Apple cider vinegar has been used for many decades as a powerful aid in losing weight, curing ailments and many other home remedies. Drinking apple cider vinegar for weight loss is not uncommon among the celebrity community either. In a recent Glamour interview, Fergie Ferg revealed how she drinks two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and has noticed a difference on her stomach. Megan Fox drinks it to clean out her system and lose retained water weight. And Scarlett Johansson uses it on her face to keep her porcelain complexion. What makes Apple Cider Vinegar so Beneficial?
Even with all the claims of healing powers and health benefits, it appears none of this can be attributed to its nutrient values. Surprisingly the vitamins and minerals in apple cider vinegar are very low and unsubstantial. According to the USDA, it has very little vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, or folate. It also has very little measurable amino acids, lycopene or other nutritional elements. And for pectin, ACV has no measurable amount of it or any other fiber.
So what makes this vinegar so beneficial? It appears that the true benefits of apple cider vinegar lies in its high acidic value. In order to better visualize this value and how it compares to other chemicals and foods, I have created a list with the approximate pH values. As you will see, vinegar is very high on the list with a pH value of 2.2. This value can however vary between 2.2 and 3.4, but nonetheless is still highly acidic.