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Is Apple Cider Vinegar Good For You?

By
Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Ask the Diva: Nutrients in Cider Vinegar?

Q. I just listened to your podcast on vinegar and wanted to know if apple cider vinegar has any nutritional benefits other than purported weight loss. I drink about a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar diluted in water almost everyday. I thought it was a quick and easy way to get good a dose of vitamin C and other nutrients without having to eat raw apples.

A.  If you’re looking for vitamin C, you’d be better off spiking your water with lemon juice. A tablespoon of lemon juice provides about 25% of your daily needs. Cider vinegar doesn’t contain any vitamin C at all — and even apples contain only a little. You can look up nutritional information for lemon juice, apples, cider vinegar, and ten thousand other foods at NutritionData.com.

About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show. 

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