Apple cider vinegar is widely known for its various health benefits, like for treating digestive issues or improving your gut bacteria.
Read the health benefits of ACV, and the people who should avoid it.
Who Should Exclude Apple Cider Vinegar from Their Diet?
ACV has adverse effects on bladder cancer sufferers, but it can also influence other people.
A general precaution is that if you consume 8oz of this vinegar a day, in the long run it can cause problems like potassium deficiency. One man consumed this amount of apple cider vinegar per day in a period of 6 years, and he ended up developing osteoporosis.
Here are the people who shouldn’t use apple cider vinegar:
1. Pregnant and breastfeeding women. Since the interaction of apple cider vinegar with the human’s body is still not completely clear, it is better to avoid it when you are pregnant. It is always better to play it safe when it comes to your baby’s life. Avoid this vinegar while you are breastfeeding your baby.
2. Diabetics. Diabetes sufferers, especially those with type I diabetes, should be careful with the consumption of apple cider vinegar as it can influence and reduce the levels of their blood sugar. In case they still plan to use this vinegar, they should monitor their blood sugar far more closely and adjust their medications.
3. People who use specific drugs. These drugs include chlorothiazide (Diuril), Digoxin (Lanoxin), hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, HydroDiuril, Microzide), and furosemide (Lasix), and people shouldn’t combine them with apple cider vinegar, since they also reduce the levels of potassium. Lack of potassium can increase the side effects of these drugs.