(CNN) – Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular natural health products around, with claims for everything from sanitizing toothbrushes to whittling waistlines.
But how much of its popularity is based on hype? Could you be wasting your time or — even worse — harming your health?
Here are 10 of the top ways people are using apple cider vinegar and what the science says.
What’s the most popular use for apple cider vinegar? If a simple internet search is any measure, it involves diabetes.
Dietitian Carol Johnston has been studying the effects of the main component of any vinegar, acetic acid, on diabetic blood glucose levels since 2004. She’s conducted 10 small randomly controlled studies and published six papers on the subject.