General chatter - Eww but I just might do it because it sounds miraculous!

Beautiful Ace
01-17-2009, 12:21 AM

01-17-2009, 12:29 AM
Yep...I have heard this before but I much prefer the apple a day theory. Let us know how this works. I think if you drink it quickly you might not even notice the taste. :D

01-17-2009, 12:31 AM
For some reason apple cider vinegar became an old wives' tale of a miracle cure to everything but its not... I think that people used to think that since vinegar can do anything, especially in terms of cleaning, that it could 'clean' out your body. It doesn't work that way though.

Beautiful Ace
01-17-2009, 12:32 AM
I honestly am the chugging queen... I'll chug it down in two seconds and pop something tasteful into my mouth right after. Even if it does taste absolutely horrible... I want to be healthy and this seems pretty easy to do to help me along the way!

Beautiful Ace
01-17-2009, 12:32 AM
For some reason apple cider vinegar became an old wives' tale of a miracle cure to everything but its not... I think that people used to think that since vinegar can do anything, especially in terms of cleaning, that it could 'clean' out your body. It doesn't work that way though.

So it doesn't do what they say it does?

01-17-2009, 01:38 AM
I think it was Susan Powter, maybe 15 years ago, who said that when she tried it, the only effect she noticed was that it gave her bad b.o. that smelled like old wet gymsocks (or something to that effect).

It's been a fad diet that has been cycling in popularity for at least the last 40 years. I figure if it worked, we'd all know about it by now.

01-17-2009, 02:30 AM
I have many friends who use raw apple cidar vinegar on a regular basis. I believe it can be helpful but I don't use it...because it's gross.

01-17-2009, 08:37 AM
An older lady I knew took apple cider vinegar everyday for health purposes. I think you would be better off eating two actual apples a day to fill you up.

Redneck Charger
01-17-2009, 09:11 AM
I don't think I'd chug it.. but may try it on my salad to seeif it does anything for me..:dizzy:

01-17-2009, 11:31 AM
I've dieted in the past where I had two huge salads every day with cider vinegar in the dressing (I wasn't intentionally using cider vinegar, it's just the only vinegar my mom kept in the house), and definitely didn't notice anything out of the ordinary (I guess I wasn't eating enough of it to come through the pores. At least, no one told me I smelled like old gym socks).

01-17-2009, 11:41 AM
Actually I get Braggs ACV from my local health food store. If you make a tonic of pure water, ACV, honey and lemon juice, it is a really refreshing little cocktail in the morning AND it is really great for making your ph more alkaline and for people with arthritis. No big deal. The "Mother" contains lots of nutrients and enzymes that you don't get with the over processed kind. Not really gross. Good stuff. I've never used it with weightloss as my goal though. Just a healthy tonic.

Beautiful Ace
01-17-2009, 01:26 PM
hmm... maybe ill just stick to what I'm doing then lol

Quiet Ballerina
01-17-2009, 09:35 PM
I try to always keep this in mind:

"If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."

01-18-2009, 10:56 PM
I, and some relatives, drink apple cider with "mother" everyday. I just drink it straight, it isn't much and you get used to the punch. But you can put it in water as well so it won't be as strong.

It has a few health benefits(blood pressure, etc) and it does work. :)

01-18-2009, 11:06 PM
From what I've read, apple cider vinegar has no benefits. Here is an interesting article with a snippet.

There is no scientific evidence that apple cider vinegar has any medicinal properties. While the folksy anecdotes from those who claim to have benefited from apple cider vinegar tonics may be amusing to read, they are simply that -- anecdotes.

Apple cider vinegar is anything but a storehouse of nutrients. A nutritional analysis of one tablespoon (more than the one or two teaspoons suggested to make a tonic) reveals that the golden liquid contains less than a ram of carbohydrate: minuscule amounts of calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium. copper, manganese, and phosphorus; and a mere 15 mg of potassium. The fiber, vitamin, and amino acid content is zero.

As for the presence of any beneficial enzymes in apple cider vinegar or the "mother," food scientists doubt that any could thrive in the acid environment of the vinegar. Assuming any were present, though, they would be destroyed in the acid of the stomach when consumed and be of no use to the body.

01-19-2009, 12:34 AM
My niece went to the doc one time for nasty stanky feet. Seriously, she took her shoes off in her room once with the door closed and I could smell it in my room WITH THE DOOR CLOSED!!!!:barf: So, Doc walks in the exam room, shuts the door and less than 2 seconds later, turns and says, "Does the child eat a lot of pickles?" Turns out the vinegar pushes up the BO and foot odor factor. With little or no health benefit, I just wouldn't want to smell like that.

Another time.....A loser at a job I was on was a major stoner. To pass the UAs, he drank vinegar all the time. The rest of us couldn't stand being in the truck with him due to BO.

Think about it. Is it really worth it?:shrug:

Beautiful Ace
01-19-2009, 07:34 AM
EW no way.. lol I'll stick to eating a healthy diet and smelling good thank you very much. lol

04-01-2009, 08:42 AM
ACV works wonders if you have gall bladder pain. it takes it away almost instantly. 2tbl spoons to a glass of apple juice.