Apple cider vinegar’s main component is acetic acid, an organic compound that has a particularly unappealing smell and taste.
The word ‘acetic’ comes from ‘acetum’, the Latin word for vinegar.
Acetic acid is a short-chain fatty acid, and it dissolves into acetate and hydrogen in your body.
Studies on animals suggest that apple cider vinegar may help you lose weight because of the acetic acid present.
While these studies may seem convincing, bare in mind that more research on humans is needed to confirm their findings.