We've all heard claims that apple cider vinegar is the miracle cure for everything from diabetes to cancer. This would be great if any of these claims were true, but sadly they are not. The truth is that apple cider vinegar has never been proven as a cure for anything, and the health benefits are greatly exaggerated, but in moderation it has shown to have positive effects including controlling blood sugar and reducing cravings. Here are the possible effects drinking apple cider vinegar can have on your body...

1. Save your esophagus.

Apple cider vinegar doesn't have a very pleasant taste, so there's no reason you should drink it straight. It can leave a burning or tingling feeling in your esophagus with absolutely no positive effects, so it is recommended that you mix it with something in order to make the taste more tolerable.

If drinking it is the method that you prefer then is is recommended that for every 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar you add 8 ounces of water, and have a good tasting drink afterward to wash away the unpleasant taste. Additionally, you can use it to make healthy salad dressings.

2. Lose the laxatives.

Surprisingly, apple cider vinegar consumption can help aid in digestion problems, and even treat constipation. Drinking a glass of it has enough fiber to help things start moving more smoothly. The appeal of using this as a natural replacement to laxatives has been spreading quite rapidly amongst the population.

This is a more gentle, and in some cases more effective way to treat bowel blockage compared to a laxative. For people who are unsuccessful with laxatives, or for people who experience too many negative side effects from laxatives, apple cider vinegar could be a very appealing option.