I’ve heard apple cider vinegar can help me slim, but I can’t stand the taste. Can I take a pill instead?

 I do recommend apple cider vinegar in liquid form since that’s what has been proven to promote weight loss. Among the impressive studies, Japanese scientists found that vinegar’s acetic acid switches on fat-burning genes, an effect shown to help subjects trim nearly 10 percent of their body fat in six weeks. And in an Australian study, women who took 2 Tbs. daily consumed 1,400 fewer calories per week than those who didn’t take the vinegar.

That doesn’t mean you have to do straight shots of vinegar to get the perks. I suggest masking the taste by mixing 1 Tbs of raw apple cider vinegar, 1 Tbs. of olive oil and 1 tsp. of honey, then drizzling the blend on two salads per day. But if you truly can’t stand the taste, a pill that contains at least 35 percent acetic acid may be worth a try.

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