CLAIM 2: Apple cider vinegar supports digestion (Nutrition Guru, Instagram, 2023)
Again, there is no real evidence to support that apple cider vinegar can help with digestion.
Your stomach naturally produces the acid that you need to digest food, and hypochlorhydria or low stomach acid, where your stomach doesn’t produce enough acid, is actually very rare.
Are there any benefits to Apple Cider Vinegar?
There’s evidence to suggest that apple cider vinegar may have benefits for those with type 2 diabetes (alongside other therapies). A systematic review showed significant reduction in HbA1C in type 2, with improved glycemic (blood sugar) control.
A meta-analysis also found that consumption of apple cider vinegar may help to reduce some risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as cholesterol and blood lipids. Again, alongside conventional medications.
It’s important to emphasise that these findings have been shown with other types of vinegar too, like balsamic vinegar.. If you want to consider adding in a vinegar to improve your blood sugar and diet. You should always speak with your doctor in case it interferes with your other medications.