Apple cider vinegar has become very popular due to its health benefits, but can too much of it cause any harm?
First things first, what is apple cider vinegar? It is a type of fermented vinegar to encourage the production of probiotics and some enzymes, it has fewer calories and sugar than apple cider. It helps improve weight loss diet plans, it increases satiety, lowers your cholesterol and improves your skin. Though some people have noticed some side effects after taking apple cider vinegar (ACV).
Possible side effects of ACV
Though it is mostly safe for everyone, if it taken in large quantities, it may lead to some undesired effect.
It can cause sensitivity and discoloration of your teeth, lower your levels of potassium and if you have diabetes you should consult your doctor before taking apple cider vinegar as it can lower your blood sugar levels.
How to avoid side effects
- Try diluting ACV with water before drinking it, instead of drinking it straight.
- Start with a low dose and slowly increase (30 ml a day at max) the amount to test your tolerance.
- Rinse your mouth with water after taking it, to prevent it from damaging your teeth and wait 30 minutes before brushing your teeth.
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