make sure that apple cider vinegar remains limited to the ring worm area, and doesn't come in contact with healthy skin.

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      chrey 2 years ago

      hi. is it okay to put pure ACV directly to cotton ball and leave it on my ringworm overnight? ( i put ACV on cotton ball and i put it on my neck where the ringworm is at. put bandaid and left overnight.)

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Ideally, you should drink ACV before meals. This helps in balancing the pH level of the digestion system which is essential for removing toxins, and improving digestion.

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      Aida 2 years ago

      Can u drink ACV after your meal?

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Reyan, thank you so much for your kind words. I hope your gout gets well soon.

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      reyan 2 years ago

      hello 101waystolife. i just recently found this site for as i was searching answers how to cure my gout. i have gout for 3 weeks now its a little bit better but it is still sore from the bruising on my big toe. i still cannot walk straight. i will deffinetely buy ACV .and i been reading all the comments here and all of your response. i just want to say that it is very nice to have someone like you are willing to n answer all the questions. i am grateful to have found this. thank you so much to you for all your help. God bless you

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Rhodex, thank you for your positive feedback. Wishing complete health and wellbeing for your family.

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      Rhoddex2014@gmail.com 2 years ago

      Hi,I appreciate your write up on ACV. Your video clip is great and all has been of great assistant to me and my family. Good work!

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi SMA, while there isn't sufficient evidence to support any claim of ACV's use for stomach cancer, it wouldn't hurt to try ACV for your mother. ACV is known to improve digestion. Please consult a good doctor.

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      sma 2 years ago

      hi my mother has cancer of the stomach (gastric cancer) how can she take ACV?

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Alks, if you switch to liquid ACV, you can take it for lifetime. It's a natural product. Apple cider vinegar is made from organic apples and has no known side effects. You can take it twice a day - mid-morning and mid-evening, before meals. You will feel renewed energy and better digestion. You can read my other articles about how to use ACV for healthy hair and glowing skin.

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      alks 2 years ago

      I'm using a tablet from sweden called new nordic. The strenght is 600. If I switch to liquid form how long can you take it for.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      ACV is a natural product, and if it made from organic apples, even better. It should be OK for your 14-year old daughter, as long as she sticks to the prescribed limit. She will get lots of health benefits from drinking ACV, and it's better than drinking caffeine-based aerated drinks.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi, there's little research to show that tablets work. In fact, our US study showed that ACV pills are not as effective as liquid cider vinegar. I prefer liquid ACV from a known brand like Bragg.

      How many pills to take - it will depend on the strength of the tablet. Please read manufacturer's instructions on the packaging.

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      Tlhogi 2 years ago

      My 14 year daughter is drinking with me ACV behind my back & noticed is it good for her age or not?

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      alks 2 years ago

      Can taking in tablet form work the same ? Also is there a time limit on how long you should only take for? I take two tablets before breakfast is that two much or too little? Thank you

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi, I don't think ACV will bloat your stomach.

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      rachel sumlin 2 years ago

      Will acv bloat ur stomach.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi mixing honey is common. Adding cinnamon is also popular as it helps to further speed up metabolism. Adding cayanne pepper maybe an option if it doesn't make cider vinegar drink too spicy.

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      Tonya 2 years ago

      Have anybody heard of mixing honey cinimon and cayanne pepper in your Acv?

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi SH, thank you for your question. I can give a long answer. However, let's keep this comment brief. Human body is an amazing mechanism, and it maintains a good balance despite varied foods and drinks we consume, with varied acidic and alkali content. This is called Homeostasis. As such, drinking alkaline water and ACV should be OK. Whether alkaline water is of any benefit to human health is a topic of debate currently.

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      SH 2 years ago

      I am trying out on the ACV, however I read that we must keep our bodies in an alkaline state and therefore I am also drinking alkaline water. So does drinking the acidic ACV nullifies the effect of alkalinity of our bodies? Really appreciate your advise. Thank you.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi, thanks for the tip.

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      Diana 2 years ago

      If you are constipated a good pill for that is bioplasma pill helps with constipation is natural no side effects.I have recommended to all my friends and my daughter who's suffer from constipation.you could go to amazon online and read the review excellent for so many things hair nails etc.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Possibly you are starving yourself.

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      Rachel Sumlin 2 years ago

      I know Acv is suppose to curb ur appetite and sometimes it do, sometimes I feel really full but then it could be time when I just cant seem to stop eating because I stay hungry.

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Since you are drinking ACV with water, you are drinking more water than you normally do. As such, you are urinating more frequently. Also, ACV is removing toxins from the body, which may cause more urination. I assume that you are not experiencing any negative side effects. So keep drinking ACV for good health.

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      Rachel Sumlin 2 years ago

      Hi I have been drinking ACV for 7 wks now, I pee a lot does the ACV have anything to do with it???

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Eva, the best time to drink ACV is before meals - morning and evening. That will give you best weight loss results.

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      Eva 2 years ago

      Iv been taken before bedtime will it have the same effects of loosing wieght ?

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Sneh Lata, apple cider vinegar is great for improving our digestion system. If your husband is currently constipated, then ACV may not be an immediate solution. You may want to give him some laxative from the pharmacy. Once his motions are back to normal, he can start drinking cider vinegar everyday to keep the stomach in good digestive state.

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      sneh lata 2 years ago

      hi,my husband has constipation problem for so long, tried to many thing, nothing works so far, anyone knows if acv will work in his case, also how long he can take

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Jinin, thanks for your question. It's a personal choice. Using lukewarm water is better for throat in cold weather.

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      jijin 2 years ago

      Should I use warm water or regular room temperature water to mix with ACV

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Ghaf, thank you for your comment. There are no known side effects of apple cider vinegar. Drinking cider vinegar is safe.

      If you are experiencing any symptoms, please contact your physician/doctor.

      Many people have shared their positive experiences of losing weight with apple cider vinegar. It is very effective for other ailments too. You may read my other articles about health benefits of apple cider vinegar. However, if you are thinking of how to lose weight fast, then apple cider vinegar diet may not be the right diet. ACV will take time to be effective. It's a lifestyle change.

      Along with apple cider vinegar diet, you may want to consider eating healthy food, and walking about 10,000 steps every day. Many people have burnt fat with this diet, and lost weight. You can even try stomach crunches to lose belly fat.

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      ghaf 2 years ago

      Hi

      I am drinking acv for the past three days adding two tablespoon in a glass and mix it with water only i dont feel heartburn but I scared the side effect may result in future such as acid problem would u please give some information about it so I drink it with relax mind thank you

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi, not too sure what do you mean by 'sick'. Apple cider vinegar is natural fruit drink if it is organic and it rarely has any side effects. I guess if it making you sick, the most logical option will be to discontinue it for a while and see how you feel. You may try again after a while.

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      Maybe 2 years ago

      Hi I have been using acv for about a month, taking 1 tablespoon before meals. I liked it at first but it has started making me feel sick. Why is this? Should I continue to take it?

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      101Ways2Life 2 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Roz, thank you for your positive feedback. Yes, you have a great suggestion - using a straw to drink apple cider vinegar helps in minimising contact with teeth. My dentist also suggested to rinse mouth with baking soda mixed in water after drinking apple cider vinegar with straw. And then follow it up with rinsing mouth with water to remove any remains of baking soda.

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      Roz 2 years ago

      If you are worried about the Apple Cider Vinegar damaging your teeth, a good solution is to use a straw when you having your drink and that way the Apple cider vinegar does not come into direct contact with your teeth. Enjoyed watching your blog.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Jennifer, thank you for reading my article, and congratulations for taking the next step towards a healthy life. You have made the right decision to make ACV a part of your daily life. Daily consumption of ACV not only helps your body in removing fat, but also gives many other health benefits - more energy, better digestion and overall youthfulness. You can read my other article about using ACV for improving the quality of your hair. To follow me, just go to my profile (onehundredoneways2life.hubpages.com) and click on FOLLOW in the top right hand corner. All the best for your journey towards a healthier life.

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      Jennifer 3 years ago

      How can I subscribe to your blogs? I am going to start the ACV tomorrow ... on a journey to lose 40 lbs.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Rajal, congratulations on your decision to make ACV a part of your diet. It is a magical drink with plenty of health benefits. I don't recommend any specific brank. Make sure the ACV is unpasteurized, unfiltered and made from organic apples.

      Yes, you can have ACV before meals. And many people mix it with honey and/or lemon juice and water. Please come back in few weeks and share your experience.

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      Rajal Kanani 3 years ago

      Hi I am to start consuming ACV in a day or two as I have just ordered one online .Is the brand HealthViva Apple Cider Vinegar ok . And can I consume ACV immediately In the morning after I get up and then have Tea and leave for work and have lunch in office straight at 1.30. I asked this because I usually don't have breakfast.And can I mix it with Lemon Juice and water and have it.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      It is recommended to store ACV in glass container. For this reason, you should not buy one gallon of ACV which is usually sold in a plastic container. For your daily diluted drink, plastic bottle isn't a huge problem, but glass container is ideal.

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      kathy 3 years ago

      I just started drinking ACV with water and I like the taste. My question is, will it break down the plastics in bottles or cups it's mixed in say if you drink it though out the day? I have it sitting on my desk so I remember to finish it. I don't want to drink plastic if it breaks down into the mixture. Should everybody be mixing it in glass jars instead? Thanks

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Mrs Nawaz, please mix 1 to 3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in one glass of warm water and drink it before meals. You can add honey to it if you like.

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      Mrs nawaz 3 years ago

      Hi I'm 28 I'm suffering from thyroid and my weight is 77 want to loss weigh tell me the right way to get the best results how and when to take apple cider vinegar and What to mix with it please reply I will b waiting

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      hinesy girl 3 years ago

      perfect explanation

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Damcool, my preference would be honey and water. This is because orange juice already has acidic content, which may add to ACV's acidic content. It terms of health benefits, it shouldn't make a difference, except the sugar from orange juice.

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      Damcool 3 years ago

      Better to have ACV 1 tbsp in 1 cup orange juice with 1 tsp honey OR in 1 cup warm water with 1 tsp honey ?

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      sana 3 years ago

      Hi, can u tell me plz any side effects of ths vinegar.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      H Toto, thank you for your comment. At this stage, I am unable to recommend a specific brand, but go for an organic apple cider vinegar.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Xpreesha, losing weight with apple cider vinegar is a marathon, not sprint. So give it some time. Also, review your diet to make sure you are not eating any junk. You can compliment ACV with regular exercise.

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      toto 3 years ago

      Hi,is it okey to use acv(papa hienz)brand?

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      Xpreeha 3 years ago

      Hi.. I am 14 and suffering from obesity. How much time will it take for ACV to help me lose weight ?? Please help !

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Jamshed, 500ml is approx two cups. And 50ml is about 10 spoons. Be guided by the taste. The drink should not taste too sour. I haven't used American Garden ACV, and as such, not too sure about it.

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      Jamshed 3 years ago

      How much is 500ml if water equal to and 50ml of ACV. And kindly tell me how is American garden ACV brand is it good n secure to take this brand?

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Yes, you can mix honey, water and apple cider vinegar. ACV should never be had without diluting. You can put one tablespoon of honey in 500ml of water and about 50 ml of ACV. Taste it to ensure that you like the flavour. It should not taste too sour.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      It is best to mix it with lukewarm water so that it is easy on your throat. Yes, you can mix it with honey. Mixing it with honey will make it taste better. And honey has some health benefits too.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Sammy, ACV is a fruit juice and ideally will not affect your medication. But please consult your doctor if you are on any kind of medication.

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      Mrs Javed 3 years ago

      And please let me know if I mix all three things like honey ACV and water in a bottle and keep it at room temperature and drink whole day? What amont I will take all three things?

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      Mrs Javed 3 years ago

      How will it be taken with hot water or cold?Can I mix honey ACV and water in a bottle together?

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      sammy 3 years ago

      Can't I take ACV with dinitil tabs?

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Afshan, because pregnancy and breast-feeding are delicate and complex processes, please consult your doctor.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Mantshadi, thank you for sharing your positive experience of losing weight with apple cider vinegar. In addition to losing weight, ACV also provides other benefits as you have rightly said.

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      Mantshadi 3 years ago

      hi friends...apple cider vinegar really helps..its being 4 months using it..I feel great I lost weight..and no more constipation..sinus...acne...I feel young..and your body is not loose..I am happy again..love it...

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Emshikes, thank you for your question about Apple Cider Vinegar: pills vs. liquid - which one works. Pills of apple cider vinegar should give you similar benefits as liquid. However, make sure that the pills actually contain the ingredients of apple cider vinegar.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Thank you Grant for sharing your positive experience of losing weight with Apple Cider Vinegar. This is inspirational for many readers of this artic

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      Grant 3 years ago

      I just took a shot glass full advice from a friend I felt sick then had 2 releave myself yes this works fast had digestive problems for 3 years now works intently for my problems now I know proper dose also heartburn is gone also tingle in my calf and toes all gone miracle for me thanks for all the info Grant ps.this is gross but I think I just lost 3lbs up the does once if you can also works for drug texts 1 week for T.h.c. a day for most others It helped me get of drugs pass my test and I have been drug free since 2003 wish I keep using it for health well now I know

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      Emshikes 3 years ago

      Hi! Great hub! I'm wondering if I can get the same benefits ACV offers in pill form? 500mg three times daily? I have a very difficult time drinking it, even diluted as suggested.... Thank you!!

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Joe, thanks for your comment. Yes, it is absolutely worth trying. Besides benefits of weight loss, there are many other advantages of Apple Cider Vinegar.

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      Joe 3 years ago

      Sounds worth a try.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Bonnie, thank you for your question. You should drink it in diluted form, so as to avoid any damage to your teeth. You can choose your frequency. You could start with three times a day, and depending on your comfort, increase the frequency. Let us know your results in about 4 weeks.

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      Bonnie 3 years ago

      How many times should i take ACV every week? Since it could do harm to your teeth because of the acidic properties. Is 3 to 4 days a week enough? I wanna lose like 6 lbs.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Babygyrl, thanks for your question: does apple cider vinegar help with thyroid problem. You haven't mentioned whether you are enquiring about hyperthyroid or hypothyroid. In any case, I am not aware of any medical advice that confirms the usefulness of ACV in treating thyroid problems. However, there's plenty of anecdotal evidence of people successfully using ACV to treat thyroid problem.

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      babygyrl 3 years ago

      Does ACV help with thyroids

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      One of the comments I received on this hub was a question: can apple cider vinegar be used to treat period pain? I have done further search on this topic and found that apple cider vinegar can indeed help to reduce menstrual cramps.

      Apple cider vinegar regulates blood clotting and reduces the duration of period. It is reported that ACV also reduces the amount of blood that you lose, and in turn helps prevent anemia.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Gigi, as long as yo have it diluted, it should be OK. Toni, organic is the right way.

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      Toni Ann 3 years ago

      I brought a regular brand of acv ,can this work also or it has to be organic. No if ands or butts about it....

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      Gigi 3 years ago

      I've been taking 2 tsp of ACV mixed with about 4 oz of orange juice in the morning after eating breakfast. Is this ok to do everyday ? Should I be taking more for weight loss ? What about damage to my teeth? Is there a big difference in weight loss by taking more than that a day?

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      Jo 3 years ago

      I make a concentrate; 50/50 ACV and raw honey. It needs serious shaking to blend together. Then I put an inch of the concentrate in the bottom of my glass water bottle and fill with warm water. One bottle a day. I was doing this for my overall health, as weight is not really an issue, but I have lost three pounds in 10 days. I hope this will level off soon, but I do feel great.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Amit, ACV is made from fruits as the name suggests. As such, it contains fruit-sugar. However, ACV has positive effect on blood-sugar levels, according to WebMD. As per a 2007 study of 11 people with type 2 diabetes, two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar taken before bed lowers glucose levels in the morning by 4% to 6%. Please consult your doctor in case you have any doubt about consuming ACV.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Shelby, thank you for your feedback. I am glad ACV is helping you. Regarding your question about mixing ACV with carbonated flavoured water, I don't think it should be a problem. Regarding EmergenC, I am not too sure what the ingredients are, so I cannot really advice you on this.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Angie, thank you for your question. The idea of diluting ACV in water is to help reduce the effect of fruit acid in the ACV. I wouldn't fix ACV with your beetroot, apple and carrot juice since apple already contains acid. Regarding breastfeeding, there's no evidence to suggest that ACV helps/hinders milk production.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Levada, there's no evidence to suggest apple cider vinegar could help in case of joint pain. However, apple cider vinegar is expected to help in reducing weight. And with leaner body, bones will have less to complain.

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      shelby 3 years ago

      Thank you so much for all the excellent information here. I am just starting to take ACV for several reasons ie. weight loss, sinus problems, etc. . I have been taking small amounts to build

      up to 2 to 3 tablespoons before each meal. So far I feel great! It's been a great afternoon energy booster!!

      I have a couple of questions. Do u know if mixing ACV with carbonated flavored water or "EmergenC" supplement packets will give me all the same benefits?

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      susan 3 years ago

      thanks for the tips.can i take the vinegar in my black tea as the taste is too much to bear? does it counter effect its results? please advice

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Yummers, thanks for the tip which is very helpful. I hate the taste of vinegar. I wouldn't warm it up too much though, as it may alter the properties of Apple Cider Vinegar.

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      Yummers 3 years ago

      Warming it up makes it pallable. You almost don't taste the vinegar at all.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Thank you Rhea. I didn't know that ACV helps in fixing acid reflux or heartburn. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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      Rhea Foster 3 years ago

      ACV completely ends acid reflux. For years I used to spend $75 per month for Prilosec, but my sister told me about this cheap, healthy use of ACV and haven't had an "episode" for 2 years.

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      Angie Wilson 3 years ago

      Thank you for this interesting information on ACV :) I have a couple of questions Im currently consuming a beetroot, Apple and carrot juice in the mornings on an empty stomach and was thinking of adding a tablespoon of ACV to the juice or should it be diluted only in water?

      Also I am breastfeeding so was wondering if there is any research into acv helping with milk production?

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      Levada Tharp 3 years ago

      Does apple cider vinegar help with joints? My bones are hurting all the time. Will that help with this

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Thanks Saludee. Please be mindful of its effect on teeth if consumed in undiluted form. Always mix with water. All the best.

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      Saludee 3 years ago

      Thanks for the information I will surely be trying this very soon not only for the weight loss but also for every other benefit it provides I never knew it had so many great qualities.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Please consult a doctor.

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      Flor 3 years ago

      When I drink ACV my blood sauger goes down ,I feel deazy .....what should I do?

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      While Apple Cider Vinegar is great for weight loss, I doubt if it will help much if you are consuming a lot of junk food at the same time.

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      Sarah 3 years ago

      I have to eat junk food for lunch almost everyday (except for the week-ends) because I'm a college student and I have no time to cook for lunch; I study from 8am to 4pm. I started drinking Apple Cider Vinegar yesterday. What do you think? Please help me, I really need to lose weight.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Delia, thanks for this useful tip. My spouse has so far been abstaining from Apple Cider Vinegar diet because she was concerned about the damage it might cause to her teeth. I think your suggestion would be very helpful to her. Many thanks.

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      Delia evora 3 years ago

      Hello everyone,am into apple cider for months and find it very useful.am dentist as well,when you take it make use of straw it will not touch your enamel.really it will damage intime due to acid...delia

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Zubaria, thanks for the question: "Can I lose weight fast by drinking Apple Cider Vinegar?" I can say that Apple Cider Vinegar definitely helps in losing weight. However, you may not lose weight fast. Apple Cider Vinegar is not for quick weight loss. You will need to be patient.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Mesh, you should definitely consult your doctor once you are pregnant.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Carrie, yes grapefruit juice has cleansing properties, which indirectly may help in weight loss. Spinach or any vegetable can be consumed while on apple cider vinegar diet. I have found that vegetarian diet is much more healthier.

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      101Ways2Life 3 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Dear Jackie, thank you for your question. I would start will smaller quantity to drink. Once your body has adjusted to smaller doses, you can gradually increase it. I found it useful just with 8 oz (one cup). Hope this helps. You can find more information on my website http://www.101WaysToLife.com

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      Jackie 4 years ago

      i did 2 tablesspoons on a 16 oz... Water bottle.. Do i drink it all or half

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      PoppyL 4 years ago

      I'm very pleased with the results of 1 tbls in about 300 mls of water before breakfast and dinner.

      I've lost 2kgs in 3 weeks. The weight has come straight of my belly.

      I'm less ravenous and eating more salads. Before the apple cider I was always hungry and it felt like I was fighting my physiology by not eating huge meals. I'd definitely drink it through a straw and rinse with salty water after to buffer the acid to protect your teeth.

      I'm not sure how long to take it. I think I may cut down to every second day after awhile and just monitor my calorie intake

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      honeyd 4 years ago

      can u tell me that acv is helping to loss weight?...........and hows did work

      thank you

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      Carrie 4 years ago

      If i drink it 2 time day how much weight can i lose in a week? oh and can it work if u eat it with spinach? And is it true if u drink grapefruit juice that that can help u lose weight?

      Thanks

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      mesh 4 years ago

      hi im just 25 and m trying to get pregnant after my weight lost. Will consumption of apple cider vinegar regularly will give any side effects. kindly advice.

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      101Ways2Life 5 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Tamila Roberts has added some extremely useful information in her comments. So thank you, Tamila. Yes, I have felt a bit of a sensation in my front teeth when I drink vinegar. What I have fond useful is to dilute it sufficiently so that it doent hurt the teeth. But putting it in salads is a very good suggestion.

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      Tamila Roberts 5 years ago from Canada

      It's especially useful when added in salads. If your having a meal with too much fat( we all did sometimes) adding vinegar to your salad can cut the fat in half.

      In my opinion, this is not to be recommended everyday. It is know that acids are bad for the teethes. Over consumption of vinegar could damage your tooth enamel. This applies for highly acid fruit juices, coffee, tea, ect..

      That's why its better if you bush your teeth with an enhanced toothpaste before consuming acid or antioxidants if you wish to keep your teethes healthy for a long-time.

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      101Ways2Life 5 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Khan, thanks for your query. Apple Cider Vinegar is normally very good for you. So more the better. If you can take it before each meal, even better.

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      khan 5 years ago

      2 tablespoons vinegar with water before each meal or 2 tablespoons for the whole day

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      101Ways2Life 6 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Neil, thanks so much for your positive comment. My friend has been taking it for a few years now, and she not only lost weight but swears by its antioxidant qualities. She is nearing 60, but doesn't look it.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, I have heard of it before, but never really took much notice, but this is great, you explained it in a way that was totally understandable, thanks nell

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      101Ways2Life 6 years ago from Clean and Green New Zealand

      Hi Cyrellys, thank you for your kind words about the hub, and thank you for sharing information about ACV's usefulness for animals. In fact, that's one of the topics I intend to write a hub about. It is good for cats too.

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      Cyrellys 6 years ago from Montana

      Hi, a well done hub. Another bit of info about apple cider vinegar is that because it is loaded with minerals it is recommended as an additive to the water of chickens and also to the water for horses and sheep. It is said to improve their feathers, hair, and fleece as well as over all health. I'm aware that minerals are a necessary component in the regulation of metabolism and blood sugar so perhaps that also helps to explain its effects.

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