Aug. 21, 2014 at 4:16 PM ET
Vinegar is not just for salad anymore. Celebrities such as Heidi Klum and Megan Fox have been drinking vinegar for years and claim it helps them maintain their glow and trim figures.
Just as the kale craze has started to wane, health trend addicts have been looking to apple cider vinegar as the next big thing. Apple cider vinegar has been treated as a remedy for ages — the Romans drank vinegar 2,000 years ago as a medicinal potion, NBC's Kelly Cobiella reports. There's not a lot of evidence of apple cider vinegar's health benefits, but researchers have been increasingly looking at vinegar as a way reduce blood pressure, manage diabetes or boost immunity.
“There have been studies that show it can affect your blood sugar levels,” nutritionist Brooke Alpert told TODAY. Apple cider vinegar is a great way to help feed the healthy bacteria in your system, which can help fight off colds, and keep your immune system running.”
Natural health proponents drink a few spoonfuls of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar— the cloudy kind which still has culture enzymes — in water or soda. Because it’s highly acidic, it can irritate your throat, so be sure to dilute it.