Apple cider vinegar is also known to help prevent heart disease.
In a study with the National Library of Medicine, dietary acetic acid and how it affects cholesterol and triacylglycerols in rats was investigated.
The study noted: “To investigate the efficacy of the intake of vinegar for prevention of hyperlipidaemia, we examined the effect of dietary acetic acid, the main component of vinegar, on serum lipid values in rats fed a diet containing cholesterol.
“Compared with the cholesterol-fed group, the cholesterol and acetic acid-fed group had significantly lower values for serum total cholesterol and triacylglycerols.”
The study concluded that apple cider vinegar helped lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, as well as several other heart disease risk factors.