Apple cider vinegar has a number of proven health benefits ranging from lowering blood sugar levels to lowering cholesterol.
Its most popular use is weight loss, with research finding it can reduce body fat percentage, make you lose belly fat and decrease blood triglycerides – a type of fat found in blood.
While one to two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar prepay to get the full weight loss benefits is recommended, does it ever go bad and how are you supposed to store it?
According to Can It Go Bad, the acidic nature of apple cider vinegar means it can last years without spoiling.
Every bottle should have a ‘best by’ or ‘use by’ date printed on it.
But the site states you should be able to store apple cider vinegar for at least five years but you should be able to use it after that time as well.
So how should you stop apple cider vinegar to ensure it stays at its best?
To maximise the shelf life of a bottle you should keep it sealed after opening and in a cool, dry, dark place.
So apple cider vinegar is unlikely to spoil if stored correctly, but there are some other things to consider when you take it daily.
Health Line lists the side effects for over consuming the health drink.
Just a few include the erosion of tooth enamel and throat burns.
Erosion of tooth enamel
Acidic foods and beverages have been shown to damage tooth enamel.
One study the website sites involved enamel from wisdom teeth being immersed in different vinegars with pH levels ranging form 2.7 to 3.95.
The vinegars led to a 1 to 20 per cent loss of minerals from the teeth after four hours.
According to the site, a review of harmful liquids accidentally swallowed by children found acetic acid – which is found in apple cider vinegar – was the most common acid that caused throat burns.
Franziska Spritzler for the site wrote: “Human and animal studies have found that apple cider vinegar and acetic acid may decrease appetite and promote feelings of fullness, leading to a natural reduction in calorie intake.
“However, one controlled study suggests that in some cases, appetite and food intake may decrease due to indigestion.
“The people who consumed a drink containing 25 grams (0.88 oz) of apple cider vinegar reported less appetite but also significantly greater feelings of nausea, especially when the vinegar was part of an unpleasant-tasting drink.”